Travel Quote Series – Finding The Beautiful

The ‘City of Joy’ has had its fair share of bad press over the years, but there is much beauty to be found in Calcutta if only one cares to look. Until next time….happy travels, no matter where life takes you. Travel Quote Series (1-15)

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The Chinese Zigzag Bridge

The zigzag bridge is a common feature in classical Chinese gardens. According to local lore (and tourist guides!) zigzag bridges and paths are said to confound evil spirits that can only walk straight lines for whatever reason! But in actual fact, these bridges are mainly decorative features based on the the Zen principle of mindfulness. Their non linear construction forcing one’s attention…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – One Shot, Two Ways

Back to Paris for this challenge, and over to the Pont des Arts. Encrusted with the cadenas d’amour that memorialise undying love! Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend. And don’t forget to check out more ‘One Shot – Two Ways’ here.

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“The City Of The Earth”

“…..By the name of Singui [Suzhou] is to be understood ‘the city of the earth’, as by that of Kinsai [Hangzhou], ‘the city of heaven’ “ ~ From the “Travels Of Marco Polo” At first glance Suzhou seems soulless. With its smoke belching chimneys and traffic choked streets, it is one of the largest manufacturing hubs…

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The Bridges Of Tongli

To any one wondering why I have been switching countries: My posts are chronicles of my past journeys and I took a conscious decision to not stick to any particular order, to make for some variety. Posts (when I have written enough to overflow my front page :-)) can be viewed by destination from the drop down “Destinations”…

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