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Euro 2016

The itch to travel can never be cured.. I might not be a nomad but I definitely need my timely breaks and my love for Europe just keeps growing every year. Therefore, it was no surprise when I decided to hit France, Switzerland and Italy for a much-needed holiday and what best time to do it than in the festive season. Also for a change, this time was all about fun and I was totally game.

Paris:

Lucky me.. I was ensconced in a home away from home. I had my ever-loving Sr. S to pamper the hell outta me and Sr. M was so much fun to hang out with. Sr. L tried to keep the Indian in me happy and Sr. F was adorable on her own (It’s much easier to refer to code words than calling out Sisters randomly). Those days with them meant so much to me and I am grateful for that.

 

 

A visit to Versailles was a mandate and trust me you would need a whole day to do justice to it. If its in your cards, just be ready for a lot of walking.. You can always eat yummy Parisian food out there so it was a win-win for me..

 

 

Next on the cards was the beautiful Montmartre. I sat through a wonderful service and had a splendid view of the city later. The quaintness will definitely hit you here. Then it was a whirlwind with the regulars like Notre Dame, The Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees. The happy spot was the Christmas market… the colors and games with delectable French food.. Ooh la la…

 

 

The city’s charm rubs on me pretty quickly and I felt dejected to leave it. Also I realized that there is more to see and explore. So until next time..

Switzerland:

The second leg was my favorite destination and the first thing I hit in Swiss was Gruyeres.. For the love of cheese.. 😛

 

 

Then the next stop was Wilderswil in Jungfrau region and I was in love instantly. The view I had from my room was amazing and it just raised my expectations for my trip to Jungfraujoch (Top of Europe). It was a long time pending one on my list and I happily ticked it off.

 

 

The next one that I was excitedly waiting for was a stay in an igloo atop the Alps near Zermatt.. I would happily suggest it to everyone. I had so much fun and the exhilarating feeling is so surreal.. To watch the snow-clad mountain peaks in such proximity and feel in one with the wilderness cannot be explained.. Cheese fondue.. Snowshoe walk at night.. Stargazing.. Open Jacuzzi.. Skiing.. I was living a dream.. A wonderful dream indeed.. 😀

 

 

Italy:

After a lot of contemplation skipped Milan and hit Venice. It was pretty cold and foggy but serene on its own way. Just a lot of walking around and munching on. Yummy Ravioli and Gelato made my day..

 

 

Suddenly I am at the end of my trip with just a day to spare in Rome.. I had a lot of walking and quick planning to do.. Pretty much covered everything I wanted to see along with a visit to Vatican.. Not bad at all.. I hope the coin I threw in Trevi will bring me back to the eternal city once again..

 

 

It was very different to travel on my own without fixed plans or schedules. It gave me better perspectives and made me feel liberated as well. There was so much to watch and so much to learn.. It was a happy sign-off to 2016!

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Tennis.. Racing.. Football.. Basketball.. Athletics… We might like them all..  but we dont watch them all so keenly… to what extent will you go to watch a favourite sport of your choice?? Do you try to miss your special class for it? Do you keep an alarm to watch it from the pre-match session?? Do you involve in a fist fight because you are not being allowed by your sibling to watch THE GAME….???? then do join the club… because I have been there and done that.. 🙂

I am not a fanatic but i never knew I will be engrossed in a sport so much that I would rise to support my favourite team as if I am  guarding my own honor…. Cricket might not be a religion to me but still I enjoy it with fervor (maybe I am enjoying it because it doesnt come with the norms and protocols :p)… just because of one man.. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar..!!

Caution: If you aren’t in favor of him then I have nothing more to say (after all its a democratic country and everybody can have a view of their own) but if you read through you might understand how people like me feel about him…

People call him with so many terms and endearments yet he is the simple man who carries himself with such elan amidst the adulation… My age is his experience in international cricket.. Whoa..  what more can you say..  A man who has brought sheer joy to umpteen million of people for more than two decades now.. A man who tries to be a role model on and off the field.. A man who invents new records and alters the horizon.. A man who makes you feel that anything is possible..  A prodigy who always strives to be better irrelevant of being the best.. A man with the mission to bring out the best results with an array of technically sound shots.. A man who seems to shine as he gets old.. sort of a vintage wine perhaps.. A man who tries his best for the team’s welfare.. A man who has most of the records on hold except for one glory which he yearns the most… The winner medallion of World Cup!!!

Its been a dream for years..not only for him but to the billion Indians.. Since 83.. things have changed so much.. Men have come and men have left.. the team has seen the ups and downs.. this man had the onus on him to do it but trying circumstances made it difficult..The Cup was very much in the grasp in 2003 but for that pull shot in the finals.. Now after so many years, he is the only double ton holder in ODI cricket and has been in stupendous form last year.. The team also have raised themselves to the no. 2 position in ODI ranking whilst being the best in test cricket.. Will the men in blue be able to deliver the best for the little master now??.. This might be the last chance for the batting maestro to go for that elusive cup.. With a proper blend of youth and experience Dhoni has the team which can wield the magic… The team is raring to go for it and I am sure its going to be a brighter dawn this time… Bring it on I say!!!