Anokhi, Jaipur

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I discovered Anokhi whilst I was working in Jaipur and fell in love with their textiles. Anokhi creates beautiful cotton clothes that are block-printed by master craftsmen in Jaipur and are perfect for the sweltering heat wave that sweeps through most of India. They are also renowned for their ethical trade practices and support the welfare of their craftsmen. Even to this day their textiles are all block-printed by hand using vegetable dyes.

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Anokhi is sold only at their stores in India, You can however follow them on Facebook to see a preview of their latest collection.

Guide to Singapore

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Singapore Botanical Gardens
Singapore is one of the cleanest, safest cities in the world and has the prettiest gardens. The people of Singapore are conscientious, helpful and always full of joy.

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Singapore Botanical Gardens
Places to see

Singapore Botanical Gardens – This 156 year old elegant garden is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Spend an entire day exploring the musical stream, the ancient trees, the prized orchids, the hidden alcoves and at last, stop by the Villa Halia for a refreshing ginger drink and a delicious lunch.

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Haji Lane
Haji Lane – Watch the street come alive at sunset with the smell of kebabs and the sound of jazz! Don’t forget to treat yourself to a refreshing massage at the Frangipani spa located at the end of the lane.

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Adventure Cove, Sentosa
Adventure Cove, Sentosa – Swim with beautiful fishes of all colors of the rainbow at the Adventure Cove, watch the amusing manta rays and enjoy the sun while you gobble delicious gelato.

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Singapore Philatelic Museum
Singapore Philatelic Museum – is located in a colourful, colonial building near Clarke Quay and is a delight for stamp collectors; You can even buy stamps from other countries. I bought a treasured dinosaur stamp from Ecuador.

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Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park – The African Waterfall Aviary is an impressive 5 acre, rainforest habitat with free-flying birds, many of whom have learned to mimic human speech!

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Jurong Bird Park

Haiku – Japanese Poetry

Haiku is a beautiful form of Japanese poetry describing fleeting moments in nature. It’s structure is 17 on separated in lines of 5,7,5 and depicting a season. Haiku is called ‘unfinished’ poetry; The poet paints a true picture of a beautiful moment in nature and the readers are to finish the poem in their hearts.

Here are some examples of famous haiku, hope you enjoy them and someday create your own.

Winter seclusion –
Listening, that evening,
To the rain in the mountain.

– Kobayashi Issa

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From time to time
The clouds give rest
To the moon-beholders.

– Matsuo Bashō

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Consider me
As one who loved poetry
And persimmons.

– Masaoaka Shiki

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Goan Rhapsody

Here is a glimpse of the immeasurable beauty of Goa.

The beautiful Portuguese houses..

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Mapusa
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Campal

..and churches.

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Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim

Delicious Goan food such as aloo bhaji poori..

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Cafe Tato, Panjim

..and ros omlette

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Mapusa Junction

The quaint cafes

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Bardez

And the endless sunshine!

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Morjim
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La Plage, Ashwem

Travel Treasures

I leave a piece of my heart in all the places I visit, and in return I bring back mementos to help me cherish all the beautiful memories.

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The kind weavers at the Mysore Silk Factory gave me this beautiful gold thread.

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This treasure I now keep in a wooden box from Jaipur.

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A print of ‘The Portrait of Madame Reclaimer’, that I found whilst rummaging through an antique store in Mapusa, Goa.

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Coral washed ashore by the crystal-clear waters of Sri Lanka’s Ahangama beach.

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A delicious ginger drink that I sipped at Villa Halia, while taking in the verdant beauty of the Botanic Gardens, Singapore.

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The beautiful glass bottle now sits atop my desk and takes me back to that wonderful, balmy, November afternoon.

Flower Power, Pitbulls of the Revolution

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Sophie Gamand is the talented artist who creates beautiful portraits of pitbulls wearing flower crowns. Sophie began this project to help people rediscover the innocence and love pitbulls have in their hearts and to help them find a home they so truly deserve.

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Be a part of ‘Flower Power, Pitbulls of the Revolution’, do your bit by sharing pictures of the many wonderful, loving dogs that are looking for a home to call their own.

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Please visit sophiegamand.com to learn more about her work with shelter animals and helpful tips to photograph them.