Sunday, July 1, 2012

...Back to Blogging

There was a time (almost 3 months back, when the Expedia results weren’t out), when a question to name your favorite travel destination was put forth in the IndiBlogger Expedia forum and there seemed to exist some sort of a craze for the destination - Japan...

Expedia Japan craze
 A cut-paste from the forum

Then I dint understand why? But today, I do...

Beautiful... Japan

...Very simply put, it’s beautiful.

There was a time, when a place like Japan existed only in my dreams and I saw it through the blogs of my Japanese blogger friends...

My dream - Japan
An excerpt from the post -
'Celebrating 2 years of Togetherness...' - published 29th November 2011.

And today, Japan for me is a reality...

Me with my Japanese Blogger friends

...and I’ve managed to see it ‘WITH’ my wonderful Japanese blogger friends.

There was a time, when I was all nervous about my first international trip and all I looked for was a soothing word, a simple wish for strength and support...

Wish me luck for Japan
Sharing joys and asking for your blessings..
An excerpt from the post - 'My Yatra Diary Goes International' - published 31st May 2012.

And today, I feel so lucky and fortunate to have got so many...... and now that I'm back, all I have got is a special...

THANK YOU!

Thank You, friends for all your good luck wishes and heartfelt blessings... I am back from Japan and the trip was amazingly fantastic, I was truly overwhelmed by seeing all your warm wishes and that actually divided my nervousness to a great extent. When the gratitude is deeper, it becomes all the more difficult to express it in sentiments and even more, if words don’t flow naturally for you and that is exactly what is happening with me right now...

I am highly grateful to all of you for your love, affection, encouragements and motivations and thank you for everything from the bottom of my heart. I feel really blessed and secure to be amongst you in this blogosphere. My sincere heartfelt Thanks to YOU! :)
 
Get Ready to travel! 

I trust you and your blogs to be doing great! Seems like such a long time since I penned down something here. I have been badly missing writing my own entries as much as reading yours... My already rusted writing is getting a bit more rustier with each passing day and I realize that before it vanishes out completely, I need to do something about it.

So, while I try to get my pen rolling on my blog as well as yours, what you can do is pack your bags and get ready, because we will be embarking on our virtual Japan yatra very soon! See you there!

63 comments:

  1. Am so glad u had a wonderful trip...and im eager to read about your japan travel tales!1

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  2. cool... eagerly awaiting Japan to unfold for us :) and for the goodies too :P

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  3. It's really great to read the post of Japan returned Arti, now a celebrity.

    Heartily congratulations.
    Very much eager to go with you on
    a virtual Japan Yatra.

    Find some time to visit
    my blog.I too wrote the post
    after two months being on US
    tour.

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  4. Yay! Arti is back. Was eagerly waiting for you to comeback from your Japan Yatra and write about the same. Hope you had a fantastic trip. Waiting for your Japan Yatra posts. :)

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  5. What a wonderful trip and such terrific captures, Arti! I'm really happy for you! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Sylvia

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  6. Arti, I' ve already heard that you had a fabulous visit from some of our mutual blogging friends who loved meeting you in Japan! Can't wait to see the photos. Welcome back!

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  7. Wow...Well done..shall wait for the virtual trip..

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  8. Arti, with your lovely blog it is great to know you conquered great heights and hope you continue to enlighten us with your travel stories:) Japan is a truly beautiful country and on my wish list of travel too:)

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  9. wellcome back nice post . waiting for more pic & trip info from japan

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  10. Looking forward to see more images from this trip.

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  11. Great to see you back!

    Now we look forward to your Japanese escapade!

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  12. Hey welcome back Arti...missed you all those days in anticipation of a lovely Japan through your lens and pen:) Will read the post again to enjoy fully and then post my comment...this is just a welcome note:)

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  13. Waiting for that Arti! And your writing was always good and has not gone rusty:)

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  14. Totally ready for the virtual Japan trip Arti.. Lets bring it on :)

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  15. waiting for that as I havent seen Japan ..

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  16. welcome back, Arti!!! waiting to read all about Japan!!

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  17. Get Set Go! Welcome Bk :) Hope you had an awesome trip!

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  18. Looking forward to more details on the trip!

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  19. Welcome back, I too recently returned from a trip :)

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  20. Honestly, I cried after reading this entry. I'm so happy for you, Arti. I remember the first time I read your posts, I'm moved by your words. You're gifted to touch our lives through your own travel and writing. You deserve everything that's happening right now.

    I know you will go to many places. All the best for you, my dear friend.

    Speak with your heart always. You inspire us.

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  21. I can still feel your excitement.

    Your heart is beating fast.

    A wonderfull trip you must have.

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  22. Good to have you back, Arti. So, now I know where you were...:))
    Good to know that you had a whale of a time..
    Write some more about the place and people especially about the bloggers you met there!

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  23. Japan is such a beautiful and peaceful country with amazing people.
    You must have had a great time.
    I am so waiting for your posts.
    Best Wishes :)

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  24. Welcome back.:D I'm glad to hear that you like Japan.

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  25. Glad your dream becoming a reality. Pleased to have you back with us though.

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  26. Wow , it will be really exciting to read about your experiences .

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  27. Welcome back Arti, waiting eagerly for your Japan travel stories

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  28. I am on my marks , al lready waiting for the GO.. so lets get set gooooo :)

    congrats once again and ready to hear about your experiences ..
    Welcome back ..

    Bikram's

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  29. Hi, Arti! One month has passed since we parted and there is such a distance between you and me now, however, there is the fact that we shared the time that will last forever. I look forward to seeing Japan through your eyes. See you on Japan Yatra.

    Yoko

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  30. Welcome back and looking forward to the post!

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  31. glad to know you are back...eagerly looking forward to the japan yatra...

    Satya

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  32. Aww .. I was going to nudge you to start telling about your overseas trip to us, and here it is ! :-)

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  33. Welcome back, Arti. I look forward to reading all about it.

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  34. Welcome back Arti. Glad to see that you had a great time. Will look forward for the amazing travelogues and pictures from you!

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  35. @Arti Good morning. Welcome back. Great to read you post. Thanks a lot for photographs. Hope you soon post more from Japan Yatra.Take care.Have a nice day.

    Best Regards
    Rupam

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  36. Yes yes I'm ready to pack my bags!!! It feels so nice to read your post after a loooong time... welcome back :-)

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  37. So, we will have international merry-go-rounds with you. Great!!

    eagerly waiting to see the world on your blog. All the best for your international travelogue :)

    Cheers!!

    Indigenou

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  38. I too was out and could not realize that you are not there. Now we can benefit from your travel tales relating to the land of the rising Sun. Congrats.

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  39. Welcome back Arti..Waiting for your Japan Yatra Diary.

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  40. Nice post on your Japan trip!! Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

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  41. Oh - lucky you! Japan looks so lovely. It's on my wish list to visit.

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  42. Hi Arti,
    It's the best part of blogging; to see a blog friend in person! You and we Nara bloggers had a priceless time to share.
    Looking forward to seeing your trip report of Japan with other blog friends in the world.
    Take good care of yourself!
    Cosmos

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  43. Hi Arti,
    Our blogs brought you and us, Nara Bloggers. It was such a wonderful moment! The world is a huge as well as small.
    Through you, we recognized again how close India and Japan have been since ancient times.
    I cannot wait for your Japan Yatra!!!
    keiko

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  44. Looking eagerly forward to your Japan travel tales and pictures! :)

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  45. Wow, what a beautiful post! Congratulations on achieving a great feat. I eagerly look forward to your Japanese escapades :-)

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  46. Hi Arti..i came to ur blog through Indiblogger..liked ur blog very much..and looking forward to view Japan through ur words..

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  47. M so late to this post....now waiting eagerly for the trip log :)

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  48. Nice to know that you had a wonderful trip to Japan. Waitng for the detailed post.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  49. Welcome back Arti..:-)Glad to know you have a wonderful trip..:-)

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  50. Happy happy so happyyyyy to have my Arti Dear back :D
    Welcome Back!!!

    Glad you had a great fun trip!
    :)
    And why not..a dream came true! :)
    May all your wishes comes true my dear! Lots of Love ..take care:)

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  51. wow, glad for you, and good to see you back, excited as well to learn more of your japan trip.

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  52. Welcome back, Arti. Look forward to your posts on your Japanese adventures.

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  53. Welcome back, Arti! Good to see you on your blog again. Will wait to read about your adventures in Japan with bated breath.

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  54. Hi Arti,
    It's a short time we spent with you in Nara but we enjoyed a lot. It's a good chance to know about India through you.
    Next, I am looking forward to your Japan Yatra!
    Have nice days!

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  55. Japan Is high on my travel destination as an Architect! I missed it once...hopefully I will soon...Waiting to see more info from you!

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  56. Fantastic Arti~ Good for you for taking this big step; I can't wait to read about it, whenever you're rested up and ready! And it's lovely that you met up with blogging friends -- what a wonderful world we live in!

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  57. Beautiful building, and a good photo as well.

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  58. Welcome back Arti and you must have had a time of your life at Japan. Can't wait to read all about it :)

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  59. Do travelers meet some day somewhere? Is it my superstition? I find your blog very interesting. Though I don't travel much these days, but loaf around a lot in this concrete jungle - Mumbai.
    Best
    Remi

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  60. Would love to visit Japan! Will just live through your blog instead :)

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  61. hey Arti,

    glad to know that you are back .. am ready for the virtual trip to japan on your blog now :-)

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  62. Lovely, Arti. It is always a pleasure to come here, since
    I see your shy smiling face when I read the words on your blog. :)

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