Saorsa

And that’s why I need to go. Time after time to so many places. Lie down beneath the sky. Climb on top of a mountain. Sometimes sit among-st strangers. After all where else but On the road Will I listen to myself? Examine my thoughts? Or face my fears? Where else but on the road […]

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Is Oktoberfest worth the hype?

Ein Prosit, ein Prosit Der Gemütlichkeit Ein Prosit, ein Prosit Der Gemütlichkeit I was a huge ball of excitement when I knew I was going to Oktoberfest.I mean what’s not to get thrilled about drinking at ‘world largest beer’ festival!!! As much as I was looking forward to this, the thought of Oktoberfest being ‘touristy’ […]

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Bazaars of Bukhara

Come along.Hurry up.The sun’s going down.And the cold winds have started to blow.Let’s go.Stroll around the town’s square.Oh look!There is a pond.And it’s centuries old!This is where travelers used to rest!Oh look!16th century trading domes!Filled with blue ceramic plates,Light colored Ikat scarves and dresses,And dozens of carpets and rugs!Oh look!So many knives,daggers,swords,scissors!And pretty magnets.Oh my!What […]

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UZBEKISTAN TRAVEL GUIDE

The term “silk road” refers to more than just trade in silk between China and Rome over a few centuries.It stands for the exchange of things and ideas,both intended and accidental,through trade, diplomacy, conquest, migration, and pilgrimage that intensified integration of the Afro-Eurasian continent from the Neolithic through modern times. – James A.Millward, The Silk […]

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EUROPE: MISTAKES I MADE

Europe is always a good idea Looking back, I don’t think I researched or read through so many guides  for any of my travels as much as I did when planning for my first big Europe travel. On the whole I did good and the trip was fun but argh! mistakes invariably happen on a […]

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Afternoon musings at Kalapathar Beach

I am not a beach person.I don’t know what to do at a beach. I can’t swim and feel restless sitting on a beach. I constantly worry about being bitten by something poisonous and legit imagine being hit by tsunami every time I visit beaches.In short it ain’t ‘beach therapy’ for me. But mothers have […]

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