Manali – A Glimpse of The Himalayas



The Himalayas have always been this mountain range I have wanted to see if not all at least a glimpse of it to begin with. And so we decided to take this trip to Manali impromptu. Our original plan was to visit Sikkim which we now left for a later time.I think this is the riskiest journey I have ever been on. We took a bus ride to Manali. Manali is a valley nestled between the mountains and is at a height of 6398 ft above sea level. Now, that is pretty high!Manali isn't like a city with upscale hotels, and restaurants. Most places we came across were locally based.

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Taj Mahal | A Token of Love

Time and time again, I have heard and read the story behind the building of Taj Mahal. It always amazed me how one building could look so different every time of the day. How it changed its color depending on the light cast on it.I remember reading about it as a kid. I remember seeing the different pictures of it in magazines, and newspapers back in the days of no internet. I remember reading my sister's research paper in university. She had cutouts of different pictures of the Taj Mahal

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Ezdan Hotels – Made in Qatar



Home Grown, Local - this is something I have been wanting to write about, and work on for the longest time. Even better when you are on a staycation at a home grown hotel!My reviews or what I share on my blog isn't a yes-this-is-the-best place to be. It is more about finding happiness where I am, and why I feel an experience was special. That's why when I got invited to stay at Ezdan, I didn't know what to expect.When you don't know what to expect, I look for that reason

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Movenpick Jumeirah Beach Residences – A Staycation

High rise towers, cafes, malls, and beach all in one place - that is the kind of place you get into when you stay at the Movenpick Jumeirah Beach Residence. This wasn't my first time there. Last year around July, I happened to stay at Amwaj Rotana. The weather in both cases (April this year or July last year) wasn't exactly what I wanted to venture outside, and see what the area offered. Hence, during my stay at the hotel, I just decided it was better to laze around, get plenty of rest. That,

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Is Goa A Halal Destination?

"Is Goa A Halal destination?"That was the first question that popped up my mind when I came across Alila Diwa Goa. Always having heard of Goa being famous for their party scenes, and night life, I was quite skeptical what kind of place I would be venturing into when we decided to go to Goa.So How did it go? All those questions you have in mind when it comes to seeing what kind of a destination it is, I have put it down here. So, Let's find out!Where did we stay? What was the local scene

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Being Kids in Dubai

If there's one thing, I have really hoped that would open up in Doha soon is a good theme park - one that has enough and plenty of rides for adults as well. I remember growing up in Doha - there was only one nameable theme park as such which was all inclusive - Aladdin's Kingdom. That has been gone for the longest time. As such, whenever I travel to a destination with a good theme park, I always try and make it there. Last year it was Ferrari world in Abu Dhabi, this time it was the Dubai Parks

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A Collaboration with Collezione

Being a veiled blogger, and by veil, I don't just mean a hijab on my head alone. I cover my face, and also wear what we call the Abaya.I have been blogging for a while now, and I have been invited to a lot of fashion events, and projects. However,  to work with fashion brand has been something I wanted to do for the longest time. Especially, because I live in a country where wearing the veil is normal. It is not unseen, unheard or anything strange. However, the respect that it deserves to

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A Halal Travel Guide to Indore

What does it mean to travel to a city that hasn't been written about when it comes to safety in terms of travelling with the veil on? I believe in the fact that The Almighty is protecting me whenever I am in the Hijab. That the veil

is a shield that stops me from a lot of harm and unfavorable situations. It has always been a source of protection for me!There is always an inside fear of travelling to a new place. Are people going to stare? Are they going to harm me? Am I going to

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Instadiaries @creativitywithkay

S P O I L T  F O R  C H O I C E
New cafe alert @cafecocome at Doha Festival City - first floor, next to H&M
Your stop for all things food. From your weekend breakfast to your coffee meetings, lunch cravings and dessert breaks, Cafe Coco can now be your happy stop any day, anytime.
#cafecocome
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#dohafestivalcity #sharethelove #dohabloggers #qatarbloggers #beautifulcuisines #f52food #buzzfeedfood #foodography
M A T K A  C A N Y O N
One of the most scenic spots we went to in Macedonia and one I would love to go back again to.
The water was so chilly, the colors around so beautiful. What I love about nature is that it does not judge. It shows the same beauty to everyone around. Everyone gets the same service regardless of who they are.
Come rain or wind, it passes through everywhere with no exception. Isn't nature such a wonderful teacher?
Only if we took lessons from it! Whats the favorite lesson you have learnt from nature?
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#skopje #visitmacedonia #macedonia #makedonija #makedonya #makedonia #skopjecity #qatarairways #europe #travelbrilliant #marriott #skopjemarriott #acolorstory #flyawaysquad #sheisnotlost #macedoniatimeless #traveltheworld #travelbrilliantly #qatarbloggers #dohabloggers #Macedonianplaces
#skopjecity #strumica #ohridcity #easterneurope #sightseeing #balkan #balkans #tetovo #february #forbestravelguide
V I S I O N
No matter how narrow minded we think a person can be, they can still see beauty if they really want to look for it. Beauty and Goodness is there in everyone just like faults. Why is it so easy to point out faults and not the good?
Can you go to sleep with a clean conscience having pointed out someone's fault? Or is the happiness through saying the right words that makes your day happy?
If so, before you write from behind the screen, before anger, jealousy or negative feelings take over your words, try and pause and choose the good words 💟 .
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#skopje #visitmacedonia #macedonia #makedonija #makedonya #makedonia #skopjecity #qatarairways #europe #travelbrilliant #marriott #skopjemarriott #acolorstory #flyawaysquad #macedoniatimeless #traveltheworld #travelbrilliantly #qatarbloggers #dohabloggers #Macedonianplaces
#skopjecity #strumica #ohridcity #easterneurope #sightseeing #balkan #balkans #tetovo #february #forbestravelguide
S N O R I N G & S L E E P  A P N E A 😴😴
I sat down with the ENT specialist Dr. Agish Mathew at Aster Hospital and one of the things I learnt was more on the problem of snoring in sleep. More than 75% of people who snore have obstructive sleep apnea (when breathing is disrupted during sleep for short periods), which increases the risk of developing heart disease.😲😲
At Aster Hospital they can provide the service of observing you and analysing your sleep patterns . More often than not a person who snores struggles to get enough oxygen into the brain while asleep and the person wakes up tired because the body works so hard while asleep😌 to get enough oxygen into the brain.
For this reason, if anyone around you has a snoring problem, dont take it lightly.
The Aster Hospital in Qatar offers the service of studying sleeping disorders overnight and making sure to diagnose the cause of it and how to rectify it.
Did you know about this before?
Share it with everyone you know!
#AsterHospitalQatar #AsterQatar
@asterdmhqatar
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M A L D I V E S
It almost felt like I wanted to take a fluffy piece of cloud and keep it for myself
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#maldives #beachlife #luxelife #sunnysideoflife #thoughts #maldives #dhigali #dhigalimaldives #islandlife #success #dohabloggers #qatarbloggers #ilovetravel #lovetravel
T H O U G H T S
Life is not meant to be a race. Time flies by so fast. And, then you realize you have passed over your prime years not having done anything.
A reminder to myself in this race against time chasing I do not know what 😭
Do you think about these things?
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#Visitqatar #Miaqatar #doha #ourqatar #wanderingsunsets #sunset #dohasunset #frommyeyes #idambyalainducasse #idamrestaurant #qnsd2018
#متحف_الفن_الإسلامي #متحف_الفن_الاسلامي
S H O E S 🎠
Wear the best shoes you can, because those shoes will take you to great places. - Todo Shizuka .
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On a side note, clicked that in the middle of grocery shopping at Spinneys because instagrammable tiles & shoes just coincided in the moment. 😂
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#ihavethisthingwithfloors #ihavethisthingwithtiles #ihavethisthingwithshoes #shoetalk #mango #highstreet #shoefie #highstreettalk #qatarbloggers #dohabloggers #ihaveathingwithfloors #tileaddiction #fwisfeed #amazingfloorsandwanderingfeet #fromwhereyoustand #visualcrush #postitfortheaesthetic #hanayoridango
F A R M
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Growing up in the desert, I underestimated what could grow in a desert until I visited @edenfarmqatar
I also learnt much more on how research and hardwork goes a long way.
It's always about making the best of what you have that leaves you with a sense of accomplishment.
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Video edit by @ah.films
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Khansa A J

Khansa A J

I love capturing moments and memories. This is my diary where I share with y'all exciting, creative, and memorable moments I get to witness throughout my life

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