The Wonderful Experience of Applying for the Schengen Visa with France

By Mridula Dwivedi October 13, 2018 12 Comments , ,

It is that time of the year again when my sister Alka and I plan our vacation together in November. It also means applying for visas. I thought we were going to Belgrade till it was time to book the tickets. Try as I might, I could not get a reasonably priced ticket to Belgrade. I gave up in desperation and tried an...

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Stolby Nature Reserve near Krasnoyarsk, Siberia

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There was a time when I used to trek once every year! But gradually I stopped for no particular reason. After a while I developed knee pain which now leaves me scared at the prospect of trekking. However, when I got to visit the Stolby Nature Reserve near Krasnoyarsk, Siberia I am glad I was able to keep up with it....

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The Serena Williams US Open Controversy

By Mridula Dwivedi September 11, 2018 9 Comments , , ,

Photo Credit Александр Осипов from Ukraine - Serena Williams Uploaded by Flickrworker ; used under Creative Commons Before I write anything else, let me say I have only respect for the game Serena Williams plays. She won her first Grand Slam title in 1999 and she is still around winning big ...

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You Think You Are Too Old to Travel?

Being in my mid forties, there are times when I question my life choices! I wonder what will happen to me when I get too old to travel. At times I already feel too old, particularly on a fast paced FAM trip.   View this post on Instagram &...

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The Zip Rider at the Bobrovy Log Fun Park, Krasnoyarsk

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I have a love/fear relationship with adventure. Before the adventure begins I fear it a little (OK sometimes a lot) but I love it after I am done with it. But the zip line or the zip rider is one activity I can approach without fear for the simple reason that I have done it many times in the past. I have done in ove...

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Siberia Stereotypes- Don’t Go There Because …

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I visited Krasnoyarsk in Siberia in August 2018 as I won a place in the second batch of the Follow Up Siberia Contest. While my thoughts changed a lot by just taking part in the contest, visiting the place was such a beautiful experience. I tried to shake off the stereotypes about Siberia before visiting and ...

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What Do You Think About Videos?

By Mridula Dwivedi August 14, 2018 22 Comments , , ,
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In the recent months I got a lot more request from sponsors for video content. Truth be told, videos terrify me. I am not comfortable speaking in them, I am not comfortable making them when I am at a destination. But now that blogging and social media is my main source of income I end up paying attention to trend...

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How to Apply for Russian Visa at IFS New Delhi

By Mridula Dwivedi August 9, 2018 12 Comments , ,
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I have been so excited all of August because I won a place in the #FollowUpSiberia contest. I would be visiting Siberia later this month. Siberia to me is an exotic land, I never thought I would get a chance to visit it. This also meant I needed to apply the Russian visa. A I live in NCR, IFS Delhi was the logi...

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Local Experiences with Evolve Back, Kabini

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Evolve Back, Kabini is a delight to visit during the monsoons. I was invited on a blogging trip to Kabini by the resort. I went alone as Chhavi could not afford to miss tennis or school. Delhi, NCR were still sweltering hot when I left. Right after I landed at Bangalore, the weather got pleasant. My heat bake...

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I am Mridula Dwivedi, I love to travel! I started my travel blog in 2005. I have been going places since! For more details do check out my media kit! In another life I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur. I was a professor when I quit my job in 2015.

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