Category Travel stories

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, […]

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 […]

Planning a holiday – first steps

I hangout on a couple of travel forums and see that people, all the time ask extremely random or vague questions about the place/country they want to visit, or they expect other forum users to design an itinerary for them. Some of the questions look like this: 1) I am going in *month*, whats the […]

What’s your worth?

We went on a trip to Cairo in 2004. We stayed at the Windsor Hotel and when, many years later I found out that my favourite author William Dalrymple had also stayed there (in a totally different decade!) I felt so much unexplainable joy! It was a short but enjoyable trip. The pyramids took our […]