USA TRIP (PART 2)

I’m really enjoying everything about my trip here. I went to so many amazing places that I wish I could just live here. I thought I would update you all every day but sadly, that wasn’t possible so I just decided to write part 1, part 2 and so on. 

And believe me when I say that my memory is really bad. I can’t even remember what I ate last night so I’m not promising you guys all the deets haha. 

Alright, so after a couple of days, we went to Ghiradelli to eat some delicious ice-cream. Gosh, I seriously can’t believe that someone could make an ice cream taste so good! We ate something that had a warm brownie at the bottom, then a large scoop of coffee ice cream and on top of it hot fudge. Mmm…it was just…too good! It wasn’t too sweet either so I enjoyed it thoroughly. (Sadly, I was in such a hurry to eat the ice cream that I forgot to take a picture of it… :P)

Then after eating @Ghiradelli, we went to San Francisco viewpoint to have a look at the beautiful nightlife and bridge. It was extremely cold when we got out of the car but it was totally worth it! 

Showing a little of my photography skills 😛

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Cut scene all the fun times with family and yummy homemade food. 

We went to Sacramento to my brother’s house. There, I just spent the time with him since we had met after a really long time and we had many things to discuss. We also went to Roseville and I gotta say, Sacramento isn’t all that bad. It’s quiet, perfect for elders and it has some great scenery. I loved the entire road-trip from Santa Clara to Sacramento. 

We had halted at McDonald’s to eat breakfast; I got a McMuffin with hashbrown and a black coffee. And then we also went to the outlet malls that come in between. (sorry, I don’t quite remember the name of the outlet…)

I loved the drive. It was soothing and I could see nature. So it was a win-win situation. 

After a few more days–specifically on a weekend–I finally went to Los Angeles. The one place I wanted to go to for a really long time. I don’t know, I just love L.A. Perhaps, it’s because of its liveliness or the people but I do. What I don’t like is the traffic. But, you can’t always be perfect, can you? 

In L.A, I went to Hollywood, Walk-Of-Fame, Rodeo and….roll the drums, please…SIX FLAGS! I took some photos at the very top of Hollywood where you literally have to pass through many beautiful yet expensive houses on the hills. I bought myself and my family some souvenirs, gifts and even T-shirts! 

Then, at night, we went to an Indian Restaurant to eat Biryani. Oh my gosh, don’t even get me started on it. We all were super hungry, super tired and the only thing to fuel us up until we got to my auntie’s house was by stuffing myself with chicken/mutton biryani. It was so good, I literally felt as if my stomach would burst! 

Alright, so let me just blabber on about Six Flags a little. I was nervous at first, but when I sat on the first ride named Full Throttle which was supposed to be a 160 feet full loop, I knew that I could do most of the rides. Not all, but I was brave enough to sit on many thrilling rides. I felt dizzy and nauseous, I agree on that but the excitement after the ride was just superb! Like, I have this love-hate relationship with Theme Parks but I guess I just have to let go of the fear and get strong out there first! 

I wanted to sit on the Drop but I was too scared…Yep, I’m a coward but I didn’t want to throw up or get my neck sprained so…But let me tell you one thing, I sat on the fastest roller coaster in Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E so that does pretty much makes me an Avenger, alright. I don’t have proof but I’m no liar either. 

I then came back to Roseville to rest for a day and then went back to Santa Clara. The trip was super fun and I just wish I had lived in L.A for a bit longer because it was such a beautiful and energetic place.

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My visit to both the places was super fun and with family, I could create enjoyable and pleasant memories that I would never forget (which is a white lie because I do forget quite easily)

Anyway guys, do you have any memories you would like to share with me? If yes, then do comment below because I would love to know about it! 

PART 3 of the U.S.A Trip will come shortly. 

Read Part 1 here.

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My 2019 Travel Bucket List

Travelling is a part of life. It’s expensive but it’s fun and it helps us relieve our stresses and forget our day to day problems. Travelling also gives us abundant knowledge regarding various things and it gives us an insight on how the world really is. I’ve only been to three places in my life; Dubai, London and the States. But I want to travel more. I want to explore more and I want to see more of the beautiful places God has created.

So today, I’m gonna list down my travel bucket list which you guys too could follow!

  • The Great Pyramid of Gaza
  • Walk the Great Wall of China – I wanted to walk the Great Wall since I was a kid!
  • Visit the Colosseum
  • Trek to Machu Picchu
  • See the Taj Mahal – Did you know? although I’m born in India, I have never once gone to see Taj Mahal! Incredible, isn’t it?
  • Visit Amazon Rainforest and River
  • See the Eiffel Tower – I wish to go there with my future husband…It would be romantic, wouldn’t it?
  • Visit Easter Island – I have always wanted to see those statues. They look so mysterious as though they have some kind of a story.
  • Visit Sydney

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

Dalai Lama
  • Visit the Summer Palace in China
  • Visit Hagia Sophia
  • Dive on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit Grand Canyon
  • Sail to the Statue of Liberty
  • Climb the Kilimanjaro – I wonder how that experience would be.
  • See Mount Rushmore
  • Admire the Northern Lights in Norway
  • Discover the Iguazu Falls
  • Trek through the Himalayas
  • Watch the Victoria Falls
  • Participate in a Wild life safari in South Africa
  • Go to Iceland to see the Great Geysir
  • Visit the Louvre Museum
  • Go to Venice
  • See my reflection at Salar de Uyuni
  • Discover the Jeito Grotto
  • Climb Mount Fuji
  • Visit the Moma Museum
  • Wander at the Canals of Amsterdam
  • Visit the Glow-worm cave
  • Visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba
  • Admire the Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Get splashed at Niagara Falls
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Walk on Giant’s Causeway
  • Visit the White House
  • Walk at Times Square
  • Climb the stairs at Tianmen Mountain

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.

Paolo Coelho
  • Visit London’s Warner Bros Studio
  • See the Great Sphinx
  • Hike on the Rainbow Mountain
  • Visit Quito
  • Go to Jeju Island
  • Go to Al-Masjid an-Nabawi
  • Admire the Blue Flames at Ijen Volcano
  • Ride a horse in Mongolia
  • Shop at Tsim Sha Tsui

And I guess that’s it? Yep, this is my bucket list and man, I would need to save A LOT of money if I want to travel these many places. No worries though, I will sit down and plan everything very carefully. I certainly don’t want to miss out on these beautiful and mysterious places. I want to die while knowing that I’ve seen most of the world that was so amazingly created without any flaws.

Guys let me know which places you wish to visit. What is the one thing in your travel bucket list that you’re looking forward to?
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Destinations I Dream of Travelling To

Destinations I Dream of Travelling to.

If you’ve read my blogs, I’m sure you know by now that I love travelling. I love trying different cuisines, watching different people, hearing different languages and walking the different streets. Travelling helps me relive stress and makes me want to praise God for the beautiful things He has created.

There are just so many places I wish to travel! If I had the money right now, I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to book a flight to New York or South Korea.

Below I’ve listed a few places that I wish to travel before I get old. I won’t list the reasons because you actually don’t need a specific reason to see the world.

  • Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Jerusalem
  • New Delhi
  • New York
  • Greece
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • South Africa
  • Indonesia
  • Maldives
  • Turkey
  • Morocco
  • Malta
  • Germany
  • Sri Lanka

So yeah, these are the places I truly want to visit and I pray I could before my body turns weak!

Guys, which are some places that you wish to visit? What is your dream destination? Do let me know in the comments!

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7 Travel Tips You Need To Learn Now

Travelling is fun and also good for the health. When you’re sad or stressed out, the best thing to do is just book a ticket to your favorite destination and pack your bags because nothing is more beautiful than seeing a different view and connecting with diverse cultures and lifestyles.

So, to make your trip memorable from the beginning till the end, let me tell you seven travel tips that’ll make your trip composed and hasslefree.

1) Pack light – The heavier your bag gets, the more you’ll regret adding unncessary stuff in it. Hold back and take only what you think you’ll need. And no, you don’t need that big bag of assorted chocolates or that heavily studded denim jacket.

2) Make a list – Make a list of things you want to see, or delicacies you want to try. You can’t expect to find free Wi-fi everywhere you go. A list will make things easier for you.

3) Have patience – When you’re travelling, no matter how careful you are, bad things happen. Like for one, you missed your train, or your credit card isn’t working, or someone stole your backpack. But don’t fret, take a deep breath and think with a calm mind what you have to do next. “Anxiousness can lead to further disasters.” Travelling is all about patience.

4) Make extra copies of your passport and other important documents – Stuff them deep inside your bag or suitcase, just in case.

5) Always keep your phone charged and carry a powerbank – Powerbanks have made our life so much facile. Travelling drains the batteries quickly. But of course, don’t forget to charge your powerbank as well.

6) Carry a first aid kit – It’s a must. It can be small, but it’s a must.

7) Stay hydrated – Wherever you are, always carry a water bottle with you. Staying hydrated keeps your body active and mind focused. Keep taking small sips from time to time. Most importantly, keeping yourself hydrated will help you fight off that jet-lag!

I hope you guys use this beneficial tips the next time you’re travelling. And if you already know them, then kudos to you. But if you didn’t, then you’re welcome.

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If I could go anywhere…

I love travelling as much as I love Hot Chocolate. It makes me happy and gives me so much knowledge about other cultures that it’s definitely mind-blowing.

This year, If I could save up some money to go anywhere, it would undoubtedly be Korea because after getting into K-pop and Kdrama around 4-5 years ago, It became my dream to go there at least once in my life.

Korea is such a beautiful country with such beautiful people. It’s like you’re literally walking among idols (hahah) Their dishes look so delicious and colorful. Their habits and nature and characteristics makes me eager to meet them and to get to know them a little more.

At first, my dream was to go Japan because I was a huge anime fan, but over the years, I stopped watching anime and got more into watching Kdramas and the more I watched, the greater my dream/wish got to go to Korea once and wander around the streets until I’m fully satisfied.

Also, another reason I want to go to Korea is because I love someone deeply and he lives in Korea and I know this sounds unrealistic but chances are, if I go to him then there might be a teeny tiny possibility that we might meet…

Hopefully, a ticket to Korea won’t be that expensive…

Is there any place that you would want to go this year? If yes, then please comment down below because I would love to know! Who knows, we might even end up meeting~

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Finally In Dubai!

D-1 in Dubai
Finally, my dreams had come true. I wanted change in my life, and I got it. I love traveling and when Dad said we were going to Dubai, my heart burst out of happiness. I love Dubai, I love it’s culture, it’s delicacies, it’s scenery and its people.
Dubai is a place where I feel the safest. Actually, all of Middle East feels the safest for me, of course, in terms of women.
Anyway, we booked our ticket and just waited for the day to come when I would place my feet on the soft sand of Dubai.
September 26th. 
My flight was on 10:00 am, so I got up at around 5:30, prayed my morning prayer, took a cold shower since it would help kill my sleepiness and ate two slices of brown bread with butter and jam. I took a cab and left for the airport that was just 20 minutes away from my house.
It took an hour for the check-in and the immigration to complete. After that I drank some eye-opening Karak Chai at an Indian stall. By the time I reached my gate, my boarding had already started.
I always choose Emirates because it’s comfortable. It has spacious seats, patient and loving air host and hostess and savory foods. Also, they have got a wide range of latest Movies and T.V shows you can watch on their channel called ICE.
Unfortunately, that long list of movies confuse me every single time. Like there are so many things I want to watch, but so little time! I selected a few, but I couldn’t concentrate on it. Perhaps it wasn’t interesting, or I was too sleepy.
However, in the end, I watched Ferdinand. It was a good movie and it surely made me laugh. There is another half hour left for me to complete though…I don’t know when I’ll do that…
Since it was already around 11, they gave us lunch. I like non-veg, but I didn’t feel like eating chicken curry and rice, so I chose veg. They gave me potato and bring all fry, with rice and dal. On the sides was a lentil salad with tomato and cucumbers. Bread with butter. Mango pickle and for the dessert, there was rasmalai. It’s a saffron cottage cheese dish that’s dipped in with sweet condensed milk. It’s definitely a must try! For the drink, I asked for orange juice but I don’t know if she heard me wrong or if she didn’t have it at that moment, but she gave me apple juice.
Anywho, I like apple juice too so no complains.
When there was just an half hour left for the flight to land, I took a nap because my eyelids were heavy. I usually don’t sleep I the flight if the journey is short, but since I woke up early, I couldn’t help it.
After taking my suitcases, I prayed my afternoon prayer and got out. However, we first needed to rent a car since we are planning to stay in Dubai for quite some time. Unfortunately, we dropped the idea of renting a car from Dubai because it was too expensive. Like the least expensive car for rent was coming around 2000 AED and the most expensive was around 4000 AED.
We couldn’t afford it because we had to pay for the hotel too. So, we took a taxi and went to Sharjah to stay for the night so that dad could rent a car from here, plus, he had some work to take care of as well. But once again, we dropped that idea too because the hotel wasn’t a hotel apartment; like with the kitchen and the washing machine and stuff and it was expensive too.
After pondering for a while, we came to Ajman. We searched for few hotels until we found an affordable one with a nice sea view near the port. From the hotel we are staying now, you can see the ships and the old types city that don’t have tall buildings or anything.
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It’s truly stunning. But from the other window, you can see another city with skyscrapers and sunset.
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After coming to our apartment that’s on the seventeenth floor, me and dad went out again in the heat to bring water bottles and something to eat because we were super hungry and tired!
We both first went to this hyper market that’s just a few blocks away from the hotel and bought water bottles, tea, milk, sugar and washing machine powder. Right opposite the market, there is a tea house. I ate chicken Shawarma because when you come to Dubai, that’s the first thing you need to eat to satisfy your hunger. Mom, dad and my sis ate fried chicken bucket with tea.
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After that, dad went to work and me, mom and sis slept for a while. We didn’t do much until after we prayed our last prayer of the night, I took my mom and sister to a restaurant that was beside the tea house for dinner because dad said he would come home late from work. Since we had to stay in budget, we ate chilly chicken and butter chicken with chapati and thumbs up that refreshed me completely! Ah…the fizz just shot open my eyes. The dinner came around 30 AED for three people.
The food was delicious. After all, it was a Malabar restaurant. There were hard-working people and a fine lady served us. She took care of our needs quite well. We enjoyed our dinner but mom wanted to take some things from the hyper market, so we went there. Again.
We strolled around a little, took some more essential stuff and came back home.
I was exhausted and I wanted to sleep, but I also had to wait for dad to come.
So, until dad arrived, I watched a movie with mom because I didn’t had the energy to even write my blog or my novel.
Nonetheless, I had a good day. I just hope we don’t go back to my hometown soon…
I probably won’t do anything tomorrow so it would just be a waste of time to write about it.
But once I do something interesting, I’ll let you guys know for sure!
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