1. Tell us about Yourself and your blog?
We are a couple “Ali and Lubaina” from Mumbai, India. We are on a mission to travel the world together without compromising work, family and other duties. All these before turning 50. We are travellers, foodies, fashionistas with great thoughts all the time on our minds.
Ali is a businessman by profession and runs his own real estate company. He holds a post graduate degree in Business management from London Uk and has lived in Dubai for a year for work purpose. He also holds diploma in software engineering.
He loves surfing the net, Playing video games and movies.
Lubaina has a degree in Mass media from Mumbai university and work as a writer on freelance basis. There is a great thoughts and words always on her mind.
She loves writing , singing, and fashion.
It is a lifestyle blog and we share our lifestyle experiences about Fashion, Food and Travel. We are on a mission to travel the world together without compromising work, family and other duties. All these before turning 50.
2. What is your favourite tourist place in India?
Kashmir for sure. They say if there is paradise on earth, it’s Kashmir and we strongly believe in that notion. Kashmir is nothing short for heaven.
3. Which is your favourite blog post till date?
As we belong to India, we have written an article about “Why you should Visit India”. As there is so many things to offer from Spirituality to nature and wildlife experiences. Also from palaces and Forts to great architectural history. From culture to Food. India is surely a value destination for all travellers. You can read more on http://lubuzine.com/why-visit-india/
4. Your scariest travel experience?
It was almost a 24 hour journey from Tehran, Iran to Karbala, Iraq. Including the 3 hours at the Border. We reached Mehrabad Border early in the morning and had been stopped by the guards at border and were told that we would not be allowed to cross till someone from Iraq comes to receive us. Travel agents had all their settings in place as after 2-3 hours of wait, The person came and named us and verified our group to cross the border. No paper stamp, nothing. We crossed the border from a side space and I could see other people putting stamp on their respective passports and standing in a queue but we literally just escaped from the side without any stamp.
On the way, I could hear the sound of Gunshots and military vehicles, it was very scary and in between at the check post, the bus needed to be stopped and some guard from military would come check the bus, then the agent would speak something and show some paper and we were allowed to leave without any hassle.
5. Do you feel blogging takes time away from your social life?
We are each other’s family, we work on this together, discuss ideas together. We connect on an intellectual level, so no I don’t think it takes away family time. About our social life, we go out with our friends eat good food, travel in good places and that makes up for more material for our blog, its a win win situation for us.
6. What is you favourite mode of Transport?
Car. We just love road trips. This mode of transport helps you explore the remote places which you can’t even imagine.
7. What inspired you to start this blog?
A typical Indian family consist of a wife who is a homemaker and a husband who works in a cubical to sustain their life. We didn’t want to be typical. We wanted to travel, to explore and inspire others to do the same. That’s the main motivation behind starting this blog.
8. Which top 3 places you want to visit in India and abroad?
India: Darjeeling, Chennai and Varanasi
Abroad: Switzerland, Brazil, Bali
9. What are your plans for the future?
Initially we want to travel to Canada and then Indonesia, while we are planning to cover south East Asia and Gulf in couple of years.
We also started two YouTube channels name Lubuzine and FashionofLubuzine, so we are looking to produce more and more videos and expand our blog category as well.
10. What do you want to say people who follow your blog?
Make your marriage interesting by Explore the world together, enjoying different cuisines and making your own style statement.