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Mind and Body Nourishment, Life away from Travel!

We all know that life is not all about just travel tales to tell and listen. Even if we all would want our life to be full of adventures, constraints such as time, money, body and lifestyle curbs us from leading a nomadic life. We all have a routine life we must follow and find time to appreciate and take care of our body which helps us do celebrate life. It is our responsibility to thank our body and mind by providing it with nourishment both physical and spiritual.

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I have been an ardent yogi for more than a year now. My journey started with practice of asanas which serves my body. With time, I have learnt that the our mind needs as much as yoga as the body does. I have learnt to value and respect both my mind and body. Practice of meditation for the mind is as essential as asana for the body. Recently I have started to incorporate meditation and deep breathing into my practice. Every morning I set aside 30-40 mins to practice deep breathing, sun salutions and inversion. It has been 4 months since I started it and I am now addicted to it. Every morning I look forward to it. It is my reason to wake up and my body calls me for it. All our hard working bodies deserve this time and sense of peace as a gift from us.

Here is what my 40 mins sequence looks likes:

For the first 10 minutes, I just try to breath deeply. Say I inhale for count of 5 and exhale for count of 5, I start to slowly exagerrate my breath count and increase it to 8, slowly to 10. Depending on each person’s capacity the number might differ but the goal is to take deep inhales and exhales.

For the next 10 minutes, I practice pursed lip breathing. I inhale through the nose, however I purse my lips and breath out through the lips. This helps me exhale more air out so my breathing becomes even more exagerrated. The count eventually increases and it surprises me how different techniques can actually get more air flowing in and out

In the next 10 minutes, I practice alternate nostril breathing(Anulom Vilom) and few rounds of forced paused exhalations(Kapal Bharti). It helps me clear my nostrils and breath even deeper.

Last 10 minutes I get the body flowing through 10 sun salutations well cordinated with breath. Moving with breath is what is most important. After my 10 sun salutations , I practice one inversion. These days I am trying to get into headstand without support, so that is what I practice. I end my practice with a child’s pose to grace my body and move through out the day.

To be honest , I have already started seeing a difference already in the past four months and here are a few listed below:

Mindfulness: The first and foremost change I observe in me is becoming more mindful. Careless and forgetful person that I am, this change was easily noticeable by me. I don’t rush, panic or move quickly anymore which is a huge change in itself. I have cultivated the art of remembering essential things, art of moving slowly and mindfully very aware of the my surroundings.

Improved Breathing: I often struggle with my breathing which tends to get very choppy when it comes to exercising. My breathing has definitely improved and I have learnt to inhale and exhale more as I breath after my regular practice.

Positivity: I am already a very positive person reflecting on positive aspects of life rather than dreading on the negativeness. My meditation practice has helped me climb one step further into the light of positivity.

I can only write and describe my experience. But this gift is for you to actually experience. If you begin to incorporate parts of my practice into yours , I would love to know how it affected your mind and body. Thank you very much for reading, this post is very dear to my heart!

 


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Year 2016 – Travel and Yoga!

2016 has been a great year for me in terms of travel and yoga. I am so proud to say that I have practiced yoga almost every day throughout the year. I always set some time apart to return to my mat and grace my practice. I also traveled to so many different places through out the year for which I am very grateful. Travel and Yoga are the two things I have been in love with lately and I hope our bond only grows stronger in 2017. Here are a few trips where I tried to make both meet each other.

Santa Barbara, California

I made my first road trip of 2016 in California driving through Pacific Coast Highway from San Fransisco to Los Angeles. Here is a picture of me in Wheel Pose (Chakrasana). The pose is very good for strengthening of the both upper and lower body. It is also a great chest opener.

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Wheel Pose( Chakrasana)

Washington, DC

I was in Washington for the Cherry Blossoms in April. Here is a picture of me in Tree pose(Vikrasana) at the Library of Congress. The tree pose is a balancing pose good for both mind and body. Its practice strengthens the body and calms the mind.

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Tree Pose(Vikrasana)

Florence, Italy

I traveled to Italy with my family over the summer. On international yoga day I was in Florence. Here is a picture of me trying to do Camel pose (Ustrasana). I am so terrible at it and I hope to improve. This pose is a huge chest and heart opener. It also strengthens the thigh muscles.

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Camel Pose(Utkarasana)

Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin

Late summer, I and my friends made a fun road trip to the Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin. Below is a picture of me doing the Reverse Warrior(Viparita Virabhadrasana). The pose strengthens the lower body at the same time stretches the upper body. It is also a very good balancing pose.

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Reverse Warrior( Viparita Virabhadrasana)

Palm Springs, California

I spent my birthday at Palm Springs doing an amazing yoga hike by the Santa Rosa mountains.The sun shined through my sun salutations at the top of the hill. Sun Salutation(Surya Namaskar) offers body a complete rejuvenation and gets the blood flowing from head to toe. Below is a picture of me in Cobra pose(Bhujangasana) as a part of sun salutations which is again a great chest opener and arm strengthener.

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Cobra Pose(Bhujangasana)

St Pete’s Beach, Florida

My last trip of the year to Florida over Christmas, we stayed at this really nice resort in St Petes Beach. The Don Ceaser resort offered yoga classes in the morning at their private beach and I loved practicing yoga at the beach by the waves. Below is a picture of me doing Boat pose(Navasana). It helps in strengthening of core muscles.

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As the new year begins, new resolutions and opportunities await. Let us all welcome the year and promise each other positivity and gratefulness. No matter what we all should promise ourselves to return to things that we love to do. Blessings and good wishes to you all. Happy 2017 🙂

What are your passions? Please post your comments. I would love to read.


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Los Angeles with my girls!

I have always wanted to take a trip just with my girlfriends and finally after a long wait this did happen on our recent trip to LA. We all studied together from high school in India and never imaged we would plan a trip after twelve long years, now that we all are in US. All four of us traveled to LA from different parts of US. All we did was eat, shop, walk and talk. Los Angeles is such a huge city and we spent all four days exploring the different neighborhoods. I particularly fell in love with the food and the people in LA. Every restaurant we ate was both healthy and delicious at the same time. People seemed to be very carefree and easy-going. Here are bits and pieces of our trip broken down day wise!

Day 1 – We spent our first day exploring the Venice beach neighborhood of LA. The locale that I adored the most in LA was the Venice beach Ocean front. The boardwalk filled with artists, musicians and fortune tellers was very pleasant to walk by. Every other person there was skateboarding and it was quite a relaxed atmosphere around. Almost every restaurant had outdoor seating and served delicious food. We enjoyed the delicious taco salad bowl and burgers with coconut water. After our brunch we enjoyed biking along the oceanfront trail which ran parallel to the ocean. With ocean on one side and little shops and market on the other, we all enjoyed our bikes that we rented right at the Venice beach.  As soon as we returned our bikes we were ready to explore the little shops by the beach. The best part about going with my besties in the trip was shopping. We spent so much time in the shops looking for cute little things and most importantly all of us loved it.

Universal Studios Hollywood is where we all headed the next day and it was definitely much more thrilling than what I had expected. Although the wait times of a few rides was long, it was totally worth it and one of a kind experience. The ride that I enjoyed the most was Harry Potter. It was more like a 4 D experience and we all absolutely loved it. We also loved posing by Shrek and the Minions. The little houses by minions were adorable, it felt like we could sit there forever by the colorful neighborhood. One thing we missed during our visit was the studio tour which was long and did not quite fit into our schedule. No wonder early arrival is recommended for all the theme parks.

Our third day in LA was kind of touristy for us. We walked through the Walk of Fame trying to pose with the stars in different creative ways. We enjoyed open bus tours which drove through Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive and Hollywood sign showing us different celebrity homes. I loved Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie’s house the most, it looked like a fairy tale home.

The most captivating part of our trip was visiting the Warner Brother’s studio. It was where the sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S was filmed. It is one of my favorite shows and I was so very excited to get to visit the studio. On top of that, the best part was I got to visit it with my besties. We all enjoyed the whole interactive experience in the studio where each one of us got to be a part of the show and enacted a scene from the show. Some of the other studios that we got to see were the Ellen’s show, Gillmore Girls and Big Bang Theory. It was very interesting to see all these places in real. It is something that everyone who enjoys watching television will really appreciate.

Day 4- Our last day in LA we were all heartbroken that such an amazing trip was coming to an end. We wandered by the rodeo drive and also stopped by the Santa Monica Pier to catch a last sight of the beautiful city. We enjoyed our spicy and savory Indian lunch at Spice Affair in Beverly hills. The day went by pretty quickly and we were all set to make our way to the airport. Goodbyes are hard and we did promise each other another fun trip soon 🙂


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One of best Birthdays ever, Palm Springs, California!

I was very apprehensive when I started to plan my birthday trip to Palm Springs. However how things turned out to be absolutely opposite and wonderful was such a great birthday surprise. Palm Springs is a desert in Southern California which is located within a two-hour drive from Los Angeles. The landscape of the desert itself is very unique. We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria resort located at the Coachella Valley which was indeed the highlight of the trip. The resort was nestled in between the Santa Rosa Mountains with a backdrop of huge palm trees. The architecture of the resort was quite fascinating with red-tile roofs villas and welcoming gateway arch filled with Bougainvillea creepers. The colorful flowers mostly red and white roses complimented the tangy smelling citrus orange and grapefruit trees. In short it was an absolute nature’s paradise.

All we did during our trip was explored our resort which in itself was such an adventure. The resort was so huge that we would travel from one place to another in hummer carts which was such a fun and bumpy ride. The restaurants in the resort had an amazing roof top view of the mountains. We enjoyed the Mexican dinner at one of the restaurants in the resort and relished the natural beauty and view it had to offer. Our breakfasts were super healthy with so many fresh fruits and vegetable options which we enjoyed by the outdoor patio. This travel was a real vacation for me. Relaxing in the resort by the pool, pampering myself with spa, appreciating the little things instead of running around covering things to do and see in the city was the best part. I loved this kind of vacation and would definitely recommend you all to try it out once. Sometimes we all forget about the real relaxation that a vacation has to offer.

The resort had all kinds of fun activities to offer during the morning hours. There was a meditation class early in the morning which I really enjoyed under the huge palm trees . Breathing deep, listening to the chirping birds in silence and focusing on the different chakras of the body was such an amazing experience.

The activity I enjoyed the most was yoga hike. Early morning at 6:30 am on my birthday, we woke up for the guided hike through the trails that run behind the resort along the mountains.  The weather was a bit chilly early morning, however we were all bundled up feeling toasty and warmed up from the hike. We did see the sun rise through the mountains lighting up the Santa Rosa mountains with reddish-brown color. After reaching the hill-top, our teacher guided us through yogi sun salutations which was definitely my best birthday gift ever.

All I would say is I never knew that I could have so much fun inside a resort. Sometimes experimenting different options helps you learn what you actually love. This was an absolutely different kind of travel than my usual travel journey but I really enjoyed it and I am definitely looking forward to many more pleasant stays in beautiful resorts all over the world. Do you have any recommendations of resorts you stayed in? Do share. I would love to read.


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A short and sweet visit to Vancouver, Canada!

After living in the Unites States for about five years now , I finally got to visit its neighboring state Canada last month. Over the thanksgiving weekend I traveled to Seattle to spent a few days with my aunt and uncle. We made our fun road trip to Vancouver while I was there over the weekend. I was super excited for my first trip to Canada and it turned out more beautiful than I even imagined. After passing the US border, as we crossed the interstate bridge, I could see the city of Vancouver encompassed with cascades of mountains on one side and the River Columbia on the other. The alluring city was purely a natural bliss.

Our first destination as we entered Vancouver was the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The lush green rain forest with the bridge hanging right above the Capilano river was both fun and adventurous at the same time. The bridge was very bumpy as there were so many tourists walking over it. The  evergreen tree tops, cliffs, gorges, canyons and trails in the woods was a treat to the eyes. The suspension bridges were attached to the old tree trunks and every tree was about 150 years old. Walking into the tree tops through the suspension bridges lit up with strings of lights was such a wonderful experience all together. My aunt called them flowers as the lights looked just like colorful flowers on the tree tops. We also enjoyed walking over the cliff walk which was a narrow walk way suspended over the deep canyon. After hiking through the park , we slowly made our way out as it was getting darker and we also had to check in into our resort.

After checking into the resort and relaxing for a bit, we had our cozy outdoor fine dining at Bricks and Mortar which I would definitely recommend to everyone who travels to Vancouver. Every dish we ordered turned out to be excellent. Our day went by so fast and it was such a good start to our trip.

Since we had only one more day to go, we woke up early in the morning to go for a morning walk by the bay in Vancouver. It was a walk of about five minutes from our Wyndham resort which was centrally located in Downtown Vancouver. It was such a great time catching up on family conversations with my aunt and it was definitely a walk to remember :).After the walk we took a dip into the indoor pool in our resort. We really made the most out of our small trip. After cooking and enjoying our breakfast at the resort, we headed out to check out Stanley Park which is a huge sea wall park in the downtown area.

We did not get to visit Stanley Park in the best of the weather as it started raining by the time we reached over there. We drove through the greenery surrounded by the bay and bridges. With moist rain drops all over the grass and the evergreen trees, it looked all the more pretty. After our visit to the park, we all were craving for some comfort food and hence decided to have some hot Vietnamese noodle soup for lunch. With the short days in winter our day was coming to an end and it was time to head back home. All in all we had a wonderful time in Vancouver and tried to make the most out of our short trip 🙂


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One sunny day in Rome!

The most exciting part about visiting Rome for me was visiting the city of Julius Caesar. As a kid I have read stories of Caesar, his kingdom, politics and death. I never imagined at that time that one day I would get a chance to see all the historical ruins of the places I read about. I was thrilled to stand next to ruins where Anthony made his speech , in the city where Julius said his last words to Brutus. All the memories sharply came back on to me. It was an amazing indescribable feeling and made me more than happy to have got a chance to explore Rome.

We stayed in the bed and breakfast very close to the historical center of the city. We arrived in the city later in the day and spotted the Colosseum from a distance right when we picked our dinner from an Indian Restaurant. I was very excited to see it from far away and couldn’t wait for the next morning to get really close and explore all the way more.

Days in Rome are hot and sultry during the summer. Since Rome was our last destination for our twelve day long Italy trip, we were all super tanned as you can see in the pictures. It was a very hot day nevertheless we were all ready to get out and tan some more 🙂 After walking about 15 minutes, our first sight was the giant Colosseum which was the largest amphitheater that was ever built. It’s ruins stand as an iconic symbol of Rome. Once where there used to be gladiator contests now stands as a historic pride that attracts thousands of tourists to Rome.

After a few minutes of walk from the Colosseum, we spotted the Roman Forum which holds the ruins of the governmental buildings of Rome. It was once upon a time the political center of the city. Further walking along the palaces and fountains , Rome felt like an absolute historical city with very rich architecture and culture. We then reached the shopping district of the city and relaxed by the Trevi Fountain which is the largest fountain in the city and one of the famous ones in the world.

As the evening was approaching, the feeling of the trip about to end was creeping in. Nevertheless I was going to wrap up and bring so many happy memories from my trip back home. We shopped for quiet a bit on our last day and headed home to relax and be prepared for the long flight back home. My trip to Italy was one of my best vacations of life and its memories will be alive in my heart forever.


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The city both old and young, Boston!

The city of Boston surpassed all my expectations during my two-day trip to this city this summer. Boston is one of the oldest cities of the United States, parts of it reflect the olden times with cobbled stone streets and old architectural buildings while the other part showcases lush green city full of young and intellectual people with such a vibrant outlook. With just so much to explore, we walked endlessly for two days which felt really short. Nevertheless I had such a great time with my friends in Boston.

My love for gardens took us to begin our adventure at the Boston Common and Public garden right next to each other in the heart of downtown. As soon as we parked our car, we walked out to the hustle and bustle of the cheerful little kids relishing the water fountains to beat the summer heat. We relaxed by the huge oak trees next to the lagoon while the tourists lined up to enjoy the swan boat ride. We then walked up to the bridge to catch a bird eye view of the lagoon and then made our way to the downtown area.

I was really excited to see the water front harbor in Boston. So we started making our way to the harbor exploring through streets of downtown. Strolling by the main shopping streets that was meant for just the pedestrians with restricted vehicle entry was such an appealing idea to me. I just love walking on streets with no cars and buses around. After shopping for a bit and keeping time in mind we then reached the Quincy market.

Quincy market is a little art and craft market that we crossed on our way to the harbor. The little unusual things such as the free chess tables and book shelves made me believe that Boston is indeed a city full of opportunities to learn and explore. The market was filled with all kinds of handmade jewelry, lamps and lanterns. We also spotted the freedom trail in the Quincy market which connects all the historical churches and museums in Boston. After wandering through the market and enjoying delicious gelato by the carousel, we finally stepped onto the Boston Harbor area.

The harbor was even more beautiful than what I imagined. The creepers making their way through the dome-shaped walkway by the waterfront was a sight I would like to go back in a blink of an eye. We walked all over the harbor spotting all the outdoor restaurants and bars with very lively atmosphere. We also visited the New England Holocaust Memorial dedicated to the Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. I have never seen something like that in my life and it melted my heart to read those heart wrenching notes from the Jewish families who encountered the death of their loved ones. We ended our day at an outdoor park with lovely music and relaxing ambiance.

A trip to Boston is incomplete without a visit to the Harvard University. Our second day in Boston was occupied for the visit to Cambridge neighborhood which is like a little college town in the city. The Harvard square full of book stores and hustle and bustle of the students reminded me of my school days. We basked under the sun for quite some time in the campus and then after spending some time in the Harvard square shopping for some souvenirs made our way to the airport to catch our flight back to the Midwest.

In all, Boston felt like an absolutely beautiful city to explore. With such a short time visit , I wished I had few more days to get more familiar with the pretty neighborhoods of Boston. Oh well there is always a next time 🙂

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Sorrento, The coastal town of Italy!

Right from the day I have got back from Italy, I can’t wait to write about Sorrento. My ordeal is now over and I finally get to jot down my experience and thoughts about this wonderful coastal town. We hired a taxi from Naples train station to reach Sorrento. Our drive to Sorrento was along the beautiful Amalfi coast and we were lucky to see the amber colored sky in the midst of sunset by the Mediterranean Sea. Our driver was very kind to make a stop and help us get some beautiful pictures of the sun setting along the coastline.

As soon as we entered into the town, I could spot the beautiful street sides full of orange and lemon trees. The most amazing and unique part of this town was that there were orange and lemon trees everywhere including street sides, restaurants and hotel backyards. It was such a delightful experience to have the lemons just fall of the trees while you are sitting and eating under lunch/dinner them. We enjoyed picking lemons from our hotel backyard and enjoyed freshly squeezed lemon juice every day. Our hotel management was so very sweet to offer us orange juice freshly squeezed out from the oranges from their pool garden everyday during breakfast. We stayed at the Carlton International hotel and I would definitely recommend this hotel because of the location which was so central, the garden by the pool and more so because of their warm behavior and great service.

The best part about Sorrento is that it is very well connected to beautiful islands and other coastal villages. The nearest beautiful places that we traveled from Sorrento are Capri, Positano and Amalfi. There are ferries that run throughout the day to Capri and Sita bus that runs to Positano and Amalfi from Sorrento train station.  During our visit, we made our day trips to all these beautiful places and returned back to Sorrento later in the day. Our third day there, we actually got a chance to explore Sorrento. The central square of Sorrento is the Piazza Tasso around which there are neighborhoods where there are lots of stores for shopping. The Marina piccolo is the main port area of Sorrento and at a walking distance from the square.

In all out trip to the town of Sorrento was fulfilling in every way and was one of the highlight of our Italy trip. Definitely add it to your bucket list if you haven’t yet 🙂


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Five things to do in Island of Capri!

For all those who are planning a trip to south Italy, Capri is a destination that just cannot be missed. It is a picturesque island on the Gulf of Naples located south of Italy. Capri is accessible from the Marina piccolo port of Sorrento via ferry which takes about 30 minutes. It is beautiful island surrounded by blue green emerald water bordering the rugged surfaces. One can spend a perfect day relaxing, swimming and exploring the island in and out. Here are few things you could do in Capri!

  • Beach- Beach- Beach

The crystal clear beach of Capri right by the Marina Grande bay covered with pebbles is probably the first thing to spot as you walk through the island after hopping off from the ferry. Simply relax by the beach or take a dip!

 

  • Funicular up to the Piazzetta

Piazetta is the heart of Capri and provides an panoramic view of the spectacular island. There is a cable car that takes you from the bay area up to the Piazetta which takes about five minutes. The lines are long but they move fast. Once you are in the top, the wide view of Capri is just spectacular with water surrounding the island from all sides. The sight of the blue bell flowers and lemon trees all over the hills is just outstanding.

 

  • Swim the Green Grotto

The best way to explore the island of Capri is by boat. There are different sight seeing tours offered by tour companies that do both group and private tours in the water. We rented a private traditional gozzo boat for three hours to go around the island. Our sailor took us to all the prominent sights of the island including the blue grotto, green grotto, natural arch and Faraglioni.

We also stopped by the green grotto to take a quick dip in the turquoise green water. The waves of sea being pretty strong didn’t let us swim for a long time, but we still enjoyed our short swim.

 

  • Boat ride to the Blue Grotto

The Capri Island is known for the Blue grotto. The blue grotto is an illuminated cavern in the Mediterranean Sea which reflects azure blue light when the sun shines on the surface of the water. It is just indescribable and a must experience during the visit to Capri. The tickets are 13 euros per person and the Italian serenade music in the background sung by local gondola boat riders makes it all the more beautiful. Usually the wait time is long since it’s a very touristy thing to see, but we got lucky since it wasn’t very busy in the middle of a Wednesday afternoon 🙂

 

  • Faraglioni – 

The spectacular rock formations eroded by the ocean over time stand by the island of Capri. Our boat went under this rugged formations and it was a splendid view to watch those huge standing rocks in the middle of the ocean . We also spotted red pastel corals in the coral island and enjoyed the sight of natural rock formations that resembled faces and bodies of different animals.

Are there any islands that are close to your heart and you would recommend for travel? Please share, I would love to read!


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The city amidst Tuscan hills, Florence!

Florence is one city that is a perfect blend of architecture, history and music surpassed by natural Tuscan landscapes. The city is basically divided in two parts by river Arno. One side encompasses the rolling countryside region where the Florentine locals live amidst fresh air and the other side is the red roofed old architectural city swarmed with tourists all year round. We were in Florence for two days and our bed and breakfast was located along a hill in the middle of dense lush trees and winding pathways. As soon as we reached there we were lucky to find an excellent India restaurant within walking distance from our bed and breakfast.

We explored Florence just like a local and not as a tourist. Instead of taking any tour buses or guides to help us explore, we hopped on local buses for transport which was both cheap and efficient. The historical center of the city is the main area around which the churches, galleries, and shopping area are all at a walk-able distance. Piazza del Signoria was right around the corner when we reached the historical center of the city. It is the political hub of the city with various sculptures among which the most prominent ones are The Fountain of Neptune, David’s statue and the huge gold turtle. Next to the piazza square , stood The Uffizi gallery which is one of the most famous art museum in the world. After walking for a few minutes from the gallery, we stumbled into The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore which is the most noticeable church in Italy with a huge red duo-mo designed with Gothic style marbles. After strolling for a bit around the main center we headed back for lunch and a little afternoon nap after all the walking.

Me and my mom, as adventurous as we are, we walked back to the city to enjoy the beautiful evening after our power nap. We walked along the bridges over Arno river. The street musicians played soft music which was just perfect to listen to while the sun set. We went back to the Duo-mo to watch it while the sun set and we got a glimpse of the most amazing sight on our way back. We got to spot the Strawberry moon, which is a rare phenomenon when a full moon and a summer solstice coincide, the moon appears to be a large amber colored one. We were lucky to see it along the bank of the river Arno while all the tourists tried to capture the moon in their lenses. We were in the taxi and weren’t lucky enough to capture it but nevertheless we at-least got to see it.

After spending the first day at the tourist hub of the city, we wanted to explore the serene Tuscan hills the following day. We boarded a local bus to the Piazzale Micheangelo which is one of the highest points along the hills and the best spot to get a extensive view of the city. The river Arno flowing right in the middle of the city with the backdrop of the humongous Duo-mo surrounded by red roof topped old architectural buildings was a beautiful sight to enjoy. I clearly remember that day was international yoga day and I tried to get some clicks in different yoga poses while the tourists watched me go crazy.

After enjoying the sunshine along the hills, we headed towards the Ponte Vecchio bridge which is a medieval time arch bridge. It is very famous among the tourists for jewelry and art shops. We then munched on some delicious Chinese noodles at a Chinese restaurant by the bridge for lunch. After our lunch we were all set to grab our luggage and get ready for our train to Naples. All in all, we spent great time in the beautiful historical city and I would recommend it to the travelers who would love to explore an artistic city with rich history and background.

You also must be surprised to read that we ate Indian and Chinese food while we were in Italy but to be honest we were tired of Italian pizzas and pastas and wanted our taste buds to taste something different. Has this ever happened to you ? Do share , I would love to read!