Biblical Ports in Israel

If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. PSALM 139:9-10
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. PSALM 119:105

Biblical ports israel Sea of Galilee kenneret Jesus Christ Tiberias
A view of Sea of Galilee, where Jesus spent three years of his Ministry along its shores! He performed most of his miracles here.

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Business Class in Cathay A350-900

We were waiting with bated breath to board the spanking new Airbus A350-900, acquired by Cathay Pacific not too long ago. It was first deployed to fly to Manila and guess what? We were flying to Manila too, retracing the epic first flight, in business class!

Cathay Pacific Business class A350 , hong kong airport
A full scale of model of Wright Brothers airplane at Hong Kong Airport

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Asus Zenfone 3, Camera Features

Have you heard of the saying “All good things come in small packages!”?

As travel bloggers we travel a lot and take a lot of pictures. I had always wished that good cameras came in small packages that I could use in a jiffy and which also gave a reasonable result.

One day, ominous rain clouds had gathered and it had been threatening to rain again, in Mumbai. I was working in my study and just happened to see outside. The ethereal setting impressed me and I was just about to get up and get my regular camera that was … Read the rest

Naropa Festival 2016

Naropa & His legacy

A thousand years ago, a child was born named Naropada (Tibetan name Naropa) who grew to be an excellent scholar at Nalanda but left his materialistic world and his family to the path of enlightenment. At the age of forty he met his Guru Talopa and the next twelve years were the most introspective and spiritual learning period for him that led his attaining enlightenment.

Naropa Festival 2016, Naro Palace, Hemis Monastery
Fully decorated Naro Palace, the venue for the Naropa Festival 2016 and also where the six bone ornaments were in public display

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A peek into Minangkabau culture

Where the men rule but women call the shots!
There can’t be a more contradictory sentence than the one above but it strikes true everytime in West Sumatra.

It was late afternoon but still bright when I stepped out of Padang Airport in West Sumatra (Sumatra Barat). A designated guide received me and we started walking toward the parking lot. By force of habit I always look back to see how things looked like. I did so this time too and I stopped!

Padang, Minangkabau culture
Padang Airport based on Minangkabau architecture

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