Friday, July 29, 2016

Interview with seasoned Travel Bloggers *Gobeyondbounds*

lets share a little time from our very busy moments and get to bond well with this well traveled family from Mumbai, India as they bring us close and personal into their travel selves and into their private life... awesome read it surely is for you..

a peep through...

*leXHansplaCE: You are a travel blogger and from it all, what will you prefer to be called. Traveller or Tourist?

*Gobeyondbounds: Traveller. We love to explore and learn something new about the history and culture of every place. Its not just about taking pictures :)

Rashmi, Chhavi & Chalukya for lexhansplace
Rashmi, Chhavi & Chalukya: Location: Pisa, Italy

What are your names?

We are 'Chalukya' and my wife 'Rashmi'. We travel with our daughter 'Chhavi' who has been accompanying us on our travels since she was 6 months old.

Where are you from?

Mumbai, India.

What was upbringing like for you as a person?

We are both are lucky to be from a very liberal thinking family. Our parents too love travelling and have travelled much of India.

Are you married or single?

We are married.

Do you have kids? If yes… how many are they?

We have a daughter Chhavi who is now 2 years old.

How is traveling around the world for you both?

We travel as a family and we believe it is great to travel together than solo.

Do you both give yourselves much attention during your travels or is it just all about the trip?

Travel has been a passion for both of us. We have never traveled solo we believe exploring the unknown and cherishing the happy moments is doubled when shared with loved ones. We completely believe in being each other's better half.

What’s your best moment on travels?

Sitting on the pebble beach of Etretat in France and watching the sunset through the white chalf cliffs while Chhavi played with the pebbles.

Rashmi & Chalukya for lexhansplace
Rashmi & Chalukya: Location: Sintra, Portugal

How do you combine blogging, watching the kids and family generally?

We share the blogging business and manage it together. I work full time as a software engineer and my wife is homemaker managing household chores and our little angel. We invest our spare time into blogging.

You are a travel blogger and from it all, what will you prefer to be called? Traveller or Tourist?

Traveller. We love to explore and learn something new about the history and culture of every place. Its not just about taking pictures :)

You own a blog, a travel blog, why choose travel blogging from every niche out there? Passion or Influence? What inspired it?

Passion. To escape the hectic and monotonous 9 to 6 jobs and to respite from the hustle-bustle of the city we started exploring places in and around Mumbai. Mumbai monsoon is a boon for the trekking enthusiasts and the nature lovers. Hiking through the lush green forests, the gushing streams and chirping of the birds rejuvenated our spirits and refreshed our soul. And traveling became an indispensable part of our life. We then for reference of friends and family started jotting down our experiences and subsequently started a blog.

What is your blog link?

Ok, now tell me, what are your travel fears?

Traveling to a new place is always followed by surprises, we weren't really worried about these until we started traveling with our kid. We always hope that the environment, weather, etc turns out to be comfortable for our kid. Nevertheless, we are 101% prepared with a preplanned schedule for sightseeing, strict travel times to be home before dusk for kids evening feeds and good rest.

Rashmi: Location: BRUGES, Belgium for lexhansplace
Rashmi: Location: BRUGES, Belgium

What are your biggest travel challenges?

The challenge was traveling with our kid. As stated we started traveling with our kid when she was 6 months old. But now she is well acquainted with traveling after traveling to 19 countries till now. We travel with our little daughter and so we try to spend our day during trips as planned.

Tell a little about your travel experience?

traveling had always been our passion and we explored most part of India but international travel was kind of dreamy due to financial issues. Luckily for us, we got an offer to work in Switzerland for a year and we grabbed this opportunity to explore much of Europe. Europe is best to travel with kids that may be a reason we could cover so many countries with our kid. Countries in Europe are well connected by Rail and flights which also made our trips easy and comfortable.

Solo travel or travel with companions, which is best to you?

Traveling with a company is best. Exploring beautiful places, wonderful nature, stunning architecture, incredible history and sharing happy moments can be best done with loved ones.

Who do you miss the most when you travel?

Our parents too have a passion for traveling and love to explore new places. We invited them to Europe to join us on a trip to Paris, Rome and most of Switzerland. We wish they could join us on many more trips.

While on travels, tell me your very best meal or that quick food you cannot go a day without?

We have enjoyed devouring on local specialties but Mc Donalds or Subway have always come to our rescue whenever we need a quick meal. Besides we always carried home cooked food for our kid and got it microwaved in one of these joints, the people in  Mc Donalds or Subway have been very understanding and helpful.

As a traveler who goes around the world, you are always on the move so tell me, which goes for you? Coffee or Tea?


From your tea or coffee question, which country from your travel lists has the best of it?

Portugal and southern part of India.

Going a little bit deeper on this very question now, don’t get emotional but just tell me which country from the countries you have visited has the friendliest set of people?

Switzerland. People always greeted us when commuting in train or buses. They were always the first to strike a conversation. If they could not continue due to language problem as do not know English in Switzerland they would at least try entertaining our kid in their own lovely way.
Chalukya & Chhav: Location: Reichenbach, Switzerland for lexhansplace
Chalukya & Chhavi: Location: Reichenbach, Switzerland

How many countries have you visited? Mention a few of the countries you have been to, like 5 if possible.

So far we have been to 20 countries. 19 with our daughter... France, Switzerland, Greece, Italy and Portugal.

The longest you have stayed away from home?

Our longest trip is 15 days to United Kingdom where we traveled to all 4 countries of UK England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We needed a separate visa to visit the UK so we wanted to make complete use of the visa so planned to cover much of UK.

What’s that best travel advice you have ever received from people when on travels? And from who in particular gave you this advice?

Best advice was to travel like locals and explore city on foot or at the least through the public transport. Advice not in particular by anyone but we got them through reading numerous travel blogs.

The worst travel advice you ever got on travel and from whom?

Worst and frustrating travel advice was on how we should travel with kids, because every parent knows how to take care of their kids than anyone else.

If you were to choose from your visited countries, which of them will you want to live in?


What is the farthest destination you have ever traveled to?

We have traveled in Europe and its well connected with rails and flight so it was easy for us to travel different countries. So basically yet to make that farthest destination.

If given the chance to write a novel or short story on any of your trips around the world, which of the travels will you pick and why?

We would we glad to write about our experiences on our trip to Ladakh in India which was our unplanned trip, we had most memorable moments, biked through snow-capped mountains, river rafting, etc.

What is it that you have wished you brought back from a travel that you never did? And from which destination is it?

Glass works of Murano, Italy are incredibly stunning. We wished to get some back home.

Chalukya: Location: Oeschinensee, Switzerland for lexhansplace
Chalukya: Location: Oeschinensee, Switzerland
Rashmi: Location: Bernese Oberland, Switzerland for lexhansplace
Rashmi: Location: Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Do you send post cards when away from home?

No. We take GBs of pictures and share them.

Tell me your favorite pet?


Your best weather for travels in your various destinations?

Depends on the destination that we travel, but we believe that there is something new and beautiful to explore in all seasons.

You have a list of countries you want to visit someday, so can you tell me just 3 from that list, and why you want to visit these 3 countries?

Tibet – To visit monasteries.

Turkey – To visit Cappadocia fairytale chimney.

Africa – Wild Life Safari

What’s your bag-pack like for travels? Can you reveal what and what you take along for your travels?

Pack light for self and everything possible for kid right from food to her favorite toys.

Every travel blogger or traveler generally have that social platform were people get to interact with them, see images and videos of their travels. Like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. Can you share your social links so people can connect with you?





You got any advice for every travel blogger out there who you feel need to get knowledge of them?

Get learned about the culture and history of the place before you visit. When you visit and explore things respect their culture and lifestyle. Explore like a local to get the most.
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Ways to stay ahead of your weaknesses.

steps to stay ahead... for lexhansplace
steps to stay ahead...

Ways to stay ahead of your weaknesses... #selfbelief #innerpeace #word #strength #change #wisewords #tgif #positive #postivevibes

Goodmorning my ever faithful and loyal readers... do have a blessed and positive day ahead...
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Thanks for liking my page, Now invite your friends to do more.

keep calm for lexhansplace
keep calm for lexhansplace
Its over 1400likes on my page leXHansplaCE and counting...

Thanks for liking and please invite your friends to like also..#Remember, leX says to you that you don't just have to like the page only, but also visit the page regularly for updates which you can always get first hand from here when you click and visit the various shared links and posts.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Happy Sunday every1

This is wishing you, you and you *(blog visitors and readers)* a blessed and fruitful day and new week ahead.

Also ya'll should #ANTICIPATE the image below & more.

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Friday, July 22, 2016


Nigeria’s most credible and trusted newspaper brand, The Guardian has extended its offerings with the introduction of Guardian Conferences and Masterclasses to its existing newspaper structure in a bid to diversify and extend its reach in to new markets.

According to Lady Maiden Ibru, Chairman of The Guardian Newspapers Limited, The on-going reforms at the company aim at reflecting current realities, including the introduction of conferences and master classes to discuss national issues”.

With the maiden edition held in partnership with Akintola Williams Deloitte on Thursday, July 14th 2016 at The Civic Centre, the one-day Economic Forum Series on Tax brought together upwardly mobile professionals, accountants, lawyers, tax experts, industry and business thought leaders, key decision and policy makers and change agents who engaged in dynamic and critical discussions on the theme ‘Unlocking Nigeria’s Tax Revenue Potentials For Sustainable Development’ .

“We feel tax revenues are critical to sustainable development because they provide governments with independent revenue for investing in development, reducing poverty and delivering public services, increasing state capacity, accountability and responsiveness to citizens”. - Lady Maiden Ibru, Chairman and Publisher,The Guardian Newspapers Limited

Other Speakers at the forum include Dr Teju Somorin, President, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Seye Arowolo , Tax Partner, Akintola Williams Deloitte, Muda Yusuf , Director General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Babatunde Fowler , Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), and Rotimi Omotosho, Registrar/ Chief Executive, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

This edition of The Guardian Conferences and Masterclasses was supported by Akintola Williams Deloitte, AELEX and FIRS

For more information on upcoming Guardian Conference and Masterclasses, visit

See pictures below:
From L-R: Toke Alex-Ibru, Executive Director, Guardian Newspapers Ltd; Theophilus Emuwa, Tax Partner, AELEX; Muda Yusuf, Director-General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Lady Maiden Alex-Ibru, Chairman/Publisher, The Guardian; Ajayi Bamidele, Coordinating Director, Domestic Tax Group, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS); Chief Mark Dike, immediate past President, Chartered Institute of Taxation and Oluseye Arowolo, Tax Partner, Akintola Williams Deloitte.
From L-R: Oluseye Arowolo, Tax Partner, Akintola Williams Deloitte; Theophilus Emuwa, Tax Partner, AÉLEX; Ajayi Bamidele, Coordinating Director, Domestic Tax Group, FIRS; Chief Mark Dike, immediate past President, Chartered Institute of Taxation and Muda Yusuf, Director-General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Delegates and Theophilus Emuwa, Tax Partner, AÉLEX

Oluseye Arowolo, Tax Partner, Akintola Williams Deloitte (1st left) and Ajayi Bamidele, Coordinating Director, Domestic Tax Group, FIRS (2nd left)
Oluseye Arowolo, Tax Partner, Akintola Williams Deloitte

From L-R: Toke Alex-Ibru, Executive Director, Guardian Newspapers Ltd; Oluseye Arowolo, Tax Partner, Akintola Williams Deloitte and Jude Ndu, CCO, Guardian Conferences and Masterclasses

From L-R: Lady Maiden Alex-Ibru, Chairman/Publisher, The Guardian and Ajayi Bamidele, Coordinating Director, Domestic Tax Group, Federal Inland Revenue Service

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SPAR Rewards The Outstanding Pupils At School’s Graduation In Calabar

In line with its quest to give to its host communities, SPAR Hypermarket has presented Gift Vouchers to Outstanding Pupils of the Access Group of Schools Calabar, Cross River State.

The Hypermarket was present at the 16th Graduation ceremony of the School where a total of 15 Pupils comprising of Best Pupil in different school subjects and the Best overall Pupil were recognized and gifted amidst celebration and fanfare.

The Headmistress, Mrs. Christiana Igiri as well as the managing Director of Access group of schools, Chief Mrs. Folashade Gab- Umoden were full of praise for SPAR for their overwhelming support.

For their outstanding performances SPAR handed 15 SPAR gift cards worth 5,000 Naira to the best graduating students in each subject while the overall best student, Miss Precious Martins went away with a 10,000 Naira SPAR gift card.

The gift cards were handed over to the pupils by SPAR representatives, Mr. Chuks Ubah and Mr. Emmanuel Isangediok.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

How old are you.....

How old are you.....

On the off chance that we didn't know our age, a few of us would have all the earmarks of being extremely youthful, and a few of us would appear to be exceptionally old.

Here and there, individuals utilization age as an advantageous reason. "I'm excessively old, making it impossible to begin something new", or, "I couldn't discover that at my age."

Other individuals, however, go ahead to accomplish their most prominent achievements in life in later years.

Take, for instance, a man of 65 years old works his whole life attempting to bring home the bacon from his life and for his family.... what's more, there is another man of 42 who has all life can provide for a man yet he doesn't do much for himself and for his family at such an early age.... what's more, a young fellow of 25 who hustles all his life through the battles of higher organization to outwit evaluations, get a decent wife, get a decent family to call his own particular and be a model for himself and for other more youthful children admiring him...

When you experience these 3 unique individuals, you discover that, the man of 65 didn't work for himself and other yet overcame individual misfortunes, yet all the more vitally, he didn't let age stand in his direction!

The man of 42 squandered his years and ability, however of all the young fellow of 25 had all he needed and made the best utilization of everything.

Sentiments lead to states of mind, demeanor's get to be convictions, and convictions turn into the premise for activities regardless of what your age.

It is not vital how old you are;

It is the way you feel, how you think,
Furthermore, what you do that is imperative.

Today, take a gander at somebody of age and rouse that individual to accomplish a considerable measure more than they have done, not for their age but rather for the world we are.
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Where are you from?

Good morning and a wonderful Monday with goodness to us all...I want to believe our Sunday (yesterday) was a success.. Today I just have this little question post with a picture for all... You may ask me what exactly its is I want to ask right?

Ok, here it is.

Where are you from? Where on earth are we all from? I ask this question more often than maybe I think I should... Now I ask differently. Let's get to know ourselves...

Am Nigerian. 'Igbo'.... What about you?

Let's join the conversation.....
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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Unveiled, Face of Rivers State Beauty Pageant 2016... Please go like their PICTURES.

You remember we announced it here earlier?

Now the unveiling of the beauty queens for the much anticipated FACE OF RIVER STATE BEAUTY PAGEANT has landed... feed your eyes with the images as well as go to their various facebook links and like their pictures...

*Remember it counts alot in their chances of getting the crown..

click on your desired contestants picture and you will be redirected to the facebook link so you can easily like the PICTURE..

see images below..

Naomi(dark): Rep Ahoda West

Divine: Rep Khana

Adeze: Rep Portharcourt

Progress: Rep Obio/Akpor

Gloria: Rep Abua

Anita: Rep Degema

Precious: Rep Eleme

Faith: Rep Andoni

Naomi: Rep Bonny

Happiness: Rep Okirika
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Where do you see yourself in 5years from now?

This came as an arguement between myself and some friends of mine where i reside in school and yes it happened after sunday mass/service... this sparked alot of sentiment and some myopic statements from varied folks concerned , therefore some responses given to the one who this question was asked.

"you ought to be coming up with being a person of your own" Amaka

"you ought to be thinking on the way to be a powerful support to your father and to not want him dead, knowing your age and person" Osama

father n son lexhansplace
Father n Son
"five years from now, ought to be you already established in your own business and your fathers ought to be a plus for you" Awareness

"everyone prays to be higher than his father and not the opposite manner round" Amaka

"do you wish your father death?" Lynda

"a contrary son you're, if this can be your vision for your father in five years time" Ifeanyi

"he ought to be higher than his father in five years time and not thinking of taking on his fathers business, his thinking level is incredibly very shallow for him to possess such thoughts.. Him be maloo" Gift

Now lets see what caused all of thise from the terribly genesis of the drama.

I was at the Church earlier today and my pastor preached regarding BUSINESS... and whereas he preached, he aforementioned we all ought to pray that we tend to be stuffed by the word of God in soul and spirit which conjointly we must always pray that our pockets be stuffed in few years to our gift life"

this esued afterwords. 

leX: in a few years time, where do you see yourself?

Annonymous: in five years time i see myself taking on my fathers business.... 

leX: why? *(Here i cut him short to caution him on why he can say thus, knowing totally well his father is alive,and in an African setting, he has an elder brother, and also a younger brother, and he had this to feature to any or all he had aforementioned earlier)*.

Annonymous: in three years time, i ought to be through with school, youth service, and possibly obtaining some real funds and undoubtedly i'll be taking on my fathers business.

Now to you my beloved blog visitor reading this straight away. Was he being too self focused and greedy? or are his visions simply to massive that he's not thinking of family before the business? 

Have your say on this matter and tell me your thoughts on it all via these two questions.

1. Is he right or wrong to mention this?

2. In five years time, where do you see yourself?

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What is your FUN moment for Sundays?...

sunday fun moments for lexhansplace
Sunday fun moments
Fun moments they say 'is/are those/that moment of excitement you know isn't the usual or regular fun stuff you experience..' do I have any? I doubt if I do, same as the. Question goes for Sundays... As my Sundays are always and have been quiet... I go to church or I don't go to church, come back and I stay indoor over books, my laptop/smartphone, movies or just rest widely. 

So let's laugh the day of as the next day comes up...

Tell me your SFM (Sunday Fun Moment)..

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Clash of Cymbals..

By Lexhan Menkiti.
cymbals lexhansplace

At the point when your words sound like a conflict of cymbals, I move to the mood and offer you move as well however you are lost to the dangerous world and the greater part of its contrivances.

When I hear the tunes of triumph, I see you walking forward to war. I allure on you to see the light yet, I see you just have eyes for the fight to come.

At the point when your words affix you to trepidation and the firm grasp of yesterday clutches you. I ponder what trust there is in your today to take off.

In spite of the fact that situated, I see stars up ahead you yet standing you say they are yet lights, you appear to extinguish each smooth shine with your fluid hesitant trepidation.

What more is anticipated from me if not give you a chance to slither till you understand you are because of fly and fly you should however it may postpone.
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May God turn your anger into usefulness.

In truth, anger is a gift that can help put us in touch with out deepest beliefs.

By examining how to deal with angry feelings, we have the opportunity to grow spiritually as well as emotionally without being offensive, or defensive.

Name, in prayer, the persons, events, situations, that makes you most ''offensive'' what stir up the defensive side of U ?

It is what we do with our anger that matters.

Make a simple prayer today that God will guide you to doing good things with in life when you are angered.
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