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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15
Aug
2014
5

Croatia: 10 Days Itinerary

We have been wanting to go to Croatia since 2011. Last night, when I was searching for a mail in my Inbox, I came across the first conversation that I had with a Croatian B&B owner back in June 2011. Three years ago, Croatia was still an unheard-of tourist destination. Now, it seems to be amongst the most popular places in Europe. Hats off to the Croatian Tourism promotion team… Game of Thrones has done...
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13
Aug
2014
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Stockholm: Top 6 Things to Do

It was a cold winter day, with temperature of about 0 degrees Celsius. And we found it comfortable, and my I dare to say – ‘warm’. We had landed in Stockholm after spending five days in the Arctic – exploring the Ice Hotel and witnessing the mystical Northern Lights. The temperature in the Arctic was at least -20 degrees Celsius. Obviously, Stockholm seemed to have good weather! In the true sense, Stockholm is fairly cold...
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9
Aug
2014
1

Hong Kong: Skyline and City Lights

Hong Kong has grown vertically over the years. The skyline of the city is dotted with sky scrappers that shimmer and glimmer at night, like jewels strewn by a careless child. Neither Ankur nor I are particularly fond of big cities and bright lights. However, Hong Kong has a unique charm… glitz and glamour, mixed with some local culture and a lot of expat influences. There was a compelling desire to want to see this...
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7
Aug
2014
0

Bhigwan: Shooting Birds!

250 kilometers away from Mumbai is the little village of Bhigwan, which plays host to hundreds and thousands of flamingos every winter, from the months of December to March. I have not read about it in any guide book or travel magazine and it stays under the wraps, unexplored by the maddening tourist crowds. Maybe that is the reason why the flamingos fly there… they still have their space, relatively undisturbed by mankind. This was...
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