Friday, December 26, 2014

Reminiscences of 2014 - Friday Skywatch



Today my 3.9 yr old daughter was counting my travels. She almost covered all my international trips and certified that you are great  mamma.... he he…
That brought  reminiscence of  my 2014 travels. It’s been a great year in terms of travels. When counted,  I realized that I lived one third of the year away from home. 7 international trips with few local trips and one Himalayan travel. What else I could have asked for ?  Thanks to my man Hari and my little angel Viha for supporting and taking care of themselves in my absence. 

Sky pictures from the places I travelled  for this year’s last skywatch.

Shravanabelagola
2014  started with Just Go to Shravanabelagola just for the heck of getting out of home after a dry travel year of 2013. Shravanabelgola is famous for its monolithic statue of Bahubali.This travel was  impulsive. This  opened up a good chapter of travels
Shravanabelagola hill view
Bhutan
Bhutan has been my favorite travel of this year as it gave me complete freedom being in such a safe country. Land of happiness really filled me with joy. I loved every second I spent in this land being with myself, and connecting with my soul.
Buddha point in Thimpu
Australia - Sydney
Twice I travelled to Sydney. Wandering through the streets of Sydney was awesome. Any day I like to explore any city by walk. Sydney being so pedestrian friendly allowed me to go around by walk and to experience the place more closely as if I am living there from years. I can’t wake up early in the morning  unless I have to catch a flight. In Sydney woke up  early in the morning and witnessed a spectacular sunrise in front of Opera . Pls see Sunrise at Opera

Sunrise near Opera
Banavasi –Karnataka untraveled
Banavasi is a quaint small town in Karnataka nestled in the western ghats . Here nature’s basket  is full of  greenery and natural beauty with sweet locals. This was mom daughter travel with my 3 year old. She enjoyed this travel as much as I was.

Banavasi pond
Spiti Jeep safari
I travel to Himalayas at least once a year. This year it was Kinnaur and Spiti jeep safari. Spiti is a land of blue sky and stark mountains. Every sight of the sky was at its best including night. Sky with studded milky way was a treat to eyes. But I couldn’t capture that in my camera.

Spiti Dhankar
Germany – Berlin
I visited Germany for a very short time. Berlin was enjoying its fall colors when I was there and celebrating 25 years of the fall of the Berlin wall. Berlin is a historical city filled with museums, art history and architecture.

Berlin - historical city
Singapore
Singapore was really a quick one. I always wonder how Singapore attracts people with its man made wonders. It is entertainment, entertainment and entertainment everywhere.

Singapore at night
China – Beijing and Datong
Datong was the highlight of my China travel. Yungang Grottoes are the most ancient heritage site I visited so far. It is the land of Buddha.

Yungang Grottoes

Thailand
 My last trip of the year was to Thailand –Bangkok and Chiang Mai.( I might be wrong when I say last trip. Still 6 days are there to go ). I liked  Chiang Mai for its charm. Its skyline is dominated by  temple structures.
Chiang Mai temple
I hope you enjoyed these pictures. I am praying good god to keep many more travels in store for 2015

For more sky watch picture, click here Friday Skywatch

15 comments:

  1. Wonderful shots of your travels!

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    1. Thanks Ladyfi.. Wish you very Happy New year !!

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  2. Really appreciative and wonderful pictures. Hope You will produce the same in coming year of 2015. wish you a very happy & traveling year .

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    1. Thanks Yogi..Thanks for your wishes.. Wish you too great happy new year !!

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  3. A lovely tour and beautiful skies! Your photos are wonderful.. I wish you all the best in 2015, Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Eileeninmd..Wish you Happy new year !

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  4. Lovely! Nice to see you travelling all around the world. Keep sharing. May 2015 take you to more places. Keep travelling.

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    1. Poorna and Brinda, thanks for encouraging words. Wish you both happy 2015 filled with many more travels

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  5. Wow......This is amazing. Wish you all the best for future months / years to come.

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    1. Thanks Sanjay. Wish and family Happy 2015 ! :-)

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  6. Congratulations. You are an iron lady yet very soft heart. Keep it up and wish you greater time in 2015!

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    1. Thanks a million Anthony. Wish you and family a very Happy and healthy 2015! :-)

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