Month: October 2015

Spain in 10 days- a sample itinerary

The title itself is a misnomer. It is not possible to see Spain in 10 days. However, if that is all the time you have, then this is a sample of the itinerary from our trip in 2015. Our itinerary was: 3 nights Barcelona 2 nights Villanueva del Rosario (in Andalucia) 2 nights Seville 3 […]


A tour of the Marais and the Shoah Memorial Museum

Paris, according to Wikipedia, has 130 museums. The Louvre , the Musee D’Orsay , the Rodin museum are all very popular and rightly so. However, one museum that stood out from the rest for us was the Shoah Memorial museum in the Marais district. Not because it contains beautiful pieces of art but because it […]


How to see Europe on a budget

  Not all of us can afford luxury travel. I am sure we all would love to stay in 5- star resorts , eat at Michelin star restaurants and zip around in taxis while abroad but our weak currency makes that seem a distant dream. Plus , I think its lots more fun traveling in […]

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Spanish food odyssey . . a vegetarian perspective!

It’s never been better being a vegetarian. Especially if you love sampling new cuisines and local food – and not sticking to Indian restaurants – while travelling abroad. Of course , you must do a little research beforehand but that’s the rule even if you aren’t a veggie – walking into a cute looking cafe […]


Bayeux – History revisited in Normandy

Standing on the cold, windy Utah beach in Normandy , I tried to imagine what transpired here on 6 June 1944 –  thousands of young American men landing here, to a barrage of bullets and bombs from the German forces. It seemed so unreal looking at the peaceful beach now, with waves crashing on the […]


Cortijo Sabila – THE place to stay in Andalucia

I opened the windows of my room and breathed in the fresh air – mmm, it felt so good! From my room, I could see the Andalucian countryside stretching out before me  with the mountains in the distance. The scenery was breathtaking and the silence was lovely – only broken by the bark of a […]


Independent travel to Europe – for the Indian traveller

Gone are the days when a trip abroad meant going through glossy travel company brochures and choosing a package that fit in with your interests and budget. The internet has changed all that. Every country, state and sometimes city, has its own tourism promoting website. There are sites like TripAdvisor, Fodors, Frommers etc which have […]

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