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Rani ni Vav: The queen of stepwells

It is around 10.30 in the morning when I enter the Rani ni Vav (or the Queen’s Stepwell) complex at Patan. It’s a sunny with bright blue and cloudless skies. 1,562 more words


Why you MUST visit Hampi- India

Growing up in the state of Karnataka in India, a good part of my childhood was spent listening to my ma and grandma telling me stories about the valiant 16th century emperor… 225 more words


Banteay Srei - Hidden Gem

The charm of Banteay Srei lies in its well-preserved state, small size in relation to other Angkor temples and decorative wall carvings that showcase some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art. 374 more words


Lunenburg Characters

I was quite taken by the number of life-sized, wood carvings of seafaring characters in the town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (Canada)–a UNESCO World Heritage Site–one of five designated as such in this beautiful Canadian coastal province.  54 more words


Bruges (Brugge), which has no witches, and Ghent.

On Wednesday morning, my friend and I woke up all too early and caught an 8:04 train from the Most Beautiful Train Station in the World, Antwerp Centraal, to a city in West Flanders that many Spanish believe has witches due to the name being “Brujas” in Spanish, which means witches. 576 more words

General Travel

In Bruges

I didn’t know much about Bruges before arriving there. I mean I saw the movie – In Bruges (the 2008 flick with Colin Farrell playing a messed-up gun-for-hire), but Farrell’s character’s views weren’t that positive. 492 more words


Villegas in Vietnam: Halong Bay!

One of the memories I have from when I was a child was seeing a photo of Halong Bay in a magazine somewhere. I remember being so awed by it and telling myself that one day, I’ll be able to see it with my own eyes. 380 more words