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Amalfi, you Beauty! In-Photos

With it’s gravity defying cliff’s, sparkling blue waters and endless lemon groves, Amalfi coast is a spectacular part of the world where every turn is exciting, every nook is beautiful. And what’s most intriguing is that it’s a changing world every few miles. Beyond the glitz and glamour of the bigger towns are the rustic, sleepy villages. Almost around the corner but so far removed in spirit, you wouldn’t imagine two such worlds can exist in this close a proximity. What remains constant though is the dramatic beauty, of a world almost suspended between earth and sky. In photos, Amalfi coast (unedited)….. I spent 4 days in Amalfi coast and will be sharing more details on places to stay, eat and see. Stay tuned!   Advertisements

The Grandeur of SAIL Amsterdam : In pictures

So I know that I have been a bit late on this one since SAIL Amsterdam 2015 ended nearly 3 weeks back but things have been a bit crazy with work, a new house and the general settling in, in a new country. But, this is a post I just HAD to share even if it is untimely, mainly because I have never seen anything like this before, and I doubt if I ever will. SAIL Amsterdam as the name suggests is a sailing event (duh!), and one would question as to what is so special about it. And question I did, ignorant me 🙂 It is MIND BLOWING to say the least, in beauty and in scale. And while I (and my last generations) have no connection to sailing whatsoever , I still enjoyed this event tremendously! What really made my experience exceptional was the SAIL-IN ceremony, which is the epitome of “grand”, “scale” and “beauty”. Since it’s first edition in 1975, SAIL Amsterdam has grown to become the largest public event in the Netherlands and the largest …

In photos – Canal Parade at the Amsterdam Gay Pride, 2015

So last Saturday (August 1st), I attended the Canal Parade, which is undoubtedly the most sought after attraction of the Amsterdam Gay Pride festival, attracting hundreds and thousands of locals and tourists. I was extremely excited about attending the parade all week, since it seemed so theatrical in its setting and spirit, and I wasn’t disappointed to say the least. In my last post, I wrote about Dutch tolerance and just letting people be, and its acceptance for the LGBT community is a huge example of that. The Amsterdam Gay Pride, a week-long celebration is possibly the largest of its kind, across the globe and the city of Amsterdam truly comes alive with parties, events, exhibitions and more. The crown in this week long party is of course the Canal Parade which had over 80 boats, with DJs, colors, people and performances, truly having a blast. And all of this with a strong message of tolerance and acceptance, but done in the most fun way possible 😉 I was told to grab a good viewing …

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 …

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 …

Kerala – Kovalam, Alleypey, Kochi and Wayanad

I have been wanting to create a separate section on my blog just for pictures for quite some time now and was contemplating which of my past travels to start with, when Kerala Tourism got in touch with me, appreciating my blog post and requesting me to share an image of their latest campaign, Kerala Great Backwaters. And I thought, why not start with this beauty itself – just so you know this was THE holiday that inspired me to start my blog (Read more about what all I did in Kerala in my post Magical Kerala!) So here goes a collage of some of the pictures that I think are the best – hope you all enjoy!