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Rome Diaries – Pantheon and Trevi Fountain

You can catch up with the previous two posts Italian Diaries – Sneak peek of Rome and Rome Diaries – Colosseum and Palatine Hill before reading ahead . Continuing on our Roman adventure, we decided to do a self-guided tour of Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps, all architectural delights. We got off on the same Read More

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Rome Diaries — Colosseum, Palatine Hill and fun

Just like all travellers, we had a list of things to experience and do (concentrated around eating) when we visited Rome. The large city is fairly modern with its public transport being easy to follow and use. Each Metro train and bus station has displayed large routes with Metro numbers and bus numbers and their stops Read More

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Italian Diaries: Sneak Peek of Rome

European cities are beautiful. A fantastic public transport, friendly people and an unrushed life makes for some great tourist destinations. But Europe is on  edge after the recent terror attacks in Belgium and Paris as is apparent from the large army presence at almost all monuments, railway stations and airports. There is also a raging Read More

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The Royal and spectacular Jodhpur

India lives in its small towns. Amid the squalor and narrow lanes exists warmth and hospitality.  Here the neighbors still know each other’s families since generations. There is a beautiful element of culture and tradition yet a brush with modernity and a burning zeal to excel. I love to travel, and some of my most Read More

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Oyster Opera – The pearl in the Kerala backwaters

My previous post took you through a homestay, Treasure Trove, in Wayanad. You may want to read that post here. Exhausted by travel through the winding ghat roads, we finally reach Oyster Opera at Padane in Kerala. Before we reach the place, our car runs parallel to the interesting backwaters of Kerala. This is a Read More

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Scenic Wayanad — the vacation begins!

We started our journey by road to Wayanad from Bangalore. We were going to a small homestay,Treasure Trove, our first destination.  The trip itinerary and booking was done by Shivya and Sifty from India Untravelled courtesy the Indiblogger contest that I’d won recently. We had done this route earlier and knew the route quite well. Read More

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Foodie vacation culminates in Amritsar

After gastronomically delightful stays in Delhi and Agra that I detailed in Foodie vacation and foodie vacation continues in Agra, we move on to the city of Amritsar. The scary incident in the train notwithstanding, we looked forward to our stay here. And the city delights every single time I visit. After we reached our Read More

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Foodie Vacation continues in Agra!

The previous post detailed the food escapades in Delhi. So we caught a train to Agra which took a wee bit more time than by car from Delhi. I was looking forward to going to Agra that we had skipped on our last tour to North India a couple of years back. Not only is Read More