Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland

Breathtaking Waterfalls : Iceland Travelogue Part 4

The previous day was icy and extremely cold, with almost the whole day bearing light interspersed with showers and drizzle. We had skidded on the ice on our trip to Thingvellir National Park  and had almost veered into the incoming lane .  After a not so rewarding third day of our Iceland tour yesterday, we … Read more

Setting Sun, Iceland

Rain, Sleet and Hail – Iceland Travelogue Part 3

Our third day of travel in Iceland started gloomy and wretched. It was raining outside and in fact it had rained half way through the previous night. Not only that, the rain was slowly changing into sleet and as I peeked out of my window for a glimpse of daylight, an icy shroud welcomed me … Read more

Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland Golden Circle Route.

Geysir , Gullfoss and Elves. Iceland Road Trip, Part 2

When I opened my eyes the next morning ,the rooms in the wooden cottage  at Uthlid Cottages felt hot . The heat was generated by the thermally heated floor of the cottage. I parted the shades and peeped out of the window. The sun was yet to rise, no sight of rain or clouds and the sky … Read more

Dusk at Uthlid, Iceland

Flying Into Reykjavik – An Iceland Road Trip Diary. Part 1

This time we were on a Road Trip, Flying Into Reykjavik : Iceland Road Trip Part 1, with Norwegian Airlines from Dubai, and were looking forward to a tough trip under  extreme Icelandic weather conditions. It was the 21st  of March 2017.Three families, including five children from  ages 8 to 16,  were raring to go on this challenging … Read more

Icelandic horses under a setting sun

Visiting Iceland? You should read this today

Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean and about 750 miles from the coast of Greenland. It lies just south of the Arctic Circle, to the north-west of Scandinavian Europe, and is one of the coldest inhabited places on Earth. Home to unrestrained beauty, Iceland, with its out … Read more

A gushing stream @ Plitvice

Plitvice : A day of cascading waterfalls !!

We were staying for the night at Rakovica, a small Croatian village about 8 kilometres from the gates of Plitvice National Park, or Plitvicke Jezerre as it is locally called, an UNESCO World Heritage site in Croatia. Driving down from Lake Bled in Slovenia, crossing over into  Croatia with a multi-entry Schengen visa, we had reached the Apartments … Read more

Plitvice National Park: In the heart of Croatia !

If you have ever dreamt of hiking across a land of cascading waterfalls, streams and lakes, the greenery of the forest encompassing you, with the sound and sight of water running all around you and filling your ears all day, then it has to be of Plitvice National Park in Croatia. Now a major UNESCO World Heritage … Read more

Bohenj Lake near Kranjska Gora

Best of Slovenia Alps, Lakes, Caves, Medieval Castles and the Adriatic

Slovenia a hidden gem of Europe, is a small but  beautiful (ex-Yugo) Slavic country. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Croatia to the south, Austria in the north and Hungary to the north – north east. An earthly paradise , Slovenia has been gifted with a wide variety of locales and a natural … Read more

Morning sun, Venice, Italy

3 Days in Venice. List of things to do !!

Situated at the northern end of Italy, close to its borders with Austria and Slovenia , lies Venice. One of the most cherished romantic city, Venice is a must visit in one’s lifetime. A seat symbolizing heritage, history, romance, architecture and art to its fullest Venice can be covered as a part of a quick … Read more

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