Shetland was a Viking Settlement, lest we forget! My most recent travels took me to a part of the world that I knew existed but I didn't know what to expect from it. Shetland Islands came at me like a delicious dash of cold breeze on a hot and humid day. 2019 has been a … Continue reading Postcards From Shetland!
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
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)
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
Take me to Rome, I said to myself... And so when I got the opportunity to travel to Europe, I chose Roma (in Italian) as my first destination. The Schengen Visa process is nuts but well I am sure there are countries in the world that sure make things a hell lot more difficult. But … Continue reading My Journal: First Timers in Rome – Fiumicino to Termini
I hold a corporate job that hypothetically is 9 to 5, but in reality spans more on the lines of 9 to 9... That and limited vacation days make it next to impossible for me to carve out a chunk greater than 7 - 10 days to simply travel... One reason why my colleagues and … Continue reading Europe – One Country At A Time