Capri

Imagine a collision! Now imagine a collision between a mountain and a sea! And the denouement is a picturesque exotic location embracing miniscule coves, cliffs and crystalline water. Although an exclusive vacation to Capri would do justice, yet a day’s trip or a few hours (from Sorrento or Naples) on this spectacular island could also…

Sorrento: a gourmet

The Sorrentine Peninsula, named after one of its very popular touristic town Sorrento, was the next stop during our long Italian summer vacations. The peninsula is located in the southern Italy with Lattari Mountains forming its geographical backbone and the enchanting Amalfi coast that lies to its south. The location of Sorrento acts like a…

Venice: the floating city of masques and more!

“We can not just ignore Venice specially when it is en-route to our this year’s summer destination. It will be our stop-over for this trip. Decided! ” Venice is one of those cities where I would like to go every year. For me there is something enchanting in its whole atmosphere- like its rock solid at…

Philadelphia…xoxo!

Hello Readers. Spring is finally here after a long wait this year. Yesterday, as I sat myself, with a cup of Cafe Latte, on our terrace garden and turned the pages of our photo album from last year (it is fun maintaining a print photo album in this digital era too) memories of Philadelphia’s beautiful…

FESTIVITIES II – DIWALI CELEBRATIONS

“For this, is a special time when family and friends get together, for fun…to cheer the days in this festive season of Diwali and always.” With commencement of Navratri, one already can fancy being cocooned with the éclat of Diwali…heavenly scented homes, prodigal shopping sprees and soul-elating home-made delicacies. Here we present to you our photo essay on DIWALI,…

Savoir faire – shopping for Dirndl

A Dirndl is a traditional dress (or as they say ‘trachten’) worn in southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Very recently I had an opportunity to wear a Dirndl to one of the Volksfests in Germany, the Cannstatter Wasen in Stuttgart. My excitement (of wearing a Dirndl) knew no bounds when a friend asked us to…

Back with a Bang!

Back with a Bang in essence is a summary of the interesting events that have been happening around us during a last couple of months.

“… a diamond among the pearls”- Anynymous.

“If European cities were a necklace, Prague would be a diamond among the pearls” – Anynymous. My dear readers, at times, it is the best to start a post with a quotation. It was the summers of 2013, and we found ourselves hitting the autobahn to Prague. Here is Prague through the lens of our iPhone camera….

Romancing the Skies of Switzerland- II

I         :”Hey! We found a beautiful place to get lost.” Friend :”Really! when and where is that place?” I         :”It was the spring of 2014, when we zeroed-in on Jungfraujoch and Interlaken in Switzerland. Never have had we thought that the place would be so beautiful and majestic…

The difference…”the Crowne Plaza difference”

“No. I really don’t want to wake up. This place is extremely cozy.” was my response when my husband was trying to wake me up so that we can proceed for the lavish breakfast-buffet (with lots of choice for morning vegetarians like me) at the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South. The two of us are big admirers of this hotel. This hotel…

The much awaited…

“The oh-so-yummy Glühwein, x-massy cakes, delicious chocolate crepes, lavish dinners” flashed when a bottle of Glühwein came to my sight while cleaning our wine cellar this weekend and instantly I found myself in the Winter Dreamland. The sweet fragrance of cinnamon-flavoured Glühwein rules the atmosphere then. The otherwise gloomy grey surroundings suddenly metamorphises into a colourful bright…