Washed Away by Smoke

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This poem has bad language and dark content. So you know the drill :p

I am not a girl

Who drowns herself in smoke;

That gives you a high.

I am not a girl;

Who drowns herself in smoke

That gives you a high,

Locked up in a room with people to stand by.

Where pictures are all you take.

To give what it takes

To be that girl again,

The girl who gave a fuck,

Or even a girl who was aware of giving two fucks.

But now it’s all washed away,

Not by tears but as smoke.

Smoke that gives you a high

And camouflages all your fears.

Only for you to wake up one day and realize;

What you have done….

Have you done anything at all?

As you fly high so do your aspirations and dreams,

They fly away with it.

What gives me the inspiration you ask,

I say whatever’s not in your hands.

Baking your lungs into cookies

That should’ve been long removed.

But darling aren’t we all cookie dough?

Dubai, UAE

Dubai is the most populous city in the united Arab emirates (UAE) and is the capital of the emirate of Dubai. Dubai airport looks like the insides of bappi lahiris brain (a.k.a gold everywhere). It’s not surprising to find millions of bright light’s, gold and skyscrapers in one of the world’s richest cities. Apart from all the glitz and glam Dubai is also modest in a few ways such as the beaches (that are made of concrete) and their dressing sense.Untitled.png

Dubai is known for its world famous hotels such as the burj al arab jumeirah that look like a sail. It isn’t called the world’s most luxurious hotel for nothing.

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Atlantis is another 7 star hotel that houses one of the world’s largest aquariums. The rooms in this hotel are one of a kind, as you can share a common window with the fishes and sharks! As the name suggests the décor and theme is inspired by the mythical lost land of Atlantis. This hotels design and color combinations are very charming and when your there its almost like you’re in a dreamland.Untitled.png

 

The bur khalifa is the words tallest building…. It towers high at a whooping 828m with 163 floors. The view from the top is simply breathtaking. Do go there when the sun is down so then you will be able to see the city in all its glory!

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Apart from all these attractions, the food there is to die for, I don’t know what it is …the quality or the cooks or even Lebanese food in general is fit enough to be eaten by the gods (I am not exaggerating). And don’t even get me started on the shopping. Although I have to say my personal favorite is the Dubai creek and the marina. There’s just something about walking by the tall city lights at nights when you know you there’s promising food that’s waiting for ;P

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The Café of the World

Todays post is about a very interesting café in Louisiana, USA instead of a vacations spot or city. Café du Monde is a reputable open-air coffee shop on Decanter Street. This café is French hence the name café du Monde which means café of the world. It is world famous for its café au lait that contains chicory, something that’s usually not found in coffee and the infamous beignets. The chicory adds this chocolaty flavor to the coffee. It came about first when the French couldn’t afford pure coffee so they diluted it with chicory. As for the beignets this is what makes the café as enchanting as it seems. These are square shaped doughnuts that don’t have a hole in the center. Beignets are served with powdered sugar, jam, marmalade or maple syrup. At this café beignets are served with a generous amount of powdered sugar; generous enough for people to blow it into other peoples faces. If you ever go to this place the first thing you will notice is peoples faces being covered with sugar even elderly ones! Added to all of this is the whimsical architecture. There’s just something about French architecture stripped-down to its bare minimal; the striped walls, the shades of green and the lights that almost make it look like a carousal ride about to spin in all its wonder! All of this makes the café what it is today and what it will continue to be forever……..at least till I go there ;PUntitled.pngUntitled.pngUntitled.pngééé

The Hilariously Unfortunate Taxi Ride ;P

Gran Canaria is a beautiful island in Spain that I visited with my family 5 years ago. It is one of the best islands to party on. The atmosphere is very similar to that of Goa mainly because of how care free the people are over there. I still remember one night when my sister and myself were hungry, our father and my uncle took us to an Indian restaurant to eat. They left us there and went off to roam the city. Little did they know where they were about to be taken. Since they knew nothing about the island they asked the taxi driver to take them to happening places. The taxi driver looking at two men together got the wrong idea and took them to a gay bar! When they told us this happened all of us burst out in laughter not forgetting it till today. Apart from this notorious story we enjoyed the beaches, adventure sports and of course this place wouldn’t be the same without the people that make it what it is.

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Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos is a Greek island, lying between tinos,syros,paros and naxos. This island is a huge tourist attraction. Mykonos is well known for its nightlife and support to the LGBTQ community. It is particularly famous for the cosmopolitan atmosphere, the exciting nightlife, the picturesque Cycladic architecture and the magnificent beaches that make holidays in Mykonos a magnificent experience. There are many things to do in Mykonos Greece, an island perfect for people of all ages: walk along the narrow streets of Chora, see the sunset from Little Venice, stay in luxurious hotels and swim in exotic beaches. Super Paradise, Paradise and Kalo Livadi are fabulous places to swim and spend a day under the hot sun.

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picture courtesy: Driti Wadwa

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A must visit is the paradise beach, the famous tropiciana beach bar take this place to the next level. The party starts well before sunrise and takes off right after. But you definitely have to be open minded to enjoy this place.

Another place that is worth giving a shot is the Scandinavian bar. It is located in downtown Mykonos. You can either choose to sit down, sipping some wine while listening to music or you can dance next to the bar on the patio.Untitled.png

The best time to visit Mykonos is between late may and early October since it is warm during this time.as you can see the lively beeches and amazing nightlife makes Mykonos a must visit!

Malaga: The Land of the Mountains and the Seas

Malaga is a port city in Spain that is gifted with a scenic view of both mountains and the sea…and amongst all of this beauty you will find various art museums such as the museo Picasso, roman theatres and castles such as gibralfarlo.

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One of the places that I enjoyed the most is the strait of Gibraltar, this is where the water from the Mediterranean sea mixes with the Atlantic ocean. There is a distinct difference between the colors of the water because the salt water is at different viscosities. But it wasn’t only this that made it so memorable; it was also the atmosphere there. There is a port that’s way above sea level so the winds are really strong and there are these cute little food tuck shops that sell the best ice cream in the world…. that reminds me of the food there yumm. This place also happens to be the point of entry to Europe just like how we have the India gate. I simply loves Malaga for the beautiful place it is. The memories that I’ve made there are one of the best!

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class drinking and dining scene. Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the worlds major global cities.park.jpg

One of the places to visit in Barcelona is the basilica or the sagrada famillia. It is is a large roman catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan Spanish architect Antonio Gaudí. Gaudí’s work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Construction of Sagrada Família commenced in 1882. Sagrada Familia’s construction progressed slowly, as it relied on private donations and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War, only to resume intermittent progress in the 1950s. Construction passed the midpoint in 2010 with some of the project’s greatest challenges remaining[9] and an anticipated completion date of 2026, the centenary of Gaudí’s death.Untitled.png

Apart from the architecture and the artone must definetly take a stroll on la rambia. It is a street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres Its popularity with tourists has affected the character of the street, with a move to pavement cafes and souvenir kiosks. The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once said that La Rambla was “the only street in the world which I wish would never end. The same can be said for Barcelona!La-Rambla_La-Rambla-view-by-night_3261.jpg