Travel today has become one of the choicest passions for the modern generation. Our daily lives have become so chaotic that everyone takes short breaks to keep their sanity intact.
Over the years people have spoken about how much one can learn by travelling and seeing other cultures alone, and these days parents have started to use that as an opportunity to bond with their kids and even fill their own basket of travelogues. The hectic city lives of working professionals and schedules of entire families, make the summer holidays of schools the most opportune time to spend time with one another and take that long desired holiday. Here’s a list of people who have recently come back from some fun getaways and share their experience. Here are their stories…
Text: Anahita Ahuja
Tamanna Rooz, Director, Tamanna Makeup Studio and Academy
Destination: Baku, Azerbaijan
Duration: 5 nights
With: We were about 15 couples
Purpose: We love to travel to places which are unexplored and unique. This was to celebrate my 40th birthday and our anniversary with our friends.
Places covered: We were staying at the Fairmont Flame Towers – which is the tallest skyscraper in Baku. We visited quite a lot of tourist destinations like the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Maiden Tower, Carpet Museum, Ateshgah of Baku – the Fire Temple and its Old City.
“Baku is an all-in-one holiday as it has everything – beaches, mountains, mud volcanoes, and perfect party places. It is a great holiday destination and is very safe.”
Highlight: The beautiful architecture, awesome food – and above all the weather! The temperature there was about 4-12 degrees – a perfect way to beat the summer here.
Food: It has lovely food. There is quite a lot of the Middle Eastern influence at their local Tea houses. And not to forget the kebabs at a place called Firoze!