Month: September 2014

In Photos: The beauty of Mykonos

With world famous night clubs hosting superstar DJs, multiple bars and beach clubs, the Greek island of Mykonos well justifies its “party island” tag. However, there is more to Mykonos than meets the eye – its perfect symmetry of blue and white stretching across the island, narrow winding lanes, quirky shops, wonderful food and of course the windmills. The perfect white landscape with the windmills in the background. The various shades of blue in the waters, the skies and the houses. A view from the windmills.4. The beautiful waters and the infinite sky.5. A sandcastle made by a group of tourists at the beach. 6. A little adventure never hurt anyone 😉 A sit-out restaurant on one of the many streets, in the main town. 8. The steps to our humble abode, in the middle of a small residential colony. Fresh rolled pasta left to dry outside a restaurant. Catching the sunset at the very famous windmills.  Enjoy a meal right next to the water with the sun going down.  Acknowledgement : These pictures are clicked by two …

Contest Alert – Win the Adventure of a Lifetime with #AirbnbBucketList

I am extremely excited to let you all know (in case you don’t know already) that fellow travel blogger Shivya Nath(of The Shooting Star) and Airbnb have partnered to run an amazing contest, in which 3 lucky winners stand the chance to win grand prizes worth INR 30,000, INR 20,000 and INR 10,000, to book Airbnb stays anywhere across the world. All you need to do is register at Airbnb, browse through the amazing stay options, pick the one that you fancy the most and post it on The Shooting Star Facebook page. or using #AirbnbBucketList on Twitter.For more details on the contest, please see Shivya’s post. Submit your entries fast, the contest is open till Sept 10th, 11:59 pm IST. Below are my three entries, and I really really wish and pray that I am one of the winners, fingers crossed!! Entry 1 My first pick is a luxury California island – private houseboat, pristine waters, fishing, waterskiing and absolute peace… that is the STUFF holidays should be made of.  And a little luxury never hurt anyone! https://www.airbnb.co.in/rooms/686164 Entry 2 My second …

A photo essay – Santorini

There is something magical about Santorini, with its beautiful beaches and even more beautiful people, a jaw dropping sunset and an easy laid back charm. It is one of those places that will make you want to wish to go back again and again – below are some glimpses into my Santorini experience – 1. The best way to visit the Grecian islands is to hop from one to another on a ferry. I strongly recommend that you do this and not take the flights as nothing can match the views and waters from the ferry. 2. Many locals park their cars and bikes inside the ferry, and use these at the destination island. Imagine getting off work on a Friday evening, driving to the ferry, parking your car inside, enjoying the ride, hopping off the island in your own car! Sounds like your thing? 3. The caldera cliffs and the pristine white landscape is a spectacular sight.4. If you are not a local and did not get your own car/bike, worry not as you can rent one of these …