Kuekenhof Park, Holland – Tales of the Tulips

Kuekenhof Park, Holland – Tales of the Tulips

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 […]

The Venice Carnival

The Venice Carnival

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 […]

Golden Circle – Iceland

Golden Circle – Iceland

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 […]

Snorkelling/Diving between the Tectonic Plates in Silfra, Iceland

Snorkelling/Diving between the Tectonic Plates in Silfra, Iceland

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 […]

Basic Italian Words & Phrases

Basic Italian Words & Phrases

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 […]

7 ways to enjoy Koninklijke Amsterdam …. PROOST!!

7 ways to enjoy Koninklijke Amsterdam …. PROOST!!

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.

ENCHANTING EDINBURGH – Top 10 things to do

ENCHANTING EDINBURGH – Top 10 things to do

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 […]