Clear Waters

H2O. It’s the magic formula, in which, two atoms of Hydrogen and one atom of Oxygen, bind together, to form a molecule of water. This week’s challenge takes me back to our college Chemistry lab, when we conducted experiments with acids, alkalies, and water. Honestly, I never really liked chemistry. Veering strongly towards Physics, I thought…

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The Flipside of Travel

Growing up, we never really did get to travel much. Long before I met Basil, I’d already begun dreaming of visiting obscure places and meeting people from different cultures. My room door was plastered with captivating visuals — snipped from magazines or calendars. These visuals got me through many rough spots in my life and…

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24 Hours in Rome

How do you spend the last few hours in Rome? Should you set on a monument hopping tour, binge on Gelatos, or sit in a cafe and let time slip away? It’s a tough choice. But when the weather is perfect — you might want to let your feet — carry you wherever they might…

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Reading Stories Written in Paint

It was our third day in Rome and finally, it was time to explore St.Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum. It’s a wise idea to start early in the morning — before the swarms of tourists throng the gates. Unfortunately, for us, many other visitors and pilgrims had thought of a similar game plan. We…

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Riding the Wave of Hope

We had the next day perfectly planned. Armed with a printed version of our pre-planned itinerary and a copy of Lonely Planet, we were going to visit all the major architectural gems of Rome — come sun or not. Just as we were leaving, the Sri Lankan nun, at the reception, smiled sweetly and handed…

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The First Taste of Rome

Roughly around this time, six years back, we had set on our maiden trip to Europe. After a whirlwind tour of Paris, Amsterdam, and Venice (in a period of less than two weeks); we headed to Rome. Those who have been following us for a year, no pressure here, might remember some of those posts.…

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People around the World – Belgium

 Mysterious L, from seeingthrough35mm, invited us to take on a 5-day monochrome photo-challenge. It’s our fourth day and thinking of a post everyday has proven to be quite a challenge. Fortunately, our theme, ‘People around the World’ has kept my interest from waning.    People have always interested us. Especially, those who are content in the mundane. Besides, there…

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People around the World – Iceland

The story so far… L from seeingthrough35mm invited us to participate in a 5-day monochrome photo challenge. We chose the theme, ‘People around the World’ and covered India and Japan in the first two days of the challenge. It’s time to head to a new continent and to a country we absolutely love. A haven…

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