Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Finally got Leh'd!

When you ask a biker about his dream ride, 10/10 bikers would say a trip to Leh. Being a biker myself, I have been planning for this since 2007 and finally in the May of 2018, I along with my wife finally managed to fly to the mighty Leh. There is some bit of convincing (my better half) left to do this on the two wheels. Hopefully that will happen soon.😇


Romance, thrill, danger, action and tranquility - Leh has got it all. Whatever the eyes can see appears to be naturally photo-shopped.

As I sat down to capture this experience, I was short of words. There is so much to express! 

More on Leh coming soon... 

P.S. This one is very close to my heart and has a dedicated chapter. Watch out for this Ladakh chapter on my blog for more feeds.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Once upon a time in Cluj-Napoca - Impressions

"Welcome to Transylvania - the land of Dracula," Sergiu (my colleague) said. The city's history dates back to centuries and has several architectural masterpieces spread across. While roaming through the city, you are never too far from a church OR a museum OR a park.

Cluj-Napoca from Hotel Belvedere
Transfiguration Church
Biserica Înălţarea Domnului



Friday, January 12, 2018

Oktoberfest 2017, Munich

I am one of the lucky souls who got a chance to witness the grandeur of this once in a year event - THE OKTOBERFEST.
Picture says it all - ONE WAY people! (P.C. Girish)
A lot of BEER! (P.C Girish)

             
CROWD (P.C. Girish)

























When I imagined the sight of Oktoberfest, I was expecting a street in Munich bursting with people, food and drinks all around. The actual sighting was not so different except there was no street – it was a huge open ground with a lot of people, drinks, music, food and GIGANTIC RIDES!
First things first – It’s a 16-18 day event majority of which is in second half of September and runs until the first weekend of October each year. It takes place every year at a huge open space near the train station Theresienwiese.

Monday, January 1, 2018

One day in Munich

"WOW, you will be in Munich! Take a hotel near the airport, hire a car and just drive on the Autobahn," a friend of mine suggested. Too bad, I just had one day and had to prioritize several other attractions over the Autobahn.
M for Munich
So, what all can you do when you are in Munich for just a day apart from enjoying the Bavarian beer?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Taj "The Mind-blowing" Mahal, India

As of 26 January 2017, one of the 7 wonders of the world included "The Taj Mahal." For this one, without telling you what you all know, let me just say that this monument is simply mind-blowing.
Taj "the mind-blowing" Mahal

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Masroor Rock Cut Temple - The Indian Sphinx

When I looked at the rock cut complex for the first time, I was able to locate a sphinx like structure in the center. It had a replica too which was destroyed during the earthquake in 1905.

The Masroor Rock Cut Temple - Can you locate the sphinx like structure?
 If you take a look closely at the center, you can locate a sphinx like structure on either side of the Thakurdwar (entrance)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Charging Bull of Wall Street, Manhattan, New York City

"The Bull's head is lowered to the left and the bull has taken the pose to ravage anything in its path."

They say it symbolizes prosperity and aggressive financial optimism. My first look at the Charging Bull made me feel as if some one has paused as action movie. 

Taming the beast
The sculpture by artist Arturo Di Modica is made of Bronze, about five meters long from head to tail and weighs 3,200 kilograms.

Fun fact: Tourists love to rub the bronze balls of Wall Street's Charging Bull statue as it is believed that it will bring them good luck.