Goa, India

Pint-sized Goa is more than beaches and trance parties. A kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea, sand, seafood and spirituality, there’s nowhere in India quite like it. Goa is a state in India within the coastal region known as the Konkan in western India. Bounded by Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Panaji is the state’s capital, while Vasco da Gama is its largest city. It is India’s smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Funnily enough Goa is also India’s richest state.Untitled.png

Goa’s points of interest are basilica of bom jesus it is a UNESCO heritage point. It is also one of the locations where many popular scenes in movies are shot especially movies based in goa like finding fanny.

Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in Goa. This fort is different from the others because it is found amongst the sea… so you feel the sea water on your face while the waves crash against the fort…you might even end up getting wet

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The beeches in Goa are every beautiful. People over there have taken advantage of the beeches and opened beech shacks’ I myself dream of opening one …although I have no idea when that’ll happen. One of the best is Thalassa it has come all the way from Greece. You can enjoy the sunset while sipping on rose with some uplifting Portuguese music playing in the background.

When I’m in Goa I honestly feel like I am not in India at all. Its also very safe you can walk around in minimal clothing and you still wouldn’t feel even slightly insecure. Goa is a whole different world that’s not even in the same planet!Untitled.png

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Madrid,Spain

When I was 12 I visited Madrid the capital city of Spain with my family. I remember all of us taking turns carrying my little cousin because she was really tiny and she got tired really fast. This city is a fun city. One of the main attractions is the plaza major which is a square, bueno retiro park and museo national de prado.

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Apart from all of these places the food over here is amazing. The paella is very famous…. its almost like Spanish biryani but with sea food…the only reason I’m still a non-vegetarian is because of sea food. Ironically in Spain seafood is considered vegetarian.Unknown.jpg

I also fell in love with this alcoholic drink called sangria, it’s Spains signature drink. Any restaurant you go to will have a massive jug of this beautiful beans of wine, brandy and fruit. My cousin Muku and I sneakily had more then a few sips from my mums glass when she wasn’t looking. I still remember how we were stumbling on the streets after dinner 😛RU237105.jpg.rendition.largest.jpg

The bullfight that happens there is brutal…. I couldn’t sit there longer than 20 minutes so I pulled my family out. People over there were drinking beer laughing while the bull was slaughtered to death…but everything happens in good spirits! Spain is a wonder and I would love to go there again!

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Athens,Greece

Athens is the capital of Greece. The city was named Athens after its patroness Athens the Greek god of wisdom. It is said from a myth that both Athena and Poseidon requested to be patrons of the city so they competed against each other. Poseidon offered the city naval power symbolized by a spring he had created and Athena offered the city peace and prosperity. The Athenians chose peace and prosperity hence the city was named Athens.athens.jpg Continue reading “Athens,Greece”

Cinque Terre, Italy

Untitled.pngCinque Terre in Italy is a beautiful place to visit. It looks as wonderful in real life as in pictures. This place is a UNESCO world heritage center since 1997.its essentially five fisherman villages joined together in all its glory. The main features are:

  • Paths that traverse through Cliffside’s
  • 19th century style trains cut through a series of tunnels adorned with glowing worms that look like stars stuck to the ceiling
  • Ferries to foot shore from village to village, thankfully cars were banned there a decade ago

Although I have never been to Cinque Terre I will definitely visit one day,its at the top of my bucket list!
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Istanbul,Turkey

Istanbul is the most populous city in Turkey and the country’s economic, cultural, and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait (which separates Europe and Asia) between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives on the Asian side.istanbul-Galata-Tower-1112x630.jpg

 

Hagia Sophia was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey. It is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires. The mystical city Istanbul hosted many civilizations since centuries, of which Byzantium and Ottoman Empires were both the most famous ones. The city today carries the characteristics of these two different cultures and surely Hagia Sophia is a perfect synthesis where one can observe both Ottoman and Byzantium effects under one great dome.

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The Topkapı Palace is a large palace in Istanbul, Turkey that was one of the major residences of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years (1465–1856) of their 624-year reign.As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. It is now a museum and as such a major tourist attraction. It also contains important relics of the Muslim world, including Muhammed’s cloak and swordThe Topkapı Palace is among the monuments contained within the “Historic Areas of Istanbul”, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014, it was listed No.1 among world’s most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors. The Grand Bazar at Istanbul is often regarded as one of the first shopping malls of the world. Today the Grand Bazaar is a thriving complex, employing 26,000 people visited by between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily, and one of the major landmarks of Istanbul.b9a2505b3f8f12eb6c43919160f79d2f.jpg

The Galata Tower is a medieval stone tower . One of the city’s most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of Istanbul’s historic peninsula and its environs.135195_Istanbul_GalataTower_915.jpg

I would love to visit Istanbul one day not only because of however I’ve listed above but also because of the Turkish desserts, street food and whimsical Turkish lamps and street lamps!e2d9f2c3b35314c58f44df0a3d776494.jpg

 

Thoughts Like Confetti

The beauty of life,

Lies in perspective.

Some may think

That this is just a confession;

But only that holds

The secrets to your questions.

Some may look at rain

As bad omens;

But some beauties

Think of it as confetti.

Lying on the ground

With my head in the clouds,

I wonder what I have devoured

For my stomach starts to rumble….

So fling your head back darling

For now the time has come to be moved,

By the force of the moon

Although it might feel to soon!

Brighton: The Perfect Beach-Side Town

Brighton is a typical seaside city, though it is beautiful in every sense. It attracts many tourists because of its location. It is renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping, and large cultural scenes such as concerts, festivals and art. It’s also popular for its large LGBTQ population. It’s a very vibrant and lively town. The people in Brighton are very accepting and not judgy at all. Its one of the places where you can walk around dressed like a clown and not a single person will look at you like you’re an idiot.ps-hove-beach-huts-large.png

 

One of the places that define Brighton is the Brighton pier. The walls of these small shacks are painted in lively pastel shades…so it’s the perfect spot for an instagram. Brighton pier also offers loads of other stuff like restaurants, gaming, rides etc. I can imagine walking there with my friends having loads of fun and making the perfect snap stories

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The other major attractions are the royal pavilion, the Brighton clock tower and the i 360.

Brighton is also filled with cute and quant little cafes dotted along the pier marine and in town too. I dream of going to Brighton someday…cycling along the colorful shacks, dancing in their festivals and concerts, being amongst quirky and accepting people and eating the yummiest gelatos while the sea breeze lightly grazes my face!