Kathmandu: Exploring the Capital City

Posted on 24 December 2019 (0)

Image result for kathmandu city

One of the most popular cities of Nepal is its capital city, Kathmandu. This bustling and energetic city was on top of my list while visiting Nepal. This is an incredible city and there are so many things that you can do here. Naturally, as well as culturally, it appeals to all travel enthusiasts. Here is my list of top things to do when you are in Kathmandu.

Head to Swayambhu

This was my first stop in the city. Swayambhu, the ancient temple is also known as the Monkey Temple. There are more than 100 rock steps leading to the temple. I climbed up to the top to get a panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley. It is surely a treat to the eyes. I took a walk around the stupa and the temple.

Go to Bhaktapur

This has been declared as a heritage site by UNESCO. I took a drive to this place. Check out the Nyatapola Temple along with the Durbar Square. There is also the Taumadhi Square to be explored. Get some momo and go exploring Pujari math, 55 Window Palace, and Dattatreya Temple. I could easily explore them all on foot. Click some pictures to take incredible memories back home.

Drop-In at Pashupatinath Temple

It is located in the city itself. Visiting this Hindu temple is one of the best things that you can do when you are in the city. It is known to be really popular amongst the Hindus. The temple is frequented by millions on Shivaratri. It is a huge complex. To visit the complex, you will have to pay a certain fee. I wandered around inside and took a look through the religious site. Spending some quiet time is going to give you great peace of mind.

Abha – What to do and Where to Go?

Posted on 22 June 2019 (0)

Image result for Abha

Abha, the city from Saudi Arabia’s Asir Province is a very popular tourist destination. I visited during the summer time. The primary reason was the frosted mountain and the breathtakingly beautiful scenery. What’s the best part about this city it has cooled breezes all throughout the year. It is the perfect place if you have to escape the summer heat. It has pleasant weather all year round. Here are a few things that you shouldn’t miss out on when you are in this city.

  1. Take a Ride in the Cable Cars

This is the first thing that I did as I step foot in the city. With this activity, you will get a stunning view of nature from the above. However, you have to make sure that the places that provide you with this activity haven’t been closed permanently.

  1. Click Photos of the Abha Dam

Do not forget to visit the Abha Lake Dam. This is a calm and beautiful lakeside that you can stroll around. The greenery of the garden stretches across 300,000 square meters.  What’s best is that you can enjoy some delicious meal here. The view of the lake is a treat for the eye.

  1. Visit the Asir National Park

Are you a bird lover like me? Check out the Asir National Park. The green land is the perfect place to unwind. The large stretch of forest is home to over 170 different bird species. I was surely mesmerized by it.

  1. Climb to Jebel Soudah

Now, it is time to see Saudi Arabia’s tallest peak. The height of the Jebel Soudah is 2910m. Since I was traveling with my family, this was the perfect place to have a picnic. This is because it offers complete privacy to you. The weather was excellent here.

Turin: Explore Different Attractions of the Elegant City

Posted on 26 March 2019 (0)

Turin stands on river Po and is not frequented by tourists at large. However, it has a lot more to offer than you know. The stunning architecture and the culture of the city will melt your heart. It is a perfect blend of old and new. If you are visiting the city any time soon, there are few of my most favorite spots that you can check out.

Palazzo Reale

This is Turin’s Royal Palace and had been established in the 16th century. It is located at the heart of the city and is an iconic building. The square layout of the structure makes it appear unique. The palace’s front façade has stonework with several ornate windows making it look official and stately. Inside I found stunningly designed rooms. It showcases true Italian workmanship. I took a guided tour to learn more about the palace.

Palazzo Madama

The city is filled with several historical buildings. Palazzo Madama is the second most popular one. The original structure has stood for over 100 years and had been renovated in subsequent years. It serves as a defensive fortification and it is only in the 13th century that it turned into a palace. The ornate columns of the front façade are marvelous. I went around marveling at the sculptures. Take the staircase to check out the decadence of different rooms.

Mole Antonelliana

This is the most attractive building in the city. Mole Antonelliana looks up to the skyline and is considered to be an iconic structure. Although it was created in 1889, it looks pretty older. Now, you will find the National Cinema Museum here. I came to learn that this is the tallest museum in the world. It is visible from several points in the city. Do not miss out on this when you visit Turin.

Bromont: Discovering the Varied Activities

Posted on 26 March 2019 (0)

 

Bromont isn’t a popular destination amongst tourists. However, it has more to offer than meets the eye. You will never run out things to do in here. I found this to be a good place for a weekend destination, In case you are planning to visit this city anytime soon, you can check out the best attractions to include in your list.

Balnea

Balnea is a spa and you can miss out on this. It is built on the hill and at the foot of this hill; you are going to find a beautiful lake. Unwind from the drudgeries of your busy life. The lake, as well as the hill, is a part of the facilities offered by the spa. There are relaxation rooms such as the aquarium room and the mini movie theatre. However, it is better not to visit during the winter time as the entire lake and hill are closed. I loved the experience that I had in here.

Ski Area

Skiing is one of my favorite sports. There are many skiing areas that you can take advantage of. Ski Bromont is one such place. It covers an area of 450 acres and has 155 trails. Isn’t that great? You will be surprised to know that this is the largest skiable area which you will come across in Canada. During the summertime, there is a Water Park which offers more than 200 rides. It is a great idea to spend some time here with your family.

Golf Chateau

In case skiing and water parks don’t amaze you then you can go golfing. Golf Chateau is the best place for this purpose. The view it offers is just stunning. The lush green area is a treat for the eyes. Golf lovers will simply love this place.

Suchitoto: For Pure Culture, Visit Here

Posted on 19 March 2019 (0)

Suchitoto is the cultural capital of El Salvador. Its colonial vibe with cobbled streets and blue walls makes it seem time has not passed around.

As our BNB was near Centro Arte Para La Paz, we started off our trip with visiting it. You can also find affordable hostels near Centro Arte Para La Paz apart from some decent BNBs and hotels. We went to a steakhouse after that. In the evening, we headed to Lago Suchitlan which is a man-made lake. My kids were delighted to migrated birds and other species. On the way back, we interacted with pedestrians and local shop owners. One lady was generous enough to welcome us in her blue painted house. She demonstrated a cigar rolling process for us. She told she sells one for 10 cents each. At night we hit a blue and jazz bar.

Next day we visited Los Tercios waterfall. You are advised to wear shoes to be comfortable while climbing to the waterfall. We hiked there apart from enjoying the scenic beauty. We observed the hexagonal rocks which were formed out of ancient lava flow years back. We saw how the indigo industry is still present in formations of Suchitoto. In dinner, we tried Pupusas which a traditional Salvadorian delicacy of Suchitoto. It is basically corn tortillas filled with meat, cheese, and veggies and is served with salad. We also tried Chicha, an alcoholic drink made of corn.

We visited Suchitoto Central Park. Parque San Martin has a beautiful garden, our kids Last day we had breakfast at Museo del cafe and took our flight back.

Its colonial architecture makes you fall in love with this place. If you are planning a visit, it is better to visit in February as, during the entire month of February, Suchitoto celebrates Art in various domestic galleries and locate artists.