L’Express in Brussels

During a bus tour in Belgium, I met an Indian girl called Deepa. After the tour ended, we both decided to have dinner together and that’s when she introduced me to a Lebanese restaurant called ‘L’Express’. It is very close to the Grand Place and it is a small narrow looking restaurant. The pita chicken (normal) costs Euros 9 and …

2 must visit cities from Brussels

Bruges and Ghent are the two beautiful cities which I surely recommend visiting from Brussels. These are the two cities I had planned as I had very little time in Belgium. I had taken a bus tour with Buendia Tours (Phone +32471587908). The tour costed around AUD 72.73 and I booked it through Viator website. The guide was very good …

5 cool museums in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has plenty of museums and they cater for everyone. To be precise, there are around 75 museums in Amsterdam. They have unique museums like museum of torture and museum of bags. Since I was here only for 4 days, I could not visit every single museum but I did visit four of the museums in the list below. Note: …

Over the edge Swing in Amsterdam

Every time I plan to travel in a country, I always search for adventurous activities as part of travel. And when I was doing one such search about Amsterdam, I found the ‘Over the Edge Swing’ adventure. I was curious to find out more about this adventure. I visited A’DAM website and found that this is a Swing on top …

Canal boat ride in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city of canals. It has more than 160 canals and over 1700 bridges over these canals. It is an absolute must to take a boat ride around these canals. The skipper and the hostess of the boat rides provide great insights about the city’s past and present. They talk about the history of the houses and the …

Perth – 5 days itinerary

I have started traveling solo again, yaay! And this time to Perth, to explore this capital city in Western Australia. This is my second time here, the first time I was here I explored Perth for a weekend and now it will be for 5 days. Transportation From and to airport Transportation within Perth Day 1 Even though I landed at around …

One day at Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is an island offshore from the city of Perth in Western Australia. It is famous for the cute looking quokkas. It is also famous for its pristine shallow waters and bays. How to get to Rottnest Island? There are return ferries run by two providers – Rottnest Express and Captain Cook Cruises. These ferries run from Perth wharf …

Chicken curry with rice

I have mainly had a stop over at Kuala Lumpur airport. I have tried almost all the restaurants at the airport, including their food courts and cafes. But I have never liked the food until today. Today for the first time I tried at ‘Living Room’ cafe and I loved the food. I really enjoyed the Chicken curry with rice. …

From / to Perth Airport

Perth airport is both domestic and international airport in the city of Perth. The airport is the fourth busiest airport in Australia. It is around 18 kilometres from the city centre. The taxi (Ola cabs) from the airport to the city centre costs around AUD 25 and is definitely the quickest way to get to the city. However, there are …

Walk around Swan River (Perth)

One of the must do activities in Perth CBD is to walk along the Swan River. It is a beautiful walk just along the water and is very refreshing. This walk provides spectacular views of the skylines of Perth city. Logistics: Total distance: 12 kilometres (but this can be extended to further or reduced) Total time taken: 2.5 hours Cost: …

Art City Walking Trail (Perth)

I think this was the most amazing walk that I did in Perth. The path of the art city walking trail was provided to me by the Perth Information Centre and I am really glad that I inquired about this walk. The Art City Walking Trail takes one through the public artworks that are displayed across the Perth CBD and …

Vaccinations

Another important item in the checklist before you travel is the vaccinations required. Before I proceed, I would like to state that I am neither a doctor nor a medical representative who has the authority and knowledge to dictate what vaccinations have to be taken and when. So, please do consult your doctor before taking any vaccinations. While researching for …

Shuttle between Bangkok airports

There are two International airports in Bangkok – one is Suvarnabhumi Airport (big one) and the other is Don Mueang Airport. I was dropped at the Suvarnabhumi airport by my taxi driver and my flight was at Don Mueang airport. There were many taxi drivers who tried to mislead me in taking taxis. The taxis cost money, where as there …

Getting around in Perth

Perth has three modes of transport within the city. Trains Buses Ferries Perth Railway Station is the largest station on TransPerth network. The recent and up-to-date information on public transport in Perth can be found on TransPerth website. A stand alone one time ticket can be purchased at any of the train stations. SmartRider is the transportation card that can be …

Wave Rock Tour

Wave Rock is a natural rock formation in Western Australia that is shaped like an ocean wave. It is made of granite and the rock is around 15 metres high and 110 metres long. It is one of the things to do while traveling in Perth. There are several tour agencies that run day tours from Perth. The day tour …

5 hours in Bangkok

While travelling to Perth from Bangalore, I had about 5 hours transit in Bangkok. Even though I have traveled to Thailand twice, I have never stepped out of Bangkok airport. So, I decided to utilise these hours to see this city. I was advised by the Ministry of Tourism guys (at the airport) not to step out of the airport …

Storage in Don Mueang (Bangkok airport)

One of the biggest problems while travelling alone is managing suitcases. They are heavy and not very easy to manage. I had the same problem when I was in Bangkok at the Don Mueang International airport. After asking around and searching for quite some time, I found a place on level 2 where one can store the luggage for Thai …

Singapore Airlines – World’s best truly

Since I am an avid traveller, I have always taken budgeted airlines like AirAsia and Scoot – more of AirAsia actually. But about 8 to 9 months ago, while I was returning from Bangalore to Sydney, Scoot offered me an upgrade to Singapore Airlines with the connecting flight from Singapore to Sydney. And that was the changing moment for me. …

Hulukadi Betta

From the time I have planned for my career break, I have been browsing through different hikes and treks that I can do around Bangalore. I stumbled upon Hulukadi Betta and would like to confess that I had never heard of Hulukadi Betta before. It is one of those bettas (hills) around Bangalore that have been less explored. The place …

Bangalore photo walk

As part of our routine Globetrotting Girls India Bangalore meetup, we decided to do a Bangalore photo walk this time. We wanted something easy and a route which provides plenty of photography opportunities. Thanks to my friends Rashmi and Divya who planned out this route for us. Logistics Starting point: Trinity Church, Trinity Circle Finishing point: St Andrews Church. Distance: …