8
Jun
2014
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Milos Mini Guide: Our favourite Greek Island

Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, can set the mood for romance and kindle the warmth in your heart. When you are in Milos, you don’t have to be a honeymooning couple to feel what Aphrodite can do! The island is blessed by Aphrodite – the beauty of the island sets the mood. The seventy colourful beaches on the island ensure that the mood lingers on! Milos – ‘Island of Colours’, was the first Greek island...
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6
Jun
2014
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Petra: Rose Red City

We were in Petra on a cool spring day. A bright morning was a good time to explore the ancient city of Petra. Perfect weather - we could not imagine walking through the rocky terrain in the sweltering Jordanian summer heat. Armed with two bottles of water, our camera and some Jordanian Dinar in cash, we were all set at the Petra entrance at 7:45 am. Our intention was to be there at 7 am. Have a heart, we were on vacation. Rising at 7 am was the best that we can do.
4
Jun
2014
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Sweden: Abisko: Packing right for a trip to the Arctic

Plan to see the Northern Lights and visit the Arctic in winters? Ensure that you do not turn into ice candy – pack wisely for the trip. Seeing the Northern Lights dance was on Ankur’s bucketlist. We had figured out that the driest place in Northern Europe is Abisko. It is said that if you stay there for 4 nights (during winter), there is a 60% chance that you will see the aurora borealis. But...
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28
May
2014
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India: Gir National Park – the only home of the Asiatic lions

I love animals, barring the creepy crawlies in the world. Not that I have anything against them, but I would rather stick to larger species in the mega life forms. It was my love for animals that had taken us for a wildlife safari on our honeymoon to Kruger National Park in South Africa – that was over three years ago. It was time for another wildlife trip! Ankur isn’t too fond of the four...
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24
May
2014
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Jordan: Diving in Aqaba (Red Sea)

Ankur and I had received our SCUBA diving certification (Open Water Diving) in September 2012. While I was keen to get the Advanced Open Water Diving certification as well, Ankur had pretty much had enough of the underwater world. I guess after the first few dives, he had figured our that he might never get lucky enough to run into a mermaid. Hence, diving did not seem worth the effort. As we set foot in...
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19
May
2014
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Thailand: Koh Tao – SCUBA Certified!

I am a water baby – I love the pool… and the sea… and waterfalls… In short – any water body. We had had a glimpse of the underwater world while snorkelling at Maldives – there are more colours under water than those on land. Peeping into the enchanting aqua world had made its way on the bucket list and was very high on priority. This one wasn’t an easy one – preparation started almost...
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2
May
2014
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Sweden: Dancing Fairies – The Northern Lights at Abisko National Park

They glisten like the flowing ribbons from a fairy’s hair do… They dance like a skilled ballerina… They mesmerise you and cast a spell… so strong that you cannot lift your gaze… …so long as them show is going on! Such are the Northern Lights!   Ankur had been wanting to see the Northern Lights for the past few years. The plan never materialized as getting to the arctic from the tropics costs a fortune....
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21
Apr
2014
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Luxurious Getaway to Maldives: Tips

I am a hopeless romantic. Watching the sunset while hearing the waves play their music is my idea of a perfect evening. Add to it a glass of champagne and some cheese – life can’t get better! Obviously, the perfect sunset and accompanying luxury come at a cost. And while Maldives did seem like an expensive destination, we took the plunge and booked our air tickets and our resort. It was on the bucketlist and...
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9
Apr
2014
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Jewels of Jordan: 10 Days Itinerary

Floating on the Dead Sea was high on my bucketlist. As a kid, I would look at pictures in text books and wonder if one could actually float on the Dead Sea? Now that wanderlust had made us surrender completely, it seemed like a perfectly good reason for us to pack our bags and set sail to Jordan! Well, we would have loved to set sail, but flying was a better option. Hip hip hurray!!! Off to Jordan!!!