Guest Posts

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May
2015
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My Favourite UNESCO Site…by 10 Travel Bloggers

Every UNESCO World Heritage Site is special, which is why it exists on UNESCO’s list. It may have a glorious historical past, stunning natural beauty or a rich cultural backing. Whatever the reason be, visiting a UNESCO Heritage Site surely does give one the opportunity to appreciate a thing of beauty, be it natural or man made.We asked ten travel bloggers to share their favourite site with us… and here is the list… Pompeii, Italy...
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2
Apr
2015
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Fantastic Festivals and Carnivals Around the World

Visiting Rio during the Carnival time has long been on our list. We might get lucky to do it in 2016…who knows what the future holds and what pleasant surprises life can spring at you! Rio is far… the journey from India is long and expensive. Little did we know that until we get to Rio, there are other festivals that could be as much fun and are easier to get to! Thanks to Holiday...
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2
Mar
2015
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Monday Musings: Lavender Fields in Provence

The lush purple lavender fields in Provence are a sight to please the senses. You can’t stop admiring the gentle colour that your eyes can see for miles. If you can give your sense of sight a break, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Your sense of smell will make you float on a fragrance so mild, yet so abundant that you would not want to disembark from this magical cloud. Go on,...
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21
Feb
2015
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How to Fall in Love with Paris…

…by Katie @ Second-Hand Hedgehog I fall in love quite easily. With places, that is. People are more difficult. Maybe that’s why I remained unsure about Paris for so long: this city is like an untamed person whose characteristics are impossible to pin down. On one hand it’s the city of lovers strolling along the banks of the Seine – but on the other hand, those same riverbanks are the site of squats and of...
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16
Feb
2015
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Monday Musings: Cuddly Warmth in Antarctica

Valentine’s Day just went by a couple of days ago… the romance is still in the air. Lovey-dovey couples, mushy talks and sweet nothings… love is all around! Today’s Monday Musing is a picture from Antarctica, to warm up your heart even if it is snowing around you. Cuddly Warmth in Antarctica “Antarctica is a place that fills the soul with wonder and has inspired thousands to visit and see the bottom of the world...
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9
Feb
2015
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Monday Musings: Briksdal Glacier, Norway

The Nordic countries are beautiful. They showcase Nature in all her splendour, untouched by man. Of all the Nordic countries, we have only been to Sweden as yet. Iceland is on the cards later this month and we can’t wait to get to the ‘land of fire and ice’. Hopefully, we would be able to walk in an ice cave and witness a volcanic eruption. Briksdal Glacier, Norway Norway, another Nordic country, is an abode...
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13
Jan
2015
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Five Micro-States of Europe

…by Nahid Sultana Living in Europe for three years gave us the best opportunity to go around and explore every corner of this elegant continent. We not only had the chance to visit big countries like Germany, France, Italy, or Spain, but we were blessed to visit some of the less-spoiled territories here. Yes it’s true that sometimes it’s not easy to get around the smaller countries for their transportation system but once you step...
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22
Dec
2014
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Monday Musings: Sunset over the Zambezi

Canoeing down the mighty Zambezi River is an experience of a lifetime, a unique opportunity to get as close as it get to the wildlife! African Sunsets are stunning, especially if you are days away from any civilization. Sit in front of your tent – set in the middle of the wilderness, close your eyes, and lesson to the river and the wildlife around you. Sunset over the Zambezi, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe Picture...
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14
Dec
2014
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Monday Musings: Oasis in Oman

Over 80% of Oman’s landscape is occupied by desert – yellow sandy moonscapes, contrasted by clear azure water of the Arabian Sea. Let not this percentage bias your travel plans to this wonderful country. There is such a lot to do here – riding a camel while on a desert safari, jumping into the warm sea water while cruising the sea with the dolphins by your side, releasing new born turtles into the lap of...
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12
Dec
2014
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Sheets of Ice: Argentinian Glaciers

Ankur and I want to visit Antarctica. Argentina is amongst the best places to take off to the relatively unexplored South Pole of the planet and we haven’t been there either! When Kevin Duncan, a seasoned traveller, writer and advisor agreed to do this guest post for us, we were thrilled. Imagining the Argentinian glaciers is easier now …and we want to get there soon …as soon as we can save enough for the trip!...
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8
Dec
2014
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Monday Musings: Hungry in Colombia

“Whenever we travel in a new place, we look forward to eating popular dishes of the local cuisine. More than checking out the famous landmarks, museums or places that come highlighted in travel guides, food is bound to make a better introduction to a new land. It connects you to the local culture immediately and it allows you to understand how people live. Very often, this connection can be found in its most authentic form...
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1
Dec
2014
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Monday Musings: Guanajuato, Mexico

Guanajuato’s colourful buildings cascade like sugar-coated treats over the hills that make up this Mexican town. Aside from the photo opportunities at every turn, the town has a vibrant cultural scene. As well as the theatre, check out the birthplace of the artist Diego Rivera – famed for his colourful murals – in the house and museum of his birthplace. Also worth a visit is the not-for the-squeamish Museum of the Mummies, complete with exhumed...
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24
Nov
2014
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Monday Musings: Zionkirsche, Berlin

Berlin offers history and architecture to please every discerning traveller. Amongst the many churches that the city has, the Zionkrische is special. Constructed in 1872, the church has witnessed history being created. Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, opposition groups met at the church. The building suffered heavily during the Second World War and went through a rigorous restoration process. Zionkirsche, Berlin “It is the history that makes this church special. I have passed...
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16
Nov
2014
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Monday Musings: Sacré-Cœur, Paris

Paris has so much to offer – the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Champs Elysees – the list can go on and on. The Basilica of Sacré-Cœur, featured in today’s Monday Musings, is one such notable monument of religious, cultural and social importance. We haven’t been to Paris as yet, though it has always been on the must-go list. Pictures like the one below are moving it higher on the list! Sacré-Cœur, Paris “Paris is the one...
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10
Nov
2014
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Monday Musings: Moonscapes of Cappadocia

The only city in Turkey that Ankur and I have explored is Istanbul, which is my favourite city in the whole wide world! Today’s picture is contributed by a fellow engineer, traveller, blogger and photographer! This picture makes us wonder whether it is time to plan another trip to Turkey – if not for anything else, the the wondrous views and off course, the Turkish Delight! Moonscapes of Cappadocia Cappadocia in Turkey is a different...
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4
Nov
2014
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Bhutan: Pretty Paro

Paro: Calm, laid back valley of Bhutan …by Girija MR Anyone travelling to Bhutan can’t miss Paro. They might skip Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan. But they can’t miss Paro for two reasons. One, Bhutan’s only one international airport is in Paro. Yes! It is not in Thimpu but in Paro. Second, Even if you are not travelling by air, how can one miss Tiger Nest Monastery after travelling to Bhutan? Bhutan’s iconic monastery...
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2
Nov
2014
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Monday Musings: Lisbon – Standing Strong

Camping across the Algarve coast in Portugal has been on the bucketlist for a while. Earlier this year, we made friends with a a gentleman from Portugal who said that if we head to the Algarve coast without spending a few days in Lisbon, we would be missing something in life! So, the bucketlist item now includes the Algarve coast and Lisbon. Today’s post reminds us of this item on the bucketlist and is contributed...
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27
Oct
2014
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Monday Musings: Colourful Palette

Our last vacation was in Croatia during August, a country that has made us fall in love with rocky beaches. However, today’s picture, which captures a colourful sunset at the Varkala Beach in India, has made us want to sink our feet in the soft sand once again! Colourful Palette “Rosie and I have been traveling around the world for over 7 months now. It’s been a fast-paced, action packed half-year and it’s just started...
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20
Oct
2014
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Monday Musings: ‘Desert-ed’ Beauty in Namibia

We have received picture perfect postcards shots from tropical beaches and snow capped mountain ranges from our readers, which will come up in future posts. However, today’s post brings out the beauty of a land where water is scarce. The Sossusvlei region is located in the Southern part of the Namib Desert. The salt and clay pans in the region are surrounded by high dunes of red sand. Those who have ever been to a...
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13
Oct
2014
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Monday Musings: Posing at Angkor Wat

Another Monday, a joyful one for us – we have our own domain name now! In the weeks and months to come, there will plenty of posts and pictures to inspire you to travel! We have been wanting to go to Cambodia for a very long time. I have even put up a postcard of the Angkor Wat at my office desk to ensure that the desire is soon fulfilled. Today’s picture adds colour and...
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