My favourite 10 things to do in Berlin

Amidst the quintessential chaos of a sought-after city, Berlin shines as bright as the midday sun. Once a war-torn capital speaks volumes to all those who listen.  Even if you are averse to cities, Berlin, infused with so much history, culture and art scene can make you think differently about cities.

Europe, Germany, Wanderlusting

In Photos: A quick guide to Antwerp, Belgium

As a big fan of handsome heroes slaying monsters, the folklore to the tell the story of how Antwerp got its name appealed to me even more.

The Grote markt in the old town flaunts a stunning fountain of baroque Brabo.  Legend has it that a giant named Antigoon lived close to the river Scheldt. He collected a toll from the boatmen crossing the river and chopped off a hand of those who refused to pay and flung it into the river. Then our hero Silvius Brabo entered the scene, took charge of the situation and severed the monster’s hand and threw it into the river, thus giving Antwerp its name. In Dutch Ant stands for hand and werpen is the verb to throw.

Belgium, Europe, Photo Essays, Wanderlusting

Why you should consider Muktinath temple for your next pilgrimage

Muktinath temple Prayer flags flutter along the wall inside the Muktinath temple compound. Just outside the wall Buddhist monks air their blanket on a bed of jagged rocks. A Sadhu (holy man) of Tibetan origin, with his possessions, a bronze ewer, two hardbound books, makes a wooden bench at the main entrance his temporary home. With […]

Asia, Nepal, Photo Essays

Chasing autumn colors in Kiel, Germany

Chasing autumn colors in Kiel Last year was my first European autumn colors experience. The changing colors of autumn foliage affected me so much so that I even bought a winter jacket in yellow to match the season’s color. I wrote about it here.  Thanks to my yellow jacket, my friends started spotting me from […]

Humor, Inspiration, Nature, Photo Essays, Wildlife-Nature
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