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Twosome Travelolio 2 – Travel Trivia from around the world

Written by Poorna & Brinda

 Good Morning.

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 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 a lazy Sunday morning, every week.

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

Qutting the job and travelling for a year

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Did you ever think of doing this and never knew how to go about it? Many of us would have thought about it but afraid to take the tough decision. Here is sharing of experience of some who have actually done it. You may get inspired too…..

Check this link below.

Advise on quitting the job and travelling for a year

Organising a vacation plan

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For many of us, planning for a vacation is a painful task. Starting from choosing a location till checking into the aircraft, it is an effort to make sure nothing is left behind and everything is planned for. This spread sheet will provide a big relief and help you plan and organise the vacation.

Check this link below.

Organise and share your vacation plan with this spreadsheet

Pico Iyer on Travel

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Pico Iyer is one of our finest travel writers. This is a small and charming essay from him. These final words in his essay should be enough to click the link below and read it……

“So travel, at heart, is just a quick way to keeping our minds mobile and awake. As Santayana, the heir to Emerson and Thoreau with whom I began, wrote, “There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar; it keeps the mind nimble; it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor.” Romantic poets inaugurated an era of travel because they were the great apostles of open eyes. Buddhist monks are often vagabonds, in part because they believe in wakefulness. And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.”

Check out full essay here.

Why we travel

4. 10 travel secrets airlines don’t want us to know!

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Did you know travelling on Mondays, Wednesdays or Saturdays is cheaper than other days? Delays of more than three hours can result in payout by airlines?

Here is the list.

10 Secret travel tips airlines does not travellers to know!

India travel Stories from Others – Thanigai Murugan summits Shivagange!

Shivagange

Closer home, good friend Thanigai Murugan climbs the hill at Shivagange along with his family. Shivaganage is one of the tallest hills around Bengaluru. The climb to the summit is moderately tough. The last few metres are sheer climb. But the feeling of Deja vu when you reach the summit is only to be experienced. The best time to climb to be the first one at dawn. Before any one arrives!

Summitting in Shivagange

 Video of the week – Stunning Patagonia!

Patagonia

Patagonia in Argentina is one of most beautiful regions in the world.  The Andes mountains, lakes and deserts make this region not only remote but also spectacular. This small video shows it all. (Photo Courtesy – Phil Marion)

Patagonia to Pampas – Exploring untraveled Argentina!

Picture of the week – Colours of Fall in Poland

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Isn’t this stunning! Fall colors blaze out in concentric rings from a lake in eastern Pomerania, Poland. The region on the south shore of the Baltic Sea is largely covered with farmland—and vast swaths of forest. (Photo Courtesy – National geographic)

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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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