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A summer day in Austrian Alps

As a child, I couldn't believe that that blue sky and rolling green meadows, in the midst of which the von Trapp children discovered music, could exist. When older I knew better, of course, and dreamed of someday actually being... Continue Reading →

That medieval charm of Girona

Girona took me by surprise. Blame that on a busy month which did not really give me a chance to research in detail about Girona before the travel. So I guess in a way I wasn't expecting its beautiful, well... Continue Reading →

Hiking along the Caldera in Santorini

The hike from Fira to Oia in Santorini is my favorite memory from the visit to the island. What could possibly be a better way to see the island on the first day than walk the length (part actually) of... Continue Reading →

Budapest II

Being the cultural capital of a city ain't an easy title to live up to, but Pest does that in style. It has everything from monuments, history, castles to cool bars, cafes and food markets. Add to that dollops of... Continue Reading →

Budapest

The city of the mighty Danube. The city of Buda and Pest. The city where Western and Eastern influences collide shaping its food, culture, history and architecture. Remnants of past Turkish rule and the bygone Austro-Hungarian empire are all too... Continue Reading →

In a fairy tale: Sintra, Portugal

Sintra, a quaint Portugese town set amidst Serra de Sintra mountains, is known for its fairy-tale palaces, Romanticism style of architecture, vast gardens and thickly wooded forests. And a fairy-tale land Sintra is! With its abundant colorful and quirky castles... Continue Reading →

Heavenly vibes in Berchtesgaden

It was the summer of 2016. While planning a trip to Salzburg, I was having difficulty in zeroing in on places in the surrounding Alps region since there were just too many that excited me. I eventually fell for Berchtesgaden.... Continue Reading →

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