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Winning Wines of Chile: Santiago Vineyards Sip Trip

A sure shot way to chill out in Chile would be to spend half a day at the wineries right on the outskirts of the capital Santiago. Flanked by the Andes in one side and the mighty Pacific on the other, the Chilean territory is a winery paradise with ideal temperatures, soil quality, wind and moisture needed for quality grapes to be produced.

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5 Favourite Travel Moments of 2016

As they say that you should not count the years with the number of days in a calendar year. As the pages flip into another year, it is supposed to increase the number of years you have been around. Why quantify this wonderful life we have when we can amplify its value by not counting the days and years but by creating and counting precious experiences and memories every moment. Before the start of 2016, we gave our readers a sneak peek here of our travels plans for the year. We successfully ticked off most of the destinations from our list except a few towards the last quarter of the year which we could not complete, especially to give priority to visiting family related travels. May be it was important to slow down, pause and reflect for a while before refuelling and relaunching ourselves anew for 2017!

5 Favourite Travel Moments of 2016
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Polish your Polish Adventures with Krakow: Wow at Wawel Castle!

Krakow doesn’t want to let you go. After an emotionally heavy tour of the Auschwitz and Birkenau Death Camps, we returned to Krakow to enjoy the remaining sunshine before we wanted to take up the train to Warsaw.

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Polish Your Polish Adventures Day 2: Auschwitz and Birkenau Death Camps

On our 2nd and final day in Krakow, we went to visit the World War II Concentration Camps situated at Auschwitz and Birkenau.  Situated less than two hour drive from Krakow, it is imperative for any modern day voyager to treat the visit to these locations as a pilgrimage.

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Polish your Polish Adventures with Krakow: Day 1

Before cracks appear in your lust for wandering and before exuberant crack-heads populate all popular destinations around Europe, book your tickets and go to Krakow! It has been proven finally by Team OneTimeFashionista that in order to polish your love for travelling, you need to immerse yourself in the Polish culture. Good news is that such a destination is not poles apart but in the most decorated city of Poland – Krakow.

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রবি ঠাকুরের নারী চরিত্রদের প্রতি শ্রদ্ধাঞ্জলি

“For we women are not only the deities of the household fire, but the flame of the soul itself.” ― Rabindranath Tagore, The Home and the World

Pohela Boishakh Look: A Tribute to Tagore's Female Characters
পহেলা বৈশাখের সাজগোজ – রবি ঠাকুরের নারী চরিত্রদের প্রতি শ্রদ্ধাঞ্জলি

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Birthday Snow-Mobile on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

You can mourn or silently moan, or you can drink, dance and get into a trance. You can bake, eat a cake or just simply throw a fake that you don’t care any longer when your birthday arrives and goes leaving you a year older. Shehzaad had his birthday on the 13th June and we decided to conquer the magnificent Mýrdalsjökull Glacier in south Iceland, the 4th largest of the country, on a snow-mobile! How is that for a birthday celebration? Given a choice of materialistic objects, gifts and galore – we always prefer to have experiences in such milestones of our lives. We believe the experience is what makes us wiser in life, not the mere numbers that turn on our birthdays.

Birthday Snow-Mobile on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
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