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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Kutch nahi dekha kuch nahi dekha

Every time I made plans to visit Rann of Kutch,the plan always fell apart. ALWAYS mind you.So when I found myself on the flight to Gujarat, I was euphoric to finally view this salty beauty! It’s a known fact that Gujarat is foodies’ heaven.After relishing on some lip smacking  food,we set out on a road trip […]

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The unheard temples of Karnataka: Kambadahalli

While everyone was busy getting ready to office and gearing themselves for the week ahead, we excitedly set out to explore these unheard temples of Karnataka on a chilly Monday morning. We leisurely spent 2-3 hours at temples of Nuggehalli and then headed to Kambadahalli. Kambadahalli is about half an hour from Nuggehalli where Panchakuta Basadi […]

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The unheard temples of Karnataka: Nuggehalli

“My favorite thing to do is go where I’ve never been” – Anonymous While everyone was busy getting ready to office and gearing themselves for the week ahead, we excitedly set out to explore these unheard temples of Karnataka on a chilly Monday morning. Nuggehalli is a small village at a short distance of 150 km from […]

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Fairy tale village of Austria: Hallstatt

Hallstatt is one place which constantly reminds you of the word ‘postcard perfect’ the minute you see it. I knew Hallstatt from Instagram and wondered if the place would live up to the expectations. But as I sat on the ferry watching this tiny village, I must say beautiful is an under statement when it […]

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Misty Afternoon at Jog Falls

I love monsoons ❤ The waterfalls look gorgeous and the surrounding looks like a fresh coat of green has been painted.I managed to chase few of the stunning waterfalls in Karnataka this monsoon and I was thrilled when the plans finally fell in place to visit Jog Falls in monsoons. It was raining hard the […]

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