Travelling woes!

While travel can be enlightening, entertaining and even empowering it is not free from hassles and horrid situations. It can at times, seem like a bad dream from which you are unable to awaken even after consistent efforts. These nightmarish situations can befall us due to poor planning, sheer bad luck or because we are…

A little bit of heaven…

A little bit of heaven in God’s own country, Kumarakom, in the backwaters of Kerela in southern India is a village (a cluster of little islands) on Vembanad Lake. We visited Kumarakon, over an extended weekend, more than a decade ago. The lazy backwaters settles you in for a leisurely holiday. Choose to stay in…

Culture and Customs… reflections!

When visiting a new place, almost every traveller seeks to learn a bit of its history, culture, customs in the limited timeframe available. Palaces, castles, museums, religious houses allow us an insight into these various aspects that represent a place, region or country.  One very significant, unique and enjoyable attraction that can bring us to…

Beyond Travelling!

There are many who ask me, “what is so great about travelling other than the fact that you see a new place each time?”. “Isn’t it bothersome? Doesn’t it get to you? The packing / unpacking, the layovers, the delays etc.?” Well, may be! Actually, all the organising and preparations that goes into planning a…

5 days exploring Dublin and the East Coast

Our final destination on our trip to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; Dublin, the capital city of Ireland is unique in many ways. Warm and welcoming, it has plenty to offer to every traveller from around the world. With the River Liffey flowing through its centre, the city has many outdoor recreational activities…

A week in the Republic of Ireland – exploring the west and east coasts

This is a contuniation to my earlier post A 12 Days Travel Itinerary of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Our desire to visit this beautiful island stemmed from our love of Irish music. This country’s music resonates the kind of music that is very familiar to our homeland (Assam) and its musicians. Its…

Of rumbling tummies and warm hearts…

@ Marktstüble, Stuttgart Markthalle Relished Swabian cuisine recommended by a wonderful, young man. It was busy lunch hour but his friendly welcome and infectious smile won our hearts. We left full tummies and humming hearts. During our travels, we meet people who leave an everlasting imperssion. Oftentimes, they are kind and gracious, a mirror to…

A Travel Experience! A Musical Evening In Dublin

“Collect moments. Not things.” – Karen Salmonsohn A Musical Evening In Dublin In May last year, we were in Ireland for exactly 12 days, with 4 nights in Belfast (Northern Ireland which is part of United Kingdom) and 8 nights in the Republic of Ireland. Hardly enough days to explore the vast green fields and…

Wurzburg – A Hidden Gem On The Romantic Route, Germany

“Travelling – It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta For long, the Romantic Route in Germany has fascinated me. I believe it was introduced as a strategy to boost tourism in the 1950s. It includes cities and towns which are ‘quintessentially German’, dotted with fairy-tale inspired castles and breath…