Posts Tagged "Vacation"

Ubud: Idyllic, Artistic and Enchanting!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Travel Tales | 8 comments

Ubud: Idyllic, Artistic and Enchanting!

I don’t know whether it was the visual of the carelessly strewn frangipani flowers everywhere, the moss adorned statues of the dewas and the dewis that have red hibiscus flowers tucked behind their ears,  the perennial scent of incense,  the sublime spell of  the monsoon evenings, strolls through untouched paddy fields, the heart-warming hospitality or the stunning sunsets at UluWatu and Tanah Lot that still make me yearn for a visit to the island. It could also be the brilliant colours from one street, that leads on to an alley and to the next, the extrovert ornate architecture,...

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You Don’t Need a Clock, at Havelock!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Travel Tales | 35 comments

You Don’t Need a Clock, at Havelock!

My first pre-encounter with the islands was in the form of a celestial intervention, cutting across the skies, in layers and hues of gold, violet, tangerine and red. Arriving like a majestic king with pomp and show would. Providing an apparition, letting the audience heave in anticipation, building up to a climax of expectation and then…rising above the skies of the dawn! The sunrise, witnessed through the glass panes of the flight to the islands was a visual treat that will never leave my memory. And truly so, it was the most welcoming sign foraying us into the “Island of...

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The Name is Skye…The Isle of Skye

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Travel Tales | 10 comments

The Name is Skye…The Isle of Skye

All girls(the big and small cats!) have a fantasy dwelling around a Scottish castle. Romances have been immortalized against these backdrops in Bollywood and Hollywood can safely call it its second home. And, I am just another girl, that has similar fantasies. So, when we were mid-way into our visit to Scotland, it went without any back-lash conversations that a trip up the mountains of the Western Highlands was a must in our itinerary. That was way back in 2007. Circa 2012, and ‘Skyfall’ releases in India as the 23rd 007 James  Bond movie. Many called it the best of Bond...

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