Postcard: Norwegian Wood

Bergen, Norway 2nd September 2015 John Lennon might not have referenced ‘Norwegian Wood’ in a flattering way in the famous Beatles song, but you cannot help but admire the pretty little wooden houses that are seen in the Norwegian towns and countryside. In Bergen, there are many neighborhoods with traditional wooden houses and I actually got …

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Experience: A pilgrimage to the Mecca of Cricket (England)

9th August 2015 London, England The Lord’s Cricket Ground in London is often called the Mecca of Cricket and travelling there to watch a test match is considered to be equivalent to Haj pilgrimage for a cricket fan. Being a diehard cricket enthusiast from childhood myself, I could not imagine leaving London without visiting Lord’s. …

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Postcard: Fairytale Vista

Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (13th October 2008) Travelling through the Black Forest area in Germany virtually feels like journeying into fairy-tale land. Sprawling forests with varying shades of brown, green and yellow blanket the countryside creating a natural piece of art on the hilly canvas. In between, small houses resembling hobbit huts dot the landscape …

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Postcard: Memories of the Holocaust

Berlin, Germany (19th November 2008) For a city which is steeped in 20th century history and with an eclectic assortment of architecture, chancing upon this architectural beauty in the heart of Berlin was not surprising. But realizing that it was actually a Holocaust memorial constructed in the memory of all the Jews murdered by Hitler’s …

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Travelogue: Where the Stars Come Down (Cannes, France)

Cannes, a town in France’s Cote d’Azur, is synonymous with an annual event that captures eyeballs all over the world. As the Cannes travel website proclaims, the town’s moment of glory takes place in May, with the International Film Festival, when images of the stars descending the red-carpeted steps of the Palais des Festivals are …

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Travelogue: Journey Into Fairytale Land (Black Forest, Germany)

At around 6 o clock on a cold October morning in 2008, I was shaken awake by my agitated friend who was signaling his watch and whispering fiercely. At first, I did not understand what the fuss was about; and then my mind cleared. We were in Munich now, and we were to take the …

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