Sight-seeing in Vienna, Austria

You are in Vienna. Give yourself a good deal of time. Well, actually, loads of it. Hope you have packed a good pair of shoes that will ‘allow you to walk all day’? A few more things that you need to have — map of the city, bottle of water, […]

Sight-seeing in Vienna, Austria

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Idling in idyllic Hallstatt

This is amusing. When we were drawing up our itinerary for our holiday in Austria this May, I did an image search on Google with the phrase, ‘beautiful Austria’. The laptop screen was instantly taken over by photos of verdant hills, wild flowers, a lake, a church’s tower overlooking the […]

A Perfect Summer Holiday in Austria

Meadows, wild flowers, charming chalets, lofty trees, lakes, snow-capped Alps…these images of Austria had long enamourmed us and had implored us to plan an Austrian holiday. But bound by our self-set rule to not go back to the same region within 2 years (4 yrs ago we went to Swutzerland […]


Sri Lankan Lunch

Must Eat and Must Drink When in Sri Lanka

Food is an integral part of our travel experience. Where ever we go, we eat only local. Period. Never ever carried separate food even for our daughter, expect those intial two years when she was on baby food. Sri Lanka was no different. In fact, we had made major plans […]

Where & What of Shopping in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is extremely rich in its handicrafts. I absolutely went berserk upon seeing their masks, statues, leather products, fabrics. And then they are famous for their gems and semi-precious stones too. Plus, Sri Lanka has Noritake’s outselts. In short, I knew, this would be heaven. To top it, our […]

Shopping at Laksala in SriLanka

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Drive from Galle to Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo and Galle are connected by two roads. The Southern Expressway, 125 kms long, extremely scenic – you must take this road should you have time in your hand. We however, were short on time. Plus, we wanted to visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatching Centre, and so we took the […]

Sight-seeing in Galle, Sri Lanka

A wee bit of a town, with a strong history, Galle, is for people who like to see the ‘ordinary’ in a country and yet find it extra-ordinary. You will find here an overwhelming leftover of the Portugese and Dutch occupation. And although we were staying in Unawatuna (Read: Review […]

Markets & Fishing in Galle, Sri Lanka