People Around the World – India

We’ve been invited by L, from seeingthrough35mm, to participate in a 5-day monochrome photo challenge. Now, L claims to be an ‘amateur’ photography enthusiast. I have my doubts. Take a look at his photo gallery and you’d know what I mean. Circuitous roads trips, anything that’s green, red or blue, and ‘Iceland’ have found it hard to escape…

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Seeking Glass Horses & Seagulls in Venice

Venice beckons more than two days of exploration time. And yet, if you plan right, two days might just suffice. On our second day we headed to the island of Murano. Vaporetto services connect each island to another. Barring the afternoon sun – the journey is a fun ride. And wish as you may; it…

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Au Revoir Paris

What’s the best advice for day four? Don’t get too ambitious. Yes, there maybe moments of overzealousness; but remember to stay calm. With most of the major monuments ticked off, it’s time to check out the Palace of Versailles. No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Palace of Versailles. And since…

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In Search of Saints & Gargoyles

What must be the rule of thumb for your third day in Paris? Slow down the pace. And if it’s a bright sunny day – you’d be in luck. Keep it simple. Walk, do the touristy stuff, take a break, and enjoy whatever you see en-route. The narrow alleys which lead to the Notre Dame Cathedral can turn…

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Put your Feet to the Test in Paris

So you’ve survived your first day in Paris. Now it’s time to raise the bar and get those feet some much needed exercise. You’re thinking, “Surely, I could use the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus!”. Ah! But do you want to might miss out on the quaint sights en-route? Paris is best explored on foot. That said – it’s…

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Rulebook to Surviving Day-1 in Paris

Let’s suppose, for the next few posts, I’m sitting in an imaginary time machine and have set the dial to the summer of 2010. At this moment, we don’t have a blog, zero trip planning/travel experience, and butterflies in our stomachs. What we do have is two weeks of precious leave, an opportunity to discover…

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A Mix of Everything

The Kandariya Art & Cultural Centre, in Khajuraho, doubles up as a museum and performance venue. The first room displays furniture and woodwork objects crafted by local artisans. Intricate carvings on wood and stone adorn different everyday objects such as doors, statues, trunks, and beds. The craftsmanship of the local artisans is truly remarkable. At…

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