Miscellaneous · Travel

8 Ways Of Making Your Travel Life A Lot Healthier And Positive

Travelling offers several joys and positives quite like none other. Whether you’re just going on a short drive or you’re looking for a long road trip, just getting out and hitting the road acts like a great stress buster.  The open road and the new sense of adventure that hits you combine to release all… Continue reading 8 Ways Of Making Your Travel Life A Lot Healthier And Positive

Travel · United States

Cruising on the Norwegian Pearl – the idea of a perfect holiday

Cruising on the Norwegian Pearl on a 14 day round trip on the Panama Canal to and from Tampa is a wonderful way to discover the Caribbean ports of call. A massive ship with a Gross Register Tonnage of 93530 and a Guest Capacity 2394 on double occupancy, the 965 feet tall and 125 feet… Continue reading Cruising on the Norwegian Pearl – the idea of a perfect holiday

Switzerland · Travel

Soap Museum (Seifenmuseum), St. Gallen – a unique, offbeat attraction

A museum dedicated to soap…sounds rather strange…… These exactly were my thoughts when I first heard about the Seifenmuseum in St. Gallen. While I decided to see all the conventional, ‘touristy’ sights in this beautiful Swiss city, my love for the unusual and offbeat drew me to the Soap Musuem.  Located in Grossackerstrasse St Gallen, the museum… Continue reading Soap Museum (Seifenmuseum), St. Gallen – a unique, offbeat attraction

Karnataka · Travel

NIMHANS Heritage Museum, Bangalore

A premier and multidisciplinary institute dedicated to research, patient care, training and academic pursuit in the field of mental health and neurosciences, NIMHANS is a landmark that is hard to miss in Bangalore.  NIMHANS was declared as an institute of National Importance by the Government of India in 2012. In order to commemorate this momentous… Continue reading NIMHANS Heritage Museum, Bangalore

Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: Monsoon Magic in Coorg

Often dubbed as the Scotland of India, Coorg is arguably one of the most scenic places in South India.  Nestled along the Western Ghats, it is located in between Mysore and Mangalore and is a popular getaway from Bangalore.  With mist clad landscapes, coffee estates and enchanting flora and fauna, Coorg aka Kodagu is a… Continue reading Photoessay: Monsoon Magic in Coorg

Switzerland · Travel

Teddy Bear Museum, Baden: for the love of cuddly Teddy Bears

Few toys are more endearing than soft, cuddly teddy bears.  An intrinsic part of most people’s growing years, teddy bears are synonymous with precious childhood memories, warmth and a sense of comfort.  As a toy, teddy bears were manufactured in the early 20th century and the first teddy bears were made just like real life cubs. … Continue reading Teddy Bear Museum, Baden: for the love of cuddly Teddy Bears

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: A paradise called Regensberg, a hill town near Zurich

Often referred to as the paradise on earth, there is no denying the fact that Switzerland is a country of unparalled beauty.  As mentioned in several of my previous posts, the country is dotted with several quaint towns that are replete with picture perfect landscapes and oodles of old world charm.  Most of these towns… Continue reading Photoessay: A paradise called Regensberg, a hill town near Zurich

Kerala · Travel

Onam: the all inclusive cultural celebration of Kerala

Coconut palm fringed coasts, house boats, Kathakali, boat races, Kalaripayattu, elephants and much more…Kerala is a state of many colours.  And one thing that is quintessentially Kerala is Onam. Rituals and customs aplenty A festival that transcends barriers and brings together various religious communities, Onam is a celebration quite like none other.  A symbol of abundance… Continue reading Onam: the all inclusive cultural celebration of Kerala

Switzerland · Travel

Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis: of triumph and tragedy

Triumph, tragedy enigma, myth and of course Toblerone…these are just some of the emotions and thoughts associated with the Matterhorn which is arguably one of the most famous symbols of Switzerland. The near symmetrical pyramidal peak which stands at a towering 4478 meters is one of the highest in Europe. The mountain which is also… Continue reading Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis: of triumph and tragedy

Switzerland · Travel

Five things to do in the Swiss chalet village of Brienz

It is no secret that Switzerland is full of charming, picture perfect villages, utterly beautiful landscapes and awe inspiring lakes.  Brienz located on the shores of the serene Brienz lake is one such village that is dotted with wooden chalets and boasts of tradition and culture galore.  Nestled amidst the turquoise lake and the mighty… Continue reading Five things to do in the Swiss chalet village of Brienz