No spring nor summer is as elegant as Autumn! Shorter days, chilly evenings, hot coffees, cosy book stores, Christmas markets and the golden hues make the fall season very special in London. The leaves elegantly flutter on the trees, dance in the autumn air and then gracefully fall. Remembering the time spent in London during […]

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Capri – The chic Island

Capri the chic island

There are books written, movies made and poems sung about this beautiful Romantic city of Rome. But for me, it was not an Eat pray love story in Rome.Guess it was not my cup of tea. I didn’t feel like staying there for more than two days. It was late April and was already full of tourists […]

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Living the Bollywood dream

keukenhof tulip festival

We as Indians take Bollywood very seriously, we often get intimidated by the locations the movies were shot at. The Tulip fields of Netherlands is one such for me.

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Hostel – A backpacker’s Best Friend

Have you ever had a one-pot meal? In my country, it takes the form of the ubiquitous ‘kichidi’- You put in rice, pulses, veggies along with every other thing under the sun and it magically happens to taste good! For me, as a traveller, hostels are those one-pot meals which I savour throughout my journey- I […]

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How Paris changed the way I travel – A Cruise to Remember

It was one of those beautiful bright evenings on a cruise boat. I wanted to see the city of Paris from the waters and settled down at the end of the upper deck. The wind blew softly as the cruise started. It was a lively scene on both sides of the river- a girl was […]

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Nine Things to Experience in Amsterdam

1. Go on a free walking tour Go to Dam Square and find people with red umbrellas. They are SANDEMANs NEW Europe volunteers who can organize a free tour for you (you can tip them if you really like the tour). They can also get you decent discounts on other regular tours. 2. Rent a bike […]

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Why Paris Holds a Special Place in My Heart

Paris, for me, was a package of many firsts- It was my first European destination, my first solo international trip, my first backpacking experience; it was the start of many new things including this blog! 🙂 I was both nervous and excited when the plane landed in Charles de Gaulle airport; the whole thing was like […]

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I can’t think of a single traveler who doesn’t have Italy on their travel list! And yes, it’s justified, it being such a beautiful country with a rich and well-known history. Here is my quick guide to some of the major cities in Italy. Rome:  I was so happy to tick the incredible Colosseum off […]

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Amsterdam- More than just a sin city

Netherlands-Bhavya vatrapu

When I returned home from Amsterdam, people were only interested in knowing about the debauchery in the city. I laughed to myself at their ignorance and how they hold misconceptions about a place. One afternoon over lunch, a local family was telling me what the city meant to them. To them, it was a city […]

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