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A busy life of leisure

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added on 21/12/2010 by: aartigarde
After spending more than a decade working in various companies, I took the opportunity to follow my husband to Vietnam, and become a housewife, with plenty of time to cultivate new interests and renew old ones.
 tags: cooking/baking, cycling, photography, travel, Vietnam

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Palatial Splendour  Posted on 09/11/2014
Among the most impressive buildings in Mandu are the Royal Palace complex with its Jahaz Mahal and Hindola Mahal, plus all those water storage and filtration systems that Chetna described in an earlier post.  Jahaz Mahal is named such...
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A Legendary Love Story  Posted on 09/09/2014
I’m still hungover from the travel to Mandu – it shall continue to haunt me until I blog about it!  I knew nothing about Mandu, except a half-story of Baz Bahadur who fell in love with Roopmati, a shepherdess with a...
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On the banks of Narmada  Posted on 09/03/2014
Maheshwar is just 91 km from Indore, but our reluctant bus driver made it seem like forever. Once there, and well-fed at the MPTDC resort, I couldn’t wait to get going, and neither could some of the other women in the group. The...
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A Yarn and Some  Posted on 09/02/2014
When opportunities to travel to new destinations present themselves, I tend to shamelessly grab them, just as I did with Reva’s tour to Maheshwar & Mandu with her friends. Maheshwar, to me, evokes a vision of yards and yards of...
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Water, water, everywhere  Posted on 08/30/2014
When Aarti asked me to write a guest post for her blog, I was very flattered. After all, I’ve never blogged before, and if a “professional” blogger asks you to write, you assume they think you have something to write...
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Yet Another India Travel Story – Introduction  Posted on 08/30/2014
It’s been a roller coaster of a summer lately, what with the traffic woes during Ramadan, then the highs of receiving the work permit, just in time for a long and hectic travel to India. Yeah, you read it right. There’s...
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Friday Photo walk: Ramadan prayers  Posted on 07/29/2014
All of Indonesia has been observing Ramadan – the holy month of fasting, so what better place to photograph than the masjid and Friday prayers? I’ve blogged about Masjid Istiqlal before, but this was totally worth it. It is the...
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Sun catcher in my eye  Posted on 07/21/2014
Last week I attempted a new skill – crafting stained glass into pretty objects. My friend Sara is a master craftsman and when she offered to teach me, I was most delighted. The bonus of learning with Sara is that she feeds you all...
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Tour Onrust Island  Posted on 07/16/2014
Not long ago on a warm sunny morning, a bunch of us intrepid study group members embarked on a short voyage to Onrust Island, not too far from Jakarta, amidst the Thousand Islands. The modern history of Onrust goes back to the 17th...
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A Grave Tour…again  Posted on 07/13/2014
My fascination with cemeteries continues, this time with a photo walk in Taman Prasasti Museum, a museum of graves, mostly Europeans who died in Jakarta during the colonial period. Set in a quiet area in the heart of the city, just behind...
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  • gavishal
    gavishal 05 September 2011 05:21:21

    good blog

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