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#Reflections – Almost Survived the Second Time

After almost six months of break from blogging, a hectic work schedule, a long travel to work and the daily house hold chores left me with absolutely no hopes of taking up the #AtoZChallenge this year. I personally knew and was sure that even if I did sign up for the challenge I would not complete it and leave it less than half way.  

And then just a week before the #themereveal was made I decided to at least sign up and try doing it as much as I can. As i pen down today my #Reflection post , I am really proud of what I achieved over the last month of the epic blogging challenge that i had signed up for.  I am happy that i could do justice to the place where i am born and brought up Andaman and Nicobar Islands by sharing information about it with the world out there. #AmazingAndamans would always be a special series of posts close to my heart.

Though the numbers were not as good as the last years i am still happy that I managed to sail through all the obstacles. 1378 Views || 798 Visitors || 181 Likes and 184 Comments ❤ ❤ ❤ To check out the complete list of my entries during the challenge click My #AtoZChallenge Blog Posts.
My top fav five from my #atozchallenge are definitely going to be
1. Experience Scuba Diving – this was my first scuba diving experience considering i don’t know swimming
2. Ross Island – my favorite place in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
3. Tsunami – its not everyday that you become part of a natural calamity and something which shook the entire world is altogether a different story
4. Heavenly Havelock – the world famous Havelock island and its Radhanagar beach is a must visit place for any tourist traveling to the islands
5. Planning a trip to Andaman?Must know!if every planning a trip to the islands you need to read my posts with all the tips and suggestions from the island girl herself, trust me you would thank me for this

Key takeaways from the #AtoZChallenge

Having a theme- saved me definitely!
Just a day before the theme reveal day i was going through all the possible topics on which i could manage 26 posts i realized that its easier to write when you are aware of the topic. Since i was recently back from a vacation and the place was my hometown i decided to write about it. Being aware of the content in general reduces half the pressure during the challenge. All you need to do is put it altogether. 
But i do appreciate bloggers who do not have a theme and still finish the challenge cause that must be a whole new level of picking a topic among such wide variety of genres to blog about. Also special mention to my friend Vinay who took inspiration for each post from the comments he received from his readers on the previous day’s post. I mean that is some adventure and kudos to him and he did great.

Framework of your posts
Where variety is widely accepted i think for challenges like these having a similar framework kind of helps both the audience and the blogger himself. Having the basic layout ready for the posts helps even if you don’t schedule all the cosmetic things are at least done and dusted.
I knew what my titles would be, i knew what signature i am supposed to leave considering we didn’t have a linky list this time which i think was not that bad after all as everyone was used to the signature and hyperlink methods that was shared on the a-z page.

Get guest bloggers if it helps
I think guest posts are real good deal if you have someone else also willing to write about the same theme as yours or even for posts that have not signed up with a theme. Last year i remember when i had chosen Emotions as my theme i had about 4 guest bloggers and two of them were non bloggers but loved writing. So i was happy cause i finally made them publish something on my blog and it was very well appreciated. Having guests blog is a good way of networking and bringing a style of writing change on your blog. This time though my topic was about my hometown it made sense to have no guest blogs.

Knowledge gained doing all the research
I am so happy i chose #AmazingAndamans as my theme this year cause there were so much information which was new to me also. I also made sure that what i wrote on my blog was correct and valid information since it would be helping readers out there who are interested in a vacation to the islands. I had to be more conscious of the facts and stats that was going up on my blog. I learnt a lot about the history and tribes of my islands beyond what was known to me.
For a matter of fact i think all travel related blogs hold responsibility of sharing valid information to its readers. Unlike a personal blog , travel blogs are a source of reference to readers and hence its our duty as a blogger to put up correct stuff on the blogs and i am glad i could answer many questions which i have heard over the years from people who want to travel to the islands along with my personal tips.

Social media – saved me!
I think a decent amount of visitors i got on my blog was from the social media accounts that i had. I got a good amount of response from Facebook specially from family and friends who were from Andaman and even the posts was shared on their profiles. Also Instagram and the #hashtags helped me gain lot of followers thereby having a significant increase both in my WordPress blog and Instagram handle.
As there was no linky list, the social media connect on Facebook for the a-z page also turned out to be a huge success. Since bloggers who sure shot posted their blogs as part of the challenge were commenting each day on the posts it made it easier to have track of all the bloggers who were actually participating in it unlike many blogs who would sign up but quit midway when there was a linky list happening.
One challenge that i found here was i would read the blog post of my blogger friends either via Facebook or Instagram when i would be on the go to work and thereby comment there itself or like it making it difficult for me to again go back to their WordPress account and doing the same thing. Did you face this?

Sign up for the challenge along with a group – Blogchatter
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. and this is what i have learnt being part of a community in general be it the a-z community or the Blogchatter brings in a lot of motivation to achieve your goals. Whenever i would think of quitting i would check the daily list on these two sites and would push myself to sit for those two hours post a hectic day to keep up with my resolution of completing the challenge. Even though i missed 7 posts of the 26 i think it was more than 70% and i did a pretty decent job. I really wanted to come up with an eBook which the blogchatter team is encouraging the members to do but am not sure if i really could do that maybe in the coming years i would definitely give it a try to get something published and this has got me thinking for next year’s theme which would do justice to an eBook. For now i think #galfromtheisland would make for a decent travel brochure for people looking to head out to Andaman islands for a vacation and this would be up soon on my blog.

Read, Follow, Comment, Share
Well I can keep iterating this all over again and again that the challenge is all about collaboration and networking. The whole idea of the challenge is to introduce us to other bloggers and to widen our blogging circle through reading and commenting.
I failed at this terribly this year as i could hardly keep up with any of the above said things. I hardly managed to read any new blogs except for a handful ; some salvation would be i ended up reading almost all the posts of few of my blogging friends like Reema, Shalini, Vinay.
During the last years challenge i had made up a plan of action for this years challenge and it was something like this – be prepared with the theme and topics in feb, schedule all posts by march and april would be all about reading, sharing , commenting and you all know how it went down the drain 😦 

My fav picks from the #AtoZChallenge

I am in awe with Reema’s post on 20 something life – i enjoyed every moment of it. As i hit thirty in about two months this series just reminded me of the decade 20 something life of mine. It was a flashback of all the memories, experiences and life lessons in 26 posts and to top it all of every song was just apt and made so much sense as the title of the posts.
Since my theme was travel i was happy to see Shalini’s blog on everything you ever wanted to know about Thailand. I have bookmarked her Thailand series and would have shared it with so many of my friends who are planning for a trip to Thailand. Also her cooking blog was yummy as always 🙂 With all the fav Indian dishes i think it was a perfect mix from chai to coffee, dhokla to rasam.
Vinay’s blog as i mentioned in the above – with all impromptu suggestions from his readers he put up the posts for the challenge.

New bloggers – on my fav list now

Met new bloggers like Soumya from Life of Leo – i really loved her blog and am sad i didn’t find this early but better late than never. Though her theme was all about books which i couldn’t relate much as am not an avid reader but i ended up reading her other work and I love love love her writing style – she is bold in her writing, and i know she hates when called bold 😛 I love her writing style cause she just speaks her mind which is what bloggers should do. If you don’t get what am trying to convey here you should head right to her blog.
Dr Bushra Nausheen’s post on A to Z of Pregnancy turned out to be a very informative post since my sister in law is due in august. The first thing i did was to share the link with her so that she can refer to the posts giving her the correct information from a doc herself.

A huge thank you and big hug to the below people for commenting on my posts so often that i am overwhelmed with joy and really grateful. 
Susanne Kim , Cheryl , Neha , Darla  , Pikakshi  , Bernice , Tina and 
Shinjini . I am going to revisit all of you to makeup for the delay. 

What worked and didn’t for me

Linky list – worked? Yes ! For me – No!
I am more of the To-do list kind it was easier for me when there was a linky list and i could easily search new blogs and check them out. Going through the comments and then navigating to the blogs was kind of challenging for me because i hardly got time to publish my own post so saving those links for future reference kinda thing ended being a tedious task. So for all those bloggers like me who were short in time would have preferred a linky list – are you listening co hosts?

Time zone
Since this challenge was open to all the bloggers in the world, time zone did make a huge impact as there was no linky list. Every day bloggers commented on the link page put up by the co hosts and it worked fine only issue was it took a lot of time to load the page with all the comments and then publish your comment with the particular day’s post. What happened is every time i would see the same set of bloggers comments on the top of the page and others towards the end due to the time zone difference. Having the linky list made it easier to track down the blogs below our own blog all in the same page for reference.

#AtoZChat – missed it!
Just like the linky list i missed the #atozchat which was a great way to come across new bloggers before the challenge even started. With the absence of both linky list and the #atozchat I could manage to read new blogs only when they commented or liked my post and kind of managed to reciprocate to theirs.

Survey
This year the Co-hosts have come up with a survey (designed by J. Lenni Dorner) with a certain set of questions which you can answer based on your experience throughout the challenge. I think this was a perfect ending to the challenge cause it really helps the co-host understand what the bloggers experienced and how the community page has helped its audience. I think this should be continued in the future years as well. If you have not yet taken the survey please do, and its open until May 20th. Take the survey here.

Finally a huge shout to all the amazing bloggers i came across this challenge, old and new. For sure i am going to come back and read all the missed posts during the days to follow cause i don’t want to give up on the reading at all. Thank you for all the comments and likes and congratulations for completing this ultimate blog challenge! A huge round of applause for the people behind the scenes from Arlee Bird who started this epic journey years back, all the co hosts and Blogchatter for making sure to post #atoz tips for bloggers throughout the month and for the constant support through mails, tweets etc.
All in all We survived ! We lived ! We conquered !

Until next year…. Live.Love. Laugh ❤ ❤ ❤
This is Sneha, #galfromtheisland signing off 🙂

#ATOZCHALLENGE DAY 08: for Heavenly HAVELOCK Islands

“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.” – Anonymous 

Named after the British general, Sir Henry Havelock who had served in India these islands are the most famous of the entire 572 island group. Situated at a distance of about 57 kms from the capital Port Blair and to east of great Andamans, this beautiful island is spread over 113.93 km2.

With more than one beach(also termed as beach 1 which includes the port to beach 8) to its name these islands are definitely an Escapist’s hood.  Havelock is an amazing experience. Right from the seaplane to kayaking and white sandy beaches. It has multiple joy of adventure and beauty wrapped in itself.  

Radhanagar beach 

If Sun Sand and Sea is an idea of your perfect vacation then the Radhanagar beach is the place to be, for it holds the honor of Asia’s best and World’s 7th best beach and 6th best in terms of bluest water. Yes you heard it right, Asia’s best beach ❤ ❤ ❤ It is a 3 km long stretch of pristine white sand covered beach. The warm crystal blue water and the white sand is the hallmark of these places. Radhanagar beach is also very popular with surfers as the beach tends to have gigantic waves during the surfing season. 

When you don’t feel like getting out of the sea

Kalapathar beach

PC : Andaman Tourism Department

Kalapathar beach is a remote beach about 10kms from havelock jetty.The beach is accessible by road and is famous with couples and nature lovers.It is picture perfect and far less crowded than Radhanagar beach. For the ones who prefer spending some lonely time in natures wilderness this is the perfect spot.  Also you can trek down to this amazing lagoon which is known to very few. Check out the video captured from a drone of this secret lagoon.

The Elephant beach 

PC : Nelson bhaiya

The Elephant beach is stunningly beautiful and looks straight out of a postcard. You would definitely end up using the hashtag “#nofilter” because no filter would do justice to the beauty of the images one would capture. The beach is not accessible by road and the only way to reach the elephant beach is by hiring a speed boat or dinge from Havelock jetty. Elephant beach is ideal for water-sports activities because it’s crystal clear waters .Water sports activities like jet ski, scuba diving, snorkeling and underwater sea-walk are conducted at the beach.

Apart from all this, it is well known for its most loved resident  RAJAN  – the legendary elephant that swims 

The Andamans draw thousands of people to its pristine shores year after year. Among the many treasures you uncover on the islands, blue waves and sun-kissed beaches are just the tip of the iceberg. Just take a walk towards the beautiful Beach No. 7 and you’ll find the fantastic elephant, Rajan, waiting to welcome you. But how did an elephant make its way to the Andamans? 

Once upon a time, an elephant named Rajan lived in the thick jungles of Karnataka, where he was surrounded by tall trees, wild animals and birds. Rajan loved the jungle and everything that came with it. One fine day, Rajan was relocated from the jungle and sent to a land that was surrounded by water. He adapted to his new surroundings and discovered the joy of swimming by taking regular dips in the ocean. Since then, he has been basking on the white sandy beaches of the magnificent Andaman Islands. 

On the island, Barefoot at Havelock took him in with open arms. As the only rainforest seaside resort in Asia, Barefoot had left no stone unturned to make the environment a wonderful home for the majestic animal. Once when a temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala offered his then owner a sizable amount for Rajan, the resort decided to pay the eye-popping sum of around Rs 25 lakhs to keep the beloved pachyderm. Rajan loved to meet his admirers and greets them with a thunderous trumpet. Guests could even opt to bathe their four-legged friend at the holiday resort on request.  

Rajan was an exceptionally skilled swimmer and had been seen going against the tide on a few occasions. The diving elephant was one among the last few left of its kind on our planet. He had been featured in commercials all over the world and has even appeared in Hollywood movies like 2006 Hollywood movie THE FALL and other famous websites like the Huffington Post. And that’s exactly why Rajan was the most loved resident of Beach No. 7.  

Sadly Rajan took his last breath sometime in the intervening night of July 31 and Aug 01 when he was about 66 years old. Rajan’s body lies deep within the forests of his adopted home where it will lay undisturbed after 66 years of a truly unconventional life.  

Besides these three beaches, the Havelock islands have few other beaches which are open to public like the Vijayanagar beach and some which are yet to be explored. And how do you reach this paradise on earth? 

Well the two hour distance to Havelock Islands can be taken either via a govt ferry or the famous Makruzz which is a favorite among tourists. While the govt ferry does four rounds a day, the Makruzz does only two trips one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  

Thats the inside of the Makruzz, from our last day way back to Port Blair

Seaplane Ride  

If you thought we were done with the attractions of Havelock, then the answer is “not yet”. Brace yourself, for the Seaplane Ride. Havelock has its own commercial seaplane service named “Jal Hans”. Jal Hans is India’s first commercial seaplane service. The airline is jointly owned by Pawan Hans, India’s largest helicopter services provider and the Union territory of Andaman Islands and is run on an equal Revenue sharing basis. Seaplane is a must ride. The beauty of flying over the shimmering sea blue water is something you cannot afford to miss. 

Radhanagar beach is also famous for the beautiful sunset it offers to the travel lovers. Below is another time lapse video recorded by my friend Saketh and Sanjay during our vacation. I remember the only time we came out of the water was to have food and play some cards for about an hour, and again we were into the water. In our seven day vacation, we chose to stay three days in Havelock. 

 If ever you plan on visiting the Andaman islands, please make sure you stay a minimum of two to three days. And now you know whom to contact in case you need any help 🙂 😀 

 

Happy Blogging!!! Live.Love.Laugh ❤ ❤ ❤ 

#ATOZCHALLENGE DAY02: B FOR BEACHES BEACHES BEACHES

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of ocean on a beach     – Henry Beston 

Why would  one not fall in love at first sight when you look at the clear blue waters of Andaman and Nicobar islands. With about 572 islands, almost every island is surrounded by beach what more can you ask for? Ever done a beach-hopping ?? 😉 And even though these beaches are flocked by so many tourists you can always find an isolated corner for one to relax and rewind. Shimmering stretch of water, every hue of blues and greens ever seen hitting the pure white sand? Anything that I say would not do justice to the beauty of these pristine beaches. No wonder they are called the “Emerald Islands” by travelers.

Before I talk about the famous beaches, I would want to really mention this point here that all the beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are neat and clean. It’s a punishable offense if one found throwing garbage or littering the beaches. Apart from the govt officials the residents and shopkeepers by the beach side take charge in maintaining the beaches clean and beautiful. 

Since there are a lot of beaches that are worth mentioning I ll stick to few and exclude the most famous ones being Radhanagar (which I have mentioned in my earlier post as well) and few others on this island like the Elephant and Kalapathar in Havelock island along with the beaches Sitapur, Laxmanpur and Bharatpur in Neil Island definitely hold an important place so individual posts for them. 🙂 so don’t forget to check out my future posts for alphabets N and R for the same. 

Corbyn’s Cove

Courtesy -andamantourism.in

This is the most famous beach in the Capital of the islands – Port Blair. The crescent shaped coconut palm fringed Corbyn’s cove is ideal for swimming, water sports (my advice save the water sports for other beaches) and just relaxing. Tourists come here mostly on day 1 of their itinerary after completing the light and sound show at Cellular Jail or vice versa depending on your arrival and if you have a day stop in Port Blair.

The 8 km drive from the city center to the beach itself would make you realize that how clean the air is and without any pollution and passes several Japanese WWII bunkers along the way will give you a peek in history these islands hold. This definitely is a go to beach for the people of the islands here. My first time was when I was in kindergarten and had gone for school picnic 🙂

The Waves Restaurant, The Peerless Sarovar Portico Resort and the Hornbill Nest Guest House are at a stone’s throw from the beachfront.

Chidiyatapu

The beach name means Birds Island which literally holds good as you can see for over 3000 kinds of birds flocking to these islands during sunset and hence this beach is famous as the Sunset Point. To be true the sunsets in many of the beaches is a treat to the eyes. But being this being the more famous one to the Port Blair island since it is just 15 kms from the city. It’s also one of the popular picnic spot for the locals and for the honeymoon couples as well because of the romantic allure.

For adventure lovers Chidiyatapu has a little more to offer. A trekking trail, which passes through forest and beautiful coast line to reach the Munda Pahad(Black Mountain). The trail starts at the shore of Chidiyatapu beach and moves up passing through dense forest. It’s advisable to take a guide or travel in groups to reach the Munda Pahad. Upon reaching Munda Pahad, an elongated black cliff at the edge of Chidiyatapu with an open seascape is an amazing site, which most travelers visiting these islands miss.

Jolly Buoy

clicked by a friend

Jolly Buoy Island is one the most popular tourists attractions in the vicinity of Port Blair. This beautiful and scenic island is situated 15 miles from Wandoor jetty, which is part of Mahatma Gandhi National Park. Wandoor beach is 30 kilometers from Port Blair by road, and from there it will take a one hour boat ride (15 miles) to Jolly Buoy Island. The journey is an unforgettable experience that takes you through a luxuriant forest surrounded by clear, immaculate sea water.

The name Jolly Buoy is an apt description of this delightful island with its spotless, shimmering white sands and turquoise-blue clear waters masterfully adorned by vibrant corals. It is one of only two islands (together with Red Skin Island) that are open to tourists within Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Jolly Buoy is a veritable diver’s paradise. Because of limitations on the number of visitors at any one time, Jolly Buoy Island is still in pristine condition. This means visitors are treated to an atmosphere like that of a private beach. It is gloriously rich in corals and has an amazing variety of fauna. The underwater marine environment with its brilliantly-colored fishes will leave you awestruck.

It is famous for its glass bottom boats available which will give you a panoramic view of the fauna and flora underneath.

The lonely planet describes the beaches of Andaman’s as – With its breathtakingly beautiful coastline, lush forested interior, fantastic diving possibilities and far-flung location, the Andaman Islands are a perfect place to ramble around or simply chill out on sun-toasted beaches.

Wandoor

The Wandoor beach is yet another popular beach for the tourists and the locals. The beach is about half an hour drive from the city and is close to the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. The park was created 24 May 1983 under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 to protect marine life such as the corals and nesting sea turtles prevalent in the area.

There are 2 major island groups in the park: the Labyrinth Islands and the Twin Islands. The islands are situated 16 km (10 mi) south from Port Blair. The marine park covers 281.5 km² made up of 17 islands and the open sea creeks running through the area. There is a chance for ecotourism on the islands Jolly Buoy and Red Skin. The islands belongs to the Rutland Archipelago and are located between Rutland Island and South Andaman Island.

Few more clicks 🙂 

Other notable beaches in the islands are  – Lalaji Bay, Casurina and Ram Nagar beach in Diglipur which is about 300 kms from Port Blair. The Ram Nagar beach is famous for its sea turtle nesting grounds from Dec to Feb 

All I can think of as I end this post is this beautiful quote ❤

Disclaimer: I am not into photography so all the images that I upload are clicked by my friends or would leave a link to their insta profiles. Also some amazing folks work in Andaman’s as diving instructors and their profiles are treat to the eyes. If you want to drop by and have a look at more pictures. Also an amount of information are taken from the and.nic.in website of Andaman and Nicobar administration and other travel sites of my friends for more accurate and factual data. 

Happy Blogging 🙂 I hope everyone is having a good time !!!

#AtoZChallenge Day01: A for Amazing Andamans

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a tourist destination for the travel junkies a once in a lifetime experiences, for the Indians (not trying to offend anyone here) they are just a group of islands in the Bay of Bengal, another Union Territory and for rest of the world some land in the world map. But there is MUCH MORE to these beautiful islands.

Over the years i have read many travel blogs where people have penned down their experiences and memories of these islands and am sure you can do that too if you want to know about this place. So, i decided why not being born and brought up in these islands i should take you on a tour to these islands with me. So if you are ready and excited, hop on!!!


ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS are a group of picturesque Islands, big and small, inhabited and uninhabited, a total of 572 islands, islets and rocks lying in the South Eastern Part of the Bay of Bengal.They lie along an arc in long and narrow broken chain, approximately North-South over a distance nearly 800 kms. It is logical to presume a former land connection form Cape Negris at South part of Burma to Achin Head (Cape Pedro) in Andalas (Sumatra).

Administration: The two island groups Andaman and Nicobar are divided by a 10 degree channel. The capital being Port Blair which falls in the Andaman group of islands. The administration is directly governed by the Central Govt in New Delhi under the Governor . Being located in a very strategic location which is important for the security of the country it hosts the Andaman and Nicobar Command, the only tri-service geographical command of the Indian Armed Forces.

Natives: Apart from the strategic geographical location it also is the home to the only known Paleolithic people, the Sentinelese peopel who have no contact with the outside world including the people residing in the islands. There are about seven native tribes to these islands which is just one of the other faces to these islands.

Presence in the world history: Besides the beautiful blue clear waters, mesmerizing beaches which is delight to the photographers eye the islands have witnessed the most dreadful of times in history – the Indian Independence Struggle for Freedom. Once known as the Kalapani the word itself used to send down shivers to the prisoners back in the 1900’s. Rules by many of dynasties like the Cholas, Marathas followed by Danish colonial and Britishers until the set up the World Famous Cellular Jail which was where the prisoners were tortured to death as part of the penal colony settlement for the convicts. 

The islands were under control by the Japanese during the World War II During the independence of both India (1947) and Burma (1948), the departing British announced their intention to resettle all Anglo-Indians and Anglo-Burmese on these islands to form their own nation, although this never materialized. It became part of India in 1950 and was declared as a union territory of the nation in 1956.

The islands have also been witness to one of the most dreaded nature’s fury – the 2004 December TSUNAMI. Just half an hour away from the epicenter of the earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia the islands were devastated by the 33ft high water walls there by killing almost over 10000 islanders and leaving more than half the population homeless. The worst affected were the Nicobar and Katchal islands along with Indira point(the southern most tip of India). While locals and tourist of the islands suffered the greatest casualties from the tsunami, most of the aboriginal people survived because oral traditions passed down from generations ago warned them to evacuate from large waves that follow large earthquakes.

With all this to its history these islands is one of the most well known tourist destinations for Indian travellers and in the world. The beaches in these islands are one of the worlds best and one among them the Radhanagar beach has been rated as Asia’s best beach and the World’s 8th best beach by the Trip Advisor. The tropical rainforest canopy helps in the growth of some unexplored flora and fauna of the world. The amazing marine life makes even the non swimmers take a deep dive during the scuba to see it from their own eyes.

Radhanagar beach Courtesy – makemytrip

Well well can’t just write everything here cause this blog post alone would be too short to accommodate all the amazing things these amazing islands have to tell you. So all this and more in the next chapter s of the #AtoZChallenge 🙂 

From a recent trip Feb 2017 with my friends who had come down to visit these islands. An awesome one week trip. This is on the beaches of Neil Island

 

 

Today is also a special day as its my brother Sanjay’s birthday!!! Here is my fav pic of the two of us then and now and a message to him

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Growing up as a kid wouldn’t have been a happy memory if it was not you by my side to fight and play. Thank you for always showing me the right path, standing up for me in front of mom and dad and sharing my share of scolding and beatings.For making sure am not hurt by anyone or anything, for keeping your calm and being strong in front of me the entire time when mom passed away so that i don’t cry..for deciding to move back home so that i can continue my career here in Bangalore and many other moments. I have memories with you that would always make me want to be born as your little sister again and again ❤ ❤ ❤
You have been my strength all this while and shall forever be. I know you would do anything in this world to make me happy. I love you. Hope you have the best birthday brother Be the coolest Sanjay that everyone knows you for. To the most handsome man i have known, the one with most warmest heart and the strongest man who always stands up for his loved ones and beyond. I love you and i miss you tons. Loads of hugs and kisses to the most charming brother one can have.

Wishing all the participants the very best! Let the games begin and celebrate the joy of Blogging 🙂 

Live.Love.Laugh and Keep Blogging!!!