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Travelolio 13 – Travel Trivia from Twosome!

Written by Poorna & Brinda

We are back and here is another edition of Travel Trivia. We want to share with you some of the interesting things we have read/seen over the week. Some nice articles inspiring enough for you to start the next vacation. A video of fellow travellers we have loved seeing and want you to experience.

Travel + Olio = Travelolio, this is a potpourri of travel trivia around the world. For your reading on the weekend, every week.

Hope you would love it the way we loved reading/watching them.

Aaron Huey favourite places to Photograph

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Aaron Huey has traveled the world, shooting in some of the planet’s most beautiful locations. In his own words, Huey tells us about his favourite places to visit—and photograph.

See all that here – Photographer Aaron Huey’s Favourite Places to Photograph

Cruise Comparisons

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Are you a fan of big cruise ships with all the bells and whistles or do you prefer smaller boats with fewer frills but more intimacy?

Here is a nice comparison on New York times – What Kind of Cruise Is Right for You?

Off beat pictures from road Trips

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We love road trips. Some of our fascinating experiences have been on the road which we captures as Road Trip Vignettes in this blog.

In this selection of pictures received for a Photo competition by BBC Travel has some outstanding views from road trips across the globe…… beaten path.

Check this out – Road Trip Views which few have seen!

Patagonia…..Pristine and Beautiful

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That off the beaten track destination in South America. In our bucket list. Made famous by Bruce Chatwin in his book “In Patagonia”. We came across a delightful write up on exploring this unexplored country in Lonely Planet.

Check this out – Home on the range: rural tourism in Chilean Patagonia

Last journey in the small train

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Have you ever travelled in a narrow gauge train? If not, it is time to do one as they are slowly vanishing.

British laid the narrow gauge line from Nagpur to Jabalpur. Passing through Vindhays in Central Indian forests, this was one of the most fascinating journeys in the country. To experience forests and people of Kipling Country. Jayant Sriram travels in the last narrow gauge train that left Nagpur. The line is going to be converted to broad gauge in future.

Check out this nice story here Last ride through Kipling’s India

Video of the week

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We all love staying in tree houses. We have stayed in one of the finest tree houses in India at Tree House Hideway. Here is a lovely documentary by The Atlantic on Tree houses they interview people who build, live in, and love treehouses. These are far from the forts of childhood memory, though. They employ artificial limbs for support, boast both plumbing and running water, and wouldn’t look out of place in luxury lifestyle magazines.  “Treehouses are becoming more and more adult,” says Michael Garnier, a treehouse building pioneer. “They’re not just for kids anymore.”

Check out this nice documentary – Would You Live in a Treehouse?

From Travel Twosome Archives – Colours of Holi!

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Next week, India will be celebrating “Holi”, The festival of Colours. Here is an interesting post from the archives of TT. Take a look – Holi in Vrindavan & Utah

Are you packing your bags to Vrindavan or Utah??

We loved compiling these interesting travel trivia and stories we have read and viewed. Hope you liked it too.

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About the author

Poorna & Brinda

We are Brinda and Poorna from Bengaluru, the “Silicon city” or “Garden city” of India.

We travel together. We caught the travel bug 20 years back. On our honey moon, we traveled over the sea, in the train, by bus and in an aircraft! Our adventures probably started in that year. It continues, ever since.

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