Serendipity’s in the Air

We were on our way to a vacation in Langkawi, Malaysia. When we checked in at Kuala Lumpur airport, we could not get adjacent seats. So we took the only ones available in two separate rows with the intention of swapping them with someone after boarding the flight.

As I approached my designated middle seat, I noticed that the seat adjacent to mine was occupied by an old Caucasian lady who looked all set for a beach vacation in her bright shorts and top. I politely asked her if she was travelling alone and if she would like to swap her seat with ours so that I and my husband could sit together. Continue reading “Serendipity’s in the Air”

Beach OK Please!

Summer is here and with the rising mercury, a visit to the beach is just what the doctor prescribed.
Ah the breezy palms, the sandy beaches and the cool blue waters!
But in India, a visit to the beach is not just A Visit To The Beach. It is like a visit to a town fair that has made the beach it’s permanent abode. From food stalls selling lip-smacking snacks, ice creams and coconut water to professional photographers who will click and print your photo on the spot to men offering rides on horses, camels and even quad bikes; there is no dearth of distractions for the average Indian beach-goer.
A recent visit to our very own Juhu beach in Mumbai had me sifting through the pictures of some of our other beach visits around India in mild amusement.

Continue reading “Beach OK Please!”

A Temple Story : A Photo Blog

Always lovely to be published on chatoveracuppa, a story blog that hosts writers of every genre. Do stop by to check out this photo blog on temples as part of their #TravelFriday series.

Ausmita Kaviraj has written stories of different genres for this blog before. Her heart though is lost to travel and travel stories. She travels, writes travel stories and blogs about them here and at https://wanderfulweekendz.wordpress.com/. It is on her insistence and enthusiasm that we are once again re-energizing the #TravelFriday section of this blog. In today’s photo […]

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Happy Exploring!!!

Lights. Camera. Kalaripayattu!

Think Martial Art. What comes to mind?

Judo. Karate. Tai Chi.

Think Martial Art from India. What comes to mind?

Continue reading “Lights. Camera. Kalaripayattu!”

Let’s go!

I am a regular girl next door with a regular job but an irregular penchant to travel.

However, mine and my usual travel partner, my husband’s, irregular work schedules regularly play spoilsport with our travel plans. So, we adopted a cunningly simple work-around to beat the little devil at it’s own game: Weekend Trips. Continue reading “Let’s go!”