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Santorini: The Sublime (Greece)

Santorini is a place where the blues of the sky and the sea come together in its bluest best, the white houses are the whitest, the green leaves are the greenest and every other colour you find is at its truest. I can be certain that every one of us...

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An Introduction to Basil

I discovered very late that there were more varieties of basil than just the only two I had seen, the Thai basil and the Holy basil. I didn’t even know that the herb that we use in almost every dish back home was called Thai basil. Since then I’ve developed...

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Old Piano

Somebody carved you from scratch, he carefully connected every piece of you and put music in you, lovingly… You possibly were his greatest work, you probably were the talk of the town. Could you have been a gift for his lover or did you belong only to him? How many...

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Spring Cleaning and Minimalism

Spring cleaning is done and Phew!!!! What a relieve and I mean What a Relieve!!! I feel like this was the most important thing I have done this year. I had been trying to escape this cleaning for many days now and last evening, I decided that it must be...

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Learning to Blog and More…..

I’m just learning to blog and in the beginning process of setting up my website. I haven’t achieved much but had it not been for some very helpful blogs, I wouldn’t even know how to login. I honestly declare that I have no knowledge about computers or the Internet, I...

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15 best Indoor Plants for the UAE

Cleaning the air and enhancing the décor of a room aren’t the only things that plants have to offer. We are all aware of the positive influence that plants have on our mental and emotional well-being . Some of us, we say, have ‘green thumbs’- they have the gift of...

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At that Moment

You probably wanted to be done with it, the water couldn’t be colder than this world. You probably thought it was all lost, that it would only end with the last of you. Were you praying in your heart or cursing out loud? Could you steal a last glance? At...

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Hi! I’m from Nagaland

“Nǐ hǎo” is how I’m greeted by vendors of Meena Bazaar in Old Dubai or sometimes by “Annyeonghaseyo” if I looked unmoved by the “Nǐ hǎo”. Little do they know that “Namaste” would make more sense to greet me and that I am a compatriot to most of them. A...

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A Day at the City of Love: Sighnaghi, Georgia

For the last day of my incredible short trip to Georgia, I had planned for a quick trip to Sighnaghi, the town of love, in the Kakheti region. The driver from the previous day helped find a car to take me and so we started at 9am from the hotel....

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A Trip to Kazbegi/Stepantsminda from Tbilisi (Georgia)

I had planned a trip to Stepantsminda or Kazbegi on the second day and fortunately I found three interested candidates to share the experience and the cost. We hired a tourist taxi for $120 and with it came an amazing Georgian man who would be our guide. His English was...

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Visit to the country of Georgia – A Day in Tbilisi

I believe it a waste for a budget traveler like myself to go to any new place without a solid itinerary. I don’t have enough money or more importantly time to squander in a place I may never get to visit again. Many go for holidays to relax and chill...

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What I Do? Nothing

“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over...

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The Tree by the Lake

The water in the lake evaporates, hungry dogs in the shade repose, sweat runs down my back. The road burns my soles as I walk under the scorcher. The place has a deserted look. I see the old lady sitting, fanning, the radio playing sluggish songs. All leaves wrinkled, Heat seems...

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