Rajasthan on a Budget – Udaipur, Jaisalmer & Mount Abu

Where there is a will, there is a way! My Rajasthan trip is proof that no matter how broke and how short of time, there is always scope for a holiday. Ankur (the husband) and I had just come back from a 2 week holiday to England and Scotland and had moved into a new house together. We were broke and couldn’t afford to take … Continue reading Rajasthan on a Budget – Udaipur, Jaisalmer & Mount Abu

Cambodia : Unearthing the Past

When they said travel teaches you in a way school doesn’t, they weren’t wrong. The history i learnt in school  featured India as a melting pot of cultures influenced by the Aryans, Mughals and the British. Sadly, it did no justice to the influence we had on the rest of the world – Southeast Asia in particular. This only meant that I was quite ignorant … Continue reading Cambodia : Unearthing the Past

Where’s my Coffee ?

I was in that ugly phase of life where I didn’t know what I wanted; what was my purpose; what to plan my life around? Deep thought-provoking questions with no answers! So I got thinking and wondered what got me happy? That 9PM coffee ritual with my BFF in hostel —– Sleeping in till 2 PM. Not because I was sleepy, but because the college … Continue reading Where’s my Coffee ?

One Day Guide to Ljubljana

I am sitting down to write after what seemed like a never ending and extra busy week. I have never yearned for the weekend more ; to sit down, sip some coffee (and wine), stroll around the neighbourhood and just unwind.And that is exactly what Ljubljana is- It is the weekend of your otherwise busy and packed Eurotrip week. Located just a few hours away … Continue reading One Day Guide to Ljubljana

Slovenia – In harmony with Nature

I grew up reading Enid Blyton, and often find myself wishing to get away from the city and discover the simple joys of farms, hills and brooks ( For a break of course. I am a city girl through and through otherwise).  I found myself dreaming of those Famous Five escapades packed with picnics, hikes, bicycle trips and of course adventure. 15 years later, dreams … Continue reading Slovenia – In harmony with Nature

Inside Istanbul : Top 15 things to do

When Turkish Airlines gives you a Mumbai-Istanbul-London return fare at 28,000 INR (just 400 USD), it only makes sense to make Istanbul part of your travel plan.It also helps that Istanbul is a cultural melting pot, it straddles two different cultures and continents, has some delicious coffee and offers plenty of avenues to shop. Note : Turkish Airlines offers a free day tour of Istanbul … Continue reading Inside Istanbul : Top 15 things to do

Along the Adriatic : Hvar, Dubrovnik

Welcome to Dalmatia, the oh-so-beautiful eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea lined with islands and stone fortresses and so full of history. How to get here? The largest city in this region, Split was the transit point of our travel plans in the Dalamatian coast. We booked our bus from Plitvice ( our previous destination) to Split through  http://www.buscroatia.com/ . From Split, you can reach Zadar, Hvar … Continue reading Along the Adriatic : Hvar, Dubrovnik

Getting around Plitvice Lakes in one day

Plitvice National Park & Lakes Plitvička jezera, or just Plitvice,  is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia.In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register. Plitvice has 16 lakes interconnected through small and large water falls scattered along the mountainous train. The blue waters with green hues make for plenty … Continue reading Getting around Plitvice Lakes in one day