NEVER AGAIN… Lessons (I Hope) travel has taught me

NEVER AGAIN… Lessons (I Hope) travel has taught me

When I first read this topic for a monthly travel blogger’s link-up on my dear virtual friend Shikha’s blog, I couldn’t wait to write out my own entry. What a superb topic, I thought!

We’ve all had them. Those experiences which smack us with disappointment while they are happening, but end up teaching us important lessons for trips to come. The ones which make us stronger, maybe just a little bit wiser!

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My 30-Before-30 UNESCO Challenge

My 30-Before-30 UNESCO Challenge

It’s the ‘Age of The List’, of sorts.
And nowhere else is this truer than in the Blogosphere.
Top 5 Places to Visit in… Ten Reasons to Fall in Love with… 50 Foods to Try in… 100 Reasons for…
The list of “lists” on the internet would be never-ending.
Heck, there are even multiple lists on Why We Love Lists!

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Sights and Sounds of Salzburg

Raindrops on tulips on a cold windy morning;
the sunshine was whimsy as we went exploring.

Cream coloured buildings and crisp apple strudels;
green copper domes but no schnitzel with noodles.

A silver white winter had melted to spring;
Salzburg truly showed me some of my favourite things.

*****

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Vignettes from Vienna

Vienna, or Wien as the Austrian’s call it, is truly the grandest of cities. Set along the banks of the Danube River, the capital of Austria has so much to offer. The city that was once the cradle of classical music and the epicenter of the powerful Habsburg Empire is so richly steeped in history and heritage you can practically reach out and touch it.

There is stunning architecture everywhere you look, plenty of museums full of all sorts of treasure, a vast cultural kaleidoscope, beautiful parks and palaces, cozy coffee houses and warm, friendly people. There seems to be something for everyone.

Why then, are so many people disenchanted with it?

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Monthly Instagram Roundup – April 2014 (The #Take12Trips edition)

 An entire month’s worth of Instagram updates, dedicated just to Travel; now that’s what I call a GREAT month!

After a few local trips these past few months, from Mumbai in January to Mussoorie in February, and then spending a day exploring the Delhi Zoo in March, April was a BIG month for me in my quest to #Take12Trips this year.

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I pledge to #Take12Trips in 2014

This is a New Year.
A New Beginning.
And things will change.
-Taylor Swift

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