Dancing House – Praha


Surrounded by the beautiful architecture of Prague, here is a unique masterpiece designed by one of the legendary architects Frank Gehry.
They call it the Dancing House! 

New York Cafe Palace – Budapest

Its like a delicacy. You have to eat there! If not for the food, then maybe for the experience and interior!

P.s. The desserts are nice!

Saint Stephen’s Basilica – Budapest

Apart from the fact that this is a beautiful piece of architecture and a must go place in Budapest, you will also love this square and spending your time here! Even if you go there daily, you won’t get bored! 

We are sure you will love the hustle and bustle here! πŸ˜‰

The Golden Light at Parliament of Budapest

The Parliament of Budapest is also a major tourist attraction. The sun was going down when i took this photograph from the Fisherman’s Bastion at the Buda Castle which itself is a major tourist spot!

Your visit to Budapest is incomplete if you don’t visit these places!

3 Days in Singapore – A short vacation

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands

If you are short on days and want to explore a whole country, Singapore is your destination!
Pack your bags with summer clothes, sun screen, sun glasses and a raincoat because you never know when it will start raining cats and dogs. The sun will be out again very soon so don’t worry! Just make an itinerary and follow it.

Here’s our:

Day one:

We were staying at the Orchard road so started with the Botanical Gardens nearby. Perfect for anyone who’s even slightly fond of plants… My little one loves them!
Be ready to walk though and don’t forget to visit the Orchid Garden in it and the children’s play area if you are travelling with kids. All the walking made us hungry so next stop was Arab street for lunch. You’ll get Turkish, Persian and Arabian cuisine on a street right out of Aladdin’s movie.
Wait for the sun set while shopping some really economical gifts and then head to Gardens by the Bay for a light and music show.

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Sculptures at Botanical Garden

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Botanical Garden

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National Orchid Garden

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Botanical Garden

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Central courtyard of National Orchid Garden

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Sultan Mosque – Arab Street

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Arab Street

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Sultan Mosque – Arab Street

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Musical Light Show at Marina Bay Sands

 

Day two:

Started our day late and went to have brunch at Little India. Like its name it really is a mini India with shopping, food, temples that you can roam around if you have time and don’t mind crowded streets. We took the bus from Little India to the River Side, which was very convenient. Got tickets for the River Cruise, but not the full round and got off at Marina Bay Sands.
Saw the famous Merlion fountain and the Singapore cityscape from the guided cruise and had tea at Marina Bay along some shopping.

Enjoyed the Night Carnival and an art installation & exhibition of Lights.

Ended the Day with a RiversideΒ walk enjoying the night time city scape and the mild breeze.

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River Cruise

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Little India

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River side walk

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Marina Bay Sands

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Merlion

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Art installation along the river

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Art installation along the river

 

Day Three:

Take the subway to Sentosa Island and spend the whole day there!
You will love the Universal Studio while you meet Elmo and friends.

Watch the Sesame Street Show πŸ˜€ and you will be back in Grade 5!

My Boy was in heaven!! And his joy made our whole trip! πŸ™‚

Enjoy till the sun set when it closes and then you can relax at the Crane Dance at City Center. And don’t forget to dine at brilliant restaurants there before you take a train back!

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Sesame Street at the Universal Studios

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You can buy all the toys, mugs, accessories and shirts here by Sesame Street

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Live Sesame Street show

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Shrek’s Palace at Universal Studios

 

We hope you loved this little visual treat from our end although there are a lot of photos but we could not add all of them here!

Don’t forget to share it with your friends who love traveling! πŸ™‚

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Till next one, Good bye!

Tea Lover? How could you miss Mackwoods!

On our Sri Lanka trip, we specially went to Nuwara Elliya to visit the beautiful tea gardens and Mackwoods tea factory. We are huge tea lovers and if we would have missed this, we would have felt very guilty.
So after a nights stay at Kandy, the next morning we drove to the chilly Nuwara Elliya. It’s a fairly beautiful place with small hills adding to its scenic beauty. We reached there around noon and it was cloudy with slight patches of rain. After climbing down the stairs (big risers) we walked through the gardens, took photos and admired this beautiful crop (we have this association with tea πŸ™‚ ). Later, on our request one of the staff members at the museum took us to an introductory visit to the factory inside where they showed us the process and explained how the leaves are picked, crushed, blended, refined and finally packed. The aroma was simply charismatic! (It was dark inside the factory so i am not adding its photos)

From there we went to the cafe where we were served the special Mackwoods tea for tasting (they do not charge for it). As we sat beside a window and sipped our tea, the rain poured down which made our experience even more beautiful. The drops on the window glass, the lush green gardens and the relatively cool weather made our tea taste even better! πŸ™‚
On our way back we bought the signature Mackwoods kettle and some boxes of tea. It was later we figured out that they do not retail it and if you are really lucky you might see it at ODEL (A famous Srilankan store which is almost everywhere).
We have run out of tea boxes and it seems we need to visit Sri Lanka again…but this time we will at least buy a dozen of them! πŸ˜‰

Sunset lover? Galle (Sri Lanka) is a must visit!

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I have travelled to a lot of beaches and capturing seascapes is one of my favourite part in travel photography, but during my stay in Galle fort vicinity in Sri Lanka, i had a chance to view and photograph the sunset at Galle. I was amazed to see the beautiful colors and its hues, while i sat on the fort wall with perfect angle for my shot (I have attached two photographs above).
I recommend this heavenly spot to all the nature lovers, romantics and travel photographers.

Happy viewing guys! πŸ™‚