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My Travel Memoir!

The moment the reality struck me that today was the D-day, an uneasy wave of emotions bundled up inside of me churning my stomach to the point of nausea. It was a bittersweet feeling. This best described the condition I found myself as I packed the set of dresses inside the black box.

Everything was now ready and in a few hours, I would embark on the adventure to a new world. The preceding days have moved so swiftly and I didn’t realize it. Indeed, time runs so fast during such intense moments when we want it to slow down. Those moments when we still wish to savour the enormous love of the familial spirit that surrounds us. We don’t want to miss the fond affection of family and friends who have gathered to bid us goodbye. But today has happened so fast and there is a flight to catch. Continue reading

A Recap of My Summer Vacation: 3

Washington DC In A Nutshell – Part 2

Let’s get going with some historical facts. Washington DC has tons of free museums. One need not bother with those that charge admission fees except if duly needed. It is pertinent to mention that The Smithsonian has 19 museums and there is every likelihood that one will never see all of them if on a short trip where only a few days will be spent. However, ideally, it is a good idea to prioritize the most popular places. Some of the best, for both adults and children which I’d recommend, is the Air and Space Museum for those with technical inclinations. The Natural History Museum; American History Museum, and the Archives. These are popular attractions for a reason which you should find out. Continue reading

A Recap of My Summer Vacation: 2

Washington DC in a Nutshell:

Travelling it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta

 
Whenever I visit new cities, one thing I do is to try and find a few unique things to do in the evenings. I start by asking Mr Google for directions and for some iconic places of interest to visit. I always like to know the tourist attractions of any destination I travel to even before my arrival in such a place. Besides fun activities and an adventure on local foodies of the land, I like doing a bit of ‘nerding’ out in Museums to check out antiques and artefacts. These things fascinate me and I love to have good collages of photographs as souvenirs for the future. It’s hard to share the dozens of photos I’ve so far gathered on this platform. It will definitely take up the whole space in my blog as well.  Continue reading

A Recap Of My Summer Vacation!

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. – Aldous Huxley

Any frantic feelings I have about travelling vanishes the moment I arrive at my destination. The whole anxiety and weariness slip away as I step my feet on the new city. – Simple Dimple

The above quotes are the summation of my feelings regarding travelling. Continue reading

Daily Prompt – Anticipate – 2

It was in the summer of 2013. I planned a trip to London and Edinburgh, Scotland. However, I didn’t confirm my travel place in good time so I had to buy expensive tickets for my trip.  I got a fairly good fare to London which was quite affordable. The plan was to spend a week in London and then two weeks in Edinburgh. I anticipated it will be easier to get a  low fare train ticket from London to Edinburgh but I was wrong.  Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Bridge!

“For this challenge, interpret the theme “bridge.” You can go the same route as I did and capture any type or style of a bridge where you are, or go deeper and take a snapshot of something or someone that acts as a bridge in your life: a link, a connection, a mediator.” – Cheri Lucas Rowlands

When I saw this week’s challenge and the illustrative pictorial bridge, I was excited because I had the same photo of the Oxford bridge taken in 2008 when I visited Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK, the Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. It’s a major and busy tourist attraction! Perhaps I should post photos of this great place.  Continue reading