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Fairmont Fujairah: A Piece of Positano in the UAE

The towering fort like building in its beige glory stands complete contrast to the deep blue ocean. The sea facing rooms open to a large balcony with vistas of Arabian Sea. This is an ideal location that provides the full expanse view of the sea as far as you could see. Somewhat like Positano with the same deep blue waters, clean skies, and white sand

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Photostory: A Prayer

The only refuge for her was praying to the Almighty. She knew if nothing would work, at least her prayers would. Someone will answer her prayers someday. There must be a guiding light, a voice that will tell her that what she’s seeking is just around the corner. That hardship is over, happiness & contentment will be a way of life.

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Spiritual Bali

Traveling is all about new learning, discoveries and experiences. Memories we create are the stories we would keep reciting all our life with equal enthusiasm and a bit of exaggeration. We get to understand cultures, sample foreign food, hear the cacophony that defines the cities, get a whiff of underlying smells in each nook, do things out of our comfort zone, commute by means which we only saw on postcards, meet people and hear their extraordinary stories…there is so much that our five senses go through. Bali is one of those unique destinations that can leave a transcendental imprint on your life.

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Art Dubai

Once a desert enclave, Dubai has today transformed into an oasis of arts. The glitzy skyline and swanky malls may feature in picture-perfect postcards, but it takes more than a canvas to reflect the art scene is Dubai.

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Vienna

Reaching Vienna (called Wien), it is advisable to peek out of the aircraft window, in fact there should be an announcement “Please look out, heaven below”. Simply because the sight is surreal. Swathes of green fields dotted with solar windmills look like an idyll world. The slow whirring of the windmills is symbolic of Viennese life, which you would realise later as you absorb the city.

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Leopold Museum Vienna

Christmas Markets are widely popular across Europe, some of them being ancient, while some of them have ancient backdrops. While the vibe is festive, family oriented and cheerful, I loved the Christmas Market at Leopold Museum, Museumsquartier (MQ) in Vienna.

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The Island Spice Grove Sri Lanka Sahil Banga
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Visiting A Spice Grove

The walk through this forest was informative as we saw the plantation and cultivation of cocoa, spices, herbs, vegetables, fruits and other natural items. It’s a serene place, almost like a cocoon that shields you from the pollution, noise and speed of the city life.

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Metcalfe House Delhi Sahil Banga
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Photostory: Metcalfe House

Thomas Metcalfe, a civil servant, renovated this tomb to be his summer retreat in 1830, known as Dilkhusha. A couple of gardens, water bodies, pavilions and terraces etc. were created to elevate the ambience of this place. It was strategically built to keep an eye on Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.

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Vienna Library Owl
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Photostory: The Mythobird

Once upon an old forgotten time there was a mythic bird that could change shapes to become a unicorn to gallop across water, become a dragon and spit fire, become a dinosaur and feed on animals. It would nest on cloud, dance on fire, swim into the seas, fly faster than wind and higher than heavens.

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Being Social: Photo-story

They sat in solitude. Without any anxiety of what the ‘virtual’ world is up to. They cherished the occasional silence, which diverted their mind to listen to the crashing of waves. This was their idea of an ideal world. Where time stood still. Where setting of sun was an indication of time, not the watch. They detested the idea of social media.

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The Jaipur Rendezvous

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