A country within a city – The Vaticano!

Vatican City -The World’s Smallest Country We were on a much anticipated tour of Italy last year, and carving out a full day to visit this smallest independent sovereign state of the world, we took the Metro from Roma Termini to the holy city of Vatican (the most convenient way to reach the Vatican). From…

Jaisalmer – The Fabled Golden City

Jaisalmer – The Desert Experience Ahhh.. Jaisalmer ! The beautiful, the colourful, the harsh, the soft Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is a breathtakingly beautiful city of Rajasthan, which evokes the mystery and mysticism often associated with the magnificent Thar Desert. The sweeping fort of Jaisalmer looks like a beautiful mirage rising in the sands of the desert…

Udaipur – The Romantic City Of Lakes In A Day

Udaipur In A Day Once a capital of Mewar’s royal kings, the city of Udaipur is still a world full of regal charm. Besieged by several man-made lakes and the lush Aravalli Hills stretching away till the eyes can see, the City of Palaces is a romantic, surreal city that somehow balances on the precipice…

7 REASONS WHY TRAVELLING WITH YOUR FRIENDS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER

Travelling With Your Friends Friends, they say, are the family we choose for ourselves. Sharing our joys and sorrows with friends makes life beautiful, gives validation to our feelings, and makes us feel like a part of something bigger than ourselves. Ballads have been written about friendship, internet is full of succinct quotes about this…

A Holiday In Bucharest

A Brief Holiday In Bucharest – Paris of East Europe Bucharest is known as Paris of the east, and rightly so. With its east European architecture, coupled with a romantic sense of history, it is a must visit city if you happen to be anywhere in the vicinity. My husband was to visit Bucharest as…

The London Diaries

London – Where Old World Charm Meets the Delights of the Modern World Oh! London, the city of my dreams! Nothing exudes old-world charm like London. Just thinking about the place makes my mind tingle – the glamour of the West End theatre, the breathtaking charm of a concert in Royal Albert Hall, the proud…

Trip To Paris

Trip To Paris – The Epitome of Romance, Glamour and Art The love, the romance, the starry-eyed dreams of impossibly beautiful streets, and of course, the sheer coolness factor – a lot was going through our minds when we decided to go on a trip to Paris last year. We three musketeers – my husband…

Amsterdam – A day in the Happiest City of Europe

Amsterdam: Happiest City of Europe Kshitij (my infinitely better half) and I were in Belgium for a week, and decided to go to Amsterdam for some fun for a weekend. As it so happened, it was the Labour Day weekend, and we couldn’t find any booking whatsoever in all of Amsterdam. We, nevertheless, decided to…

A Honeymoon In Mauritius

Honeymoon In Mauritius – Out Of This World ! Ask anyone who is getting married as to what their plans are, and in all probability they will share with you their plans of a Honeymoon in Mauritius. And I bet you will not be surprised, because a honeymoon in Mauritius is what many Indians want….

Hong Kong Remains Popular With Indians

Destination Hong Kong – An All Time Favourite Of Indians Ever since I was a kid, I had been hearing of Hong Kong being mentioned by people as a destination that they had either visited, or were planning to visit. Today, I am 50+, but surprisingly, nothing has changed. Hong Kong remains just as popular…

Monarch Indian Cricket and Bollywood Cruise

Welcome Aboard Monarch – Indian Cricket and Bollywood Cruise Aah, a cruise – the pinnacle of luxury – from sunning yourself in the cool sea breeze on luxurious decks, to swimming in pools, grand casinos, fine dining fit for the royals, live music by the best singers in the world, spas in the middle of…

A Weekend Road Trip To Mussoorie

If you suffer from wanderlust, then any weekend is good for escaping from Delhi, especially in the summer, with temperatures hovering around 45 degrees. A weekend road trip to Mussoorie may seem too boring an idea to those who have been there before. However, if you are a diehard road-tripper, and don’t mind squeezing in…