Snæfellsnes, Iceland

July 25, 2016 7 min to read

Snæfellsnes, Iceland

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Snæfellsnes is a 90km long peninsula jutting out to the west of Iceland, at the end of which sits Snæfellsjökull – a dormant, glacier-capped volcano – made famous by Jules Verne in his Journey to the Centre of the Earth. As a destination, it is comparatively less well known than the more famous Golden Circle, Blue Lago...

Golden Circle, Iceland

July 21, 2016 3 min to read

Golden Circle, Iceland

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If you have just a couple of days to spend in Iceland, Golden Circle is where you should head to. The Golden Circle is traditionally meant to comprise of Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park Gullfoss Waterfall Strokkur Geyser But when in the area, also worth a visit are the Seltún geothermal area & Kerið Crater lake. We c...

Iceland : 12 Day Roadtrip

July 15, 2016 14 min to read

Iceland : 12 Day Roadtrip

Category : Driving

There is very little ice to be found in Iceland in summers, despite the name. (conversely, there is very little greenery – and a lot of ice – to be found on Greenland, all through the year). Instead, Iceland has a few active volcanoes, some boiling-water-spewing geysers, scalding steam vents and innumerable hot springs. ...

Hallstatt, Austria

August 1, 2015 4 min to read

Hallstatt, Austria

Category : Driving

Think Alps and we Indians get images of Switzerland in our head – snowcapped peaks, lush green meadows, cow bells, Shahrukh & Kajol etc etc. However, the Alps range stretches halfway across Europe – from France, across north of Italy, Switzerland (of course), the tiny country of Liechtenstein, Germany & Austria. And w...

Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

July 31, 2015 3 min to read

Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

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The first time I heard of this picture-postcard town, it was in a small blurb in the Indian magazine Outlook Traveller. Back then (5-6 years ago), international travel was very rare for us and this name was just filed away in some corner of my head. But over the years, the name kept cropping up, in articles or travelogues. And after ...

Czech Republic & Austria

July 24, 2015 4 min to read

Czech Republic & Austria

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For someone running a travel blog, I am ashamed to say, we had only seen one European country before this – Croatia. European countries, are a victim of their own popularity. We know exactly what to expect in a France or a England or Italy or Netherlands or Switzerland. They are still very beautiful and special, but they are mi...

Renault LiveLodgycal in Goa

June 25, 2015 8 min to read

Renault LiveLodgycal in Goa

Category : Driving

I am sprawled in the super comfortable seats of the Lodgy with the back reclined to the max, like a sleeper seat. There is enough legroom that I can stretch my 5’10” frame almost straight while lying down. It is raining hard outside and there is the melodious pitter-patter of rain falling on metal. The vipers are fighting valiant...

Pammukale, Turkey

May 24, 2015 1 min to read

Pammukale, Turkey

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We travelled to Turkey in 2011, much before we started this blog. As a country, Turkey is spectacular! A true melting pot of the East and West, Turkey is recently being credited as the cradle of human civilization (Göbekli Tepe – supposedly the site where organized religion started – as well as first cultivation of wild ...

Jal Srushti Island Resort

May 9, 2015 3 min to read

Jal Srushti Island Resort

Category : Resort

Each summer in Bombay feels more wretched and scorching than the previous one, doesn’t it ? “Is baar garmi bahut zyada hai” is the common refrain on everyone’s lips in Bombay nowadays. The neverending spells of rain in monsoon seem so alluring right now! But they are still atleast 2 months away … While we don’t have a sol...

Lonavala Drive with Tata Bolt

April 25, 2015 5 min to read

Lonavala Drive with Tata Bolt

Category : Driving

Watching Jeremy Clarkson & co review newly launched cars on Top Gear, or their Indian brethren on Autocar Show etc, have always made me so jealous. They actually get paid to drive around in new cars everyday to test them. Long drives, picturesque locations, they seem to have it all Till this Sunday, when I got to do the same with...

Puri / Konark

January 3, 2015 8 min to read

Puri / Konark

Category : Beach, Historical

(This was a small trip with Pradosh’s parents, while spending Christmas holidays with them. Not really like our other trips around Bombay, but we had a great time nonetheless, so here it is) Puri doesn’t need much introduction. It is one of the char dhams of Hinduism, site of the famous Jagannath Temple and the annual Rath Yatra....

Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

October 16, 2014 6 min to read

Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

Category : Driving, Historical

(part of our Madhya Pradesh roadtrip) Mandu is called India’s best preserved medieval city, and justifiably so. Built by the Malwa governor Dilawar Khan in 1400, Mandu had an interesting 300 years of existence before it ceased being a capital and then was abandoned due to plague. Mandu is very similar to Hampi in the sense that the...

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