Review - Travel & Tourism

Capital Calling (Washington DC)

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Torrential rain lashed our car window panes and windshield as we drove into DC. I was a bit depressed as whenever I thought of Washington DC, beautiful buildings, memorials, flags and monuments came to my mind .…not to miss out the grand Smithsonian museums and the chances looked bleak as the sky was overcast and it poured mercilessly. My prayers for a sunny next day continued and were answered as we woke up to a crisply cold morning next day. Our weekend trip to the capital city of the United States was like taking a walk through the past, present and the future of the country….a city that had loads of history to share.

When the 'Gladiator' met the 'Angels & Demons.' (Rome, Italy)

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As we slurped big scoops of gelato on waffle cones, we debated, should we or should we not… Finally we decided that we would throw a coin on Trevi Fountain that would ensure our return to the eternal city. Honestly, I don’t believe in these legends but as I stood in front of the Fontana di Trevi and watched hundreds of people tossing a coin into the waters, I thought may be its worth giving a try and if it doesn’t work till the last day of my life, I can tell people ‘It’s not going to work.’ 

Swami Vivekananda (12th January 1863 - 04th July 1902)

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The World will celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda on January 12, 2012 and the Ramakrishna Math and Mission will begin a four-year-long celebration to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and carry out various projects in several states to commemorate the occasion. 

Rock City ( Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama) United States

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One fine summer morning we drove up the hills of Tennessee to reach Lookout Mountain, the most popular attraction of Chattanooga. Once atop the mountain, we were also in Georgia; geographically, Lookout Mountain belonged to Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama and to see all these three states and four more, we first reached Rock City.

Sherlock Holmes in Switzerland

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The whole world is talking about Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes-A Game of Shadows and I am particularly raving about the most charming Dr.Watson (Jude Law). The film is said to be based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Final Problem’ and after watching the film I fondly remembered my trip to Meiringen. 


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