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Taungpulu Kaba-Aye Monastery – a Buddhist temple in California

Whenever I look at my camera sitting alone on my table, an urge to pick it up and get outside to a new place overcomes me often. And then something incredible happens. I end up exploring a new place; a new perspective. On our way to the Big Basin Redwood State Park in California, we visited a Buddhist temple, the Taungpulu Kaba- Aye Monastery – a hidden gem. It is situated amidst redwood trees. This place is a stark contrast to the otherwise high paced silicon valley of California.

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A bouquet of beautiful sunsets!

I have a very simple prescription for an idyllic life; fill your life with some spectacular sunrises and serene sunsets. I have been following this for long. Sunsets never cease to amaze me. A resplendent sunset can put a sparkling end, even to a dull and chaotic day, and promise a new dawn. Nights no matter how long and dark, slowly melt away with the rising sun, and we all live anew. I feel that the past is accumulating more and future is receding fast. Let me look back to the bouquet of beautiful sunsets that are etched in my heart forever.

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travel realizations, Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

A sea cave, a canoe and a thrill in Phang Nga Bay, Phuket, Thailand!

When I explore different facets of nature I find myself exude nothing other than unalloyed joy. These experiences are unparalleled to any. Today I will write about one such experience in Phang Nga Bay which is a Ramasar site, located in the Andaman sea between the island of Phuket and the mainland of the Malay peninsula of southern Thailand. An extensive section of the bay has been protected as the Ao Phang Nga National Park, famous for its classic karst (landscape underlain by limestone) scenery and is a network of 42 islands and islets.

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Villars-sur-Ollon – A beautiful Swiss village!

hushhhhhhhh!! Don’t speak, forget all uncertainties, keep aside all your problems for the moment. Come, I will take you to a place where peace is the only comfort amidst the silence that breaks occasionally when the soft breeze flows in between the green leaves. Perhaps, appreciation and mesmerizing glance are the only things that we can give back to this beautiful land. It claims nothing though! It only gives unconditionally.

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An unusual love story between the sky and the cloud.

An unusual love story between the sky and the cloud!

Sun drenched mornings that bask in the golden sunshine, walking with the tweeting and chirping birds, adorned with a shimmering blue sky above, filled with fragrances from rose, jasmine, violet and that of lily and the soothing breeze caressing it with tender touch, are indeed invigorating and exquisite. But did you ever feel the loneliness of the sky in such mornings? It shimmers yet remains quiescent, it is charming yet motionless. I feel the sky wait for her beloved in those mornings. But whom does the sky love?

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Shores of Lake Geneva

A journey with Jane Austen along the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland!

A solitary evening walk along the shores of Lake Geneva has become my favorite pastime with the advent of spring.

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Testimony of Nature’s Patience – Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA

One of the open secrets of nature’s pace is patience. I realized this when I saw the Grand Canyon.

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Voss, Norway

Exuberance of Nature in Voss, Norway

Sometimes the concatenation of time, place, the surroundings, the people around and experiences results in unsolved contradictions when compared with our expectations. Our minds start to delve in a veritable labyrinth of despair. I am cognizant of the fact that these contradictions are passing ripples which fade away with time. Perhaps perseverance could be our greatest asset and patience could be the lovely antidote to our restless minds. When I come across such situations, the quest for tranquility becomes the need of the hour. The best resort to retreat is nature undoubtedly.

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