Santorini blues

Movies have had something to do with my travel dreams. If Sound of Music made me want to someday sing in lush green meadows, it was Mamma Mia that made me day dream of that vivid landscape of Greek islands. That was 2008. Fast forwarding 6 years I made sure …

Beach hopping in Vis

Unspoiled landscape, calm waters, a deep azure colour and plenty of solitude sum up Vis’ beaches. Beaches here aren’t huge what with the small area of the island, but they are plentiful. There are so many nooks and hidden coves that finding your own lone spot is quite easy. Some …

Ducking for Blue Cave

Blue cave is named as such for a cave on Bisevo island which glows blue during specific times. It is easily visited via a lovely forty minute boat ride from Vis island. Boats to Bisevo depart from port of┬áKomiza which lies on the west side of Vis. There are fixed …

New found love: The Adriatic

Croatia was a revelation. That one country has such diversity of well preserved historical cities, national parks, beautiful countryside and postcard worthy islands is almost unbelievable. Up front I will admit that the only reason I wanted to go there was Dubrovnik. Specifically, Game of Thrones. That’s it. The other …

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 part of the landscape which gave me one of my …

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. Maybe it was the pictures? Having experienced this Bavarian gem, …

Freebird in Naxos, Greece

I remember the feeling when I landed in Naxos. I felt free. Free from the horde of tourist crowds which still thronged Santorini in the month of September. Naxos in comparison had almost emptied, so much so that a few weeks further, the whole island would have been shut with …

Tioman Islands: A quiet getaway

Back then, things were getting very, very boring in Singapore and it was high time for a nice weekend getaway. Since I just wanted an escape to a quiet place, after much mulling, I decided to visit Tioman Islands, a tiny island off the coast of Malaysia. Tioman is popular …