It’s been a hot minute since I shared anything on the blog. The erratic internet connectivity wasn’t letting me and more than that I was savouring life’s different flavours, slowly and mindfully. This pandemic is a blessing in disguise which is allowing me to embrace the old school existence. The household chores do get a little (read extremely) heavy at times but that’s what life is; we can either make a fuss about it or do things happily. So, I’ve been learning about slow living and minimalist lifestyle for about three years now and I’m so glad that I’ve been able to make some conscious life changes which are helping me live mindfully and less on autopilot mode.
Let’s bring your Insta Story game to another level. So I’ve been receiving numerous DM’s and emails regarding how I edit my IG stories. Today I sat down writing about my most favourite apps for you which will not only help you amp up your Instagram game but creating stories would be like a breeze! IG stories were introduced in August 2016 and it has become insanely popular and a rage ever since. It’s simply because they provide such a diverse and interesting element in the whole story thing making it more interactive, creative and engaging. Adding nice fonts, collages, animations, videos, photos, borders on the same screen making your posts stand out.
Wondering where to stay in Varkala? Well look no further and check out the amazingly beautiful property B’Canti Boutique Beach Resort. This place is one of a kind, from its sea facing location to its traditional yet modern architecture, B’Canti truly offers serenity coupled with luxury.
I wanted to experience hostels but the prospect of it always seemed daunting. Being sceptical about the safety and a sucker for little luxuries in life, my heart didn’t brace the courage until recently. And ever since I watched Kangana’s movie Queen, hostels for me meant dorm like rooms with bunk beds, communal bathrooms(Well not really comfy with that). However, many hostels are rather plush and even offer a few private rooms in addition to traditional shared rooms.
Sri Lanka’s south coast is endowed with prettiest tropical beaches which’ll guarantee to leave you surprised and delighted at every turn! Imagine palm trees (and palm tree swings), fresh coconut water, stunning blue sea and honey coloured sandy beaches for days! This was certainly my kinda destination and we decided to explore the southern belt of Sri Lanka rather than cramming in as many places as possible on the island in a short space of time.
Brightly coloured walls, Mediterranean styled heritage houses with high compound walls laden with vibrant bougainvillea vines, neat and clean streets where South Indian filter coffee and croissants go together! Yes it’s Pondichery- A mix of modern heritage and spiritual lifestyle. The French influence is everywhere right from the food to architecture, from roads to cafes and streets to hearts!
“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.”- Confucius
I think there couldn’t be any better way to explore a place than at one’s own pace. And the fun doubles when it’s an exotic island! Somehow we’ve always loved the idea of renting our own mode of transport during our travels. So keeping this in mind we rented a car during our recent trip to Mauritius and absolutely loved the freedom it gave us. And guys this stunning island surely doesn’t have any wrong turns, only infinitely interesting routes waiting to be explored.