Spain

Spanish Gypsy Palm Readers

Spanish Gypsy Palm Readers in Andalucia
When we visited Sevilla, there were a few gypsies around the tourist spots such as cathedral area and Plaza de Espana. One of them noticed me, moved towards me in short and fast steps, and then she offered me a bunch of leaves and said something in Spanish. Before I could even react, my guide told me not to accept and gestured me to move away.

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Be careful, she could dupe you!!

The woman in question is

Donkey Taxi in Mijas

Donkey Taxi in Mijas

The first thing you hear about the little vibrant, beautiful white town Mijas (pronounced as Mikhas) is about Donkey Taxis. You can see them nicely decorated and carrying tourists through the alleys, streets and small squares of Mijas.

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A donkey moment errr.. monument! 😛

Burro (or donkey) Taxi has become

Bandits Return to Andalucia!!

For centuries they lived in caves, roamed and ruled the complicated sierras, ravines and hidden valleys of the Serrania de Ronda and Sierra Morena, which sheltered them. Slowly they became so powerful in Andalucia that the government in Madrid in 1844 had to order the creation of the Guardia Civil (the local police at the villages) to put an end to their robbing ways. After that the robbery was almost curbed but isolated pockets of bandits were still robbing the wealthy travellers on their way to Ronda in as late as 1930s.

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Andalucia was one of the

Peep inside Real Madrid!

The World Cup 2014 has started today. Football fever is on and what better occasion than it to peep inside a real Football stadium? To know the enormity and other details related to the game?

So today I take you inside Real Madrid Stadium.

You can’t miss the stadium when you get off the metro, or the bus. It is named after Santiago Bernabéu, the man who had the vision to create the stadium.
It is hard to envisage the enormous size of the Real Madrid stadium before visiting it, and I am sure even not so die-hard fans will appreciate the panoramic views once inside. The best way to see the stadium is to take a Real Madrid tour, which takes you behind the scenes.

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One of the major

World Heritage Day

Today is World Heritage Day. There are 30 World Heritage sites in India, and 981 in the whole world. Can anybody visit them in one life? Yes, I know of a person who visits only Heritage sites and he’s been doing it for last 6 years! Slowly, one by one.
While I am not fortunate enough to be like him, I am contended with my own pace. When I look at the pictures of the sites I’ve visited, I feel quite happy.

Today I share pictures of few of the Heritage sites visited by me. I have many more but then this post will be very long. 🙂

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Rice terraces of Batad, Philippines

Looking back at Year 2013

Another year has passed and it’s time to look back and take stock of my journeys, not only in terms of travel but the journeys which opened a new horizon in front of me and helped me see the world with diverse perceptions.
As I always say, I count my memories, not the places and I am happy that my travel memories are far more and better than the destinations.

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Marina Bay sands, Singapore

For this recap

8 Fun Things to do in Ibiza

So you thought Ibiza is only about beaches, drinks and throbbing night life?
Of course, they are an integral part of this pristine island and Ibiza is the unofficial party capital of the world but there is much more to Ibiza beyond these. Unlike the misconception, Ibiza is as much a destination for a family or a group as it is for couples. If you are not comfortable with the impression it has, go to Ibiza for other reasons.

1) Go drumming.

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You can learn, teach or