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  • Travel Tips, from the corner table #fromthecornertable
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    Travel Checklist – Print, Pin, Plan

    My idea of packing has always been to create a huge pile of ‘things to carry’ in one corner of my bed. That pile invariably covers the whole bed leaving me a sliver of space to sleep in. And then, say half a day before I am to leave, I will start frantically dumping things into the bag, much to the exasperation of Maa who loves her things organised.

  • Munnar, from the corner table, #fromthecornertable
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    Tales from Munnar #1

    when summer came in this year, Kerala topped the list of ‘places to travel’ with the quaint Munnar giving a new meaning to ‘rolling hills’ and ‘winding roads’.

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    Touching the Tip, Kanyakumari

    Kanyakumari is a postage-stamp sized town in comparison to other towns that you may have travelled to. You can easily cover the touristy and non-touristy bits of the city in a day.   Hot humid air that carries the smell of sea and scorching sun are two characteristics I will always associate with the town. Those were the two things that shook me when I hopped off the train at Kanyakumari station.

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    Some How-What-Why for Your Athens Trip

    Its summer and everyone is planning their summer holiday! And I have been peppered with queries about Athens. There is not much you cannot do in Athens primarily because tourism being among the main industries, there is a lot of freedom you will enjoy provided you are careful.

  • ‘Trust your gut!’ Tips from a solo female traveller, from the corner table, #fromthecornertable
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    ‘Trust Your Gut!’ Tips from a Solo Female Traveller

    I strongly feel vulnerability is not specific to gender, age or region. A lone individual in a foreign country may be considered easy prey and rather than allow the fear of “What if!” inhibit our movement and the joy of travel, a few conscious measures could make the trip a memorable experience in the good way.

  • Scottish Highlands, from the corner table, #fromthecornertable
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    Winding through the Isle of Skye #2

    Did you know that real estate prices in the Isle of Skye have skyrocketed in recent times and homestay have a six month long waiting period? That is what our charming driver-cum-guide Sean Connery had to say when a fellow tourist asked him the loaded question ‘how has tourism helped locals’.

  • Neist Point, fromthecornertable
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    Winding Through the Isle of Skye #1

    The hike at Neist Point was one of the several glorious experiences that marked the 3-day tour to Isle of Skye that I booked with the Rabbie’s tour company. This tour set off from Edinburgh at an early hour of day 1, took the group of 16 to Portree in the Isle of Skye and then some prominent spots around on days 2 and 3, before returning to Edinburgh by the evening of day 3.

  • Buchanan Street in Glasgow, #fromthecornertable
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    Grit+Glamour+Culture = Glasgow

    “Observe the buildings as you walk through the city. The urban landscape would have changed since 1989 but I am sure the character remains unchanged – it was an interesting combination of grit and culture,” my father told me over the phone. This was him persuading me to make a quick trip to Glasgow nearly 29 years after he had made the trip.