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Beautiful paintings in the Louvre, Paris – world’s largest museum!

The Louvre is the world’s largest museum. It is located in the city of love, Paris, which is of course the capital of France! It has 35,000 objects on display over an area of 72,735 square meters. On a chilly…

Christmas market in Strasbourg, France – the oldest and biggest in Europe!

Christmas market in Strasbourg, France – the oldest and biggest in Europe!

Whenever the calendar marks the start of December in a year, my mind and heart automatically switch to a festive mood. Twinkling lights all around, big Christmas trees and discounts in shopping malls signal that Christmas is on its way.…

A coffee cup and a story in Thonon – A small French town!

A coffee cup and a story in Thonon – A small French town!

I often have a feeling that afternoon are meant to be lazy, and if it is late summer and it happens to be a Sunday and you are taking a stroll by the lakeside in a small French town, a…

Cannes – A city in the French Riviera that rolls out the red carpet to glitz and glamour every year

Cannes – A city in the French Riviera that rolls out the red carpet to glitz and glamour every year

Moments were floating like a cloud in the mind, and when they bumped into the right cord, drizzling started, followed by a heavy shower. Slowly, silently and undeviatingly, I got soaked in the drizzle; a drizzle of glimpses of that…

The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte – A winner of many battles in Paris, France!

The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte – A winner of many battles in Paris, France!

Business magnets, actors, artists, doctors, engineers, scientists, common men, poor men, etc all receive a  gift of peace and silence from death! No partiality at all though our society has always been partial to privileged ones during life and after…

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Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Louvre, Paris – The portrait with an enigmatic smile!

She has that kind of beauty which may give peace to our eyes, but not to our mind, I thought, while seeing Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world in the Louvre museum in Paris. Her pair…

A day in the romantic French town of Evian!

A day in the romantic French town of Evian!

Welcome to the small romantic French town of Evian on the shores of Lake Geneva. Away from the hustle and bustle of a city, crowd and daily routine, the juxtaposition of a small town alongside the blue lake and the…

Christmas market in Strasbourg, France – the oldest and biggest in Europe!

Whenever the calendar marks the start of December in a year, my mind and heart automatically switch to a festive mood.

Twinkling lights all around, big Christmas trees and discounts in shopping malls signal that Christmas is on its way.

It is not only on 25th, but every day in the month of December becomes a celebration in small and varied ways.

I celebrate in December primarily by seeing a new place every year. Once I went to Goa in India, once to the leaning tower of Pisa in Italy, once to a Christmas village in Switzerland and another year I explored the Christmas market in Strasbourg in France, which is one of the oldest and biggest Christmas markets in Europe.

Today I will share with you all my experience of visiting the Christmas market (or as the French say “Marche de Noel”) in Strasbourg.

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The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte – A winner of many battles in Paris, France!

Business magnets, actors, artists, doctors, engineers, scientists, common men, poor men, etc all receive a  gift of peace and silence from death! No partiality at all though our society has always been partial to privileged ones during life and after death. Perhaps we all have seen a king’s palace in any tourist destination and rarely that of a farmer’s house or a carpenter’s house. The lives of late eminent and rich personalities and also their tombs have always been a center of attraction. Only death is impartial not the society. No, I don’t have any intention to write about such contradictions that exist in our society. Instead, I intend to take you all to the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte – a winner of many battles, in the French capital of Paris!

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Stunning Motherhood Art in San Francisco Museums

Mother is not just a word but a feeling. It has a profound influence on our lives, not from the day we were born but from the time we were in the realm of possibility. We start from her.

The Golden Gate Bridge, the bustle of Chinatown, the vibrant murals of the Mission – these are San Francisco’s iconic landmarks.

But for me, the city’s true magic lies within its museums. As a mother myself, I’ve always been drawn to how artists, across centuries and cultures, have portrayed motherhood.

Let’s step away from the familiar sights and venture into the galleries where brushstrokes and sculptures reveal the power, complexity, and beauty of a mother’s love.

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30 Best Places to See Christmas Lights in The San Francisco Bay Area

Christmas lights in the San Francisco Bay Area will light you up with delight this winter.

Not just San Francisco – a timeless urban retreat, but the cities like San Jose, San Carlos, Fremont, Palo Alto, Monterey, and Oakland, offer magical wonderlands of Christmas lights and decorations and exude a cheering warmth.

Stroll the mile-long stretches of streets decked with sparkling lights and see the houses beautifully and creatively festooned with decorations and soak up all the festive spirit.

Christmas is a perfect time to make new memories together with family and loved ones.

Here is a list of fabulous places to see Christmas Lights in the San Francisco Bay Area where you can bask in the glow of holiday light displays.

A magical ambiance awaits you at each of these places. Plan your December weekends ahead and enjoy.

Happy holidays 🎅!

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55 Top things to do in Napa Valley Besides Wine Tasting

Napa Valley, California’s enchanting wine country, offers a plethora of activities and experiences that go far beyond wine tasting.

Known for its picturesque vineyards, world-class cuisine, and luxurious accommodations, this idyllic region is a favorite destination for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in the beauty and allure of California wine country.

As one of the top wine country getaways near the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley is both accessible and inviting for a wide range of visitors.

With its diverse range of attractions, Napa Valley wine country provides the perfect backdrop for unforgettable adventures, whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned wine-country traveler.

In this article, I’ve curated a list of 55 top things to do in Napa Valley besides wine tastin, that highlight the region’s unique charm and appeal.

The list features a diverse array of outdoor activities, culinary delights, cultural experiences, and artistic discoveries.

Explore the hidden gems and lesser-known treasures that make Napa Valley a must-visit destination in California wine country.

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16 Top Wine Country Getaways Near the San Francisco Bay Area – Sip, Savor, and Explore

Welcome to my guide to the Top Wine Country Getaways near the San Francisco Bay Area – Sip, Savor, and Explore.

The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its stunning natural beauty, bustling cities, world-class cuisine, and thriving technology industry.

But did you know that it’s also one of the premier wine regions in the world?

With its sunny climate, a diverse range of grape varieties, and fertile soil, the San Francisco Bay Area is home to some of the best wineries and vineyards in California.

From the rolling hills of Napa Valley to the rugged coastline of Monterey County, there’s no shortage of beautiful wine country getaways to explore.

In addition to fantastic wines, these wine country destinations also offer plenty of things to see and do, making them perfect for a weekend getaway or a more extended stay.

You can visit historic sites, explore charming small towns, enjoy live music, or simply relax with a glass of wine while enjoying the stunning views.

So pack your bags, grab a glass, and get ready to indulge in the flavors, aromas, and landscapes of California’s wine country.

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35 Top things to do in Berkeley, California

Nestled in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Berkeley, California, is a city that defies categorization and is considered one of the most socially progressive cities in the United States.

It’s a place where cutting-edge technology and innovative ideas collide with a rich history of social activism and progressive politics.

The city, named after the renowned Irish philosopher Bishop George Berkeley, lends an air of intellectual curiosity and forward-thinking spirit to this diverse and dynamic city.

The city is perhaps best known for its world-renowned university, the University of California, Berkeley.

The university has long been a hub for academic and intellectual activity, with a faculty and student body that includes some of the brightest minds in the world.

Berkeley is also known for its bustling arts scene, delectable cuisine, and stunning natural beauty.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time resident, there’s always something new to discover in Berkeley.

So come along as I dive into the 35 top things to do in Berkeley, California – an endlessly fascinating city! Get ready to be inspired, entertained, and perhaps a little bit surprised.

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