And then there is Istanbul the place where Europe and Asia collide and you can see a whole other continent just across from you! Istanbul is a trip that brings back incredible memoreis- a city of contradictions much like me… fiercely traditional in so many ways, yet modern and forward thinking in so many others!Continue reading “Istanbullish!”
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The Edinburgh Diaries Continued
So now that your in Edinburgh, what should you do?- apart from catching some of the best theatre, comedy and musical performances at The Fringe Festival! Here are a couple of MUST DO’S! Walk the Royal Mile (several times)! Street theatre, live statues and the most incredible collection of artistes all around you! Get inspired!Continue reading “The Edinburgh Diaries Continued”
The Edinburgh Fringe
Edinburgh is a delightful place to visit but was never on my map of MUST-SEE , MUST-DO places…that was before I discovered the EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL. Edinburgh plays host in August to the Largest Arts Festival in the world with almost 50,000 shows every year. The entire city welcomes the artistes and audiences during AugustContinue reading “The Edinburgh Fringe”
A day in Amsterdam…!
Amsterdam was the last stop on our best Euro trip ever and we were exhausted! Traveling had been incredible and exciting but we knew Amsterdam would give us the much needed down time that one often feels one needs AFTER a holiday…like the holiday from the holiday! We were right! Both Aditya and I hadContinue reading “A day in Amsterdam…!”
Parisian Adventures Day 1
Courtesy -: TravelWithDivya.com And it was off on a Eurail journey again….and my first overnight train from Venice to Paris. Much has been written about this train-the luxury of first class, the food , the convenience. These are all lies. The train is filthy, cramped, and a totally awful way to cross from one countryContinue reading “Parisian Adventures Day 1”
A date with History- Pompeii and Vesuvius
Courtesy -: TravelwithDivya.com Pompeii and Vesuvius are MUST -DO Trips from Naples. They’re not very far – Vesuvius is about 9 km from Naples and Pompeii 8 odd kms from it. The tour we booked was a small group tour on Viator and we found that Viator for the most part, gave us great dealsContinue reading “A date with History- Pompeii and Vesuvius”
Picture perfect Capri
And from Rome , it was off on the Trenitalia all the way to Naples a long 4 and a half hour journey and then a 45 minute hydrofoil to the brilliant and blue Isle of Capri! The First Class was comfortable and the wifi free IF and only IF you had a local numberContinue reading “Picture perfect Capri”
Living, loving and breathing Milan!
COURTESY-: TravelwithDivya.com Italy has always been on my MUST-VISIT list of destinations! I added it to my ‘Oprah-Visualisation Chart’ and romanticized it, dreamt of it, read about the hotels and the language and so when we finally decided to go to Italy- I was really, really excited! now I must confess, I always wanted toContinue reading “Living, loving and breathing Milan!”
Athena with love!
From the lazy,warmth of Santorini we were off to the beauty of Athens! At Athens, my husband had picked the fabulous hotel Grand Bretagne knowing my love for Classic Luxury and the hotel was all that and more! The lobby which it’s rich reds and golds reminded me of a palatial entrance and the quiet, discreetContinue reading “Athena with love!”
Adventuring under the Santorinian sun!
So the Gemini part of my Gemini-Taurus cusp personality (yes that’s a scary combination) decided one fine Sunday that we should up and go to Greece! Now the husband is the more sane among us but has a terrible weakness for traveling and when this was suggested on a particularly lazy Sunday, he thought itContinue reading “Adventuring under the Santorinian sun!”