Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Being in Japan in spring during the height of the cherry blossom season was something of a dream come true for me. The rows and rows of pinks and whites that enveloped entire cities made Japan even more a spectacular place than it ordinarily must be. One must feel truly blessed living in a country…

Turkey – Cat Country Part II

In my last post in this series I wrote about encountering a number of cats at the archaeological site of Ephesus. Even though we saw a lot of cats at the place we never actually imagined that cats roamed the streets of much of Turkey in large numbers. Only when we kept seeing cats during…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close-Up

This week’s Photo Challenge theme is something that’s very close to my heart. I absolutely love macro photography. It brings to focus a world that is normally hidden from us. If you’re interested in looking through some of my other Macro clicks, you can visit this link

July: Looking Back

First of all Eid Mubarak to my friends out there in the world! I was fortunate enough to have visited Turkey in the holy month of Ramzan/ Ramadan this year and visited the impressive Sultanahmet Mosque also called the Blue Mosque. I was so touched by the devotion and dedication of Muslims who were fasting…

Images of #Istanbul: Maiden’s Tower

The small rocky islet that you see in the photograph has apparently held a tower of some sort on it since ancient times. The latest one was erected in the 18th century but reinforced many times. The tower now hosts a cafe and a restaurant but note in the evening the private boats take you…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol- Bloom

A flower about to bloom symbolises so many things- new beginnings, hope, regeneration, beauty, innocence, youth, vitality and even life itself. In response to this week’s Photo Challenge. 

Turkey- Cat Country: The Felines of Ephesus

There are all kinds of things that pop up when you start researching a country online/ offline before you travel there. Some things you don’t find out until you actually get to your destination. The fact that we saw cats almost everywhere in Turkey was one such discovery. It didn’t take long for us to…