The Cherry-Blossom Festival: Japan’s Spring Splendor

‘The cherry blossoms Put the whole world Under the tree’ -Watsujin Spring time in Japan is a season of celebration. The streets and parks would be lined up with a tapestry of pink flowers known as Sakura (cherry-blossoms).  Sakura have immense importance in Japan’s tradition. It symbolizes the evanescence of human life-their birth, death and rebirth. The flower is also a symbol for honor and … Continue reading The Cherry-Blossom Festival: Japan’s Spring Splendor

Gavi: Where The Wild Things Are

Gavi is known to be one of the most beautiful and famous places in India for its untouched beauty of the wild forest. It’s become a well-known place (but still less traveled) after a famous regional South Indian movie called ‘Ordinary’ was filmed there, showcasing the cold, misty weather and the dense green surroundings. It has become an Eco-tourist spot located in Kerala and is … Continue reading Gavi: Where The Wild Things Are

Al Noor Island: of Butterflies and Lights

  Sitting on the northern shores of Khalid Lagoon in the middle of Sharjah lies an island that was once deserted and a haven for crows. Not exactly what you would call ‘attractive’. But now,  Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has transformed the 45,470 square meter land into a beautiful attraction of nature, art and entertainment. Once visitors approach the island, they will be … Continue reading Al Noor Island: of Butterflies and Lights

UAE’s Pride: The Etihad Musuem

UAE might be a geographically small country with seven emirates that is easily accessible within a three hour drive, but given that, it’s not small in its treasures and values. Housing some of the largest structures in the world (Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa), a culture that is rich in its traditions and customs, and places that attract tourists wherever they go, UAE is filled … Continue reading UAE’s Pride: The Etihad Musuem

7 Real Places that Inspired Mythical Legends

When it comes to stories and movies we are always hearing about places that were lost, may exist or are just plain fiction. We hear stories of places that aren’t real like El Dorado-who knows if this is actually real. Some say they are real some say it’s a myth. Atlantis is also a place. It might exist. It might not. How about Agard? That … Continue reading 7 Real Places that Inspired Mythical Legends

Shinjuku Gyoen: Garden of Words

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large park with a beautiful garden in Shibuya and Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The garden is 28.3 hectares and is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Japan with over 20,000 trees with approximately 1,500 cherry blossom trees or Sakura(as they call it in Japan) which bloom from late March to early April. The beauty of this place is so … Continue reading Shinjuku Gyoen: Garden of Words

Wasit Wetlands

In between a busy street, an array of villas, a mini roundabout and an aging Co-operative Society lays the magnificent Wetland of Sharjah. Passing through a security checkpoint you’ll be greeted by a car park in a wide open area and tent like brown structures in the distance. Surrounded by a 4.5 sqkm of nature and a one hour golf-cart ride that takes you through … Continue reading Wasit Wetlands