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  • Chained here is a restless spirit

    The Chain Tree in Wayanad is a stop for many a curious traveller on the Kozhikode-Wayanad* route. The chain hanging from it was not put there by accident neither was it meant to be decoration. This tree has a story to tell. This story dates back to the time when...
  • Window shopping in Chinatown

    Among the top attractions in San Francisco is a Chinatown, made right here is this city by the bay. Here are a few pictures from a walk or better still – a window shopping session in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Before you look at the pictures, you might want to...
  • Swirl, smell, sip at Picchetti

    American Independence day, they say is best celebrated with hot dogs and ice cream or barbecued food. I beg to differ, given that I chose to celebrate the 4 of July that just went by, with Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Merlot among other exotic tastes, at an idyllic location...
  • A park so prim and proper

    When I visited the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Jose, California it was the first time I had ever visited a Japanese Garden.  My walk in the park showed me greenery, rock sculpture, bridges and ponds that made up the landscaping. I was so impressed by the over all effect....
  • A little bit of Egypt in San Jose

    Egypt has long been on my wishlist of places to visit and even if I haven’t gone there as yet, I recently got a sneak peek at that amazing African country, that too in the capital of Silcon Valley, thanks to the Egyptian Museum in the city. On 1664...
  • A tryst with Nepal; a journey forever*

    It was a warm Thursday afternoon when Royal Nepal Airlines opened its doors to some eager passengers from the IT city of Bangalore. A pretty lady attired in the traditional chuba stood by the entrance with her palms held together in greeting and a `Namaste’ on her lips; that...
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