Gadling Blogger Abha Malpani

Where was your photo taken: In Granada, at the Alhambra outside the door of an old house in what used to be the medina.

Where do you live now: Madrid, Spain.

Scariest airline flown: Air Jamaica (about 4-years ago). I was on my way from Montego Bay to Havana. It was a tiny, purple and pink propeller plane that only one person could get onto at a time (maybe from fear that it might topple!?). It had one air hostess and was so small that she couldn’t even walk down the aisle to serve us — our sandwiches had to be passed down through the seats. It was also ultra sensitive to turbulence – quite unnerving.

Favorite city/country/place: That’s impossible to answer! Hmmm. One of my most favorite trips was to Havana. We drank rum for breakfast, bought cigars from the mafia, stood in line to get ration with our hosts, knocked on windows to buy home-made sandwiches, and danced son on the streets.

Most remote corner of the globe visited: Botta (I don’t even know how to write its name in English). It’s outside Amravati – a town in Maharashtra, India.

Favorite guidebook series: The Lonely Planet, out of habit.

Hotel, hostel, or other? Hostel, undoubtedly.

Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Spanish.

Worst place to catch a stomach bug: Definitely India – and I’m Indian!

When I’m not writing for Gadling: I’m writing for a few other travel-blogs and teaching English.