Before landing in Jordan, I hadn’t researched too much. And therefore, I must say it was such a pleasant surprise to see all the greenery around.
I have always loved road trips for the sheer joy they bring. In my opinion, road trips are the perfect way to explore the sights and sounds of any country. You get to meet different kinds of people and also aren’t in a hurry which would normally be the case in any package tour.
Moreover, driving for miles and miles on a long winding road when the weather is lovely with the breeze hitting your face is the perfect recipe for peace and calm. Below are some of the clicks which I have taken during my different trips in Muscat, Oman, Jordan and the East Coast of USA (in that order).
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Everything in this world be it architecture, fashion, cityscapes and more all have their old and new aspects. It’s always fascinating to see how both the old and new go hand in hand with each other.
From the lovely resorts on Dead Sea to the old city of Petra, Jordan has some of the most beautiful sights you could ever see.
Marbella which is part of the Spanish Riviera has turned into one of the most happening destinations in Southern Europe. There are flashy cars and yachts lining up the coast along with parties galore. Add to that the beautiful old town with it’s colourful buildings and you have the perfect mix of old and new.
“If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.”
– Carlos Santana
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From the time we Indians are born, we are always taught the tenet of “Unity in Diversity“. This is based on the fact that though we have a number of different religions, regions, castes, languages, food items and more in the country, we still live in a united India. Yes, everything is not as perfect as it was intended with discrimination at various levels but then we still celebrate each others festivals, have different types of food and even speak more than one language.
Growing up in an environment like this has always taught me to appreciate diversity in every form. Having traveled to more than 25 countries across Europe, Asia and Africa, I have met people from across the board. It has given me interesting perspectives of their culture, their thoughts and even their beliefs. Eg: Saving and investing a certain amount of money is not just an Indian or specifically an Asian thing.
Meeting people who are different than we are also plays a strong role in helping remove stereotypes and myths created over many years. Eg: Not everyone from Africa deals in drugs and human trafficking.