Metro in Bucharest

Bucharest has three modes of local transport – metro, trams and buses. Metro is a fastest and quickest way to get around the city in Bucharest. The metro stations are underground and they have a Movie symbol before the underpass. The tickets are purchased based on the number of trips. The minimum is 1 trip…

7 hours in Sofia

Sofia was never in my travel itinerary. I had planned for a week in Bucharest and when I had covered pretty much all the places around Bucharest, I was not sure what else to do. And that’s when I stumbled upon Sofia in Bulgaria. I had also considered Budapest in Hungary. But after researching on…

Old Town city walking tour in Bucharest

Old Town is definitely a gem with so many monuments and landmarks. It is a great place to discover the most exciting monuments dating back to even 17th century. I loved this walk around the various points of interest. Total distance: 6.5 kilometres Time taken: 2 hours Grade: Easy Landmarks covered:Antique Market. Templul Coral (built…

Stavropoleos Monastery

Stavropoleos Monastery, also called as Stravropoleos Church was my most favourite landmarks during my Old Town City Walking Tour. It is an Eastern Orthodox monastery in the Old Town of Bucharest and is quite an amazing monument. The church is said to have been built in 1724 and was founded by a Greek monk. It…

Communist walking tour in Bucharest

The coolest walking tour in Bucharest is the Communist Walking tour. There are free tours that run at 3 PM everyday Monday to Friday. But I did this walk on my own as I couldn’t get to the meeting place on time. The walk starts off at Romanian Athenaeum and ends at the Parliament Palace….

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…