As I mentioned earlier, there are many things in Abu Dhabi which have a tag of ‘largest’, ‘fastest’ etc.
May I add ‘weirdest’ and ‘smartest’ as well? In my opinion, Abu Dhabi is the hub of strange and interesting buildings.
Have a look.
The first thing you hear about the little vibrant, beautiful white town Mijas (pronounced as Mikhas) is about Donkey Taxis. You can see them nicely decorated and carrying tourists through the alleys, streets and small squares of Mijas.
Located around 20 kms from Chincholi is a village called Nighoj. No, we are not talking about this sleepy village in rural Maharashtra which comes alive only during Janamashtami festival when lakhs of devotees throng to witness a miracle, that of an earthen pot of water coming out of a well in the village. There is also an interesting story attached to it. 🙂
On going further up to Nathula Pass we come across these twin lakes just before the pass. They are very close to each other to be called twin lakes and when overflowing, water from upper lake travels to the lower one.
Two distinct colors.
Strangely the water in them is always of different colors. The upper lake has
“Hi, why don’t you come over to Belgian side of the bar”. I overheard this sentence a few years back in a small town. Was the speaker joking? His tone was serious enough.
For quite sometime I have been trying to come up with a way to explain this weird town on this earth which I visited a few years back. It is something like ‘a child belonging to two mothers’. And none of them is a step mother.
Okay, let’s try.
It is a Dutch town in the Netherlands. But it is also a Dutch town in Belgium.
It is a Belgian town in Belgium and is also a Belgian town in the Netherlands.
I hope you are not confused as yet. 😀
Some more ?
Baarle-Hertog Vs Baarle-Nassau
Okay. It is a piece of Belgian land completely encircled by Netherlands and vice versa.
Have you ever seen a table with a wash basin at the center of it ?
Wherever I go, my ever observant eyes look for the unusual. This time was no different.
I was at the bus stop of Chikhli, a very small town in Maharashtra. I was stuck there because of heavy rains and knew there was no bus for onward journey.
And so I wanted to have a cup of tea before I could start hunting for a place to stay overnight. I entered a shop and spotted this table.