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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24 Hrs in Amsterdam

The best way to follow-up Paris is to head straight for Amsterdam. After 4 days of back-to-back sight seeing; we chose to slow down the pace. Or at-least that’s what we tried to do. Thalys covers the distance – between the two cities – in about 3 hours. Technically, we had 36 hours in hand to explore Amsterdam. But, given…

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Put your Feet to the Test in Paris

So you’ve survived your first day in Paris. Now it’s time to raise the bar and get those feet some much needed exercise. You’re thinking, “Surely, I could use the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus!”. Ah! But do you want to might miss out on the quaint sights en-route? Paris is best explored on foot. That said – it’s…

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Rulebook to Surviving Day-1 in Paris

Let’s suppose, for the next few posts, I’m sitting in an imaginary time machine and have set the dial to the summer of 2010. At this moment, we don’t have a blog, zero trip planning/travel experience, and butterflies in our stomachs. What we do have is two weeks of precious leave, an opportunity to discover…

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60 Minutes along the Rhine

Neighbouring France and Germany, the city of Basel offers a heady mix of natural beauty, traditional Swiss culture, and modernity. Undoubtedly, there would be lots to pursue here. But if you’re making a pit-stop at Basel, with less than a day in hand, then taking a walk along the River Rhine should be your top priority. Evenings are perfect to…

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Finding Fidel in Bruges

OK. To tell you the truth, we didn’t know who Fidel was – not until I Googled his name yesterday. And yes, he’s Bruges most famous citizen – atleast that’s what most of the other blogs and travel portals say! I mistook him for Lupo, another celebrity (royal) dog. So what’s the deal with Fidel? Well, besides…

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6 Hours in Köln

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Top 5 Things to do in Brussels

So you’ve decided to extend your stay in Brussels. After ticking off the main tourist sights, there will be lots more left to pursue. Skip the transport system and see where your feet take you. Like most European towns/cities, Brussels eclectic energy is best enjoyed along its streets. But when you’re tired, ensure you know…

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