9
Jul
2014
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Macau: Firework Contest

I insist that all of us should let the little kid in our heart live! It is perfectly fine if you want to run through a meadow for no apparent reason… or count the stars during a dark summer night. The little kid in my heart is truly fascinated by fireworks and wants to clap out loud and jump up and down each time there are firework sparks that fly in the sky. Witnessing the...
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8
Jul
2014
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Kerala: Kathakali at Fort Kochi

We Indians are an expressive lot, and needless to say, dance is an expression of feelings that simmer in the soul. India has a list of classical dance forms that are well regarded across the world. I am not trained in any of them neither do I understand any of them – and I am not too proud of it. Three decades too late in life, but it is never too late to spend a...
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4
Jul
2014
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Istanbul: Time to shop!

Shopping is every woman’s birth right! Istanbul gives you plenty of opportunities to use your birth right! Anywhere and everywhere is an opportunity to shop for something that will fondly remind you of your visit to Turkey… and make you want to visit the charming country once again! Shop till you drop… The Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar were amongst my best shopping experiences in Istanbul. If I had to choose any one location that...
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2
Jul
2014
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Wadi Rum: High on Rum!

Along with Cappadocia, Wadi Rum has been there on my bucketlist for a while. It is amongst the most unique landscapes on the planet – red sand with rock faces that are as high as 150 meters – perfect moonscape. We had booked a 5 hour tour in Wadi Rum along with a night stay at a camp run by a local Bedouin. As we wanted to enjoy the sunset in the wilderness of the...
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1
Jul
2014
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Udaipur: Treated like royalty

The Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, features on the list of the most romantic hotels in the world. Staying in the hotel and feeling like royalty was on my bucketlist! Good time to go… There is a good time to go when the weather is perfect – October to April. And then there is good time to go when price is the least May – August. During peak season, between November to March, when the maximum...
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29
Jun
2014
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Santorini Mini Guide… Romance is everywhere!

The Greek islands are all about romance. When the sunset floods the sky with hues of orange and red and the blue Mediterranean Sea playfully splashes surf over your face… romance is in the air… in fact… it’s everywhere! Santorini is an island which is the remnant of a volcanic eruption. Pretty little towns are situated along the lip of the caldera. Any and every post on Santorini will surely feature the blue domed churches,...
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28
Jun
2014
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Salalah: True Oasis

Temperatures in the hot dry lands of the Middle East soar to over 45 degrees Celsius in July and August. Everyone wants to escape the heat that makes you feel like a melting candle. Europe is a good idea, if you have the time and money for it. If you stay in the Middle East, have a long weekend to spare and are on a tight budget, soak yourself in the rains at Salalah in...
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22
Jun
2014
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Coorg: Green, misty land ….

There is an explicable joy in staying at a plantation – green paddy fields, enticing mango orchards, flowering stretches of mustard or dwarf coffee plants. Coorg let’s you experience this joy, without hordes of tourists clambering at your heels! Off season? Coorg is situated at an altitude of ~3500 feet. As we Indians like to say ‘It is a hill station!’. A lot of local tourists gravitate towards Coorg during the summer months of April...
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17
Jun
2014
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Kruger National Park

I love animals. You can imagine how much I love them – the Kruger National Park was part of our honeymoon plan! The Kruger National Park is a jungle – verdant forest with bush cover. If you are expecting to see rolling plains and grasslands (snapshots from Masai Mara or Serengeti that are lurking in you head), that is not what you will see. Baby, it’s truly a jungle out there! Home to many… The...
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