ENTERING 2023 WITH TRAVEL, SHOPPING, CYCLING & MORE IN AGONDA, GOA

ENTERING 2023 WITH TRAVEL, SHOPPING, CYCLING & MORE IN AGONDA, GOA

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. My first blog of the year is about a year-end holiday in Goa, India. I went on a road trip with my friends and stayed at the Dersy Resort, Agonda Beach in South Goa. Agonda is a beautiful, secluded and small beach in the heart of Agonda village. This was my 2nd visit to the same place; the previous one being before COVID-19 pandemic in December 2018.

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CYCLING IN A SUIT ON MY BIRTHDAY

CYCLING IN A SUIT ON MY BIRTHDAY

As I turned forty on the 24th of September, 2022, I decided to go cycling in a suit. For a long time I had this thought in my mind to do a professional photo shoot for myself and I chose to go ahead with it on this occasion and make it memorable.

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THE SHOOTING STAR – A BOOK REVIEW

THE SHOOTING STAR – A BOOK REVIEW

The Shooting Star is an honest, real and immersive travelogue by Shivya Nath.

At the age of 23, Shivya left her corporate job and travelled to more than 50 countries – taking the reader to some of the remote and beautiful places in the globe through this book.

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5 WAYS COMPANIES CAN ENCOURAGE EMPLOYEES TO CYCLE TO WORK

5 WAYS COMPANIES CAN ENCOURAGE EMPLOYEES TO CYCLE TO WORK

This is my Pre-pandemic photo – when everything was normal, offices were open and I used to cycle to work every Friday. I felt no shame in pedaling in formals, leather shoes and a backpack. The lack of shower facilities at my office did not affect my plan.

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CYCLING IN AMSTERDAM ON KINGS DAY

CYCLING IN AMSTERDAM ON KINGS DAY

It is impressive to know that the world’s biggest outdoor birthday party is held on the ‘Kings Day’ in the Netherlands. Kings Day marks the birthday of the King Willem-Alexander and observed as a national holiday on the 27th April.

Celebrations include concerts and special events in public spaces, particularly in Amsterdam. The festivities are organized by local associations called ‘Orange Committees’.

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THIRSTY FOUNTAINS IN THE CITY

THIRSTY FOUNTAINS IN THE CITY

During my trip to Paris in 2017, the tour guide in our bus while giving instructions appraised us about the free drinking water facility available in the city. It turned out to be useful information for our group as we went about exploring the places largely on foot and public transport and in between refilled empty bottles from the taps beating the summer heat. Thus, we could conveniently quench our thirst, save money, reuse and reduce plastic waste.

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