OMAN- A LOVE STORY UNTOLD

Oman- a traveler’s delight ,nature’s paradise .Why on earth would one want to go to Oman for one single thing, don’t go to Oman for sight seeing ,visit it for living the experience.
DESERTS- Deserts the mysterious creation of nature from extremes of temperature to the vastness of beauty. Bawshar Sands- Go there for sand biking amid the hills if you are an adventure freak and if you are just a nature buff visit the place to see the sun kissing goodbye at the evening to the orange tinted mountains. The empty quarter signifies the emptiness, vast unexplored lands of Oman , you never know you may find some hidden paradise there 😉 .Ramlat Tawq ,is an area of beautiful sand dunes the landforms that distinct Oman.
BEACHES- Beaches make me swoon and they hold the first place in my post retirement plans. when in oman I would love to visit the private,serene Al bustan beach ,the images of one of my friend’s honeymoon made me burn with jealousy. Reading about the “Ras al had” beach and its historical underpinnings at http://www.omantourism.gov.om/ website makes me wonder how many stories this beach has to narrate .Mutrah cornice ,the famous beach at Muscat overlooking mountains that can give you the perfect facebook and instagram pics .
STRAIT OF HORMUZ –Do you remember all that we read about the strait of hormuz in our geography textbooks . Who would not want to pass through the “Gate of lion jaws” which is not only picturesque but also boasts itself of the busiest waterways in the world.
LAGOONS- My curiosity and desire to see lagoons ,the foggy beautiful mix of water bodies goes to the time when I read all the novels with an Arabian story at the backdrop, lagoons played a very important role in story creating that perfect romantic backdrop to let the love blossom .Visit http://www.omantourism.gov.om/ for a peek into the jaw dropping beauty lagoons has to offer from Khwar albatah ,Khwar al maghsayi to the world famous Bandar Khyran reserve.
AL DIMAYAT ISLAND- Ok !you may accuse me of going greedy but have you seen the beautiful pictures of this heaven’s little abode ,I know my own story ,may be a novel I have longed to write may come out of this island as the sprawling seas and the nature at its best reminds us we can’t compete ever with nature in creating that perfect painting.
Thank you sultanate of Oman for giving us a peak into your beautiful world with http://www.omantourism.gov.om/

“Walking thru these streets
meeting crossroads of hope and some of loss
will i take the right road
will i venture into the curves and bumps carved into the foundation formed from years of repetitive travel
I am not the only one who travels these roads
passing by with tears in their eyes are ones who travel with hope in their hearts to find that glimpse of happiness and sanity in for which they look 
I must indure my sentance of weary travel 
my friend we shall not travel this road alone
take my hand for we shall walk this road together till we reach the end. “………Amanda Testino

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Lagoons
Lagoons

The fragrance that meant peace

Amid the majestic snow capped Dhauladhar mountains ,lies the beautiful old city,a little Tibet in itself called Mcleodganj. The fresh breeze, mountains view , monks in their orange robes there is something magical in the small sleepy town of Dharmshala that the experience always stays with you.
My first morning at Mcleodganj ,I wanted to experience the hilly morning ,so I woke up before sunrise and went for the morning walk in those narrow lanes with flowers on both sides. But Mcleodganj has already woken up ,budhist chants could be heard ,I saw monks meditating and people smiling at me.
The fresh dew filled morning breeze took along with itself the flowers of the hills ,their lovely fragrance which makes you feel alive away from the hustle of city ,what stood apart in that fresh morning fragrance as I sat on the bench watching the sun go up higher in the sky behind the mountain peaks was the breeze was having a peculiar scent ,which leaves you mesmerized .In my 5 days stay there experienced that fragrant breeze everyday as if it was something unique ,something that characterizes Mcleodganj .Later I realized that the scented candles that budhist temples lit up in morning mingled with the frosty air to give that peculiar divine aroma. No it was not loud, neither very strong ,it was just there with the breeze in a way you can’t demarcate the two,a fragrance that was divine ,peaceful and light too.
I wish that I could steal a little of that fragrance and keep it in my city home. I always keep Godrej aer’s fresh fragrance in my car ,they have some amazing fragrances which you can check out at http://www.godrejaer.com/ ,I wish they could create a fragrance that reminds me of morning breeze, temple bells and smiling monks.
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CAR CONNECT -because you love your car

Indiblogger and its new contest took us to a site exclusively designed for cars called http://www.carconnect.in/ .The car experiences even has a catchy category called “greatescape” and the long drive one has “friends” .Well you can create your profile (Dear Car connect: please include registration other than through facebook) .
so you can meet friends here ,compare cars if you are planning to buy a new one ,Share experiences ,get a peek into the new launches and all the car related news at one place that you keep searching for on google
Go get your badges form http://www.carconnect.in/ , read about some amazing travel and drive experiences ,share stories , make friends and if you happen to plan a trip with friends over here ,don’t forget to tag “Car Connect” in your cool drive pics for “Zindagi na milegi dobara ”

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