22
Sep
2014
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Monday Musings: I See You!

Need something to cheer you up and thrash away the Monday morning blues? Monday Musings makes an attempt to do just that. Snap out of the blues and see the colours of the world! Starting from today, every Monday, we will share a picture with you – landscapes, buildings, animals, bounties of Nature to help you find your inspiration to travel! I See You! Galapagos Islands are a few volcanic islands 900km west of Ecuador...
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17
Sep
2014
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Alleppey: Cruising along…

Kerala is called ‘God’s own country’. You can look at pictures on the internet and get a peek of paradise. But if you want a slice of heaven, you have to cruise through the back waters of Alleppy. So, what does this ‘slice of heaven’ look like? Close your eyes and imagine cruising over the calm backwaters, lush greenery all around, tall coconut trees laden with fruit and vast open blue skies – thats what...
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14
Sep
2014
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Croatia: Vegetarian Food

We weren’t expecting the paths to our stomach to be paved smoothly before landing in Croatia. Mentally, we were all set to hit the local grocery store, buy some fresh greens and toss a pasta at home. We had planned that most lunches would comprise of a bottle of wine or juice, milkshake, some cake and a sandwich that we would stack up our room. Well, ten days in Croatia and we did none of that!
12
Sep
2014
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Dubrovnik: Walking the City Walls

If you have time and money to spend on only one activity in Dubrovnik – walk the walls of the Old Town! The beauty of the town will make room in your heart and the next time when you see a red tiled roof, you will surely think of Dubrovnik. The blue sea will make you wonder – what lies beyond the vastness and the walls will provide a sense of security making you feel...
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6
Sep
2014
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Hvar: Spanjola – The Fortress

I love history and thoroughly enjoy exploring ancient structures and spending hours in museums. However, this is not Ankur’s idea of fun. Ankur needs the sea and the sun. After having spent three days exploring Croatia’s interesting history in Dubrovnik, I had promised Ankur that I will not peep into any historical monument in Hvar – no ruins, monuments or museums. Three days in Hvar was time for ‘fun’ – Ankur’s way: island hopping, cruising...
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2
Sep
2014
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Hvar: Blue Grotto and Island Hopping

While Ankur wanted to go to Croatia to see the waterfalls at the Plitvice National Park, I wanted to get there to see the Blue Grotto on the island of Bisevo. In the afternoon, when sunlight enters the cave at a particular angle, the water in the cave glows with a shade of fluorescent blue colour. The pictures looked too good to be true and I wanted to see what it really looks like! We...
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2
Sep
2014
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Dubrovnik: Day Trip to Lokrum

After two days of wandering the streets of the Old Town in Dubrovnik, we were keen to find a little nook away from the crowds. Our escape destination, suggested by the locals was the island of Lokrum. The lush green island is covered with olive groves and pine trees. There are crystal clear blue bays with calm waters. We loved the island – green trees, blue waters, peacocks that weren’t shy and a picnic basket...
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29
Aug
2014
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Plitvice National Park

For the love of the lakes… Croatia entered our bucketlist in 2011. Ankur was browsing the internet and came across pictures of surreal looking lakes and waterfalls. These were pictures of the Plitvice National Park in Croatia – which thus made its way to our list. I wonder what attracted us towards these elegant waterbodies….was it the surreal charm… or the peace and tranquility that we expected… or the fact that the whole world hadn’t...
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20
Aug
2014
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Hvar: Jerolim Island

After having spent three days in Dubrovnik and Split, towns that are laden with historical monuments and museums, we are now in Hvar. I had a great time walking through the cobbled streets of these towns, imagining myself to be the Princess, playing hide and seek in the alleys. However, Ankur’s logical brain does not let him play Prince for even a second! Obviously, arriving at Hvar has made Ankur really happy as I have...
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