Stories from Krakow

We gathered up near St. Florian’s gate on a morning which was showing signs of getting brighter with every hour. Not bad for September. I needed that light to elevate my spirits as my mind really wasn’t in the city I was in, a rare occurrence for when I am …

Stories from Krakow – II

If Krakow’s old town is all about massive squares, grand buildings and authentic Polish eateries, then Kazimierz, or the Jewish quarter of Krakow, is the complete opposite with a very bohemian charm that is found in its narrow streets, pre-war history and bare bones bars. It was once the centre …

I am in Dubrovnik

Step into Dubrovnik’s medieval city and you will have stepped into another world. Enclosed within massive stone walls and surrounded by the turquoise Adriatic sea, its light coloured walls, narrow alleys, unexpected turns and ancient structures scream medieval. Its a beautiful, beautiful city. However, it took me a while to …

Budapest – Walking in Buda

I could feel an instant change in surroundings as I crossed over to Buda from Pest. Buda side is decidedly greener, quieter and more laid back. It has more of a historic feel to it and most importantly, gives brilliant views of the city (Pest side) that I crave for …

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 …

Seafood delights in Vis

Seafood is a must in any island destination and Vis is no exception. It shouldn’t be as Vis after all used to be a fishing town mostly in earlier centuries. My first stop in Croatia was Dubrovnik and because of a very significant Italian influence on Dubrovnik’s cuisine, I was …