Holland has become synonymous with tulips over the centuries. It has even built a multimillion dollar floral industry upon it. While tulips were introduced to the Dutch in the 16th century by Turkey, there is something exceptional about watching tulips amongst the windmills of Holland. Especially so at Keukenhof Park which has the biggest display of these bulb beauties […]
At the beginning of every year Venice overcomes the winter gloom by putting on its festive hat. The floating streets of Venice are adorned with people in pompous costumes and masks to celebrate the Carnival in full glory. There is a galore of Venetian costume balls, dinners and parties thrown all over the city but […]
Walking in Rome is like travelling back in time, from over 2000 years ago in the Roman occupied Italy to 500 years ago in the arms of Renaissance. It is like roaming in an open air museum. You don’t necessarily need to enter a world heritage site or museum to see the ancient ruins, Rome beholds it’s history […]
Golden Circle is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Iceland and an easy day trip from the capital Reykjavik. This is also perfect if you are doing a quick stop over. If you do have the time though, we highly recommend renting your own car and exploring the Golden Circle as we did. However, if you are not […]
Iceland, the geothermal sub-arctic island has beautifully preserved its pristine landscape for nature lovers. Yet it goes beyond that to provide a haven for the adventure seekers. Glacier hiking, Lava tube caving, ATV off-roading, you name it, there are plenty of adventure sports to choose from; we indulged in freezing water snorkeling/diving between the tectonic plates in Silfra fissure […]
After spending 2 weeks in Italy, I can tell you that it is useful to have the knowledge of some basic Italian words and phrases. Unlike some other European countries where English is popularly and fluently spoken, not all Italians speak fluent English. So its nice to put an effort to learn their language when they are trying hard to […]
Experiences gathered when travelling to a new place can eventually turn into useful tips for the next person visiting that place. So here I am, passing along a list of 10 tips that I have gathered from my recent trip to Italy.
Home to the windmills and tulips, land below sea level .. as the saying goes .. ‘God created the world but the Dutch created Holland’. Amsterdam being the capital of Netherlands, offers more than just tulips and windmills. A city with more bikes than people, meandering canals, overflowing beer, crazy party scene, aptly called ‘Venice of the North’ .. Amsterdam is a city full of action.
It is tempting not to visit Scotland when taking a trip to UK but you have a time limited itinerary, what do you do? You head to Edinburgh, the Scottish capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Three days in Edinburgh is long enough for you to experience the charm of this gothic city and short enough […]
Thanks to Shakespeare, Jane Austin and all those period British movies, an image of English countryside is imprinted in your head which for me was brought to life with my visit to the villages of Cotswold. And boy, was it magnificent! If you are visiting London then you MUST take a weekend trip to Cotswold, it sure was the […]