Switzerland · Travel

Zurich Toy Museum: A Nostalgic Journey Through Childhood

We just celebrated Children’s Day in India on 14-Nov and come 20-Nov, it is World Children’s Day. Toys and children are intrisically associated with one another and if childhood toys are something that gets you all nostalgic, visiting the Zürcher Spielzeugmuseum aka Zurich Toy Museum must be on your list. Yet another insighful museum in… Continue reading Zurich Toy Museum: A Nostalgic Journey Through Childhood

Miscellaneous · Travel

One Day in Amsterdam: Things to see and do

A vivacious downtown, a fascinating skyline, an intriguing network of unbiquitous canals, an eclectic food and drink scene and a bustling nightlife. To say that Amsterdam is a multi-faceted city is definitely not an understatement. With world class museums and royal palaces, quirky neighbourhoods, local markets and an endless assortment of places to eat and… Continue reading One Day in Amsterdam: Things to see and do

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: Post Cards from Chur: Switzerland’s oldest city

There is no dearth of picturesque towns and cities when in the land of Helvita aka Switzerland. Chur, which is the oldest city of the country is one such Alpine beauty. The capital of the Graubünden canton, Chur forms for a perfect day trip from Zurich. On my recent visit to this historical city, I… Continue reading Photoessay: Post Cards from Chur: Switzerland’s oldest city

Miscellaneous · Travel

Things to See and Do around Madrid Atocha

The Spanish capital of Madrid is undoubtedly a great place to visit. Home to one of the world’s greatest art museums, the Prado, Madrid also offers stunning architecture, fascinating history, and some really incredible food. It is no wonder the city gets more than seven million international visitors every year. And for many of those… Continue reading Things to See and Do around Madrid Atocha

Switzerland · Travel

Water fountains: a Ubiquitous Fixture in Zurich

Often referred to as the financial captial of Switzerland, Zurich is an eclectic city that offers a host of interesting sights which include its lake, unique museums, chocolate stores and high street shopping arenas. But one thing that catches your attention as your tour this city, is the presence of water fountains everywhere. While this… Continue reading Water fountains: a Ubiquitous Fixture in Zurich

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: Autumn in Zurich – Postcards, Vignettes and more…

Arguably the most beautiful season of the year, autumn is synonymous with change. Nature’s splash of brown, rust, ochre, mustard, orange, red and chestnut during this time is indeed a treat for the eyes. With leaves changing colour and slowly falling off and temperatures dropping, it is a time to create those warm, hygge vibes… Continue reading Photoessay: Autumn in Zurich – Postcards, Vignettes and more…

Miscellaneous · Travel

Madrid on a Culture Trail – Art, History and more

Madrid is often referred to as the cultural capital of Spain, and for good reason. While other Spanish cities boast of several incredible insights into the country’s history, architecture and art, Madrid should be your starting point for any exploration of the most important cultural hotspots of the country. But with so much to choose… Continue reading Madrid on a Culture Trail – Art, History and more

Karnataka · Travel

St. Lawrence Shrine Basilica: Attur, Karkala

There is never a dearth of interesting sights and experiences when you travel to coastal Karnataka, especially the South Canara region. Mangalore and Udupi are replete with interesting experiences spanning art, culture, history and nature making them perfect gems for the immersive traveller. The St. Lawrence Shrine Basilica located in Attur is one such place… Continue reading St. Lawrence Shrine Basilica: Attur, Karkala

Karnataka · Travel

Hasti Mangala: an ode to the Indian Elephant

Today is Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the main festivals of the Hindu calendar and one dedicated to the Lord of Beginnings aka Lord Ganesha. Arguably India’s most loved God, Ganapati, as He is also known as, is the remover of all obstacles and hence mandatorily worshipped before starting any task. The Lord has an elephant… Continue reading Hasti Mangala: an ode to the Indian Elephant

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: Pilatus – the perfect picnic idea from Lucerne

A land of magnificent landscapes and immense scenic beauty, there is never a dearth of idyllic getaways when you are in Switzerland. Mount Pilatus or Pilatus as it is also known is one such getaway and the ideal mountain adventure from the picturesque town of Lucerne. A jagged mountain that overlooks Lucerne, Pilatus offers some… Continue reading Photoessay: Pilatus – the perfect picnic idea from Lucerne