Swimming in Goa with iPhoneXS

How to swim in the sea in Goa

Did you know that nowadays it is possible to swim with a phone since waterproof smartphones with cameras are the new reality?

Here’s some fresh scenes shot in Goa beach and sea in January 2019. You can hear the waves coming on all over while the sun is setting.

Videos by Indivue, sounds by the sea.

Check also the video collection inspired by Goa.

This article is part of the Indivue’s Travel Opus to Goa.

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Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, and 5 reasons to see it


Shore Temple is located by the sea in the East Coast of India and it is said to have been built in 700 – 728 AD. Here’s 5 reasons why you should go and see this Hindu temple by the Bay of Bengal. It has survived over 2500 years by the sea and even a tsunami –

5 reasons to see the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram

  1. Shore Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. 
  2. It is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India.
  3. Shore Temple is beautiful and impressive to look and experience at.
  4. Shore Temple is located by the Bay of Bengal, so you get to see the East Coast of India at the same time.
  5. Mahabalipuram Dance Festival is held by this site, to celebrate traditional Indian dance.

The photographs from Mahabalipuram show you the clear blue sky on a typical hot and sunny day in Tamil Nadu. There’s a green nature surrounding the Shore Temples.

In addition to lions and Nandi, many Gods and Goddesses were also carved in the temple stones. See the images attached –

Shore Temple, a World Heritage Monument
Wall of the Shore Temple
Images of Gods carved in stone inside the Shore Temple
Top of the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram, India
Top of the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram, India

See also this Indivue short video about this over 2500 year old Indian temple and its surroundings.

Indivue shortvideo about the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram

After watching the Indivue shortvideo about the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, see the nearby city Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Other famous places in Tamil Nadu, in addition to Chennai and Mahabalipuram, are Puducherry and Auroville, for example.

Read also about the other places in India which Indivue visited and photographed. And subscribe for the new updates to come!

More details of the Shore temple can be found from the Incredible India website link attached.

5 reasons to see and experience Oodi in Helsinki, Finland

Book heaven, view from the Fazer café

Do you fancy drinking tea in a terrace in Helsinki during summertime? Maybe with a random book or magazine? Oodi is making that possible, since the new three-story library building is opening this week in the centre of Helsinki, and it will be having a very big and fancy cafeteria with a terrace on its third floor.

Book heaven on the third floor of Oodi
Book heaven on the third floor of Oodi

Ball chairs in Bookheaven on the third floor of Oodi library
Ball chairs in Bookheaven on the third floor of Oodi library

Book heaven, view from the Fazer café
Book heaven, view from the Fazer café

Oodi library is the 100th year birthday gift from Finland and its capital Helsinki to its citizens. It took 3 years to build it. This week Oodi will open its doors for the audience and from then on it will be one of the most important sights of Helsinki and the whole of Finland. The view from the 3rd floor of Oodi will most certainly charm you, whether you’re inside or outside the library. In addition there is a lot one can do in this three-story library building.

Not knowing anything more about those 100000 books and magazines Oodi will be having, here’s still 5 more reasons to see and experience Oodi. It will be open seven days a week starting 5.12.2018 –

5 reasons to visit Oodi in Helsinki

1. Oodi will give anyone a free chance to experience clean and beautiful design. The impact will surely be healthy and uplifting for the mind.

2. From the balcony on the third floor one can admire sunsets during summertime. There will be no skyscrapers blocking the sun all though it is in the centre of Helsinki.

3. Oodi is not only a library but a cultural centre. In addition to traditional libraryservices you will also find a cafeteria, restaurant, movie theatre, a playpark for kids, etc. Movie theatre Kino Regina will open in January 2019.

4. On the second floor of Oodi there will be workspaces of various kind in handicrafts as well as digital works. There will also be soundproof rooms for study or work, and for playing music. This second floor will be fully open in 2019.

5. Oodi promotes lifelong learning, active citizenship, democracy and freedom of expression.

In addition to this, the third-floor ball chairs offer a great opportunity to read blogs in your own privacy with your own smartphone!

Find more information on Oodi’s website

The video below reveals more beautiful details about Oodi’s architecture and decorative details –

Photographs by Noora Saarinen

Find this article in Finnish at indivue.fi

Read more about Helsinki here!

Best of Copenhagen -video

As a latest update for INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Europe comes this video Best of 10 from Copenhagen. It tells you about the best sights to see in Copenhagen for a traveller, and those sights include Rosenborgs castle, Christiansborgs Palace, Nyhavn and the statue of the Little Mermaid, among others.

The video consists of beautiful images, many of which you’ve never seen before.

After watching this short video about the best sights in Copenhagen, you might be interested in reading more about these places. For that I wrote http://bit.ly/TripToCopenhagen.

You can read about Copenhagen also in Finnish .

Watch more Best of Travel -videos here!

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Best of Oslo sights -video

Talking about the Travel Opus to Europe, Oslo in Norway is one of them very essential places to visit in Europe. Although it is in many ways very similar to the neighbouring capitals Stockholm and Copenhagen, it still has its own, kind of royal feel to it. The small size of Oslo is also charming.

The good thing is that, although Norway does not belong to EU, it was still very smooth and uncomplicated to travel between Helsinki and Oslo by air.

Here are the 10 must see sights of Oslo in a short video. Images by Indivue.

 

After watching this short video about summertime Oslo, take a look at the Indivue Travel & Art -video collection from Europe and subscribe Indivue for more travel and art to come!

Best of the Parisian sights (video)

View from Eiffel Tower

After updating my digital tool to a better one I’ll be able to update certain videos from the past as well.

So, today’s videoupdate will be the Best of Parisian sights, about which I wrote some 2 years back. Not that the Best sights of Paris would have changed during the years.

After watching this short video of Best of 10 from Paris you can watch other creative videos inspired by Europe as well:

Travel & Art Europe is a one of the playlists of Indivue videos in YouTube and you can see all the videos in the link.

You might also be interested in what it looks like to travel all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Find that experience from the preceding link!

This video about the best sights in Paris is part of the Travel opus to Europe, which you can read in Finnish as well.

Take your time and familiarize yourself with the European travel experiences!

Essential Delhi sights -video

Last week I had the joy and honor to experience the Incredible India Road Show in Helsinki, Finland and update my knowledge about the travel destinations and other travel related issues concerning India.

After 13 years of blogging in Finnish and in English, especially about Goa, India and the Indian art and culture and Bollywood, I was happy to hear that there is a huge growth in India with tourist arrivals from Nordic countries.

It was told that travelling to India is becoming easier: There is now E-visa for 166 countries with 60 days validity and some single entries can be converted to double/triple entries and extending E-visa is also possible for various segments like tourist, medical and business.

And nowadays India has also got some tourist friendly initiatives like 24/7 toll free multilingual tourist helpline and India is also a Wi-Fi enabled tourist destination in railway stations and airports.

Delhi, being the capital of India, is one of its fastest growing cities and from Delhi you can get almost anywhere in India, by road, air and railways.

Delhi itself is divided into two, the new and the old Delhi, and you can see the remains of seven important capitals there, like Shahjahanabad and Qutub Minar, on which the modern day Delhi is built.

I have told about them many essential sights of Delhi for travellers here, but now, let me update the photos from 2007, back when the blogging speed was next to impossible and computer programs mostly incompatible with each other.

Here are the essential Delhi sights photographed during 2007-2014 in a shortvideo, do check it out:

 

Many new videos are also on their way, so do subscribe Indivue blog and vlog so that you don’t miss a thing!

And did you know, that you can also read about them essential sights of Delhi in Finnish here and follow Indivue in Finnish as well?

The official Delhi Tourism site gives you all the information in English and maps you need when you travel to Delhi.

And last but not least – do check also them updated travel and art videos inspired by India!

Travel and music videos inspired by Goa, India

Delightful news for all you friends of travel and music:

Indivues YouTube channel has been updated and first will be published the video updates for Goa –

So sit down, press the play button and enjoy of what you see and hear!

 

 

 

Plenty of new videos are on their way, so it’s well worth subscribing Indivue blog and vlog now, so that you don’t miss a thing!

These videos are also part of Indivues Travel Opus to Goa, which has been made for 13 years already in Finnish as well as in English – Find it in the link, read and share to your friend!