24 Hours in Rome

How do you spend the last few hours in Rome? Should you set on a monument hopping tour, binge on Gelatos, or sit in a cafe and let time slip away? It’s a tough choice. But when the weather is perfect — you might want to let your feet — carry you wherever they might…

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Reading Stories Written in Paint

It was our third day in Rome and finally, it was time to explore St.Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum. It’s a wise idea to start early in the morning — before the swarms of tourists throng the gates. Unfortunately, for us, many other visitors and pilgrims had thought of a similar game plan. We…

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Riding the Wave of Hope

We had the next day perfectly planned. Armed with a printed version of our pre-planned itinerary and a copy of Lonely Planet, we were going to visit all the major architectural gems of Rome — come sun or not. Just as we were leaving, the Sri Lankan nun, at the reception, smiled sweetly and handed…

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The First Taste of Rome

Roughly around this time, six years back, we had set on our maiden trip to Europe. After a whirlwind tour of Paris, Amsterdam, and Venice (in a period of less than two weeks); we headed to Rome. Those who have been following us for a year, no pressure here, might remember some of those posts.…

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Seeking Glass Horses & Seagulls in Venice

Venice beckons more than two days of exploration time. And yet, if you plan right, two days might just suffice. On our second day we headed to the island of Murano. Vaporetto services connect each island to another. Barring the afternoon sun – the journey is a fun ride. And wish as you may; it…

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The Art of Getting Lost

After a whirlwind tour of Amsterdam, it was time to head to Venice. It might be faster and cheaper to fly between cities. However, the advantage of opting for the Euro-rail would be the picturesque scenery outside your window. Our train, starting from Paris, would pass through Switzerland in the morning. We woke-up early to…

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