Cathedral of Medak

It’s been a long time since my last post. It’s not that we have not been traveling but the motivation to write was somehow missing and added to that were technological issues that are best left undiscussed for now.

Anyhow, the motivation to write has reignited now courtesy a new fancy blogging device (read MacBook Air) from the hubby-man and a lazy rain washed weekend here in Mumbai.

So last weekend, which was a long weekend for Id-ul-fitr, we seredipitously found ourselves in Hyderabad – the city of Nizams. If one is a foodie, there is perhaps no better time to visit Hyderabad than during Ramzan, as this is the only time of the year when the city’s many popular biryani joints are also dishing out plate after plate of the delectable Haleem – a stew made of mutton, lentils, pounded wheat and dry fruits that is meant to provide instant energy to those breaking their day long fast.

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Crescent moon of Id rises over the ruins of Golconda Fort

But between feasting on biryani, haleem and phirni and catching up on Golconda’s glorious past in the light of the crescent shaped Id moon, we took a road trip to Medak, a dusty town 90 kms north-west of Hyderabad whose claim to fame is the Medak cathedral considered to be the largest church in India. Continue reading “Cathedral of Medak”

WanderfulWeekendz turns One!

Hola!

Earlier this week, WanderfulWeekendz quietly turned one. We would have completely missed this milestone if not for a sweet reminder from Facebook.

It’s been a year of blogging and sharing our weekend travel stories with all of you. Thank you for sometimes reading, sometimes liking but most importantly, for staying with us. Your readership keeps us going from one post to the next.

Hence, on the occasion of the first birthday of WanderfulWeekendz, we are re-sharing five of our most liked posts. If you missed them the first time over, please stop by and read them this time around.

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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.

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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!!!