Feature Friday: Meet Yukti A.

This Feature Friday Yukti has joined us to share her latest adventure! Come check it out 🙂

This Friday, we have Yukti with us. She recently went on a trip, and took some amazing pictures! Not only is she sharing her photos, but she’s sharing her experience. I’ve always wanted to go to this destination, and after reading Yukti’s answers, my inspiration for travelling there has only strengthened. Let’s find out where Yukti went, how fabulous her pictures are, and learn from her experiences:

1. Thank you for being a part of Feature Friday. Can you tell us your name a little bit about yourself?
Hi, I am Yukti from India.

I travelled many different parts or geographies of the world since childhood. I love nature and want to explore the wonders of the world, want to know how is the color of skies in different geographies, how people are living in different climates. These all curiosities lead myself to travel more.  People consider travel as a luxury but for me it is to know the world and through knowing them I discover myself. When I cover one place after returning I find myself more mature.  Travel is learning meaning learning the world while exploring ourselves.  

Till now I have travelled India, SriLanka, Switzerland, Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Germany, Oman, UAE, Greece and Georgia and rest of all others are in my bucketlist.  

2. What country do you call home?
My birthplace and I spent my childhood in India so India is my home.

3. Which city{s}/country{s} did you recently travel to?

Early Morning at our hotel in Santorinin at Fira
Early morning at our hotel in Santorini at Fira

Greece and within Greece we went to islands named Santorini and Mykonos and mainland Athens, Delphi and Meteora.

4. How long was the journey?
14 days

5. Why did you travel to Greece?

Miles and miles of indigo and aquamarine colored coastline with crystal, clean waters and countless islands with virgin sandy beaches having volcanic rocks.  Typical Mediterranean climate makes Greece as a perfect destination for tourists.

Ancient and mystical land of Greece is heaven for history and archaeology lovers. Nature has blessed Greece with mountainous landscape also so that mountain lovers or trekkers also find it a perfect destination.

People of Greece are also full of warmth talkative and welcoming.  Different styles of white houses with colored doors on narrow streets is peculiarity of Greece.  Greek food is also famous for its uniqueness and that is why food lovers find Greece very tempting.

6. What native dish was your favorite to eat?
As I am vegetarian lots of Greek food consists of vegetarian dishes also.  Stuffed Tomato with flavoured Rice was my favourite. Also vegetarian version of Mousaka I liked.

7. What was the most unique thing you ate?
Moussaka (vegetarian version).

8. What was your most unique mode of transportation?
Cruises and Ferry for going to islands from mainland.

9. What was the weather like during your trip?
Spring cold but not very cold.

10. Where was your favorite place to go in Greece? Why?

Mykonos – Greece’s most glamorous island destination is Mykonos. Mykonos is also known as windy island so lots of winds with waves on sandy beaches having crystal clear aquamarine waters.  Mykonos is known for beaches and streets with white houses with blue doors.

I liked narrow streets surrounded by white houses with blue doors surrounded by aquamarine crystal clear blue waters.  Also this island is too windy. I liked the quietness and colors of this island.

11. What was the funniest thing that happened to you on this trip?
The whole trip was funny as this place is very unique and people here are fun loving.

12. Did you learn anything during this trip?
I learnt a lot during this trip about the Greek ancient culture and how people live on islands when they are disconnected from the mainland. Travelling through sea and sometimes if waters are rough travelling is cancelled so how everything is managed so properly.  The difficulties and bliss of living on an island I learnt from my visit to Greece.

13. What was the best part about your trip?

A glass of wine, a single palm tree, and the beautiful sunset
A glass of wine, a single palm tree, and the beautiful sunset

Watching sunsets in evening and finding out different vegetarian cuisine on an island where there are less restaurants. Talking to local people and witnessing their culture.

14. What was the most challenging part about your trip?
When we went to hillside we have to climb up and this is real tough challenge as it is hectic activity and requires lots of energy.

15. What is your favorite picture that you took from this trip?

Mykonos Street with White House
Mykonos Street with White House

16. How does Greece compare to India? Were your expectations met, or did they differ completely?
In the B.C. era Greek king Alexander – The Great came to India and lots of history India and Greece share with each other. Even it is said Greece soldiers were left behind in India and they married Indian girls so half of the India inherit some genes of Greece.  So as per the history and historians some genes or DNA of Indian society contains Greek DNA also.  As per our expectations we found same like the people of there and in India have some similar characteristics like both of like great food, hearty, talkative, living in narrow streets, families and much more.

17. If you were to go to Greece again, what would you do differently?
I would like to see more islands which were during this trip and also visit some hill stations.

18. If someone else was to go to Greece, what advice or tips would you give them?

At least spend 2 to 3 nights on any 1 famous island and 2 nights in hill stations. Greece has many virgin islands explore them in your way.

19. Do you have any more travel plans lined up? Where to next?
Yes I always like to travel and for me I want to see Morocco (for culture tourism) or New Zealand (for nature).

20. Anything else you would like to share about your trip?
Yes that 14 days was less for me. As I want to spend much more.  Also shopping in Greece is very enchanting. If you are shopping kind of person then definitely you will love Greece.

Thank you Yukti for being a part of Feature Friday and for sharing your trip with us! I learned so much, and I immensely enjoyed the pictures. {The feature image is also one that she took!}. Maybe in the next year or two I’ll be able to experience Greece on my own. Have you been to Greece before? What was your favorite part? If you haven’t been, do you want to go? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!

Did you enjoy what you read? Get to know more about the blogger!

Bio PicYukti is a computer engineer by education. She’s also an artist and she loves travelling to quench her thirst to know the world where we live. She has travelled to many parts but still feels that she has to travel more because for her “OF ALL THE BOOKS IN THE WORLD, THE BEST STORIES ARE FOUND BETWEEN THE PAGES OF A PASSPORT.” Create your best stories and read it when you are free. Know people, Know the world … Travel more. Connect with Yukti at the following:

Greece Blog: https://travelwithme247blog.com/2017/04/16/glorious-greece

General Travel Blog: https://travelwithme247blog.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yuktiart/

18 thoughts on “Feature Friday: Meet Yukti A.”

    1. Thank you! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed reading this post 🙂 I’ve never been to Greece, but after seeing Yukti’s pictures, and reading about her experience, I definitely want to go! I’ll check out your post when I get a little bit more time 🙂

  1. I have always wanted to go to Greece!!!! It’s at the top of my international travel list lol. Is it handicapped friendly? I would imagine not but since my hubby is disabled, we’ve held back on traveling outside the US

    1. I’m not sure if it’s handicapped friendly, but I’m sure a lot of other places are! And maybe the going on a cruise that stops at Greece might be an option? As they might have excursions that are handicapped friendly. Safe travels to wherever your next adventure takes you!

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