Travel gives us a unique frontier of knowledge. It starts with curiosity and ends with the expansion of it.
Welcome to Travel Realizations, my travel and realizations blog. I am Chirasree, a life long traveler, an avid reader and thinker. The pursuit of beauty, knowledge, and a meaningful life drives me. Any form of art that challenges the status quo and opens avenues for new thoughts, compassion and knowledge inspires me. I celebrate travel experiences that evoke profound realizations through interaction with nature, culture, museums, historical sites, libraries, exhibitions, and scientific explorations. Through my writing and photographs, I will take you to unique sites and places in North America, Europe, and Asia from the comfort of your digital screen. Join me on a journey around the world that will inspire and delight you!
I often feel days are like roots. The more I spend them in a place, the more that place makes room in my heart and memories.
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California – The place I now call home
Switzerland – The place which instills dreams. I spent six beautiful years in this country.
India – My home country. All human pasts are still alive in this piece of land. A five thousand year epic continues till today.
National Parks – The best idea America ever had
I escape to wilderness to see and feel a world untrammeled by human beings. It is one of the best medicines in this modern world.
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Seasons are my favorite colors
Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance
~ Yoko Ono
Art and Culture
The first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.
~ Chuck Palahniuk
Science and Technology – The pioneer of progress
Science and technology are an integral part of our existence. Travel gives me the opportunity to explore scientific sites and learn from the idiosyncratic lives of scientific pioneers.
Museums – Where time is transformed into space
There is always a small but significant change in my worldview when I come out of a museum or an exhibition. The best museums try to provoke a response in the mind of the audience.
Cosmos of the cities of Europe
Cities of Europe are a microcosm of history, intellect, beauty, art, new ideas, and revolution.
The quest for the meaning of our existence is not new and I am not immune to this quest. Silence in the mountains, chaos amidst crowds and cities, expressions of artists, or sunsets over rolling waves influence my being. I realize…