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How Can You Get The Best Ooty Hotels At Cheap Cost?

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Boat house, Ooty Lake in Ooty ? by Sankara Subramanian from Wiki Commons

India is filled with so many amazing hill stations. One of the places where you can come across such amazing hill stations is the South of the country. When you are planning to have a trip at this part of the country, one of the best hill stations that you can have is Ooty.

The place is known for its scenic beauty and pleasant weather. Whether you are willing to spend a vacation with your friends or family or you wish to go out for your honeymoon trip, Ooty can be the perfect option to go for. You just need to check out the Ooty hotels booking by Cleartrip so that you can have a great trip.

It is a great idea to get these hotels at a cheap cost so that you can spend the saved money on some other options. So, how can you get such deals on the hotels? Here are some of the options that you can try for.

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Sunday Stamps: Flowers

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For this week’s Sunday Stamps, we are to share about flowers and I thought it was apt that we are doing this today as it is the Mother’s Day weekend. A bunch of flowers would really make any mum feel special, this mum included. But, of course, I’d choose flowers on stamps at any given time! 🙂

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Here are a few of the flower stamps I’ve accumulated. The very first photo is that of Bladder Campion and Rhododendron. These came from India via my 11.12.13 swap last year. This second image is that of a Mawar {or English Rose} that came with an awesome Spiderman postcard mailed from Malaysia.

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stamps, sunday stamps, India, Malaysia, USA

The next one is yet another flower stamp from Malaysia. Isn’t she just lovely? And I thought this last stamp should be included. After all it does look like a flower to me, won’t you agree? This is a lovely flower image which was mailed from Alaska, USA, and yes, I dislike the folds and creases, too!

Well, I hope you like these flowers stamps as I enjoyed sharing them with you. Do not forget to hover Sunday Stamps for more awesome flower stamps.

Happy mother’s day to all the wondewoman mums out there! ^_^

Haji Ali Mosque, India

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I got this postcard from one of my 12.12.12 swaps last year. I find the mosque really interesting and a tad similar to this local one in Jolo which was built near the water.

Here’s what the back of the card says:

Haji Ali Mosque is the tomb of a Muslim saint who died while on pilgrimage to Mecca. It is believed that a casket containing his mortal remains floated and came to rest on a rocky bed in the sea, where devotees constructed the tomb and the whitewashed fairytale mosque.

And just check out the very lovely 12.12.12 cancellation the Indian Post made especially for the occasion! Cool, isn’t it? Thanks Amit for sending this one out! I will feature the beautiful Gandhi stamps in another post. 😉

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Hopefully I’d be able to find more of these interesting postcards. I wish to get some myself so that I can have more cards to swap with others. When I go to the bookstore next, to rummage through books and search for award ribbon holders, perhaps, I will make sure to find more lovely postcards to add to my stash! 🙂

an interesting card of the blessed teresa of calcutta

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At one glance you won’t notice anything extraordinary in this card, but upon closer scrutiny you’ll see a piece of cloth that peeks from a tiny hole in the right part of the card. This is actually a relic or a piece of cloth which was touched to Mother Teresa’s tomb. This is also believed to be miraculous + those who get hold of it are encouraged to report any favors, graces or miracles that they received through the intercession of the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. A mailing address for the Postulation of the Cause of the Canonization of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta is also found at the back of the card.

Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on 26 August, 1910 in Skopje, was well-known + well-loved by many for her kindness + generosity. For 45 years, she tended to the orphaned,the poor, the sick + dying, + would’ve probably seen the most number of people in scrub pants, visiting hospitals + orphanages with the Missionaries of Charity,which she founded. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 + the  first Pope John XXIII Peace Prize. After her death in 1997, she was beatified by Pope John Paul II, thus earning her the new title, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

Mother Teresa is really an inspiration to all of us + miraculous or not, I will really treasure this card, which I got from our May 27 Postcrossing Meet-up, by the way.