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Sharing 16 UNESCO Sites of 2016 in My Hundredth Post

Sharing 16 UNESCO Sites of 2016 in My Hundredth Post

Soon, we will all be celebrating the onset of 2017. Before 2016 bids goodbye, I have another milestone to celebrate – I am scoring a century! Yes, that’s right. This is my hundredth post. I wanted it to be a landmark in more ways than one. Hence, I decided this post would be about the UNESCO World Heritage Sites I visited during 2016. Coincidentally, there are 16 of these! Instead of keeping this post chronological, I am going to mix…

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Mauritius for FUN (Part II)

Mauritius for FUN (Part II)

In the last issue, you had read about my first three days in Mauritius (You may read it here). This edition brings you my exploits from the rest of the trip – Mauritius – A 9-lettered word for FUN (Part II). For Part-I, click here! Mauritius – A 9-lettered word for FUN (Part II) On our fourth morning in Mauritius, we were looking forward to a spectacular sunrise. The sun did appear, but only momentarily. It decided to peep out from…

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Mauritius – A 9-lettered word for FUN

Mauritius – A 9-lettered word for FUN

Recently, Mauritius Tourism had invited me to visit the Island nation. Though it was my third visit there, this weeklong visit left a life-long impression. I am privileged to share the experience with you. Since it was a packed fun-filled itinerary, the story is being shared in two parts. The fun in the itinerary prompted me to aptly title the story as Mauritius – A 9-lettered word for FUN. Here’s Part-I of my Mauritius story that appears in June 2016 issue…

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My Article – Enter the Illusion

My Article – Enter the Illusion

Recently, Mauritius Tourism had invited me to visit that Island nation. During this trip, I also visited Curious Corner, an illusion-filled abode in Southwest Mauritius. My account of this visit appeared in BLink – the weekend Magazine of The Hindu’s Business Line. The published article is reproduced below. My Article – Enter the Illusion A house in the southwest corner of Mauritius is the most intriguing tribute to Dutch artist MC Escher. Through his works, MC Escher, Dutch artist and…

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Simbel Wonder

Simbel Wonder

This article was published in Times Travel in September 2010. Lisbon. 7th July 2007. While other worthy contending monuments (including the Taj Mahal) anxiously waited to know their fate in the worldwide voting for the nomination of new 7 wonders, one specific landmark — the Pyramids of Giza — was turning all the other contenders green with envy. These pyramids had already been given an honorary nomination, even before the voting concluded! Well, that was not so surprising since, for most people, Egypt stands…

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