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  • Some names have something magical in them, just hearing
    or thinking about them evokes a feeling of excitement.

    Last year,in October, we were in Ahmedabad and we saw
    that Lothal was just two hours away we just had to go there.
    Lothal ,a Mohen ja Daro and Harappan site. We have
    grown up reading about the Indus Valley civilization. The
    more we read about them,the more mysterious they become.
    Being in Lothal was one of the high points of our trip.
    Then Ajanta and Ellora, They too take us back in time.
    Just being there is a great experience.

    Recently we were in Sofia and Istanbul. Sofia has its own
    beauty, but Istanbul brings to mind its history and its very
    The Sea of Marmara, that name itself sounds so full of life.
    Then the Golden Horn which brings to mind the Mythologies
    and the Black Sea. When we set out on a two hour cruise
    from the Golden Horn to the Bosphorus, the very thought
    that if we turned to the south we would be in the Sea of
    Marmara and if we went straight to the North, we would
    reach the Black Sea was enough to make our day :))

    Till now they had been just names and places in the Atlas,
    but now we were there :) All these and many other places
    are just names but names with a magic. And when we find
    ourselves there and they live up to our imagination, they are
    no longer just names, they are a part of our lives,of our memories.
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