Travel

Bali… and Beyond!

Bali is a fascinating island that lies within an exotic Indonesian archipelago of more than 17,000 islands. Shrouded in spirituality, it’s famous for its active volcanoes, monkey jungles, and mystical temples. Shoba Rani, who travelled to Bali along with her sister Rani and friends Usha, Nirmala, and Vijaya, takes us through her getaway to Bali and the highlights of Indonesia.

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Coasts, Hills and Cliffs!

“On New Year Eve we settled in a café, lit with candles, playing live music, slightly tipsy in the salty ocean air. We had the first magical date 
of 2018.”

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UK -Shop and Play!

Aamna Salman is a vivacious dentist and freelance makeup artist from Hyderabad who loves travelling. “Travelling helps me with new ideas and widens my horizon a great deal. I enjoy meeting new people and am constantly looking to sharpen my skills, so I take every opportunity I come across,” she shares. Her most recent trip was to London, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, and Birmingham over the span of 12 days. In London, she attended a Masterclass given by one of Hollywood’s top most makeup artists, Mario. She travelled with her mother, Roshina Salman, whom she considers the absolute best company.

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Blossoms Blooming!

Shama Sikander is an Indian actor who has appeared in television serials and

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What are the do's and don'ts' when you are in Barbados?

Here are the do’s and don’t’s on a Barbados holiday
 

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Rich Culture and Good Vibes

Smita Joseph works for a software company from Hyderabad, and recently went on an official trip to Jaipur. But she stayed back after to explore the city, and travelled to Pushkar as well. Smita loves to travel, both solo and with her close friends and family. “It makes me more aware of the different kinds of people that come from different backgrounds and have diverse upbringings, which results in a different mindset than mine,” she says, “as my job requires quite a bit of interaction with people, this helps me to put into perspective where they might be coming from, and be more efficient in fulfilling my responsibilities. It is also an escape from the din of the city and a break from routine that I need every few months to rejuvenate.” Naturally, the 
week-long trip to Rajasthan was an opportunity that this travel enthusiast simply could not let slide. 
 

 “It was amazing to see that a tiny place like Pushkar has so much to explore and offer in terms of stores, food, the lake, and learning experiences. That’s what made me fall in love with the little town.”

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Getting Adventurous!

Vyshakh enjoys everything about trekking, including navigating winding pathways through tall trees, climbing over tricky rocks, pitching tents in the open, and stargazing well into the night.

“Having a hobby like trekking brings about a balance to the otherwise monotonous city life that many of us lead. Being close to nature reduces anxiety, stress and several other health issues.”

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Raviaving and Relaxing

“I couldn’t have asked for a more well-rounded experience and wide exposure, in spite of the limited time we hand on our hands.”

In Thailand on a seven-day trip, Don Mathews and two of his friends visited Bangkok, Koh Samui, and Phuket. Don loves to travel. “It’s good to take a break and unwind once in a while, as one’s mind can get saturated with work and people,” he says. “Exploring a new place leads to new experiences, exposure to new cultures, languages, and people which in turn expands your mind. Also, the energy levels and wiring you feel in your brain while travelling is fed by a kind of adrenaline rush. Your body has to experience this from time to time, or else one gets used to the monotony of everyday life and neglects to experience life to its fullest.”

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Historically and Culturally Compelling

“CAPPADOCIA IS FULL OF MOUNTAINS THAT HAVE NATURAL CAVES. SO THAT IS ONE THING EVERYONE SHOULD EXPERIENCE, AS THE HOTELS ARE MADE IN THE CAVES.”

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