Scotland: Mysteries of Lochs, Castles and Highland Clans!

We were blessed with warm bright sunshine and mild wind on our day trip of the Western Highlands of Scotland! We had an excellent tour guide, David, who had an amazing knowledge of the land, its history and long tales to tell of its gallant clans and their battles for the thrown of Britain. We … Continue reading Scotland: Mysteries of Lochs, Castles and Highland Clans!

Boat crossing at St. Pancras Lock, Two levels at Regent Canal, London

One Friday afternoon while we were casually strolling around King Cross area we came across this amazing boat crossing across the Regent Canal which was at two levels. There were boats parked on both sides of a Canal gate which was at two different levels. While we were wondering how this was supposed to work … Continue reading Boat crossing at St. Pancras Lock, Two levels at Regent Canal, London

Nazareth, Sea of Galilee. Jordan River, Dead Sea: The Magic Continues

The ride to north of Israel to Nazareth, Sea of Galilee and Jordan River was full of sites referred to in the Old and New Testament of the Bible. Our tour guide from the Tourist Israel company was Dan Porguse who regaled us with stories of the area. Both sides of the road was dotted … Continue reading Nazareth, Sea of Galilee. Jordan River, Dead Sea: The Magic Continues

The Magical Holy Land: A Fusion of Cultures

The Holy Land is a fusion of cultures. It is the land where three religions of the world were born, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It has always amazed me that these three religions have a common history as recorded in the Old Testament, originate from the same land, the western end of Asia. I could … Continue reading The Magical Holy Land: A Fusion of Cultures

In the Lap of Nature, God’s Own Country: Windermere, Munnar

In all these years of being an NRK (Non-resident Keralite) and visiting many times a year, we had never been to Munnar. Munnar is a little hill town, 5000 ft above sea level in the district of Idukki, on the Eastern border of Kerala. The family of an old college friend owns and runs a … Continue reading In the Lap of Nature, God’s Own Country: Windermere, Munnar

Manchester: More than textile

  l Manchester was known as the Textile Capital of the World. During the industrial revolution in early 19th Century much of the cotton processing was done in and around Manchester. Soon many other industries located in the city and Manchester became the major center of the industrial revolution in Britain. As conditions of the workers … Continue reading Manchester: More than textile

Ireland: The rugged landscape of the Burren

Ireland is a land of rugged natural beauty. Galway is located in the West of Ireland on the Bay of Galway. The land to the north west of Galway called the Connemara region and the land to the South of Galway called the Burren have very different geographic structure and is picturesque in it's own … Continue reading Ireland: The rugged landscape of the Burren