Category: travels

Maldives…..Sea Shells by the Sea Shore

As of July 15, 2020 this island nation in the Indian Ocean is reopening for international tourism with few strings attached. But before we jump onto the first available flight we need to check country specific travel advisories. Feb. 2019…..Surfing the television on a particularly boring day I am riveted by Becca Kufrin, the star…

Beijing- A Contrasting Bouquet of Largeness

A re-visit or virtual travel after gap of eleven years (2009) and Beijing, like rest of China, still remains an enigma. Its latest product, Covid-19 or Corona virus, lives up to the ‘humongous’ attitude of the country…..expandable enterprise. As we, all over the world, battle with inevitable lockdowns, a virtual visit brings back memories of…

The Dragon Wagged Its Tail…Hong Kong-Beijing-Shanghai ExpressTrain Journey…

TRAIN JOURNIES REVISITED…. Train journeys, whether in home country or across continents, is a sure way of stepping on stones and warts. I am no stranger to train travel, short or lengthy, reveling in the feeling of searing across open land or tearing through crowded cities. But few have been flabbergasters as the one I…

Toronto Summer–Unionville vibes

Another bright sunny summer day and this time it is Unionville, the historic village in Markham, 33 km north east from Toronto. The quintessential European Village, founded in 1794, owes its existence to the mills in the early 1840s. In fact the name is derived from Ira White’s Union Mills.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unionville,_Ontario The centerpiece of this…