Tourism

Hello Readers

Hi All,

As you all are already aware being a travel lover I recently added a new category on my blog for tourism. I posted my first article covering Miami (Florida) tourist attractions and I still have to complete second part of this article.

However in last week I was out on trip to Punjab (India) and Himachal Pradesh (India) and so could not make out time for writing but now that I am back so keep looking for more and more new articles covering various attractions in these places ranging from holy shrines,scenic spots in Himalayan mountains, places of historic importance,musuems, local shopping places and also sumptuous food items to satisfy your taste buds are not be missed (Stop worrying about the extra calories you will gather when you try these yourself:P) ……

Life

What women really want….

Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him, but was moved by Arthur’s youth and ideals. So the monarch offered him freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer; if, after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.

The question: What do women really want?

Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and, to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch’s proposition to have an answer by year’s end. 

He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everybody: the princess, the prostitutes, the priests, the wise men, the court jester.  He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer.  Many people advised him to consult the old witch–only she would know the answer. 

The price would be high; the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.

The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no alternative but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer his question, but he’d have to accept her price first: The old witch wanted to marry Gawain, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur’s closest friend!

Young Arthur was horrified: She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises … etc. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature. He refused to force his friend to marry her and have to endure such a burden.

Gawain, upon learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur. He told him that nothing was too big a sacrifice compared to Arthur’s life and the preservation of the Round Table. Hence, their wedding was proclaimed, and the witch answered Arthur’s question thus:

What a woman really wants is to be in charge of her own life.

Everyone instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth and that Arthur’s life would be spared. And so it was. The neighboring monarch granted Arthur total freedom.

What a wedding Gawain and the witch had! Arthur was torn between relief and anguish. Gawain was proper as always, gentle and courteous.  The old witch put her worst manners on display, and generally made everyone very uncomfortable.

The honeymoon hour approached. Gawain, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But what a sight awaited him! The most beautiful woman he’d ever seen lay before him! The astounded Gawain asked what had happened. The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she’d appeared as a witch, she would henceforth be her horrible, deformed self half the time, and the other half, she would be her beautiful maiden self. Which would he want her to be during the day, and which during the night? 

What a cruel question! Gawain pondered his predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his home, an old witch? Or would he prefer having by day a hideous witch, but by night a beautiful woman with whom to enjoy many intimate moments?

Noble Gawain replied that he would let her choose for herself.

Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time, because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life.

Inspirational

Inspiring Dad

While browsing on Facebook I came across a video about an unique wedding of a youngest single father and it really touched my heart.

Aditya Tiwari who is working in Pune and originally from Indore. Aditya is a dad to Avneesh who has ‘Down syndrome’.

When Aditya was in his 20’s while visiting the orphanage he was drawn to a child.He wanted to adopt and take care of the child but he was told that the child had down syndrome,hole in heart and visual disabilities also but this did not change his mind.

As a single unmarried individual it took literally over a year to get the permission to adopt a child and that too with special needs. It was a lengthy campaign, struggle and multiple visits to various organizations to get this sorted out.Finally Aditya was Avaneesh’d Dad.

This man’s unique story does not end here.He also had a unique wedding in which instead of having fancy wedding feast for friends and relatives, 10,000 people from old age homes, orphanages were treated to a feast and over 1000 stray animals fed and 100 saplings planted.

Aditya broke many stereotypes and taboos and gave hope to society, hats off to him👏👏, world needs more such Aditya.

 

Inspirational

Know your worth

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up.

He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up.

He then asked, “Who still wants it?”Still the hands were up in the air.

“Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.

He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. “Now who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.

We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special – Don’t ever forget it!

Tourism

Miami (Florida) – Part 1

What could be a better start to series of articles on tourism than Miami (Florida) a hot vacation spot on the southeastern Atlantic coast of USA. I had the privilege to stay in this beautiful city for few months and so got to explore this place at leisure over the weekends. It is said that each place has something to offer for everyone but Miami has many things to offer right from pristine beaches with clear blue water and white sands,wild life excursion with zoo and aquariums, museums, malls for shopping, sightseeing cruises as well as a seaport for cruising around to places like Bahamas and a enthralling nightlife….

Some of major tourist attractions are

South Beach Miami– Nicknamed as “SoBe” this Miami beach  located in neighbourhood of city “Miami beach” between Biscayne bay and Atlantic Ocean is always mobbed by tourist. You can take a leisurely stroll on white sands or take a dip in clear blue waters of the ocean both in the morning and evening and also watch the cruise ships leaving from the seaport.

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Ocean Drive -Next to South Beach this place is bustling with crowd this gives us a glimpse of rich night life on Miami. Take a stroll on Ocean Drive in night and have look at the Art Deco buildings or eat and drink at restaurant of your choice.

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Vizcaya Museum & Garden -Trip to Miami is incomplete without a visit to this Itallian style Villa, winter residence of industrialist James Deering was built between 1914 and 1922 on the shores of Biscayne Bay.With the lush greenery this place will take you back to the time when Miami was choked with trees instead of traffic.The beautifully maintained 34-room mansion showcasing over 2,500 art objects and furnishings  is surrounded by acres of serene European-style gardens and waters of Biscayne Bay.                                                         Entry Fee- $18 for Adults (Discounted entry fees for Children,Students & Seniors)                 Hours -9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Miami Sea Aquarium – Sea Aquarium is 38 acres of tropical paradise, featuring dolphins, killer whales and more.This place host the four fun-filled shows Top Deck Dolphin show,Flipper Dolphin show,Golden Dome Sea Lion and Killer Whale & Dolphin which are delight to watch and should not be missed (Each show is conducted twice daily) alongwith this you can also watch endangered species like Manatee or get experience of touching a Stingray or have an encounter with tropical Birds in “Tropical Wings” or have a look at Penguins in “Penguin Isle”.                                                                                                                           Hours-10 AM to 6 Pm                                                                                                                                       Entry Fees-Different programs available please refer to website for details.

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One article may be too less to cover all the attractions in Miami so I will be soon posting the Part 2 of this article to cover this beautiful blue Florida city……

Keep watching for part-2……………