Category Archives: Travel

Bridges Over Three Continents

Switzerland

It had been six months since I landed in a university town in Illinois for my graduate studies. Following some interesting turn of events, on a particularly snowy day, I found myself on my way to Switzerland. I was going to meet … Continue reading

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Fun Times at Elephant Nature Park

baby elephant

This blog post, written by my son, describes the two days he spent with elephants in Thailand. Thrilled to have him as a guest blogger here! :-) We went to Elephant Nature Park in Mae Taeng, Thailand, a town 90 minutes from … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Buddha, Kamakura Buddha, Little Buddha and Lego Buddha

Little Buddha

Do you know these four  Buddhas? I got to know them during our recent trip. Hong Kong Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha) was the first one we visited and boy, he did not disappoint! He sat on top of a hill and … Continue reading

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A Rock Garden I Saw When I Traveled Over the Globe

Rock Garden, Japan

There is a garden that one can see in under five seconds! Yup, that’s right. It is inside the Ryōan-ji template near Kyoto, Japan. I was there just a few days ago. Visiting this garden is a simple affair. You … Continue reading

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Sakura! Sakura! Sakura!

Sakura (Japan)

Whoever is shouting “Sakura! Sakura! Sakura!”, can you stop that please? Oh, never mind, looks like it might be the voice in my head :-) Our recent trip to Japan was timed so that we would catch sakura (Cherry Blossoms) … Continue reading

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Costa Rica – a Totally Rich Place

Costa Rica

“It must be good to be a country that boasts of richness in its name itself” I said to myself when I heard that ‘Costa Rica’ means ‘Rich Coast’. But after spending a couple of weeks touring the country, I thought … Continue reading

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I Forgive You (# a photo soliloquy)

I Forgive You

Finally I reached this place – a place where I forgive you. It looks like this place is created just for me, exactly the way I need it. The glaciers kept cutting these mountains for a million years and the ocean … Continue reading

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Trogir, Croatia – Thank You!

View from the fortress (Trogir, Croatia)

There are very few cities that live up to their touristy hype. Very few have their own music that they let you tune into. But when you are wandering in the Julian Alps for several days and then suddenly fall … Continue reading

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