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Viti Levu, Fiji
Tucked away in South Pacific is this beautiful tropical island, where colonial influences from Britain, India and China blend with local culture and tradition to create a diverse and unique community of happy people manifesting the ‘Bula!’ spirit. What’s Bula? Well, it’s a warm and genuine wish for good health, happiness and positive energy, and you can feel it in the air.
The largest island in the Fijian archipelago, Viti Levu is home to its capital city Suva, mountain ranges of Mount Tomanivi and the Sleeping Giant, active volcanos, stunning white sand beaches, clear blue ocean waters, lush tropical forests, Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool.
A wonderland of amazement, here you can deep dive into a rich tradition of dance, music, local cuisine, adventure, and learn about the Fijian way of life from the happiness experts of the world.
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Kazimierz, The Jewish Quarter, Kraków
Located on the left bank of Vistula river, Kazimierz was established in the 14th century as the hub of Jewish life in Kraków, Poland. Destroyed during World War II, it remained in ruins till the 1990’s. Before a remarkable revival, thanks to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 epic Schindler’s List which was set here.
Kazimierz of today is an eclectic mix of historical venues like the Jewish Museum and the Corpus Christi Church alongside art galleries, curio shops, street musicians, Jewish cafes, eateries & bars. The restoration attempt by the next generation Jewish community brings about a cultural revival of sorts, lifting the palpable gloom and hangover of the war era. It has a quirky, bohemian vibe and nightlife that is a notch edgier and hip than most others. The annual Jewish Cultural Festival here every summer attracts tourists from all over the world.
Free guided walking tours are available, but you are encouraged to leave a tip.
Louwman Museum, The Hague, NL
In Europe, a single family has the distinction of being one of the oldest and largest private collector of automobiles in the world. The Louwman Family’s collection of more than two hundred odd automobiles have been assembled since 1934 over two generations, and is on public display at the Louwman Museum in The Hague, Netherlands.
Located on Den Hague’s Leidsestraatweg, the museum has over 10,000 sq. mtrs. of exhibition space, spread across three floors. The collection includes cars, coaches and motorcycles, iconic Hollywood classics and vehicles owned by celebrities and historical figures. Designed by American architect Michael Graves, it boasts of beautiful architecture and stunning gardens with a little pond within the premises. Landscape architect Louis Baljon designed the layout of the park surrounding the building.
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Iguaçu Falls, Brazil/ Argentina
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iguaçu Falls present a majestic bevy of 275 individual waterfalls on the Iguaçu and Paraná rivers in southern Brazil. Located along the border between Argentina and Brazil, the falls are accessible from the town of Puerto Iguazú in Argentina and Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil, with either side offering a unique experience of the Promised Land.
The name Iguaçu is derived from a Guaraní word meaning ‘great water’. Amidst the surreal constellation of waterfalls, the horseshoe-shaped ‘Devil’s Throat’ is the largest and the most spectacular. The water cascading down the 80-metre high fall creates a misty cover and a mystic aura of sorts before disappearing into nothingness. The jet boat safari takes you right through the falls and is one of the most exhilarating experiences you will ever have.
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Image courtesy: Deven Chopra
Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris
Musée de L’Orangerie offers visitors a chance to experience Monet’s work just as he envisioned it, making it one of our favourite spots to visit in the French capital. The entire museum has been designed according to the vision of Monet, and houses eight of the great Water Lilies compositions by the artist.
The Musée de L’Orangerie also houses a vast collection of post-Impressionist works from the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume collections, with works by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Chaïm Soutine, and more.
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Wieliczka Salt Mines, Poland
A world heritage site, the salt mines of Wieliczka in Poland (30-minute drive from Kraków) is an extraordinary experience hidden from the world. Dating back to the 13th century, the mines are a mysterious maze of underground chambers, tunnels and chapels. Which have now been partially restored to be a surreal setting for concerts, fashion shows, art exhibitions and plays.
The Cube Gallery, Goa
An avant-garde space that has firmly placed Moira in the contemporary art world map. Cube combines an experimental art gallery with a boutique, art cafe, loft residences and workspaces for art residency and site specific projects. It has emerged to be the creative nerve centre of art, artists and aficionados in Goa. Very spiffy, edgy and chic. You can buy affordable art here by new and mid-career artists.
Buy art online: https://cubegallerygoa.com/shop/
Where: 430/1 Calizor Vaddo, Moira, Goa
For appointments and bookings call or WhatsApp Sonny Singh at +91 94228 06748
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Rani ki Vav, Patan, Gujarat
An 11th century architectural marvel, Rani ki Vav (Queen’s Stepwell) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site commissioned by Rani Udaymati in memory of her husband King Bhima 1 of the Solanki dynasty. Situated on the banks of Saraswati river in Patan district in northern Gujarat, the Māru-Gurjara style stepwell is an exquisite example of craftsmanship displayed in numerous other historical structures of that era. The most famous representative of this style of architecture is The Sun Temple at Modhera, Gujarat.
Replete with figurative imagery and unmatched detailing, each level of the seven-story stepwell holds a unique story in its embrace. Owing to its unique structure as an inverted temple and the underlying message of water conservation, Reserve Bank of India has chosen Rani ki Vav as the principle image on the new 100-rupee Indian currency note.