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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney March 22nd 2010

Sydney was the perfect example of Murphy's law of travel - the lesser time you have in a destination, the more it will have to see and do! Spending a week in Sydney was wonderful - the place had everything to offer. Right from gorgeous beaches to harbor side restaurants to never ending shopping malls, ever green parks, exciting night life and the unforgettable Opera House! Reaching Sydney late in the evening on a weekend, the first thing we did is head off to a club to stretch our stiff limbs from the 9 hour long flight from Bangkok, hoping the alcohol would "fix it". After visiting three different clubs we just about remembered our way back to the apartment, the jet lag and cramped feet were all drowned in Black Russians. All excited the next ... read more
Ferry View
Chinese Garden

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Milton Keynes October 20th 2009

Milton Keynes - refered to as MK by all locals, is a large town in Buckinghamshire, in the south east of England, about 60 miles (97 km) north-west of London. It is also the principal town of the Borough of Milton Keynes; it is also the capital of the Borough of Milton Keynes. -so it says on google. I had to research about the place before I traveled as I'd never heard of it till a friend of mine, Sharon, got a job offer here and I obviously traveled to MK to spend time with her while I was in UK. MK is the perfect blend of the countryside with its serene peaceful green expanse and modernization with a mind-boggling mix of malls, theatres, pubs and clubs. I traveled from London to MK via the National ... read more
I'm hungry

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Wiltshire » Stonehenge October 20th 2009

Stonehenge - its exactly like the pictures. If you've seen it on the Internet, you've seen it in person. What was wonderful was the drive from London to Stonehenge. It takes you across lush green fields and all you can see is occasional cows and sheeps grazing. I was really excited about being at Stonehenge after all that stuff I'd read on the Internet. Stonehenge is a "henge monument" meaning that it consists of menhirs or the large rocks in a circular formation. Archaeologists believe the standing stones were erected around 2200 BC and the surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. There are a series of standing stones, earth, and timber in a decorative form remodeled. Each stone is in different ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Lanarkshire » Glasgow October 20th 2009

How can you be at Scotland and not have whiskey? Having a whale of a time in Scotland. The men here are so friendly and nice and just about every other guy in the pub will give you a big wink. Not sure what its supposed to mean though. Its just about 7 pm in the evening and the bar is crowded. I feel bad for the two bartenders - just teenagers - continuously filling glasses that get drained every few minutes. They really earn their money. And tipping heavily does not seem to be a culture here. Most people tend exact change. Not that I mind following suit simply bcoz I'm on a budget trip and yes, being in Europe is expensive. Anyway, the conversation as usual is about good scotch and Glengoyne is recommended ... read more
Scots In Kilts
Purple Haze
On Display

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Nashik October 6th 2009

Being a wine lover, I dint need any encouragement to travel to Sula. So, when plans were being made to spend the weekend at Nasik to visit the Sula Vineyard, my nomination as a part of the tour was confirmed. About twenty of us left from Mumbai in a small white mini bus cramped with our bags and photography equipment as early as 6:30 am from the southern part of Mumbai to undertake a long three and a half hour rickety bus journey to reach Nasik which is about 170 kms from Mumbai. A non-eventful drive through the ghats and toll booths got us to the wine capital of India. Our only stop till Nasik was the breakfast break when hunger pangs became louder than the perpetually blaring horn. However once we reached the outskirts of ... read more
Toward Little Italy
Lotus Pond

Asia » India » Goa » Candolim March 16th 2009

I've lost count of the times I have been to Goa but each time I desire to unwind and let my hair down, I know I'd end at this coastal paradise. Miles and miles of golden sun kissed beaches fringed by coconut palm trees lapped by the waves of the sea, it seems like God created a tiny image of Heaven on earth. Over the years I've known that the true experience of Goa can be enjoyed by spending the day lazing on the beach till the sun sets and frolicking through the night at open air pubs. I would ideally love to have the airport closer to North Goa, the hour long trip makes me impatient. The entire journey from the airport to my resort makes me ponder on the stark difference between Mumbai and ... read more
At Ruffles
Club Paradiso

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Alibag March 2nd 2009

On the last weekend of February, Afshan and I decided to go to Alibag. Needed a break from the noise, crowd and pollution of Mumbai. Since we were not keen to traveling too far, we were looking at options close to Mumbai itself. After a lot of surfing and contemplation we finally short-listed on Alibag. It was a last minute plan and we decided to travel to Alibag even without reservations there. We knew we'd figure out something once we reached. Also none of the options of the internet looked too promising and we dint want to pay for something we dint like. Alibag is a coastal town and a municipal council in Raigad District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is situated 35 km south of Mumbai and was developed in the 17th century ... read more
Ivory Resort
Kihim Beach
Mumbai Skyline

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Corbett National Park February 12th 2009

We planned to visit Corbett, as we had a week long break and we were already in Delhi then. Corbett National Park is the oldest National Park of Asia and India’s first Tiger Reserve. Situated in Uttaranchal, between Garhwal and Kumaon its the finest national park I've been too. An overnight exhausting journey from Delhi got us straight to Ramnagar in the wee hours, but watching twilight break over the Shivalik range was such a breathtaking view, that the six long tiring hours spend in the train were simply washed away by the rays of the sun. Anyone who knows about Jim Corbett and his heroic stories or has read any of his six books, would relate to the jungle and would want to visit the Corbett National Park. Thankfully, for once the Government of India ... read more
My Room
The Temple
At Bijrani Gate

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Rishikesh February 5th 2009

Mumbai - Rishikesh On 23rd January 2009, I headed from Mumbai to visit Rishikesh. Being an avid traveler, I had gathered enough information about Rishikesh. I had the local map, demographic details and weather information. I had heard from numerous people that Rishikesh is a nice place. However, I was amazed when I reached. After living in Mumbai for years, the place is nothing short of Heaven. The landscape is straight out of an artist's canvas. The Ganges is a beautiful green and the skyline a clear blue, occasionally spotted with white fluffy clouds. Best of all, people are warm and friendly. A two hour flight helps me cover the 1400 km distance from Mumbai to Delhi. Delhi to Haridwar is 195 Kms and as Haridwar does not have an airport, I took the overnight ... read more
Banks of river Ganga
The mountains and Ganga flowing
The temple at Lakshman Jhula

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