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Travelolio 11 – Travel Trivia from Twosome!

Written by Poorna & Brinda

Another edition of Travel Trivia. We want to share with you some of the interesting things we have read over the week. Some nice articles inspiring enough for you to start the next vacation. A video of fellow travelers 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.

Reminiscence of a novelist

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Country side of Ireland

Nearly three decades after emigrating to America, the novelist Colum McCann finds on every return to Ireland a place that never really lets you go. Here is a A love letter to Ireland from Novelist Column McCann

Perspectives on Travel

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Dave and Deb writes about Organized versus Independent travel in this nice piece.

Disaster on Everest – A year later


A year ago 16 hard working sherpas were killed in a an avalanche near Khumbhu Ice fall. The Mountain they worshipped, the mountain which gave them their livelihood also became their killer.

Sorrow on the Mountain 

How Big was the ice block that killed 16 sherpas?

Walk and See New York City

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New York is a great place for walkers. Poorna feels that NYC is best explored by walking around. This New York Times feature – Walk it out in New York

Photo Feature – Fantastic Buddhist settlement in China

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We don’t want to say anything. We bet you don’t say “wow” on seeing this photo feature Inside largest Buddhist Settlement

Video of the week – Life in Russia

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Encountering bears, bell-ringers and more among the desolate Russian countryside, Stereotactic have created a stunning visual diary of the journey from Saint Petersburg to Moscow by train, following the same route as Russian writer Radishchev did around 200 years ago. Here is a nice video on Journey from St Petersburg to Moscow by Train

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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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