The Journey to Kazbegi

As most people say, “it’s the journey and not the destination” Yes, very true on this particular trip I did during my stay in Georgia. This day out trip is operated by most tour operators in the city as it is a popular destination highlighted with the Gergeti Church which was built on top of the mountain. However, on this post, I will be sharing only the wonderful experience of the journey as it is the road trip that really made my day!!! Most of the members of the group I joined to the trip to David Gareja Monastery have not […]

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David Gareja Monastery

Visiting David Gareja Monastery can be done in a day and it’s worth the visit. The monastery is located in Kakheti, southeast of Tbilisi near the  Azebaijan border. We left Tbilisi at 11:00H and arrived at the  site at around 13:00H including photo stops. The monastery  is located in a very remote area where there is no road access, totally isolated from the community. The last  village was called Udabno and from there our driver drove off road, on a dirt track up and down  the hills. Reaching the site, we set off on our own to explore the surroundings. […]

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White Zuerich

It was in the end of October and early November 2012 when my restless feet roamed around Zuerich. It was basically a business trip but of course leisure would always have its way. Landed in Zuerich at 6AM in the morning and upon boarding the  train going to the hotel, I saw some white cottony little drops starting to cover the roofs of the houses. OMG it’s snowing! I have the fear of  cold temperatures which I believe is  the “kitty” in me hence whenever I travel to cold countries I have to leave maximum first half of November before […]

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Nostalgic Berlin

Today is a holiday and I was lazy in bed in the morning, laptop on my bedside table, checked FB page, scrolled and among the posts is this:   Like a speed of a lightning, memories flashed back that automatically I cracked smile with the feeling of longing to travel back in time, those wonderful days spent in Berlin…..as I navigated the FB page, I stumbled upon another post again, here it go I asked myself,  “is it Berlin nostalgia day today”? I have shared several destinations I visited on this blog site but nothing was written about Germany and […]

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Visiting Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle, built in 1130 on top of an extinct volcano and a World Heritage Site is one of the major tourist attraction in Scotland. The castle has been home to the kings and queens of Scotland whenever they are staying in city. As usual, the weather was not at it’s best that morning in June 2007 as I got out of the train station in Edinburgh. It was cloudy with rain showers and temperature was freezing for me.  Having my survival kit, the city map, I walked through the roads of Edinburgh locating the Edinburgh Castle…….. The castle is […]

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Hexebella Walked Around Durham

Subsequent to my previous post on taking a break at Durham Marketplace, I continued my walking tour around Durham. I was enchanted by its old buildings and architecture, cobbled streets and some old houses. Most of the people roaming the place, I believe, were tourists like me who were exploring the lovely city. I found a footpath along the River Wear, it was full of greenery and the atmosphere so serene that one could hear only the birds chirping.   I also met a few joggers along the way. As I go further, I saw 3 teen-agers down the river bank […]

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Restless Feet on Break at Durham Marketplace Square

Feet weary and needed a break has found a place to stop for a while at the Durham Market Place Square. The place is a spacious square with benches and serves a meeting place or simply just to leisurely hang around when the weather is nice. I decided to stop and sit and look around the lovely old structures around me. A famous statue at the background stands at the center of the square. He is the Marquis of Londonderry who fought many battles, hence the statute is that of a soldier in a military uniform riding a horse. According […]

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Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral as the name suggests, is located in the city of Durham in Durham County. The cathedral is the icon of this lovely city which was built in the late 11th century. There are several trains that travels from Newcastle to Durham, I just can’ t remember which one brought me to Durham. I remember the Virgin trains and GNER, and that was in May 2007, could be by now there are more train companies that serve this route. Travel time is very quick, approximately 15-20 minutes. As I came out of the train station towards the street, this […]

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By the Quayside (Newcastle Upon Tyne May 2007)

I landed in Newcastle at 11AM, had lunch, took a nap and at 4:00 pm went to the Quayside  to look around. As I came from Muscat having a temperature ranging from 40-45C, the 10C in Newcastle was freezing for me. Newcastle lies at the north side of the River Tyne  and Gateshead on the south side. The Quayside has a promenade where one can enjoy a leisure walk by the River Tyne enjoying the view and fresh air. It is also lined with different restaurants and bars that makes the place vibrant even at night time. The huge glass […]

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