Destination Anywhere!!!

Where is the one place you would never want to go on vacation that other people seem to love?

I will start this post with one of my favorite Jon Bon Jovi numbers “Destination Anywhere“, it came rocking to my mind with this prompt.

Darlin’, I’m tired of living just in your dreams ,I’m getting out
You know we both sold our souls,We’re just growing old in this sleepy, dead-end town.

Destination Anywhere!!! Name a place and I ‘ll be there, pack your bags and we disappear.

Vacations are meant to provide:

  1. A Break from daily chores, per se from office, kids from school and home.
  2. A time to connect with family and friends.

This in turn helps us gives us a fresh lease of life.

What destinations to choose:

1-In Nature’s Lap

I choose any destination stop as my vacation which is surrounded by natural beauty. I like to explore more towards the gift of God and delicacies nature has provided to us and spend time exploring them instead of going for exploring the most happening cities.

Exploring the Solitude of the beach

Exploring the Solitude of the beach @ http://agileopedia.com/
Exploring the Solitude of the beach @ http://agileopedia.com/

2-Cultural Diversity

Nikko Shrine Japan World Heritage Shrines @ http://agileopedia.com
Nikko Shrine Japan World Heritage Shrines @ http://agileopedia.com

Another interesting factor is to explore the diverse culture this world offers us. Every place, country,city has its own religion, food, culture, people, they have so much to offer. It is a wonder to get to know more about them. When I was in Japan I was fortunate to be there during the Golden Week, a week in which the country celebrates, it is their longest vacation period. I made the most of it by visiting the world heritage sites at Nikko, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Falls and Yomoto Onsen(natural spa); exploring their cultures and closely watching some religious ceremonies and processions. I was very impressed by it.

Food Display in a Japanese Restaurants @ http://agileopedia.com
Food Display in a Japanese Restaurants @ http://agileopedia.com

I love to get surrounded by the serenity and beauty of the snow filled mountains, sitting by the river, lake or ocean, exploring the wild, watching the sunrise and sunset in the ocean, streaming in the backwaters.The Alps, Himalayas, The Andes to the Rocky mountains to Leh Ladakh all come under the list of places to visit. I would like to give them a priority followed by visiting the man made wonders from historic times to the sci fi ones.

Diya(earthen lamps) lit by devotees for worship to Goddess Durga, the God of Power.@ http://agileopedia.com
Diya(earthen lamps) lit by devotees for worship to Goddess Durga,the God of Power. @ http://agileopedia.com
Tokyo Tower at Night @http://agileopedia.com
Tokyo Tower at Night @http://agileopedia.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very few people are aware about the Tokyo Tower and that it is taller than the Eiffel Tower.

A place which would never come under my radar – Huh, I think the thought of a desert scares me, the tough life, hot sand winds, I would be reluctant to be there – it is better to leave it to Bear Grylls and let him do it for us.

Happy Posting Month #NaBloPoMo

Do you consider yourself a “professional” blogger?

So are you a professional blogger?

Am I a professional blogger. I don’t know, I am a blogger first and then I let others decide whether its professional or not.

The point is, who is a professional blogger, is there a dictionary or a set of rules to be one.

Blogging is a passion for me and I improve as every day passes by, I have better ideas as I wrote each post. I am learning, and it is an empirical process for me which I believe will never end.

This habit of mine leads me to scribble my thoughts and share with everyone, I say to myself despite all odds I have to make it post-a-day.

There is a long way to go, a never-ending road so currently I would like everyone to post, post and post and don’t bother about being professional… following this chant, soon you will become professional.

Happy Posting Month #NaBloPoMo

What is your favorite holiday memory?

So what’s your favourite holiday memory. I would like to hare my bit.

My visit to the Himalayan city of Manali is among one of the most remembered holidays. Manali located in the Himalayas in the Indian State of  Himachal is a city surrounded by snow clad mountains, devadār trees kissing and reaching out the skies, the chilled weather and River Beas in the back drop. It is a perfect romantic get away around Delhi.

There are certainly reasons more than these as to why this is my favourite trips:

  1. We visited the place on our first anniversary and it was the first time my wife witnessed snowfall and any hill station. She was like wow, when she saw the snow-clad mountains and when at the Solang Valley(a place filled with snow, having skiing, rides etc) she went bonkers. How can we forget the taste of coffee amidst sitting in the snow.
  2. It was hypnotized to see the snow fall and the clouds pass by us.
  3. Visit to the Hidimba temple was quite unique, she holds a high  religious faith among the locals.
  4. As my daughter was not born at this time, she would always get angry whenever we watch the photo slides or videos. She would complain to take her at the same place to which I add to her worries by replaying, Hey you need to get married for that. And then she starts the war with me…
Surfing in the snow
Surfing in the snow
Snow Filled Mountains: Himlayan Range
Snow Filled Mountains: Himlayan Range

Thanks for reading the stuff happy holidays.

Happy Posting Month #NaBloPoMo

This too shall pass….

These are very simple yet powerful four words. This phrase is an adage which signifies that we can use it at good as well as negative moments. It helps you to maintain a balance when you are elated or you are grief stricken or in a tough phase of your life.

The origins lead to Arabs kings although I have not dug much on it.

Indeed I heard a fable around it which I would like to narrate here.

Emperor Akbar belonging to the Mughal dynasty during 1560 had a flair and love for arts, culture and literature. He had a wise courtesan called Birbal. There are many folk-fares of Akbar and Birbal which are famous in the Indian sub continent however this one is short and inspiring.

So once Akbar was having a walk in the town with Birbal and suddenly he asked him “What is the phrase which can be used in both happy and sad moments. When I am sad it will make me feel happy and when I am happy it would make me feel sad.”

Birbal very wit-fully replied,  “Majesty it is indeed, This too shall pass“.

When you are happy it will make you feel sad that this enjoyment is short lived and soon the moment will vanish. When you are low it will make you feel good that it is not here to stay.

Although there are separate origins of the saying and you can do a wiki, I wanted to share this with you all as it is short and inspiring.

Stay blessed and happy…. and keep posting . Celebrating #NaBloMoPo.

A day without being connected…

I am back…. feeling good and proud and what a time to be back, its NaBloPoMo. National Blog Posting Month is here, so raise your sleeves, get your writing juices flowing and make a rocking start for this month. 

Coming back to the post, I was going through a tight schedule and repented not getting time to post. Suddenly something cracked, Ahhhh! my Note 3 was down and it blacked out.

Owing to the busy schedule I was not able to run it through the service center. So I got disconnected from the world. Fortunately my life and work survives as long as I am sending and receiving emails.

I wanted to share this wonderful feeling that I have been through i.e. living without my mobile. No worries to carry it, now fears to forget or no handle with cares. Checking emails over mobile was gone so all worries gone while I am eating, relaxing, sipping coffee or with my family, no intruders.

You just feel so relaxed and suddenly I was getting connected to more and more people around me and talked to them more than I used to do.

So what would I like to speed up or slow down. The following comes to my mind immediately:

  1. Going through the current ordeal I would like to speed up the process in which repairing any faulty devices takes less time.
  2. Thereafter I would like to speed up the process of getting babies born may be 9 weeks. A little bit of time is good as my wife and myself enjoyed this duration, however at times you feel to shorten it.
  3. Speed up the recovery of people suffering from critical illness.
  4. Speed up the week days and down the week ends.

Enjoy your weekend and have a blast, come back here and share some words to last.