The Hanging Train

This is awesome.

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I feel like Sheldon Cooper while writing this blog, a total nerd who is crazy about trains like a five year old, but I had to talk about the ” Hanging Train”.

I am not kidding! In Germany, the Wuppertal Suspension Railway is the oldest electric elevated railway with hanging cars in the world and is such a unique system.It leaves me in awe of it.

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The crazy thing is it’s not some new modern technology. It was designed in between 1897 and 1903 and the first track was opened in 1901.

Given its long history,it might come as a surprise to learn that there only have been a few accidents involving Schwebebahn and no fatal ones untill 1999 when Coach no. 4 derailed because of parts left on the track after repair work.

One bizarre accident deserves special mention. In 1950, the local circus decided to let Tuffi, one…

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Your own Fairytale

Follow your dreams in real life.

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My younger sisters are a huge fan of disney and all things fantasy. The other day, they demanded that I draw a list of places that looks as if they are straight out of a fantasy or a dreamworld, so that we can add the list to our bucket list. I thought there are others who would love to have a look at this list too. So, here you go!

Located near the town of Füssen and about 1.5 hours away from Munich by car,Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most spectacular castles in Germany if not in the entire world.
This castle has inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and you can tell why, especially looking at the second picture.

The city of Chittaurgarh (Chittor) is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach, in western India.

Göreme, located among rock formations known as “fairy chimney”, is a…

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Backpacking in India

India, a land of diversified culture.

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India offers quite a lot of places for solo travelers and backpackers. I will be limiting the places to a few offbeat locations and will not be including ‘tourist hotspots’ like Shimla, Nainital, Ooty, Darjeeling, Jaipur etc; but mostly places where you can travel solo, meet a lot of fellow backpackers / solo travelers, experience something different and have great fun.

Of course these are limited by my travel and knowledge of these places, I am sure there are a lot more which I am not aware of and are even better than the places I have suggested.

North India :

1. McLeodganj & Trek to Triund Peak, Himachal Pradesh

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An amazing trek, starts at McLeodganj which is the current residence of Dalai Lama, the trek is 8-10 kms but offers amazing view of the Dhauladhar Ranges  of the Himalayas. You can stay overnight in a tent or in the…

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Netherlands! Did you know?

A dutch heaven.

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They speak Dutch – not German. And, yes, you can call their country Holland – even though it’s officially the name of a province.

Amsterdam is not a country – It’s the capital city of the Netherlands.

The Netherlands is not a city in Amsterdam – it’s the other way around.

They smoke marijuana– but they don’t do it as much as you think nor do they make a big deal out of it. But you’re right: it’s (sorta) legal.

Prostitutes are legal and easily found – but you’ll find more on any given street corner in Bangkok.

In their professional life they expect to receive at least 25 paid holidays a year. And if you want to make them work overtime you better have a damn good reason for it.

They travel in caravans – France is their No.1 family destination.

You often find them abroad – they…

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Two Sides of a Coin

Check them both.

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The biggest shock came to me when traveling abroad is the misconception I had about foreigners and their attitude. I always thought them to be self-observed and too practical. I had categorized them as people who live in their own world and are only concerned about people close to them. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

The biggest and an instant shock to me was how considerate and helpful these people are. Their lifestyle is inspiring and I am in awe of it.

Below are some very common instances to prove the same.

A car stopped 10 meters before me, the driver smiled, waved at me and asked me to cross the road. How wonderful is that?

When i asked for directions at a metro station and was not able to understand properly due to his accent, the guy came out of the station, and showed me patiently on where…

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How to look slim?

This one is surely for you only.

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Want to look thinner without going to the gym? Of course you do! There are lots of ways to look instantly appealing without a dangerous crash diet or kill-me-now workouts. We demonstrate the easiest ways to flatter your figure this summer. It won’t even require much of your effort or money.

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The easiest way to glam up and hide your flaws in to adorn a pretty Maxi. It’s true! Maxis would hide away your fat on this and tummies. It would make you look hot and slim. Wonderful, isn’t it?

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The A-line is one of the most flattering cuts, since it is fitted at the top and gradually widens towards the hem, and therefore conceals problem areas such as the tummy. A-line tunics, tops and dresses are fabulous for a slimming look, and A-line skirts can do wonders for broad hips.

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A knee-length dress that skims over your assets (without…

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Gigi Hadid

Be a Victoria’s Angel like Gigi.

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The only thing that distinguishes Gigi Hadid, the street style star, from Gigi Hadid, the supermodel, is whether or not there’s a runway underneath her. Seriously — this girl’s outfits are so good, we often find our mouths agape just staring at her sense of style.

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The Dream Girl Squad
Gigi Hadid is out to rule the world with her and with her fabulous girl squad beside her. She and her girls have upped their wardrobe game by making ‘Squad goals’ a big thing right now. She says, “We want to be the generation and the group of friends known for supporting each other. ‘Squad Goals’ is a big social-media thing right now, and that’s what we want to inspire in other groups of friends.” So girls, get your squad goals right!

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All Eyes On You
 Seductive with a side of sweet, this gorgeous girl has the perfect face and body to rock…

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5 Must Visit Bakeries in Delhi

Never miss these, Sweet factories…

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Craving a delicate, creamy pastry or a flaky, fragrant croissant? Head out this weekend to a nice bakery and munch into some scrumptious delights for a gourmet experience. To tempt your taste buds, we give you five bakeries that you must visit in Delhi for your sweet tooth.

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  • L’Opera

Where: Khan Market

We love everything about these quaint café chain which serve cakes, freshly baked bread, madeleines, tarts and other savoury offerings. The macroons here are crisp from the outside and moist chewy from inside. You should definitely try their Greek Salad- it’s fresh crispy and healthy. You are gonna love it.

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  • Elma’s Bakery, Bar & Kitchen

Where: Hauz Khas Village

If you want to experience an English grandmother’s parlour with classy food and great service, go to Elma’s. You can simply have an amazing time, just sitting here and chatting with your friends and sipping and eating delightful little…

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10 Superfoods you must have

Eat Healthy. Be Healthy.

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You love to eat, but you also love to feel great? You can do both if you choose foods that make you smarter, leaner, stronger. Superfoods pack a punch that’s pleasing to your palate as well as your physique. From cancer prevention and brain health to beautiful skin and fitness regime, adding the right foods to your daily diet makes a hell lot of difference.

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  1. Kiwi

Kiwi fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals and is one of the most nutritionally dense fruits out there. These fuzzy fruits can help promote weight loss and it is said that it also helps manage digestion and asthma problems.

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  1. Avocado

One of the most nutrient-dense foods, avocados are high in fiber and, they top the charts among all fruits for folate, potassium, vitamin E and magnesium. No doubt, avocado nutrition makes it a powerful Superfood.

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  1. Spinach

Popeye was definitely on to something, eating spinach even before we knew about superfoods! Spinach is filled…

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