Travel Tag

huemn outfit

Since I travel so much, someone mailed me these questions to do a travel tag. Here you go. πŸ™‚

1. How many countries have you visited?
I have visited only 4 countries so far – UAE, Singapore, Nepal, Thailand. Not sure if I should count India because most of my travel had been in India. πŸ™‚

2. Why do you travel?
My passion for travel started because of my husband. Ever since I have met him he has been sharing his dreams about travel. But now I am addicted to travel myself and I feel travel enriches me. The kind of experiences I gain from my travels I would never ever experience them sitting at home. Now we have found Indy and Richa from Indiaopines who are super passionate about travelling themselves and have travelled all over the world. Their perspective of travelling is completely different and interesting from anyone I have ever come across so far. πŸ™‚

As they say ‘Travel is the only thing you buy makes your richer’.

3. Favorite city or country?
I think so far India. I looove to travel in India. There are so many unexplored places that India offers. It amazes me how most people project India as country of slums and poverty. I’d say they need to read my blog. πŸ˜‰ The kind of history and diversity that India offers is beyond any words can explain. You just need to see and experience it on your own. πŸ™‚

4. Most memorable experience abroad?
I haven’t had any major memorable experience aboard but have many from my travels in India. The most magical moments have been created by Taj undoubtedly – our stay at Umaid Bhawan which got us addicted to palace travels, living thousands of feet above at the center of a rain forest in Coorg which felt so surreal, and staying in the middle of the lake in Lake Palace Udaipur which was beyond imagination. Our recent visit to Kashmir got us closest to the most controversial and the most beautiful place in India…all at the same time.

5. Best item purchased abroad?
I have a passport holder from Singapore that has ‘I love travel’ written all over it. I picked it up from a stationery shop. The design makes it super easier to handle the documents on the airport. Β I haven’t been able to find anything similar anywhere.

6. Advice for those who want to travel but think they can’t?
Don’t think. Just travel. πŸ™‚ There are ups and downs that come with travel but they all become part of who you are. Some trips are awesome, some average and some very rocky but it’s that element of surprise that makes travel so exciting. πŸ™‚

I’d love to read your answers on the questions written above. :))

Have to share my massive travel post to Gulmarg on Monday so stay tuned. πŸ™‚

Love you all!!! :-*

huemn autumn winter 2013

eina alhuwalia love respect earrings

huemn shyma shetty

suede black louboutin

Wearing :
Blazer, Skirt :Β Huemn by Shyama Shetty and Pranav Mishra
Love, Protect, Respect Earrings : Eina Alhuwalia
Shoes : Christian Louboutin
Clutch : En Inde
Read more on makeup and outfit HERE

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48 Responses to Travel Tag

  1. Gowthami says:

    OMgosh!! The earrings!! Loved the outfit.. <3 <3

  2. Shre says:

    Love <3 Respct πŸ˜‰ Protect πŸ˜€ Ratii Mam Love The Earings πŸ™‚ & The Shoe πŸ˜› Totaly Love The Costume & All.. Ur Alwyz Perfect πŸ˜‰

  3. Ritusree Basu says:

    Well I am subscribed to ur page in facebook and its lovely to see how u travel so much and enjoy every bit of it. I personally felt so good when u mentioned above that ur husband is the cause behind your travel spree. But I feel theres an issue with this generation mom and dad they think their daughters cannot travel on their own its bad its out of family values but thinking is not same for guys . It is painful.I ws recently at pune for my industrial training at Radisson, I took leave and went off to goa on my own just alone.Some friends were there at goa hyatt doin their training so we met and had good times. I know its not known to my family that I did this because when I will seek permission I wont get it ever.But being their daughter even I dont feel like hiding this. I myself love travelling like hell,I feel its something which lets you meet people without any interest or motives just stay with them know them and choose a different destination……move on πŸ™‚ This december I am planning for goa again to attend sunburn and moreover feeling more ecstatic to see the new year at beach. Hope I make it one more time. I will suggest all onething One life lots of troubles……. Travel more to get out of it ………… Rati keep up your blogs and surprising little posts.Its fun refreshing and quirky too.

    • Rati says:

      I think parents are a bit scared considering all the scary news that we keep hearing every now and then. I think today’s parents give the liberty on a lot of things but they also put their foot down on many. Nothing wrong in that I feel. They are just careful!

      Smiled while reading your comment. How much you love to travel totally came across through your comment. Have a fun trip to Goa. Thanks a ton! πŸ™‚

  4. nisha says:

    Wow… Even i have traveled to UAE n Thailand so far… n many parts of India… would love to travel more…Lovely outfit.. πŸ™‚

  5. Ritika says:

    I loved reading this travel tag post πŸ˜€ And you look very elegant and hot in this OOTD πŸ™‚
    Outside India I have just traveled to Thailand and I was awestruck by the beautiful beaches, cleanliness and awesome street shopping ofcourse.. But apart from that what I really loved about being in a foreign land was freedom to wear shortest clothes without any fear.. No roving eyes or dirty remarks, felt soo good. πŸ˜€ In India I love Nainital, Kashmir and the beaches in Kerala B-)

    • Rati says:

      actually you can wear short clothes here in India as well in hotels! :)) But yeah it is different abroad! :)) I havent been to nainital. Heard so many good things about it! :))

      Thanks! πŸ™‚

  6. Ankita says:

    Hi Rati, lovely post and equally lovely outfit πŸ™‚ kashmir is awesome..I myself want to visit kashmir parents n siblings went to kashmir in summers πŸ™‚ awesome pictures…btw you missed Nepal πŸ˜› but I dont blame u coz even I have been to nepal and since there is no visa does not feel like another country πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. Arbee says:

    I enjoyed reading this post sooo much Rati! Said it on IMBB and I will say it again – you look fantastic!
    As for travel myself, I have traveled quite a lot – visited US, UK, Ireland, Singapore, Thailand, Netherlands, UAE and of course India. Favorite city so far has been London as I felt there is something for everyone there – be it shopping, clubbing, historical places and castles, eating and so on! Most amazing experience has been my visit to Monterey and Carmel in California and the 17mile drive there along the seashore. I have a habit of collecting fridge magnets from every place I visit, so those would be fav items purchased. My fav place in India has to be Jaipur, I simply can’t get over that city – love it for its colors, food, people, shopping, forts, everything! Have been there 5-6 times I think πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      Thank you aarbee. You have such varied and rich experience with travelling! Totally dying to see all the places you mentioned. πŸ™‚ We definitely have london on our list. Sanjeev’s passport got expired so waiting for the renewed one…. might travel out of india after that. *fingers crossed* I so agree about jaipur.. that city has a world of its own!! :))

  8. Vani says:

    Rati… you missed Nepal!

  9. pinky says:

    you look a like a pretty high corporate woman rati!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i love that message on the earrings as you said perfectly made for kashmir :)i loveeeeeeeeeeee little details you add to u r outfit πŸ™‚ and i so loveeeeeeeee u r louboutins and a very good informative post i so loveee reading u r views πŸ™‚ hope you travel to many more places u wish πŸ™‚ take care and keep smiling

  10. calicoaster says:

    I can totally relate to this post of yours Rati..When I was a kid I wanted to be a travel show…My mom and friends used to be shocked on this coz most of my friends either wanted to be a doctor or engineer or teacher.. πŸ˜› I so much wanted to see the world that I always had discovery or Travel and living channel running on my tv, even when I was asleep. Needless to say, I have a nice and enriching experience of travelling across various places in India and abroad. So far, have travelled across Himachal, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and now living in Jharkhand. As far as places abroad are concerned – I’ve been to New York, SFO and Vegas in US, then have seen couple of places in Germany and France. Still there are certain places I have in my wishlist. I want to visit Venice, Sydney, Goa (Can you believe I’ve not gone there till now! :() and I want to visit Greece and Moscow and St. Petersburg as well πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    And I LOVEDDDDDDDd your dress and earrings…so different and very very stylish!!!

    • Rati says:

      yeah cali, i know a bit of travel part about you. you always used to share fun tid bits about your experiences. πŸ™‚ You know it’s only because of you that I want to visit Germany so badly. Didn’t know you had shifted to jharkhand. i thought you were in bangalore! how is gujrat for travel? I am not sure what to expect there.. :))

      Thank youuu…mwaaaahhh!! Loved reading your comment! πŸ™‚

      • calicoaster says:

        Gujarat is pretty nice Rati…almost like Rajasthan… you get a nice feeling of peace….no rush, no tension…aaram se love the beaches there especially pingleshwar beach… πŸ˜€
        I have not visited much of jharakhand, but the place where I live is like New Jersey of US.. beautiful….so much greenery, serenity, beauty all around, no kachrapatti anywhere….clean roads, clean streets, rarely any human being visible in the evening when I move I live in a colony here..he he!! πŸ˜€

        • Rati says:

          your home sounds like it is located at the perfect place. Atleast you made it sound so. πŸ˜€

          oh! I think we should explore gujrat. it does sound pretty nice. πŸ™‚

          • calicoaster says:

            yeah it is quite beautiful…oh you should plan a trip to the kutch…they have these tents camping thing starting october i guess…book one..i am sure you are gonna love is one different kind of experience… πŸ˜€

  11. Esha says:

    Rati, I loved reading this post πŸ™‚ How chic you look in this outfit.. πŸ™‚ and those earrings.. πŸ™‚ I completely agree that travel is something that makes you are enriched with each trip.. keep rocking πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ xoxo

  12. amrita sharma says:

    Hi rati..u look luvly n chic..I hv travelled a bit mostly army postings..I hv stayed in delhi too..I lyk 2 visit small places rather than big 1s ..auli n kedarnath were best n trek ws so tough n chilling mre of adventure trip. .been 2 road trip 2 leh n its breathtaking n risky as well..4 my honeymoon I went 2 lakshwadeep ..its d most silent n serene plc i hv been..imagine newspapers cmin by phones n internet..happy doin nthin n v were tgr 4 good 12days..enjoy ur trip..tkr..

    • Rati says:

      i have done a trekking trip longgg back. It is an adventure on its own. Want to do it again some time. :)) lakshwadeep sounds like a dream!! πŸ˜€

      thank you πŸ™‚

  13. shweta says:

    love ur outfit rati n specially d earings… nd all d details abt ur travel… like ur husband nd u even i love to travel… couldnt gt a chance to travel abroad yet bt in india i travel much… i will suggest u to go n try himachal also… its jst mind blowing… πŸ™‚

  14. rachna says:

    Loved the heels infact the entire look so much!

  15. Surbhi says:

    I love all ur srinagar outfits rati di. I have drooled over all of these πŸ˜›

  16. Sanjeev says:

    Since biwi is answering only the tag, I would like to mention some more psychological benefits that travel provides; especially for the entrepreneurs;

    Ever tried to jump out of your own skin and have a fresh look at yourself?
    Travel gives you the ‘vacuum’ to be free from your daily routine and your banal existence so that you can look at your life with a free mind and tweak it once you step into it again. The less that you can communicate with your existing life during your travel, the better. No cellphones. No internet. No TV. Just you and your sense of meaning of this world. Rest, you can figure out for yourself.

    Allergic to changes in your life?
    Resisting new business ideas, new work atmosphere, new developments that are threatening you, or sudden situations in your life? Travel helps you understand that you cannot predict your life, nor control it, nor be ready for all the changes that are thrown to you. You can only accept the situations and adapt the best way possible. Travel teaches you to overcome difficulties and accept that they are a part of the adventure called life.

    There is no right or wrong
    Travel helps you meet so many cultures and so many different and contradicting beliefs that you realize one basic inconsistency about life; there is no eternal truth, and beliefs change from one culture to another. There is no right or wrong. What may be right for one person may be wrong for the other. Learn to divest yourself from any kind of belief.

    • shweta says:

      wat an awsome thought nd well explained things… thanku fr sharing it sanjeev ji…:D

      • Devie says:

        Couldn’t agree with you anymore! Travel’s been particularly beneficial to me because it helped me shake off a lot of ethnocentrism and realize that culture isn’t really static…after every trip (even if it’s to a nearby factory-town) I’ve emerged with a deeper appreciation for diversity and a better understanding of myself πŸ™‚

  17. Neha Padhi says:

    loved this post so very to know so much about you!!!

  18. aru says:

    Gorgeous is the word. That first pic is absolutely stunning. Glad we can see India through your eyes..I totally agree that india has some of the most fabulous sights. I think each state has its own charm and beauty. its nicer to go to the unexplored part of this world where there is isn’t so much commercialization (at the same keeping with the comforts ofcourse). Really thrilled to see these pics guys and the lovely outfit posts. here’s to more travelling!! Cheers!!

    As for me, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel as part of my work in the past 1 year..since November 2012 actually. I got onto a more global role last year and since then its been Vietnam, Philippines, UK, Spain, China, Italy and France. Italy and France was vacation while the others were on work. I have enjoyed each and everyone of these trips immensely. In UK, France and Italy I was just transported to a different world and it really took me some time to believe that i was actually seeing the Eiffel tower or the Vatican. Spain was loads of fun because I had problems with ordering vegetarian food which was an experience in itself. I ordered Jam with bread and they got me Ham since ‘J’ is pronounced as ‘H’..hilarious..:) but an experience in itself. In China I ordered for Cold milk through room service and they called me again to ask if I had ordered for ‘Old’ milk because they didn’t understand my accent..These little things but fun really. I used to be fearful of flying till I got this expanded role and then there was just no looking back. It really makes you very liberated. The different food, cultures, languages and for me its about being on my own for the most part which has just added to my experiences and enriched it.

    I am really hoping to visit the Netherlands next year on business. Looking forward to my US trip as well in the early part of next year..

    (guys- this topic just got me going..:))

    • coralcrue says:

      Wow, I loved reading about your experience, Aruna. hilarious and liberating πŸ™‚ I am not much of a traveller but I would love to be after reading these posts and comments.

      • Aru says:

        Thanks so much. Like Sanjeev said travel is also about adapting and be able to face whats thrown at you. Travelling is really fun. We did the eco friendly hotel close to Auroville and it was fab. No TV, no internet. We took walks, read a lot, swam (my husband that is..i dont know how to :(), cycle rides…

    • Rati says:

      absolutely loved reading your comment aruna. You have had the most awesome experiences and how much you love travelling comes across through your pics and words! πŸ™‚ hiihih old milk. πŸ˜› I wonder what were they planning on serving you. πŸ˜›

      and yay!! to more travelling. Hopefully one day I’d be able to travel as much as you have. :))

      • Aru says:

        Thanks Rati. Been a thrilling year travel wise. I am sure you guys will too and wont be surpised if you guys have made your plans already :). We cant wait to see the photos of your international trips.

        • Aru says:

          Oh btw i asked for cold milk becos i was having terrible acidity..imagine what old milk would have done to an already upset stomach. Hahahahhaha

  19. coralcrue says:

    Wonderful post, Rati. It has got me thinking. I travel economically and sometimes it has left me fatigued and sore. Maybe I should add in a bit of comfort and luxury to experience a better trip. what you have written about travel and the richness in our country, it’s very true. Hmm it’s got me thinking, must go somewhere soon πŸ™‚

  20. Loved the outfit and those statement earrings! The whole look has been put together very well and you have carried it off with a lot of elegance. Where did you get your nose pin from? I really like it. Do plan a visit to Dubai sometime – you have quite a few fans in this corner of the world too! Cheers!!!

    • Rati says:

      Hi Chandni, welcome to imbb! :)) My nose pin is from round teh corner shop. nothing fancy! It’s silver because I cant wear gold or artificial. And I have visited dubai twice. I can’t get enough of it. the place is magical. πŸ™‚ Would love to come there again. Thank you πŸ™‚

  21. Devie says:

    You’re bringing so much old school Hollywood glamour in this outfit, Rati! Gorgeous shoot, such a feast for the eyes <3

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