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Experiencing a Turkish Hamam in Istan...

Experiencing a Turkish Hamam in Istanbul

Turkish hamam was one of my favourite experience in Istanbul and i would highly recommend you to reserve some time for this on your Istanbul trip. Visiting a turkish hamam will not only rid you of your toxins but will also leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. How to choose a Hamam? Turkish hamams are a […]

Day trip to postcard perfect Hallstat...

Day trip to postcard perfect Hallstatt

Things to do in Hallstatt Walk around the charming town. Sip a drink or grab some lunch at one of the many lakeside cafe’s and restaurants Visit the world’s oldest salt mine. Even if you don’t have time to visit the salt mine take the funicular and take in the spectacular views from the viewing […]

Hallstatt salt mines : To visit or no...


Hallstatt salt mines or Salzwelten as it is called in German is one of the top attractions in the picturesque town of Hallstatt. The town’s history itself is linked quite heavily with the salt mining since time immemorial. In fact in early ages it was the salt deposits in this region that put this little […]

Grossglockner Alpine Drive


Grossglockner is the highest mountain in Austria at 3798 meters. I had read a lot about this beautiful high alpine drive and all we needed was a a beautiful sunny day. We were using Zell am See as our base for a few days during our Austria trip. The weather in that region was a […]

Why you should visit Hundertwasser ha...

Why you should visit Hundertwasser haus in Vienna

During our trip to Vienna i got attracted to visiting Hundertwasser haus just by looking at some pictures. I was pretty intrigued and truth be told i hardly knew anything about the artist himself before this trip. On the last day of our Vienna trip we made our way to Hundertwasserhaus by tram. It is not […]

Exploring Viñales valley

Exploring Viñales valley

Viñales is a very popular destination for most tourists heading to Cuba. So it goes without saying that the tour agencies try to do their best by offering you a plethora of activities and tours to select from. After much debate and discussion over the many tours available to explore Viñales valley, we finally decided […]

Cuba – A Heady mix of color and...

Cuba – A Heady mix of color and character

A more than a brief snippet of our memorable experience in Cuba – a country that enriched us with its unique history, uplifting people and rich culture. When we first decided to go to Cuba for our long-holiday in 2016, i have to admit it was not at the top of my list.  It seemed like […]

Alkmaar Cheese Market – Steeped...

Alkmaar Cheese Market – Steeped in tradition & history

Alkmaar cheese market has been functional since the middle ages. What you see today is a re-enactment of this traditional cheese market but it is well worth a visit. Netherlands is very famous for its cheese. Many of the cheeses from this region actually derive their name from the village or town where they are […]

Wildlife Conservation – Sad Nec...

Wildlife Conservation – Sad Necessity?

Wildlife conservation evokes varied opinions depending on who you talk to. These are some of my initial thoughts and learnings regarding the conservation model in S.Africa. I dont want to pretend to be a wildlife expert. So these are just my first thoughts. I am certain my future experiences will further refine my impression This […]

Machu Picchu Inca Trek – My Exp...

Machu Picchu Inca Trek – My Experience

The magical hike along the original Inca Trail is a nice mix of some stunning nature walks, moderately challenging climbs and a back-to-basics camping experience One of the best perks of working in a big company like eBay is the chance to go on a sabbatical for 4 straight weeks when you stick around for […]

Cogels Osylei : A paradise of eclecti...

Cogels Osylei : A paradise of eclectic architectural styles

Cogels Osylei is one of the most beautiful streets in Antwerp. In fact, the neighbourhood of Zurenborg itself is remarkably unique in how it combines so many castle-like town houses and splendid palatial mansions built in eclectic architectural styles in a small area. This off the beaten track, marvel of Antwerp should be on your must-see […]

Wildlife Conservation Experience at S...

Wildlife Conservation Experience at Shamwari, S.Africa

Welcome to my first introduction to Wildlife Conservation – My attempt to understand what it takes to run a wildlife reserve and how it feels to be a part of it. This is a short write-up on my memorable 2 weeks at Shamwari Conservation Experience at their beautiful East Cape Reserve in South Africa. During all of my […]

Antwerp central station: a perfect co...

Antwerp central station: a perfect combination of old and new

“Antwerp central station is master piece of railway architecture. The monumental building successfully preserves the 19th century architecture while combining it with modern technology and amenities to serve the 21st century traveller. This landmark of Antwerp should be on your must do list while visiting the city.” I have been to Antwerp central station many […]

Mahabalipuram – the rock cut wo...

Mahabalipuram – the rock cut wonders

“Mahabalipuram also known as Mamallapuram is a stunning example of rock cut temples and stone carvings. Located around 60 km from Chennai, this UNESCO world heritage site is perfect for a day trip.The shore temple, the descent of the Ganges, the pancha rathas and the many cave temples are the highlights of Mahabalipuram” I have […]