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Egypt enchanted me: Kajol

lifestyle Updated: Jun 03, 2013 01:41 IST
Shama Bhagat
Shama Bhagat
Hindustan Times
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Kajol is juggling time between her family, managing her household, endorsements and her production house. Amid all this, the actor also needs to travel for various assignments, but unlike others who find it boring, she is always bubbling with excitement about her globe-trotting adventures.

Kajol always keeps books handy to read in case she gets bored on a long flight. “I have taken very few holidays and most of the places I’ve visited have been work-related,” says the mother of two kids — Nysa and Yug — with hubby, actor Ajay Devgn.

Her most memorable trip, she says, was to Egypt. “I went there for work and I visited a few places when I was free. Egypt is a stunning country and it really enchanted me. The sunrise and the sunset there, and the multi-hued sand dunes are outstanding. You feel like you are in heaven. It’s simply arresting,” she reveals.

The actor says that she loves exploring different locations and tasting the local food. “I’m a big foodie and enjoy local cuisines. I go for long walks to explore the place well. I ended up discovering a local flea market where you can purchase antiques, souvenirs and also taste the local food. There was one joint that served delicious vegetarian food, something I did not expect at all,” she says.

Among the many places she visited, Kajol insists that the Pyramids and The Great Sphinx left her feeling overwhelmed. “Apart from that, the ancient temples of Luxor, dating back to thousands of years ago, are a must visit. The place imbibes mystery and beauty. For all those interested in ancient history and like to explore, visiting the pyramids is a must.”

However, the actor is also disappointed that she has been unable to visit the place with her family. “I’ve been there only once and I’m dying to go again with my kids. I really want them to experience the beauty of Egypt but we haven’t managed to do so,” she says.