California Sunset

Ever since I lived in San Francisco Bay Area for few months many years back, I have been yearning of going back. Earlier this year, I finally got a chance to visit for a week. Soon after I landed my cousin and his wife cooked me a delicious meal and decided to take me to a nearby mountain – Mount Hamilton, which was an hour’s drive from Freemont.

We reached just the peak, just in time to witness the majestic golden sun, alone in the clear, in all its glory, starting to set beneath the cold pacific horizon, behind the silhouetted mountain ranges, amidst an ocean of dazzling orange-blue gradient skies. The sight was such – that time slowed down, our moods lit up; In that moment, while the birds chirped and people laughed, everything in the world seemed allright.

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Dutch Countryside

After getting my dutch drivers license, I followed the most logical next step – I started driving. To say I am addicted would be an understatement as I ended up driving almost 5000kms in just 5 weekends. Thats more driving I did in a month than I ever did in my entire lifetime.

The beauty that the dutch dutch countryside is, serves to only increase my desire to explore even more. The supply of beautiful places reachable by road in short time, is simply endless. Words do no justice so here are some pictures.

Spijkerboor – one of my favorites where I reached by picking a random spot on the map

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Leylestad – The dutch dub it as the most boring place and I find it serene.

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Ijdikj near Muiden

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Zaanse-Schans

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Kinderdijk near Rotterdam

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Beaches in Zeeland

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Leylestad again at Sunset

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Keukenhof

This year I got a chance to see Keukenhof again but from a different and non-touristic perspective when a friend offered to drive me around the fields outside of the touristic keukenhof area. Although the look of the flowers remain the same, the experience was drastically different.

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Hamburg

A friend and I took off to Hamburg for christmas and were surprised to be greeted by a beautifully lit & decorated city which was pretty much deserted.

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Roaming around theĀ streets in the centre of the city, all drowned in the resounding music of a lone street saxophonist was the most unforgettable experience I brought from Hamburg

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The food was great too.

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Whenever the sun was out, the city basked in golden sunlight

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and when it left, it lingered around in the sky, just long enough to dazzle the sky in saturated color gradients, for few minutes.

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