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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WPC: One Love

I’m truly overwhelmed with all the support that I have received for my last post and here’s a big shout-out to all the bloggers who reached out. It’s heartening to know that people still care — even if I never ‘actually’ met them. I didn’t realize that my post would garner such a reaction. I’m…

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When AMS Strikes

After spending a day in Gangtok, we decided to head towards the north. The mountain town of Lachung averages about 9,600 feet (2,900 m) and requires a day of travel from the capital. Google maps indicates a 3 hour long journey. However, I remember taking longer to reach there. Part of the reason could be roadblocks…

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Gangtok in a Day

Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, is the starting point for all exploration trails in the state. Most travelers make the mistake of spending less than a day in this mountain town. Although, the average altitude of Gangtok doesn’t rise beyond 1650 m (5,410 ft), it’s advisable to acclimatize for a few days, before proceeding…

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