Romancing the birds

“It’s not only fine feathers that make fine birds”, said Aesop.

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Closely packed in the Smokies, rests a lovely place. A place with birds. Birds so lovely. Lovely their ethos.
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Why Smokies and ‘adven(a)ture’ sail together? Here’s why.

Ever woken up to the charming sounds of a whopping river, cascading a few feet down away from the glass doors of your cottage, which is remarkably closer to the fireplace? And even before you know it, you can feel your deep-seated gut jolting you to caper out there and go fishing or simply embrace the purity of the air encompassing you. If your answer is ‘No’, you need to pack your bags and speed away to The Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.  If you say ‘Yes’, you need to head there anyway.

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24 hours in Gatlinburg, TN- Concise City Tour Guide

For those of you who cannot link your memory to Gatlinburg, it is an artistic (both fabricated and naturally built) city in the state of Tennessee. Gatlinburg swallows a broad bite of The Great Smoky Mountains, by virtue of which it is known. As one of the most commercialized cities in and around, it fails not to attract tourists like a flower attracting bees, in this Great Smokies National Park.

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Among the Dutch- Holland

How would you like jaunting in a town of neat streets dyed by hundreds of bright tulips diluting your pupils with its allure, along with some Dutch folks whisking hither and yon with their traditional costumes on? If you thirst for the delicacy of cultures, beliefs and customs of certain clans and identify yourself as a hopeless lover of flowers like a poet from the 50s, Holland, during the Tulip Festival, is your terminus. Oh mind you, it is the beautiful small town, Holland of Michigan I’ll be talking of and not the one in Netherlands!

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The buzz of a neighbor- Ann Arbor

 

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“Welcome to Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Detroit. The local time is 3:30 PM. The temperature is 23 degrees”. I was a maiden to the land that the plane I was on swooped me to. Needless to say, I was glad  that the lack of buoyancy during the flight  all the way from India  was compensated by my promising foretaste of events for the summer . Two nights had dawned on me, befriending jetlag, before I could zip up and manoeuvre around the neighbouring cities.

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