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‘Celestial calm in Greenland’ by K.J.S...

Tweet   I took a flight from New Delhi to Amsterdam and from there a connecting flight to Reykjavik- the capital of Iceland. From Reykjavik’s domestic/old airport a two and a half hours flight brought me to Ilullisat- the most beautiful place that I have visited till now. I took a day boat trip from Ilullisat towards north of Greenland. The photos below were taken by me around 100 kms north of Ilullisat,...

‘Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland’ by K.J.S.C...

Tweet My visit to Reykjavik in Iceland was memorable. Not far from the place where I was staying, was an impressive glass building located on the water shore. A view from the Harpa building I found out that it was called  ‘Harpa’ and was a recently opened cultural centre. Reykjavík was featured in the New York Times mid-January 2011 as amongst the top four places in the world to travel to with...

‘Travel & tourism suggestions for Fifty...

Tweet An old American car in Havana. Foreign travel packages for Fiftyplus travelers: SOTC-KUONI: Travel house SOTC with Kuoni  is  starting foreign travel package trips exclusively for Fiftyplus citizens. For more information see their website: http://www.sotc.in/; email holidays@sotc.in. Kesari Travels:  Kesari Travels is also offering six foreign package trips for Fiftyplus. See details at...

‘Historic General Post Office Building, Luck...

Tweet When I visited Lucknow about a fortnight back, a visit to the General Post Office there was not on my list of places to be seen.  One morning I was moving towards the Lucknow State Museum, when the cycle rickshaw by which I was traveling was stopped by the police as there was some demonstration on the road ahead. Leave the rickshaw and walk down to the place, advised the police officer on duty. I took the proverbial...

‘A visit to the State Museum, Lucknow, India...

Tweet The State Museum, Lucknow houses a large collection of arte-facts and memorabilia and is located in Banarasi Bagh near Hazratganj. Besides others, it has impressive  numismatic, handicrafts, natural history, and ethnographic sections. A rather unusual statue of Lord Shiva. 5th century A.D. Lakhneswar Deeh, Balia. Another uncommon statue depicting Lord Shiva as a Maha Yogi, 5th century A.D. This statue from the Gupta...

‘Pssst…Birdwatching in Cuba’ by ...

Tweet I had, in one of my earlier posts (Please see ‘Maria’s Cafe’, Las Terazzas, Cuba’  http://www.fiftyplustravels.com/?p=3483  for details about the place), talked about my visit to Maria’s Cafe’ in  Las Terrazas in Cuba. Las Terrazas  is a small community and nature reserve in Pinar del Rio province of Cuba. The reserve is rich in flora and fauna, and includes lakes, rivers and...