Tag: Asia

Yerevan: The City with a Birth Certificate

Yerevan or Erevan is the capital of Armenia and was found by king Argishti I in the year 782 BC. How do we know? Yerevan has a ‘birth certificate’ or more appropriately a ‘birth tablet’. Unbelievable, but true. In the year of 1950, archaeologists found a basalt stone slab with...

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Armenia: A Brief Introduction

My husband and I recently had the privilege to visit the Republic of Armenia. It was an unplanned last-minute escape, so we made no itinerary. Since we had already been to its next-door neighbor Georgia, we were expecting these two places and their people to be closely similar. It happened...

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My Fancy for Fancy Bazaar, Guwahati

It isn’t easy to miss Fancy Bazaar when one is in Guwahati. After all, it is its original marketplace. This area is cramped with thousands of shops where you are sure to get everything on your shopping list. Many I know are reluctant to shop here. For obvious reasons, it...

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My Husband’s Guwahati and Becoming Mine Too “lahe, lahe”

                Guwahati is the biggest city in North-East India. In fact, it is rightly the capital of the seven North-Eastern States AKA the Seven Sisters. Guwahati is also my husband’s home, so it is now part of what I describe as my ‘home’....

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Memories of Istanbul: The Poetry City

Istanbul was the first place my husband and I went for a holiday. Neither of us knew much about the city except that it was one of the most visited cities in the world. It was a sudden plan and we chose it because our calculations showed that the expense...

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Kathmandu: The City of Temples and Palaces

My husband, Sunny, and I made an emergency trip to Kathmandu last week because we felt like we were about to explode from needing a break from the daily life. We longed for a week where nothing was expected from us. We just wanted to laze around having to do...

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