The Jungle of Stone – About Maya Civilization

I read Jungle of Stone book by William Carlsen just in time for my Mexico trip and I liked it. The book is about John Stevens and Frederick Catherwood as they both make their journey to Mexico and Central America in search of stones in Jungle and end up discovering Maya Civilization. Even the locals... Continue Reading →

Books and Movies on Mexico

For our next vacation, we have been planning to visit Mexico so I gathered all the books I had on Mexico in my TBR pile.I have been to the west coast of Mexico and this time the plan is to visit the east coast which has Mayan Ruins. Here the books that I am planning... Continue Reading →

My first UK trip

I went on my first UK trip and it took me a week to recover from the trip as it was exhausting. We tried to cover a lot in a single trip and that resulted in all of us getting extremely tired. This was our first actual trip to a foreign country and it required... Continue Reading →

Books Inc Bookstore Visit

Books Inc is a local independent bookstore (a family run) and I started visiting it a lot after they opened a branch in Santa Clara. They have the best sci-fi and fantasy section I have ever seen and knowledgeable staff who can recommend some great books. I have visited some of their other branches but... Continue Reading →

UK Trip Planning

My dream is finally coming true. We are going to visit UK this summer. I have been dreaming about visiting London for god knows how long. It was at the top of my must see before I die list and part of every bucket list I ever made for myself. I grew up reading British... Continue Reading →

Kinokuniya Bookstore Visit

This is the second post in my series of posts on bookstores. Link to my previous bookstore visit post. I first came to know about Kinokuniya bookstore when I enquired about Death Note funko pops at a Japanese store in a local mall. The shopkeeper asked me to check in the Kinokuniya bookstore. I visited... Continue Reading →

City Lights Bookstore visit

Recently when I was reading a book about Shakespeare and company, I came across this bookstore. The author mentioned that Lawrence Ferlinghetti who stayed at Shakespeare and Co. opened this bookstore after returning to US. He said this is like a sister bookshop to Shakespeare and Co. and I was immediately interested in visiting this... Continue Reading →

Travel souvenirs

What do you guys usually get as a souvenir when you travel? We often buy something that can remind us about the trip and the places we visited as part of the trip. Some people collect fridge magnets. I used to collect them too but with a stainless steel fridge, I don't have any place... Continue Reading →

First Disneyland trip

We made our first official trip with our one and a half year old son. We did a short trip when he was one year old to Lake Tahoe but that was a pretty short trip and he did not even understand much then. He had fun playing with the sand on the beach there.... Continue Reading →

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