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Abby

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Majorcan Paella Mixtas: A lazy Sunday lunch with a traditional feast

A lunch invitation We’re renting James and Antonia’s place in Inca in Mallorca aka Majorca for a few weeks this summer. It’s lovely, the rustic and the modern merging into a beautiful new character. I love the feel of being so far away from the town of Inca, even though it’s just on the other side of the road. Mind you, that’s a 40-minute walk though. Our second Sunday here, James and Antonia invite us to spend Sunday afternoon with them and their friends…

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How the majesty of Masada awed me

Majestic Masada While on our way to discover the secrets of the Dead Sea region and the healing properties of the Dead S ea, we stopped for a few hours at Masada. The 2000 year old fortification once housed King Herod’s palace, with its 3 rock terraces, overlooking the Dead Sea. We took the cable car up to the top, (the easy way), although there were some brave souls that took the infamous snake path up. At the top of Masada…

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Discovering the Dead Sea region

As I was saying earlier, as part of my trip to Israel we spent a few days in different locations. The diversity and beauty of the country is truly amazing. Our next stop on the tour was the Dead Sea area. So we left Tel Aviv early in the morning and headed towards the Dead Sea region. The Dead Sea The Dead Sea, also known as Yam Ha-Melah or the Sea of Salt is the lowest place on Earth, 400 meters…

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Naturally Eilat – Visiting the southern-most tip of lsrael

‘Where else?’ That’s right, ‘WHERE ELSE‘ is an Israel Tourism Conference organized each year by Ortra that helps travel agents from around the world learn about everything Israel has to offer. I had the opportunity to be a part of this amazing journey, and it was well worth it!! As part of the group that did the Southern circuit of Israel, I visited Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, Eilat and Jerusalem over a period of 7 days. Eilat, at the…

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To the boy who bit my hair off

We talked again the other day, just like we used to do way back when. Long hours of talking about this and that, about everything and nothing. And I wanted to reach across the screen and touch your face like I used to, and trace the corners of your smile. And it hurt. For an instant I wished things had been different. I wished that the agape love that we’d hoped for, would somehow appear. I wished that our simple…

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Vienna Woods, Heiligenkreuz, Mayerling and scary voices

Being woken up in Graz by a scary voice Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? I was woken up in the middle of the night by a low repetitive voice that almost scared me witless. After turning on the night lamp in our hotel room in Graz, I realized that the sound was coming from my sister over in the next bed. And in whatever dream state she was in she sounded…

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One Wine Day in SA!

It was some time ago that I visited the beautiful country of South Africa with my folks… and what an amazing experience it was! We saw plenteous stunning places, but the one that stood out the most for its scenic beauty and landscape was the Winelands. It being the first leg of our journey, we were still a bit jet lagged and didn’t want to run the risk of driving around on our own. So we opted for a seat-in-coach…

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Chiang Mai: Travelling to the Gem of the North

“Not going to Bangkok or Pattaya? Not even Krabi or Koh Samui? Are you Serious? But that’s where all our Indian brethren always go!” Our friends had a bit of a puzzled expression on their face when we announced we were off to Chiang Mai. My response was a slight grimace, followed by a long sigh. Had we chosen the right destination to spend our Diwali holidays by picking “Chiang Mai”, a supposedly picturesque city in Northern Thailand? My wife…

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Chandoli National Park with Jungle Lore

A much deserved break in the rains So my friend decided we needed a break from work, and an easy trek in the rain would be perfect! She called up one of her adventure loving friends and set us up for a 3 day trip with this jungle loving trekking group called Jungle Lore. The group would meet us at Kolhapur and take us to Chandoli National Park which is 2 hours away from there. Kolhapur being far away from…

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J’ai mangé des vers! (Eating worms and 3D Fun at Futuroscope)

Getting there It was almost a year ago now. I remember waking up early to the smell of fresh coffee and croissants. The perks of travelling in France! Well, anyway. It was a long 2 hour drive from Sables D’Olonne to Poitiers and we wanted to get there before Futuroscope opened at 10 am. So we left by 7:30 am and got there around 9:45 am to find decently long queues to get in, even for a Tuesday. At Futuroscope…

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Brettlejause with Stefanie and Rupert at Buschenschank Schaar

One of the stops on our autumn Austrian trip was Graz. We spent two nights there which was quite enough to see the entire city. Having a limited number of days off, we were deliberating between Klagenfurt and Graz, but Graz won because of the Schloßberg or Schlossberg. It was a good climb. But that’s another story. What I wanted to write about today was Stefanie and Rupert, and Brettlejause at the Buschenschank. My sis and I looked for places…

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