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Welcome to Abu Dhabi

Welcome to Abu Dhabi

Splendid and Enigmatic, Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates that form the United Arab Emirates. The city is blessed with bounties of nature and here you will also find the marvellous architecture, a creative brilliance of human brain. The Abu Dhabi’s skyline is full of sky scrapers kissing the sky and many more are still on their way. Al Ain, an extremely popular tourist destination boasts of fascinating oasis and is home to the largest museum in UAE, The Al Ain National Museum. It also feels proud to be one of the best wild life reserves, the Al Ain zoo is a must watch. With plenty of sightseeing options available in Abu Dhabi, you will get an informative insight into the history and culture of this city. Also known as the garden city, a visit to the Hili Archaeological gardens  [...]

A World unto Itself – Sicily!

A World unto Itself – Sicily!

Can you find sights, scenery, shopping, history, culture, nature, beaches, hotels, restaurants, arts, and fashion all in one? We have searched such a place for you where you will find all these and much more. More than an Island! Sicily is Italy’s most historically cosmopolitan region. A place full of art, archaeology, history, and of course great food will behold you forever. Experience the eternal legacy of the Roman Empire. This place draws influence from the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Swabians, and Jewish culture. Roaming around the Island you will discover Punic cities, Greek temples, Roman amphitheatres and Norman Arab castles. The famous Archimedes principle in physics, though I do not remember how did it go but what i know for sure is that Archimedes taught here and also that  [...]

God’s Own Country – Kerala

God’s Own Country – Kerala

Kerala – As soon as the name strikes in your mind, the images of crystal clear back water lagoons, palm fringed beaches, tranquil villages and greenery in abundance take the space. God has blessed this land with bounties of nature and no doubt why is it called God’s own Country. Truly it is! Named as one of the ‘Ten Paradises of the World’ and ‘Fifty Places of a Lifetime’ by the National Geographic Traveler Magazine, this place is the most sought after tourist destination for tourists in India and abroad. The rhythmic backwaters, the forestlands, a wide variety of flora and fauna, sun kissed beaches, pilgrim centres, historic buildings, the ever alluring tranquility of this place leaves the tourists fall in love with it. The season to visit never ends in Kerala, thanks to  [...]

Neuschwanstein: Maddeningly beautiful

Neuschwanstein: Maddeningly beautiful

It’s the perfect castle nestled deep within the bowels of the German Alps and it makes for a picture perfect postcard. Clouds swirling all around, they part like curtains would to reveal a star and what you then see is Neuschwanstein castle; it is (was) the awe spectacular retreat of the ruler they called "fairy-tale king," Ludwig II of Bavaria. In fact, so gorgeous is Neuschwanstein that Walt Disney chose it as the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland and Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom amongst other magical castles in the Disney catalog. The milky white limestone facades and spires spearing the skywere all built several hundreds of years after medieval times had passed on by and the large windows dotting the exterior are proof enough that this was meant to  [...]

The Mystical and Magical Pyramids of Giza

The Mystical and Magical Pyramids of Giza

The only survivor of the Seven Ancient Wonders – The Great Pyramid of Giza stands tall, an epitome of strength this place truly embarks curiosity at its appearance, size and shape. It’s a superb example project planning, construction and organization skills of the Ancient Egyptians. But it is not all!! It is something much more profound. The mystery and a strange unexplained yearning for a past make the Great Pyramid of Giza such a popular tourist destination. A strange sensation will keep you caught hold through the entire trip. It is also known as the famous trio. The one being the Great Pyramis (Khufu) itself and the other two are Khafre and Menkaure. You are not allowed to climb any of the pyramids but inside access is allowed. Claustrophobic, pull your socks and get ready to get  [...]

Experience Pure Life at Costa Rica

Experience Pure Life at Costa Rica

Enjoy and appreciate life’s simple delights in the tiny Central American Country – Costa Rica. It has something for everyone. Whether you are a beach run, surf net, nature enthusiast, or just the one who wants escape from the maiden crowd and chill out, Costa Rica is calling you for a perfect vacation like no other. No wonders that you enjoy scintillating natural view as the country shelters a 6% of the existing biological diversity of the entire World. Extending majestically from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, one can witness a wide variation in the landscape and appreciate every bit of it. San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, and Limón – the seven territorial provinces all together offer an attractive tourist destination with unlimited capabilities  [...]

The Pink City – Jaipur

The Pink City – Jaipur

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. I also did not realize it till I was frustrated of my daily routine and just wanted to break out. I set out to explore Rajasthan as hearing a lot about its culture, artifacts and culture attracted my attention. House of the sun kissed Thar Desert and the oldest range of mountains – the Aravallis, Rajasthan with its majestic forts, grand Palaces, rippling sand dunes has never failed to allure the tourists from worldwide. The architectural wonders, the carvings on the walls and roofs, and colourful splendor and the rich cultural heritage this place holds makes everyone spellbound. Entered the 21st century but still the men and womenfolk here can be seen clad in the traditional  [...]

The underwater city of pirate: Port Royal, Jamaica

The underwater city of pirate: Port Royal, Jamaica

The words in the letter seemed too fantastic to be true, but there they were, staring back at me as clear as daylight. "The earth opened and swallowed many people, before my face, and the sea I saw came mounting in over the wall, upon which I concluded it impossible to escape." Those were the words of Edmund Heath, who eventually did survive (which is how he wrote that letter) in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that rocked Port Royal, Jamaica, in 1692. He penned those thoughts from the safety of a ship that was anchored in the harbor of his city and he wrote it as the city crumbled around him. Port Royal was, at one time, described as the “most wicked and sinful city” all over the world. It was known for the darkness of its heart and the magnificence of it all; the booze  [...]

Funny Limerick of Ireland

Funny Limerick of Ireland

There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, 'It is just as I feared! Two Owls and a Hen, Four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard! Yes that’s one limerick. Limericks are funny stuff. But wonder, what is a limerick doing on a travel blog? So, the next one is going to be more like it, and will give a hint of what I am trying to tell. Would you believe if I were to say, there’s a Limerick in Ireland by the bay, picturesque and extremely charming it is, the splendors of which is hard to miss, I wonder at this, What else is left to say? This city of Limerick also spans the time of the Vikings. As the shimmering River Shannon flows past by the Ireland’s fourth biggest city, a lot of visitors tread by the city when on their way from Galway  [...]

The Blazing Auburn Charm of Marrakech – Morocco

The Blazing Auburn Charm of Marrakech – Morocco

This “Red City” of Morocco is going to strike a chord with the one who is undying wanderlust can somewhat find a refuge over here. With bustling bazaars, vibrant colors, traditional charm – the visitor is going to be wrapped up in the culture of Morocco as the air breathes that old world charm which becomes hard to miss. The city of Marrakech in Morocco is an amazingly exciting destination where travelers experience the untouched spirit of Marrakech. This is the city which enlivens all the senses, be it the sights or the sounds or even the smells; the whole feel of Morocco conjures up for a sort of traveling in time, as if entered a who different land which is soaked in its own culture and wrapped in timeless enigma. Exploring the Medina which is also referred to as the old village  [...]

Going Hedonist in the Honduras

Going Hedonist in the Honduras

Honduras is gaining all the limelight as a perfect destination to unwind for travel lovers all across the globe. Especially high up on the agenda of those turning to the concept of ecotourism or looking for some water adventure; there can be very few places can live up to the generous offerings of the Honduras. Emerging as one of the leading hot-spots, this Central American country is only going to grow bigger and bigger on the map of commercial tourism. With the gamut of adventure the place has to offer ranging from hiking through the rainforests, biking in the mountains or even extremely pulsating and adrenaline gushing sports like river water rafting, every traveler coming in will find something or the other for himself. Trips to the Honduras will most definitely either revolve around  [...]

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