My first "major" trip abroad was to Italy. I say "major" because even though I had been to Maldives and Sri Lanka before but visiting Italy was the first time I actually went through the visa application process. And believe me when I say getting a Schengen visa on a (blank) Indian passport does require … Continue reading My First Time in Europe – Shocks & Surprises
Why do Belgians do what they do? Europe is a favorite destination among tourists all year round. From the Christmas markets during Winters to the breathtakingly beautiful flower gardens (Tulips anyone?) in Spring to the sunny riviera beach scenes during Summers, Europe has something to offer to everyone, age no bar, country no bar and … Continue reading Belgium: The Underrated European Tourist Destination
Ios, Greece "Did you visit Santorini?", is a question I get asked every time I mention my Greek holiday that we took past summer. Santorini is famous all thanks to the dreamy pictures of whitewashed houses atop dark cliffs along a placid, blue Mediterranean Sea that crowd the image search on google. If that wasn't … Continue reading Ios: Greek Island Experience on a Budget!
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany Traveling often is dictated by constraints... Its generally either money or time i.e. only if you have chosen your companions smartly else the term constraints can have many new connotations... Monetary travel constraints translate to traveling on a budget and that is an adventure in its own right. Exploring a new … Continue reading My Itinerary: Italy in a Dash
The sea bluer than the sky, freshly whitewashed houses creating a stark contrast against the aforementioned blue sea and bright pink bougainvillea flowers framing doorways is how Google Image Search and Instagram give you a glimpse of Greece. However, the same google image search for Greece also comes up with a few pictures of the … Continue reading 8 Things To Do in Athens
Greece had always been on my bucket list and it was more than just the whitewashed houses on the edges of the blue Mediterranean sea and the Acropolis that I wanted to see. I knew that there was more to the birthplace of the Western civilization than what Google images and Instagram let on... So … Continue reading My Itinerary: Greece on a Budget
Air travel by far is the most popular mode of travel nowadays. However, there is one inconvenience that I always dread when I am about to go on a plane, ok two... One being the airport security finding something (precious to me) in my humongous handbag that would probably be against security policies and they … Continue reading 7 Things To Do/Wear On An Airplane
Nothing can ever compare to the feeling of sheer awe that I felt when I first saw the Colosseum in Rome. I exited the Colosseo metro station and there it was in all its glory - towering and breathtaking. The fact that it is colossal is an understatement and the fact that the Roman Municipal … Continue reading My Journal: Colossal Rome (Day 2)
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware... The above quote by Martin Buber is perhaps one of my favorite quotes that pertains not only to travel but to life in general... It just goes to support the argument that irrespective of the amount of planning that one puts into something there … Continue reading Your Travel Style: On A Whim Or Meticulously Planned?
Its not everyday that one gets to travel to a city 500 kms away for a night on a whim and hence when I got a chance to do so, I jumped at the opportunity... The purpose of my visit is a story in itself but what I want to share with you all today … Continue reading DO NOT MISS: The Sarafa Bazaar Chowpaty in Indore
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Roam with me... In Rome... Roaming is exactly how one must experience Rome. Apart from the much trodden touristy paths that constitute the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Fontana di Trevi there is so much more to this historic city than meets the eye and can be discovered only when you aimlessly wander the lanes … Continue reading My Journal: Rome Day 1 – The Vatican, Gelato, Innamorati, Punto et al