Category Archives: Musings and Ramblings

Feeling The Pain

Some things are best left unsaid. Some remarks are best left ignored. Some disappointments best dismissed. So let the heart bleed. 💔 At the end of the day You’ve done your duty Shared your blessings And feel much pain. 💔 … Continue reading

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LOURDES for the 6th Time

The first time I visited was all planned but nearly got shelved because of a major surgery. Then my surgeon said I could go a month after the surgery. I went. With a dear friend and a nephew. Three years … Continue reading

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Sheep Bells Through The Mist (SJPP to Valcarlos)

Stepped out of our Hotel Itzalpea at 7:30 this foggy morning. Skipped breakfast, thinking there’d be a cafe bar between Saint Jean Pied de Port and Valcarlos, the first town in Spain from the French border. Still Basque Country. In … Continue reading

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The Sun Also Rises in Pamplona

We skipped Pamplona the last time we were in this area. Not this time. I intend to walk my Camino here (from St. Jean Pied de Port or Roncesvalles) sometime in the near future so here I am. Con mi … Continue reading

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Going Gaga in Gaggan 

Bangkok. Here for a wedding. And a dinner. And what a magical dinner! Everything is a piece of art and a wonder of science. A genius play on creativity, ingenuity, art and technique.  Gaggan Anand. The Asian Czar of Gastronomy. … Continue reading

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Only In Japan

There’s something about Japan. Its culture. Its food. Its people. Excellence seems to be the norm. No settling for anything mediocre. If your seafood is fresh, it means “just-dead-a-few-secs-ago”. If your steak is succulently tender, it means “melt-in-your-mouth”. If your … Continue reading

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Almost Forgot You, Sapporo

Bad. I’ve written a series of blogs on my 2 week holiday in Japan, and missed you! Sapporo. If I visited just a week later, I would have experienced your transition into winter with your first snowfall. My friends who … Continue reading

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