Vienna, Thieves, Schnitzel and Goulash

The train from Budapest brought us to Vienna at lunchtime. We were famished by the time we reached our hotel but it wasn’t yet time to check-in so we left our bags and headed out with only one place in… Continue Reading

A Visit to the Grand Old Survivor – Budapest

Budapest is not polished and gleaming like Vienna or Prague, and I think that was what made me love Budapest more. Amidst all its grandness, there was a familiarity, some ordinariness in everything and every face. There were signs of… Continue Reading

Sisi: Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary (1837-1898)

I had never heard of Sisi until I visited Vienna and have since been fascinated by her beauty and her story though I cannot say I admire her. Sisi is fondly known as the “Empress of Hearts” and often compared… Continue Reading

Memories of Istanbul: The Poetry City

Istanbul was the first place my husband and I went for a holiday. Neither of us knew much about the city except that it was one of the most visited cities in the world. It was a sudden plan and… Continue Reading

Kathmandu: The City of Temples and Palaces

My husband, Sunny, and I made an emergency trip to Kathmandu last week because we felt like we were about to explode from needing a break from the daily life. We longed for a week where nothing was expected from… Continue Reading

AS NIGHT FALLS ON KATHMANDU VALLEY

As night falls on Kathmandu valley on a Saturday, in a village nearby, the mothers are calling their children home after a long leisure day under the sun and in the dust. The smell of curries rises from the tin… Continue Reading

Santorini: The Sublime (Greece)

Santorini is a place where the blues of the sky and the sea come together in its bluest best, the white houses are the whitest, the green leaves are the greenest and every other colour you find is at its… Continue Reading