In response to Weekly Discover challenge – Blogging the senses

For this inaugural Discover Challenge, find inspiration in an interview with medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel and publish a post that piques one of the five senses.

On our first trip together, we travelled to Srilanka. We went to a hill station called as Nuwara Eliya. What’s best you can get out of a hillstation is the cool morning breeze that you can feel early morning and a beautiful sight of sunrise off the mountains. Ah! No words to describe it. I’d taken a shot from a cafe there.


There, we’d our morning tea as Tea being a speciality in Nuwara Eliya. The smell of freshly brewed green tea is so amazing and refreshing, I can vividly remember it took me off my travel tiredness instantly. Hmmmmmmm…


Along with the tea, we also got to touch the beautiful tea leaves – from plant to production – it was a one off experience that I will cherish forever..


From there on, we went to a strawberry farm and got to taste the fresh strawberries… Yummm!! Little sour for me but I liked them…


β€œNothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.”

This is rightly said, as i remember one thing so clearly on this trip is the cinnamon fragrance on Srilankan Airlines, that whenever I use cinnamon sticks, I remember the trip.. Cinnamon = Srilanka and vice versa.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Q: what’s the best sense do you think we humans have and why you think that? I would love to hear from you.

If you ask me, there’s no one best sense that we humans have as it does make us apart from other species and those who master all of them well, we achieve our purpose (good one ofcourse) on this dear earth.. So use your senses well.. πŸ™‚

Until then,


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  1. I’d love to have a cup of tea sitting at the hill station, watching the sun rise. How gorgeous!


Heyya! Lemme know what you think :)



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