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

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

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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Santorini: The Land of the Stars

 

This is a picture of Oia, Santorini, Greece pronounced as Iia. Greece has approximately 3000 islands out of which 150 are inhabited. Keeping that in mind Santorini is a must to visit, mainly because of its calming atmosphere and of course Oia. This island has survived and lived through the wraths of mother nature, in the form of volcanic eruptions big enough to create a whole island(named Niakameni), tsunamis that destroyed 80% of the land and an earthquake that left the island with very little life. In spite of all of that Santorini managed to salvage whatever beauty was left in the land and preserve it as it was. When I look at this picture I think about how stars although may not be seen in the sky can be found on the ground right next to you. Santorini during the day is equally beautiful as the entire island is dotted with white houses and blue domes. This is the most picturesque spot perfect for taking an instagram or just taking it all in with your eyes and living in the moment. This island is known for wine, as the climate is perfect for growing grapes. My favourite memory is of me sipping rosé (pink wine) while the sun lightly grazes my skin while looking at it set.IMG_2935.jpgpicture courtesy:Driti Wadwa