The Copper Bell House at Nirona- the Extraordinary Crafts Village of Kutch, Gujarat

By Mridula Dwivedi January 16, 2018 6 Comments , , ,
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It was on my third visit to Kutch that I discovered Nirona. As we walk through its dusty lanes, it felt like a typical Indian village with small beautiful houses, its people curious about the newcomers! My first stop was the Copper Bell House at Nirona headed by Mr Husen Luhar. I was invited by the Gujarat Tourism ...

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Travel @2017

By Mridula Dwivedi December 31, 2017 30 Comments , ,

It is time to reflect on the year that 2017 was! It is time to talk about travel @2017! I did see a lot of new places and managed 3 big personal trips! So here is how it went travel wise! However the biggest joy for me in 2017 has been Chhavi playing tennis. I was big on sports (though not tennis) right up to...

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The Colosseum in Rome

By Mridula Dwivedi December 29, 2017 12 Comments , ,

This post is written by Alka Dwivedi, my sister. We traveled together to Budapest this year, via Rome and it was the trip of the year! Here is her account of visiting the Colosseum in Rome. I was travelling abroad with my sister for the first time. While going to Budapest, we were in Rome for a few hours only. I ...

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Hilton Rome Airport Hotel- It was a Mini Adventure to Find it

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I booked Hilton Rome Airport Hotel for the simple reason that there is only one hotel which is directly accessible from Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport in Rome. It was my first trip with my sister as adults, so I was doing things properly. When we eventually reached the hotel, my sister remarked, "It is my f...

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My Top Ten Instagram Posts of 2017

By Mridula Dwivedi December 15, 2017 16 Comments , ,
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December is a month for nostalgia! I document my trips on Instagram throughout the year. It is easier to scroll the feed and see the places I went to and the pictures I clicked. I also looked at numbers and here are my top ten Instagram posts of 2017! Tram #2 at Budapest Trams my love, in Budapest Hung...

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The Metro Project in Rome

By Mridula Dwivedi December 13, 2017 20 Comments , , , , , ,
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In this post, I bring to you the Metro Project in Rome. My sister Alka and I were in transit in Rome while we were on our way to Budapest. While I indulged in the Metro Project in a more comprehensive way at Budapest, I had a short tryst with it in Rome too! I document my tales with #themetroproject on various socia...

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The Kargil War Memorial at Drass

By Mridula Dwivedi December 8, 2017 24 Comments , , , ,
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Before I visited the Kargil War Memorial at Drass, Tiger Hill, Tololing Hill were mere names for me associated with the 1999 Kargil War. Only when I stood in the shadow of Tololing Hill I realized how close it is to the road. Hell, it is right across the Srinagar Leh Highway NH 1D! The battle was fought that close t...

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Flying Delhi Rome Budapest and Back with Alitalia

By Mridula Dwivedi December 6, 2017 14 Comments , , , , ,
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While looking for tickets from Delhi to Budapest I gave various search engines a try! The best fares were thrown on Skyscanner and they were with Alitalia. However, there was a hitch. While coming back we had a night to spend in Rome. I still decided to take it as I would get to explore a little bit of Rome. So, her...

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Széchenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest

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Visiting Szechenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest is a must do activity! It was a bliss to take a dip in the hot pools and sit in sauna! We went during the day, the place has great atmosphere. For my sister Alka, I think this was the highlight of the trip. I had intentionally left if for our last full day in the city. Sh...

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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