Category Archives: Travel

Trip to Turkey Day 1 Part 2 – Turkish Tinder #TurkishDelight

Note: This trip report covers the second half of the first day of our Turkey Travails…I mean Travels. For the introductory part of this series, visit: https://bit.ly/2RQV9jT Our voyage to Istanbul was fairly routine and uneventful, as plane journeys go. … Continue reading

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Trip to Turkey Day 1- The Law of Unintended Consequences #TurkishDelight

When app-based taxi operators Uber and Ola went on an indefinite strike across India, their objectives were: Higher commissions/earnings Better working conditions Enhanced benefits like regular employees, e.g. health insurance Sending us on an unplanned international trip That last one … Continue reading

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Distress Signal

Photo by Graehawk at Pixabay.com The bustling bazaar came to a standstill as Jane’s entire body suddenly lit up, like she was on the verge of going up in flames. Jane looked up in disgust, and then, adjusting her earpiece … Continue reading

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Curtains: The Last Day #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

It was the last day of our trip to Portugal  and our moods were expectedly a bit low. Suddenly  I got an urgent SOS call from the Parque Das Nacoes  or Park Of Nations, in Lisbon, and I rushed there … Continue reading

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Lisbon Springs a Surprise #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

It was the penultimate day of our vacation, and I wanted to gift her something special to remember it by. I thought long, and I thought hard… But nothing came to me. I kept thinking as we waited for our … Continue reading

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The Aftermath #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

They tried to kill me in various ways But my resilient spirit left them in a daze They were crushed, and I, the winner, took it all While they regretted their madness, in taking that near-fatal call   They tried … Continue reading

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The Trek to Jardim Do Mar #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

“It’s 1.9 kilometers from Prazeres to Jardim Do Mar through this mountain trail, and we come down from 565 meters to 35 meters in the process,” I said, reading aloud from the signboard. My wife mulled over this information, and … Continue reading

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A Lazy Day in Prazeres #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

It was a foggy day, and the normally deep blue sea had merged seamlessly with the grey clouds and mist. In short, a perfect day for just lying in the blanket  and catching up on our reading, while drinking copious … Continue reading

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The Object of My Affection #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

The first time I saw her, I knew I had to make her mine. And so, I did everything in my power to get her for myself. However, what I had not bargained for was the attraction from undesirable elements … Continue reading

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The Makeover of Prazeres #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

The highway was empty, as usual, and my car spoke with the wind as it breezed towards Prazeres.   Prazeres, my village for forty years, means ‘Pleasures’ in Portuguese, and as I entered the village, I could see why. Flowers … Continue reading

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