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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...

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...

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 ...

Gir National Park

April 22, 2014 14 min to read

Gir National Park

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So it was like a black mark on our wanderlust credentials that we hadn’t yet visited Gir National Park, which is practically next door in Gujarat. To be fair, although Gujarat sounds closeby, Gir is about 800 km away by road from Mumbai – because the road skirts all the way around Gulf of Khambat. Same with trains. And with only ...

Croatia : Part II – Dalmatian Coast

June 20, 2013 13 min to read

Croatia : Part II – Dalmatian Coast

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After finishing capital city Zagreb and the beautiful Plitvice National Park in Part 1, we reached Split on the Dalmatian Coast Croatia’s oldest (and second largest) city was founded in 305 AD by Roman Emperor Diocletian. He built a magnificent fortified palace by the sea as his retirement home, after he gave up the throne in Rome ...

Croatia : Part I – Zagreb & Plitvice

June 20, 2013 11 min to read

Croatia : Part I – Zagreb & Plitvice

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Croatia ? Sounds vaguely familiar, but don’t quite know or remember ? Croatia is on the Mediterranean sea, across the Adriatic from Italy. There are thousands of islands off the coast – also called Dalmatian coast. Lots of coastal towns, pretty as a postcard, with their orange riled roofs. It is one of the erstwhile Yugoslavi...

Ladakh

July 21, 2012 22 min to read

Ladakh

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If you’re a travel enthusiast in India, Ladakh has to feature high on your list of must-see places and we are no different. Because of its remote location and tough terrain, Ladakh is best enjoyed in a group and it requires a week at the very least. Hence, it had remained on our to-do list for far too long. So when an opportunity t...

Bandhavgarh National Park

February 1, 2012 6 min to read

Bandhavgarh National Park

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When we first drove through Bandhavgarh National Park, all we saw were the godawful roads inside the sanctuary. It was a neverending series of potholes which even backward Africans would refuse to acknowledge as a road. At 9 pm in the night, after 2 hours of traveling in the car from Katni station over Madhya Pradesh’s not-so-good ...

Kerala

December 27, 2011 13 min to read

Kerala

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It was the first full-family holiday for Pradosh’s family – us both, Pradosh’s parents and his brother and his wife Munnar (Day 1) We caught the Spicejet flight to Kochi from Mumbai, which left at 0830. After landing in Kochi around 11am, we headed off towards Munnar in our vehicle for the trip. The first half of th...

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