The Mediterranean jewel that is Capri

What can I say about Capri? The two days spent in Capri, an island off Amalfi Coast in Italy stand out among all my travel memories like a clear teacher’s pet that the teacher keep’s comparing every other student to for decades. The island of Capri, located in the Bay of Naples, is half an hour by ferry from Sorrento and about an hour by … Continue reading The Mediterranean jewel that is Capri

The Amalfi Coast drive – with gray hues instead of blue.

“Driving will not be easy in this rain.” “Why don’t we take the SITA bus?” I say, referring to the big blue public transport buses easily identifiable on the road. ” That would not be any fun.” “Fine, let’s go tomorrow then.” “Oh-kayy (sigh) Let’s just go.” This is the bizarre conversation that Sach and I had, on repeat for about 5 times, before we … Continue reading The Amalfi Coast drive – with gray hues instead of blue.

2 days in Lisbon – Part 1

Lisbon immediately captivated us with its understated, unpretentious charm. It perhaps does not equal Paris in glamour or Rome in grandeur, but Lisbon with its glorious architecture and historic squares, packs its own distinctive flavor and evokes the bygone era where it was the capital of a formidable imperial power. We reached here from London only in the afternoon, thanks to a delayed flight, and … Continue reading 2 days in Lisbon – Part 1

Weekly Photo Challenge – Monument

With its striking Gothic style and symmetry, the Parliament building in Budapest is truly monumental, and also a sight that anyone who has visited Budapest would not forget in a hurry. I was so taken in by the red-brown dome and the arches and the sheer grandeur of this architectural gem, that for the weekly photo challenge on “Monument”, this building very easily came to … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge – Monument

The hiking trails of Cinque Terre

“..The storybook journey, replete with fragrant wildflowers and colorful butterflies, is topped with uninterrupted views..¬†” When I read this article about Cinque Terre in the New York Times, the part about the paths being fragrant with wild flowers seemed like a bit of an exaggeration. But months later, as we climbed the many stairs in the hike from Monterosso to Vernazza¬†, I remember thinking that … Continue reading The hiking trails of Cinque Terre