travel tour organized badly Thomas Cook

Recently the elder son went to Malaysia after claiming the prize he won by winning the city round of the quiz. The contest was hosted by Thomas Cook. Now, personally I do not go for organized trips with travel agencies unless it is planned by my sister’s agency so I was curious to see the Read More →

Vatican is a tiny city-state, the smallest in the world surrounded by Rome. Of course, as a tourist, you don’t exactly feel that you are getting into a new country nor are you asked to show any documents so well interesting trivia to know. Vatican is the seat of the Catholic Church and the Pope is Read More →

rome diaries pantheon trevi fountain

You can catch up with the previous two posts Italian Diaries – Sneak peek of Rome and Rome Diaries – Colosseum and Palatine Hill before reading ahead . Continuing on our Roman adventure, we decided to do a self-guided tour of Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps, all architectural delights. We got off on the same Read More →

rome street

European cities are beautiful. A fantastic public transport, friendly people and an unrushed life makes for some great tourist destinations. But Europe is on  edge after the recent terror attacks in Belgium and Paris as is apparent from the large army presence at almost all monuments, railway stations and airports. There is also a raging Read More →


Have you ever looked at the sky at night? No, I am not talking about the cursory glances we city folks throw at the inky black sky. I am talking about actually staring at it and staring at it for long, observing each detail of the vast Universe. So long that the stars and the planets Read More →

Mussoorie (pronounced Masūrī) is a hill station in India renowned for its heights, beautiful flora, and breathtaking variety in fauna. A resort town atop of being a popular station, it’s in the northern part of India within the district of Dehradun, and is famous for having a history entwined with the 1959 Tibetan Rebellion. According Read More →