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Category Archives: TRAVEL

My Travel Ritual: Smell the roses, literally!

Walking around town and spotting a flower shop is a must-do for me while traveling.  This is especially true if I’m in Europe. Europeans have a knack for displaying flowers, … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

Lunarlike Terrain

Would you believe me if I told you this picture was taken on the moon? Yes? But it’s really an optical illusion. My imagination ran riot and I let this … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Walk on Water (ok, it was Frozen)!

In the dead of winter this year, I was on a business trip to Karlskrona, a small town south-east of Sweden. On one Sunday afternoon, I was sitting in a coffee … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 5 Comments

Helsinki – A Scandinavian Gem!

I love to travel for the thrill of seeing new places. I especially like to go to non-touristic or lesser known places and be mesmerized by what I discover. Last … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Smorgasbord of Visual Delights!

Here’s a smorgasbord of images taken on my recent trip to Karlskrona, Sweden. I fell in love with Karlskrona – yes, even with its grey and pale hued skies. I … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

At Home & Abroad in 2012

I always find travel fascinating. I was lucky to have had a chance to go to some exotic places like Venezuela and Brazil this year. But while I enjoyed my adventures … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 12 Comments

Walk on Air!

As New York’s hidden gem, the High Line tends not to show up on the visitor’s “must-see” list. This incredibly beautiful promenade was converted from an old railway track that … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Lucky Sighting in Croatia

Before our trip, the place conjured up images of the locals walking with beautiful Dalmatian dogs. Little did I know that instead of dogs, Croatia has an abundance of stray … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Los Roques – an undiscovered Caribbean jewel!

This past summer, I had to take my teenage daughter along with me on a business trip to Caracas. Because she was grounded to the hotel room for three days, I … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sleepless in Seattle – no, definitely not!

Last fall, I went on a weekend jaunt to Seattle. Of course, I prayed hard to the weather gods to be kind and spare me Seattle’s famous rain. My prayers … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · Leave a comment