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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dreaming of BALIwood



It may sound totally irrelevant when I say the secret of a happy married life is in the pleasure trips we make but then trust me friends one thing we have realized is risk taken in exploring the newer landscape, time spent talking in the exquisite beaches, a walk into the unknown corridor, hours spent planning for such a trip, the reality of being away from home land, being unreachable to anybody and then rejoicing the fruit of an efficient trip plan have given us a very special experience which keeps us wanting to be together always and so we have realized that we both are imperfect individuals making a perfect couple.

For all these years Hubby took extra care and caution to make every trip an amazing experience and it was now time for me to plan a wonderful trip and surprise him with my plan. Thus began my journey to mark our 5th anniversary. I shortlisted Bali after all thats the place to fall in love as per "Eat, Pray, Love".



But as I started planning I was so confused and lost in the ocean of information in the net. I felt like I was ravaged by the innumerable flights, hotels and was tremendously confused to make a right choice which was worth the money spent. That’s when I decided to call up my dear blog friend Rahul sir, he being my travel guru laughed at my confusion and to irritate me more he dint say a word about how to get the best deals but then he told me to only check Indiblogger – Indicontest for me to find the answer for my questions.

Tricked by him and with the zeal to make a wonderful plan I logged in to Indiblogger to find this contest about Skyscanner. Perplexed whether to explore this contest or to forget it and drown in the tremendous details in internet, I choose to give it a try with Skyscanner, after all a veteran traveler Rahul sir had recommended and I could not ignore it!

Hitting the http://www.skyscanner.com/ , I was taken aback by the very sight of the home page, A very simple page which just highlighted the 3 most important features for any travel, that’s Flights, hotels  and car rentals. Trust me friends after all these travels I have done if you are able to address these 3 things then 90% of the travel is done.

I did no delay in exploring the site and the most wonderful feature which kept me hooked to it was the comparison of cost and rates from all the major sites and the option to choose from any of them in one search and one click.

 And in 3 steps there I had planned a perfect itinerary

Step 1: Flights – Checked!















Step 2: Best Budget Hotel + offers – Checked!














Step 3: Car rentals for internal travel – Checked!

All the details were sent to my registered email and there I had a perfect trip booked and done. As I presented the trip plan for our 5th Anniversary, The proud look I had and the surprised look in hubby’s face was worth a capture.

Thanks to wonderful Skyscanner which did help someone as naive as me to make a perfect trip plan. With such fantastic plan in place, I and hubby are now left with only one thing and that’s dreaming about fun in BALIwood.  

PS: This blog is my submission for Travel Smart with Skyscanner contest in Indiblogger

8 comments:

KParthasarathi said...

That was a very smart post.
Best wishes for the contest

Rahul Bhatia said...

Ramya, this post has come as a surprise as all the hard work for planning was done by you! I was merely giving suggestions from own experience. May you and your husband have a lovely time in Bali on your anniversary and return with the news of a win to another destination:)

Ramya said...

@KP : thanks a lot for your encouragement :D

@Rahul sir: Oh come on now its my 3rd trip and u have been guide for all of them :) So its you who I have to owe my happiness to :).
Thanks for your best wishes :D

ilakshee said...

All the best to you Ramya and hope you have a wonderful time in Bali!

Ramya said...

Hey Ilakshee, thanks a lot for commenting here thanks for your wishes

Nuthan said...

That's awesome.. enjoy your holiday in Bali.. well chosen holiday!!
Happy Wedding Anniversary to you both!! : )

Ramya said...

@Nuthan: thanks for your wishes and happy that you are back to read the post.

Farida Rizwan said...

You are doer Ramya. If you want to be in Baliwood you can make it there and if you want to make it in Bollywood, you can make it there as well with your good looks!