MotoGP Live At Sepang: Fast & Furious

Not everyday you win a travel competition and get a golden opportunity to witness Moto GP race live. I got this once in a lifetime opportunity last month, thanks to Sony TV https://www.facebook.com/SPNSportsIndia/

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It was an amazing experience to watch veteran riders giving their best on the tracks. The noise and the atmosphere doubled my excitement level. If you are sensitive to noise then I suggest you to carry a headphone.

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The speed of the bikes were so fast that it was not possible to capture the moving images of the bikes in my camera. The bikes were moving at an average speed of 100mph.

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Spectators were cheering their favorite riders, defying hot and humidity climate.
I was closely observing everyone – from cameramen to crew members.

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Within 45 minutes, it was all over. It was fast and furious. I was extremely happy that I was chosen by Sony TV to enjoy this epic moment of my life. It will definitely leave an everlasting imprint on my mind!

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Sri Lanka Through My Mobile

It is not possible for me to carry my bulky DSLR every time. And in many tricky situations, I completely rely upon my mobile – Mi4, which has become a reliable travel tool for me over a period of many years. I had clicked various pictures of beautiful spots of Colombo from moving buses. So the snaps may fall short on picture quality, but I am confident the images will still catch your attention.

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One Day In Bentota

Bentota – a small resort town located in Sri Lanka – woos a large number of tourists from all parts of the globe. Pristine beach and watersports activities are the major attractions for the tourists visiting this place.

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Situated just 65 kilometer away from South of Colombo, Bentota’s clean and quiet environment were the main factors that motivated me to visit this place. My brief one day visit was enough to explore this tiny town. It was off season when I landed in Bentota. As expected I found a handful of tourists, relaxing on the beach.

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Soon after deboarding the train, I had a brief conversation with a local guy, who guided me to a villa. The tidy vila, owned by a couple, was quite impressive from inside. To my surprise, I was the only guest staying at their villa.

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During my stay in Bentota, I spent most of the time on the beach and looking at the waves, which were crashing on the shores. Adding further joy to my journey to this place were some chilled local beer, fresh air and quiet environment.

If you are coming from Colombo, then I would strongly recommend you to board a train.

I guess it took around one hour to reach Bentota from the national capital. Train journeys in Sri Lanka are quite enjoyable. If you make a visit in off season, you will get plenty of accommodations at cheap prices. If you are making a trip between October-March then be prepared to pay more.

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Win A Trip To Split

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A golden opportunity to visit the Croatian town of Split.

The winner can win the following prizes:

2 KLM Economy Class round trip tickets to Split on June 24th, 2017 (return on June 30th)
A 6 nights stay in a 4 star hotel in Split from June 24th till June 30th
A 2 hour private guided tour of Split
A zipline and rafting adventure in Omiš
An excursion to Hvar (including return ferry tickets and guided tour).

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The European Side Of Mumbai

This was my third trip to Mumbai but first as a tourist. Earlier, I visited the financial capital of India due to some official work. I was quite excited to visit Mumbai once again but honestly speaking I wasn’t expecting any big surprises.

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But Mumbai proved me wrong.  I wasn’t just surprised but astonished by the historic British era buildings of south Mumbai.

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Simple architecture yet very attractive. These buildings, some colorful and some grey, took me to the bygone era.

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These beauteous buildings will literally make you feel that you are in an European country. At least I felt so.

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Being a huge admirer of India’s history, I was glad to discover a different part of Mumbai.
And If you are a history buff, then it is a must visit place for you. Meandering through the narrow lanes  and eating in small eateries, my trip became more than wonderful.

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And if you plan to travel on Sunday then there are many organisations which conduct heritage walk.

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Mumbai’s Yazdani Bakery

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Famous for its handmade breads and cookies, this iconic shop in Mumbai has been operating since 1953.
The exterior part of the cafe may not impress you, but their cookies and breads are highly recommended.
Situated in Fort, Mumbai, this bakery has been honored with the Urban Heritage & Citizens Award.

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Get Lost In Ala Archa National Park – Kyrgyzstan

Ala Archa National Park is a perfect place for refreshing yourself from your hectic city life.
It offers nature in its purest form. Located 40km south of Bishkek, this park is quite popular among foreign tourists and locals alike. Activities like hiking and trekking lures a large number of tourists all over the world. The 200 square kilometers park is home to many small and large glaciers as well as mountain peaks. The park, which is surrounded by a large number of plants, also includes the gorge of the Ala-Archa River. If you are a fan of hiking and trekking, then don’t miss the beauty of the park. There are many tourists operators in Bishkek who can arrange a short tip to this park.

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Why Taiwan Is Ideal Destination For Female Travellers

Although small in size, Taiwan is a progressive country when it comes to gender issues (it even has a new female president who came to power in May 2016). The locals are warm, friendly, and extremely hospitable people, who are always more than willing to ensure you have a safe and memorable trip. In recent years, this underrated country has slowly become a new hotspot for solo female travelers. Here’s why:

Safety: Taiwan is ranked 3rd amongst the top 10 safest Asian countries for female travelers. Street signs and public transportation all have names in English and even though the crime rate is low, the metro system has “Safe Waiting Zones” closely monitored by video feed, to protect female passengers at night.

Culture: As a country whose top religions are Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism, Taiwan is by far one of Asia’s safest places for female travelers to explore. The country practices tolerance towards all humans, making it easy to feel safe while hiking through the jungles or even when roaming the bustling night markets.

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