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How do you go on a 'silent safari'?? balloon!

Trompe-l’oeil is French for ‘Trick the eye’ and one look at such a painting on the wall will tell you why it is called so...Lyon in France is full of them!

Greyfriars Bobby and Hachiko are examples of loyal dogs with poignant real life stories. While Greyfriars Bobby reportedly spent 14 years guarding the grave of his owner, until he died, while Hachiko waited for his dead master everyday at the train station
Take the stairs instead of elevator to the top of Eiffel Tower in Paris (Level 3) and you would have climbed 44 storeys of a building!

During the Irish potato famine approximately one million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland.

Besides tourism, sugarcane contributes in a big way to Mauritius economy, which is why one os not allowed to eat or sell sugarcane or its juice in Mauritius!However there is one place where you can devour sugarcane juice in Port Louis. The sugarcane vending shop at Caudon waterfront sells natural and exotically flavored sugarcane juice (with aloe vera, chocolate,… etc). It is on the expensive side though.
Viscount Fitzwilliam museum in Cambridge is an absolute treat for art lovers. Entry to the museum is free

La Tour d’Argent Restaurant in Paris numbers every duck it sells

The writer walking tour conducted in Edinburgh, Scotland is every book lover’s delight. It touches the life and times of greats such as Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.K.Rowling, Robert Burns, Alexander McCall Smith, Walter Scott, etc.
Colmar, the capital of Alsatian Wine, was the home town of Bartholdi, the famous French sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty

The Holy Trinity monastery on the intriguing rock pillar in Meteora, Greece was the filming location for the James Bond movie ‘For Your Eyes Only’ in 1981

The biggest Swarovski Crystal showroom is located in Innsbruke, Austria at the factory premises. It also has a breathtaking Fantasy world made out of Swarovski crystals
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It was indeed a memorable 7 days spending time with all 17 of you in a dream destination like spectacular Ladakh! Thanks for sharing this epic week with me. What a great mix of laughter, magnificent landscapes, yak rides, camel rides (can’t forget Neeta’s camel’s hump!!), the eerie ghost stories, the ‘FIGHT’ with the firangs in search of peace (wink wink), countless posing for photographs (total glee), shopping, shopping and more shopping, our endless bumpy drives (mobilized our fat that was a plus!), Sindhu’s hilarious one-liners n expressions, and not to forget the exhilarating, adrenaline rush infused River rafting with Himal and Kali!!! Indeed...WOW....ooops...GOTG!!! :)


Dekyi Yangtso Chawla, Entrepreneur, Bangalore