BRAZIL – A BOYS FORTNIGHT OUT!!!
FIFA Worldcup 2014
Brazil – red ember (wood) is what it stands for and that’s how our wives saw it when 5 of us announced we would like to see the world cup football in Brazil…:)
To ensure we could hold fort with the locals, when we land there, we started learning Spanish, which was the closest we could get to Portuguese (no one was teaching Portuguese in Cochin). The planning took a lot of time – because we wanted to see some cities and their culture, the Amazon forest and also watch the football matches. After spending a considerable amount of time in front of the laptop we were finally able to book the match tickets for 4 games & tie up all our internal flights and stay arrangements. Read more...
The word “Rameshwara” means “Lord of Rama” i.e. “Lord Shiva”, the presiding deity of the Ramanathaswamy temple. As per Hindu epic Ramayana, post the war with Ravana of Lanka, Lord Ram along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmanan came here and worshiped Lord Shiva, in the form of Lingam to absolve any kind of sins that would have been committed by them during the war against the mighty Ravana.
Pamban bridge: clicked from inside the train Pic: Pooja Sriram Read more...
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Trekking is one of the most adventurous ways to spend your vacation and extra time. The best trekking destination will give you an experience worthy you trekking. The following are some of the world’s best trekking destinations:
1. The GR20 of France
· It is a fifteen kilometres long trek that demands fifteen working days to go through it.
· The landscape that the trek covers is diversified passing through the forests, lakes of glacier, snow caped mountain peaks and the crates that are wind swept. Read more...
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7. Maine is a state where you can get splendid sunrise and sunset photos. Unfortunately the days we spent there, it was always cloudy in the mornings and in spite of waking up early to watch the 5:00 am sunrise we couldn’t see one. We did get a couple of sunset photos & this was taken in Boothbay Harbor where the English established an early seasonal fishing camp here in 1600s. It was renamed Boothbay in 1842.
Maine Pic: Rishi Menon
Maine, one of the New England states of US, is a fabulous gateway location. Beautiful cliff side ocean drives, stunning sunrises & sunsets, woodlands, mountains and amazing wildlife viewing opportunities await you, shares Suchi.
While Rishi Menon lets his photographs talk, Suchi excitedly continues – We even saw a couple of moose crossing the road. Depending on the season, you can also do whale & puffin watching cruises. In fact certain months you can see the whales even from the shore. And not to forget the numerous antique stores & local artists galleries. We picked up quite a few stuff to decorate our little girl’s nursery & artifacts for our home. Here are few must do and visit places in Maine…… Read more...
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While some holidaymakers will be happy to find a beach to call their home for the duration of their trip, others will be more inclined to inject their break with as much adventure and fun as possible, which is what activity holidays are available for.
Activity holidays give you the chance to enjoy the best of both worlds on your holiday abroad – whether you want to relax or be pumped full of adrenaline, there’s a myriad of possibilities available to you. Here’s five of the best:
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The weekend’s here! You’re done with studying and you need to get out and have some fun, but where should you go? Whether you have to go down the road or take a road trip, here are some cities that you’ll hopefully find yourself in.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Image via Flickr by Stuart Sevastos
Las Vegas is, without a doubt, one of the most entertaining cities in the country. Between the casinos and nightclubs, there’s an endless amount of things to do in Sin City. Sure, you could check out the many clubs, but while you’re there, you can check out shows like the Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil, Criss Angel’s “Believe”, multiple musicals, magic shows, and more. Read more...
credits Gunnar Herrmann
Egypt is nearly always associated with its ancient constructions and rightly so; there’s no denying that the Giza Necropolis or the Temple of Luxor should be on your must-see list. But a large proportion of the country’s historic buildings are actually Coptic, the term given to those of Christian faith in Egypt. From mountain-side monasteries to grand stone churches, these are some of the Coptic sites worth making time for on your trip to Egypt. Read more...
Water sports in Dubai
When temperatures rise into the thermometer’s red zone, it’s time to cool off. Dubai has excellent sources of air conditioning, but nothing beats taking a swim or playing water sports on a hot day.
Getting to the beach is easy in Dubai; there are many hotels that let non-guests use their beaches along Jumeirah Road, as well as the Jumeirah Beach Park and the Jumeirah Open Beach. Please note that men and women may have segregated swimming times. Read more...