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100 word fiction: Xenization #AtoZChallenge

100 word fiction: Xenization

Though he was literally on the top of Africa, he felt a certain sense of loneliness seeing the vast tracts of emptiness all around.

He loved exploring the world and had visited more than 120 countries. While he did encounter many strangers on such trips who eventually became friends, he had started to feel the need for a travel companion.

And now as he sat on Mount Kilimanjaro, he couldn’t help but wonder how different life would have been if he had instead taken up the software job he rejected in favour of this one. Had he made the right decision?

Linking to Pegman Prompts venturing to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

I am taking the A to Z Challenge 2020 with Blogchatter and my theme is Microfiction

#TheBlindList – A blind date with the world

TheBlindList - A blind date with the world

Who doesn’t love the unknown? Who doesn’t love the mystery of travelling and exploring a new place? Who doesn’t love the delight in meeting people from different and trying out a variety of cuisines? What if I tell you, that you are going on a blind date with the world to some far off place which may or may not be in your bucket list, how would you react? Nervous? Scared? Apprehensive? Excited?

If someone were to take me to a place I haven’t even researched one bit, I would initially be nervous for sure wondering where am I going. But once I reach there, it would be a delight to explore by going with the flow. For many of us, its important to research all the hotspots of any location before we visit. It ensures that there are no surprises. But for others like me, while some research is fine, I like to keep my agenda fairly open. I feel that it’s important to get in the mood to see the sights and sounds. In my view if one just sticks to a specific planned itinerary, then the real fun of a trip is lost. It feels more like a course which needs to get done with rather than a trip to explore the unknown.

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Lights, Camera, Action! #AtoZChallenge

A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

I had taken part in the #AtoZChallenge for the first time last year and I must say that it was a really wonderful experience. While I did try my best to blog as well as read on a consistent basis, it wasn’t half as good as the blogging stalwarts out there. But it was surely a fantastic learning experience and a great way to get more eyeballs and meet many more bloggers ‘virtually’.

While my last year’s theme was “Micro-fiction“, this time I am going with something even closer to my heart.

I am a travel freak with a practical goal to visit at least 1/3rd of the world’s countries before I die. Currently that goal is about 33% complete. While I do write travel posts on and off, my next month will exclusively be devoted to “Travelogues“. These could range from posts full of photographs to those having detailed step-by-step itineraries.

So stay tuned for more this #AtoZChallenge.

100 word fiction: Road trip of a lifetime..

The lovely roads go on and on..

The lovely roads go on and on..

The sun was streaming through the tall pine trees lined up along the highway. It was still an hour to dusk but the temperature had already dropped a notch or two.

The three had planned such a road trip for months on end without any success. While two of them were busy in their 9 to 5 corporate lives, it was left to the one who travelled for a living to come up with a plan which made sense. 

He knew that a road trip on the US East Coast surely had the makings of a trip of a lifetime. 

Linking to Friday Foto Fiction by Tina and Mayuri

Tina Basu

NaBloPoMo November 2016

A life event am thankful for..

Events of our lives..

Events of our lives..


We all have many life events which we remember for a long time be it birthdays, anniversaries, the day we marry, the day we fall in love for the first time, the day we have our first breakup, the day we come first in class, the day we make new friends, the day our parents gift us a new laptop or phone  and many more. These are the days when we thank God for keeping us happy and contented. But as is human nature, we also remember the bad times for a variety of reasons as well.

For me, one of the key life events which I have been thankful for is the fact that I got a chance to go out of my comfort zone to complete my graduation and post – graduation in India. I had always lived a sheltered and well protected life while growing up in the Sultanate of Oman. There was almost never a time when I didn’t have AC be it at home, school, malls or in cars. There was almost never a time when my parents weren’t around for their support in anything and everything I wanted. Most importantly, there was no pollution – water, air, noise whatsoever.

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Guest Post: Enjoy an affordable trip using these tips

You need to plan your trip well in advance..

You need to plan your trip well in advance..

When people go on vacations and trips, we see posts on the social media on how well the trips went and how much fun they had during those leisure times. How easy is it to have a successful trip without budget constraints? Whereas the question remains unanswered for several people, looking critically into it can provide options on how we can do things better. Mostly, we turn red with envy when people narrate stories about their successful trips and their experiences. Even with a small budget, it is possible to have your dream trip.

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Guest Post: 4 Travel Apps Created With Millennials in Mind

One thing the millennial generation does more than any other generation before it is travel. Not only do the twenty-something’s of today have the world at their fingertips online, they have more of an opportunity than ever to actually see it. Young people don’t simply travel once in their lives as a post-graduation hoorah, as their parents may have. Rather, many millenials are savvy travelers who jet around for school, work and pleasure and want to stay connected as they go, while using the fastest and smartest ways to get around. These travel apps were created with exactly that sort of logic in mind. Many of them available for free on both Apple and Android, try downloading any of these handy travel apps the next time you decide to expand your personal horizons.

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