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Chronicling my thoughts, one post at a time..

CatchLight- Ente Keralam (3)

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Is it just me or is the sunset a different shade in different cities.  When I am in my own city, I see hues of pink, orange, fiery red which finally transitions to a deep plum and then a midnight blue.  But Kerala was a different story, the skies seem to glow with muted gold and grey tones which seemed to cast a natural sepia glow on everything the light touched.

Nature baffles and leaves me speechless.  Is it just trickery of my mind to make more vivid memories of my travels, or is nature really just that spectacular.  I seriously think its the latter.  Have you noticed this as well, if yes, please let me know.

Peace & Love

xo

CatchLight- Ente Keralam (2)

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A lot of places I’ve been to remind me songs heard long ago, although shouldn’t it be the other way ’round? Perhaps that’s why I am a (amateur) photographer instead of a musician, and my way of documenting beauty is with a camera.  An old Hindi song about a lone boatman comes to mind.

If there is only one advice I can give, it is this – make it a habit to always carry a camera with you (and I don’t mean just the one on your phone), so you never have to live with the regret of having missed a moment of pure beauty.  You will never regret the little extra weight.

Peace & Love

xo

CatchLight – Ente Keralam (1)

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One of my favorite things about Kerala is the architecture, most buildings have these red-tiled roofs which are blackend over years of being exposed to the elements, only giving its a beautiful vintage quality.  The next best thing about beautiful Kerala, endless supply of palm trees, the delicious food, and the salty coastal air.  Its no wonder that its called Gods own country.

All this perfectly articulated in Malayalam as Ente Keralam Ethra Sundaram, which literally translates to My Kerala is so beautiful, and indeed it is!

As I sit here writing this post, and reminiscing about the memories of my best friend’s wedding (which took place in this beautiful venue), I can’t help but smile and plan my next visit.  A girl can dream (at least for now).

Peace & Love

xo

CatchLight- let’s travel

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A lot of travelling, for me, is about reading about the place, the culture, the history. After all I spend most of my time with my nose in a book. When I finally do pack my bags for my Italian escape, I will definitely go to Venice and Tuscany, ride the gondolas, drink gorgeous red wine and eat delicious pasta. Ah I can already feel it.

For now the magic of travelling is felt through planning it.

Peace & Love

xo