The 7- mile drive

Continuing my stories on my first trip to the United States, the beach lover in me was over-excited for the Key West leg to begin. The usual traveller in me always loved googling every aspect of the town I plan to visit, but this time I decided I’ll take it as it comes. Key West was one place I did not google, I heard a couple of people out on things to do and see but restricted the urge to delve any further into it.

Of course, I couldn’t help myself from researching after the trip. Key West is part of the Florida Keys Archipelago that was earlier a Spanish colony. The name is derived from the Spanish word “Cayo” meaning small island. While it could be geographically small, the islands are a major tourist hub and a pit-stop for most cruise ships sailing past the coast. Continue reading “The 7- mile drive”

Rajasthan Road Trip (Leg 2 of 2)

Continuing my post on the trip to Rajasthan (Click here to go to the first part https://shwetravelogues.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/the-rajasthan-road-trip-leg-1-of-2/)

After being treated like royalty, we left Jodhpur to make our way to Udaipur with a stop-over at Kumbalgarh about mid-way. In most cases, you always get a glimpse of your destination, you know what is to come, Kumbalgarh however was one such exception. Built at an elevation of 1100 metres above sea level on the Aravalli Hills, the fort was made in a manner such that it could not be seen by any enemy until they actually knock on their Ram Pole (i.e. the name they have given to the entrance gate). Pretty inconvenient for invaders huh? Continue reading “Rajasthan Road Trip (Leg 2 of 2)”