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I Left my heart behind

“Life is short and the world too wide!”

Beginning since 1980, 27th September of every year is celebrated as the World Tourism Day. The goal was to create awareness among the international community about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. Each country has a beautiful and magnificent history and many awe-inspiring places; We all want to tick all of them off our bucket list…and we will.

Let’s celebrate World Tourism Day with an ode to all those  beautiful places that we have to visit yet and all those which have already stolen our hearts… To all those struck with the wanderlust, here’s something that you all will relate too.

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European Escapades: Of Cobbled Streets and Picturesque Landscapes!

For most of the Indians a trip to Europe is something you do when you reach your middle ages. It’s an once-in-a-lifetime event for which you generally use up a handsome part of your savings. So you can imagine how unbelievable it would be for someone like me – who is struggling with the quarter life crisis like every other person in their late 20s – when I was presented with yet another opportunity of going on a trip to Europe, almost within a year of the first trip!

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A Gypsy Soul #writephoto

 

Yo peeps, I’m participating in Sue’s Photo Prompt after a very long time. I have been extremely busy with a host of things. So obviously didn’t get enough time for blogging. But I’m back…and as always I’m starting with Sue‘s beautiful photo prompt. Thanks dear for this intriguing photo!

For those who don’t know about this writing prompt challenge can read more about it here: Sue’s Write Photo Prompt.    Continue reading A Gypsy Soul #writephoto

OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND THROUGH THE WOODS – TREKKING WITH KIDS.

The winter is almost upon us. The wilderness beckons. Pack your bags and fall off the map!

Sharing with you my guest blog on my dear friend Mallika’s blog. Thank you so much, Mallika for hosting me and more importantly letting me write on “Trekking”, a topic very close to my heart. In the blog, I offer a glimpse into the beautiful world of mountains along with a few tips, tricks, and thrills of trekking with kids.

Read the blog here.

So, where are heading to this winter season?

Down The Memory Lane…

We all have that one special place where we live and re-live our lives. A place where, when with our people, we are at peace.
For me, its a beautiful house in a equally beautiful and small village of Konkan, Burambad. It is a place which, every year that I have been visiting, has remained exactly the same. Frozen in time and space.  This is the place about which I used to write essays when in school, draw about in drawing classes. Continue reading Down The Memory Lane…

Europe of our Dreams!

“What one learns in a classroom is just a very small part of learning process. The real learning starts when one crosses borders and travels miles to get knowledge” The students of Alpha Arts Academy and Economics Club Mumbai had this wonderful opportunity of crossing the borders and travelling miles!
We embarked on the trip of our lifetime on 1st of May 2018, an Indian delegation of 50 students and 6 professors, to visit some of the topmost universities of the world. As a part of our 10-day educational tour, we visited the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, London, and SciencesPo (Paris) interacting with the Faculty Members, eminent Professors, Research Scholars and Students.
Each day just as exciting and fun as the last!
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A Walk back in time

History is a beautiful subject but we hardly ever take it out of the textbooks! If you ask me history is such an engaging pursuit that if taught right, can create a great amount of interest in students. The right guidance can get the students to see the unseen, to go beyond the facades and perceive the meaning of the hidden stories. History has the potential of creating better future citizens of the world as a cross-cultural awareness while finding our roots will definitely prove to be of help in a world which is being torn apart based on religious and cultural differences.
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Chasing Suns and Shadows in Coorg!

Rolling hills, idyllic cottages, coffee plantations, chirping birds, homemade wines and most importantly absolutely no mobile network connectivity or television and telephones!! Coorg was a perfect getaway that we were looking for.
Just like last year, we packed our bags and headed to Karnataka for a 10 day tour. But this time we went further south and explored the land of the Hoysala Dynasty, of the coffee and spice estates and of the famous hill station, Coorg!
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Frozen Music

via Photo Challenge: Glow

“I call architecture Frozen Music!”

Tucked in the quaint village of Doddagaddavalli, district Hassan of Karnataka lies a yet-undiscovered Hoysala Dynasty jewel, the “Lakshmi Devi temple”.
Built by King Vishnuvardhan of the mighty Hoysala Empire in c. 1114 C.E., this temple has its uniqueness in housing four deities in four separate shrines with a common prayer hall or mantapa. Such temple structures are known as “chatuskuta”, where “chatuh” means four and “kuta” means shrines.
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Eternally Etched!

via Photo Challenge: Textures
Being a history buff, all of my travel plans have to include at least one historical place! It may sound boring to most of you, but I absolutely love exploring history. It feels amazing to walk on the paths that were created centuries before, to feel the walls or the floor beneath and imagine how the place would have been all those years ago.
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