- Numerous gifts of nature, do not miss the opportunity to indulge in such treats that we may get during our hectic day to day life.
Sunday, 9 February 2014
These are the pictures of the country side villages in Kerala. Full of greenery, paddy fields and coconut trees.
Rapid urbanisation has changed the landscape in big cities making them concrete jungles :)
Thursday, 6 February 2014
Ain al Kasfa, is a popular tourist destination in Al Rustaq, Al Batinah, Sultanate of Oman.
This is a hot water spring where the water because of its high sulphur content is said to be therapeutic for rheumatism and skin diseases.
The spot is usually crowded especially during holidays and weekends. No swimming is allowed here but there are bath houses where the water from the spring is channeled.
Visitors are allowed to immerse their feet in the spring water. The water is not unusually hot ! May be around 45°C, very pleasurable experience, surely rejuvenating :)
Being here reminded me of my visit to St. Ann's well of Buxton, in the UK, years ago.
Al Hajir mountain range surrounds Al Rustaq.
This spot is within a day's trip by road from Muscat. There are numerous forts, wadis and many more tourist attractions on the way and around this famous destination.
I visited here in 2012.
It was an awesome experience immersing feet in this hot water!
Initially I was very much reluctant to do it fearing burns but seeing many people coolly doing it prompted me too to try it.
Wow, cool !
I was tired of the long journey in the hot weather but I felt instantly rejuvenated !
- Nature has provided many cool spots for rejuvenation. Make use of such gifts of nature; it is much, much better than artificial spas affordable and accessible only by spending money.
Friday, 31 January 2014
Thoughts shape up when you put them down :)
Very true !
Was contemplating buying a notebook, yes the real paper one, to write some notes about the things I need while at work. Then as usual it was postponed, finally bought this beautiful five subject note book today.
"Thoughts shape up when you put them down", this beautiful quote in this notebook was truly inspiring.
I stopped writing notes in note books long time ago; instead was using the "memo" in my smart phone or the "notepad" in my laptop. But those things always felt artificial. Let the old fashioned note book restore that natural flow and feel :)
Nice ad campaign of Ballarpur Industries Limited, this book's Company http://www.biltpaper.com/media_biltmatrix.asp
- Always be on the look out for inspiration, boost your creativity, dream beautifully and decorate imagination.
Friday, 24 January 2014
Today's post is about a very beautiful mall, Ibn Battuta mall, a themed mall in Dubai, inspired by the travels of the famous Arabic explorer Ibn Battuta.
His full name is Abu Abdulla Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Al Lawati Al Tangi Ibn Batutta. (1304 to 1369).
Birth place - Tangier, Morocco.
He was a great Islamic scholar and traveler.
He has traveled extensively North Africa, Egypt, Swahili coast, Palestine, Syria, Andalusia, Persia, Tunisia, India, Srilanka, Maldives, China and finally back to Morocco.
Upon his return almost thirty years later to Morocco he was appointed in the court of the Sultan. This ruler ordered his scribe to record the travel experiences of this great adventurer, the 'Rihla'. Rihla remains as the sole record of this great traveler's adventures.
There are plenty of world famous brands here.
The architecture of this mall is stunning !
The picture on the right hand side is of Ibn Battuta gate, where the Movenpick hotel is situated. Beautiful view !
Food courts, restaurants, cinemas, you name it... they have it here !
Hardships, dangerous circumstances and adversities did not deter this great man from pursuing single handedly the adventures and exploration of previously unknown, far away places, cultures and life styles. His accounts gave mankind valuable insights into the life of people during those ancient times and contributed authoritative facts to history.
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- Extraordinary achievements result from courage, great self esteem and passionate actions.
Monday, 6 January 2014
Standing on the sandy shore my gaze stretches to infinity
It is amazing to watch the gentle waves listening to their chatter
As I peer into the blue skyline merging deep, far and wide
I envy upon the Sun rising and setting in tranquility !
As the waves caress and tickle my feet gently
Slowly I feel like gliding in a wave of relaxation
It is wonderful to feel the water and sand embracing
I forget myself allowing me to drift into joy and happiness !
Cool breeze invigorating the mind, body and soul
Like singing a melody to touch the hearts softly
How wonderful to feel it, embrace it, love it
Longing to experience the magic again and again !
Look at the children happily playing all around
Hopeful they build sand castles, dance with joy
Embrace them with your breeze, let them flourish with it
From you life originated, only you can sustain it forever !
- Mother nature only can impart quality relaxation and rejuvenate our mind, body and soul. Such a refreshing experience enjoying the cool breeze on sea shore ! Lovely !