Category Travel

Driving around the world

Our holidays are mostly family holidays. So, there’s me, the better half and two kids. At times we are accompanied by other family members, an uncle here or an aunt there or in-laws or my mum or sister; you get the idea. don’t you 🙂 My husband and I love to drive. But essentially, we […]

Visiting Auschwitz & Birkenau

Several years ago, while still in college, I was introduced by a dear friend to books of fiction themed around the second world war. I devoured them one by one and the more I read, I wanted to read some more – I was trying to understand and imagine those terrifying and cruel times and […]

Things to do….differently

Several years ago, when water sports was unheard of in India, travellers heading to the far-east (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand) would look forward to indulging in some water-related activity (water scooters, para-sailing, para-gliding, etc). Water sports was unique, different and adventurous. But not anymore. Nowadays water-sports of the kind I have mentioned here are passe’. Water […]

Vegetarian on the prowl

I believe that travelling to a new place must include activities that engage all our senses. Every place has a different vibe. The way people walk, talk, drive, bargain, look at you, respond to you, everything changes….so does food! Food in my opinion is an important part of every culture, so a trip cannot be […]

Pace of a trip

A lot of times, I come across posts on travel forums about itineraries. Travellers who want to see Hampi in one day are in Europe for a week and want to see Vienna on Day 1, Prague on Day 2 and Budapest on Day 3 want to start a trip in Bangalore and cover Hampi, […]

Small & Beautiful Singapore!

There are big-time travellers out there, people who have made a profession out of travelling that brings in the moolah and allows them to travel some more! Well, I am not that big a traveller, I haven’t yet set foot on some of the continents and there are just about a dozen countries on my […]

These are a few of my favourite….websites!

In an earlier post, I talked about planning a trip efficiently. Here are some websites that I rely on and have found useful: My first stop ALWAYS is: http://www.lonelyplanet.com My next stop is the official tourism website of the country I want to visit: http://www.germany-tourism.de http://www.austria.info http://www.spain.info http://www.visitgreece.gr http://www.visitsingapore.com/en.html These are some websites I looked […]