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 …

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 …

That medieval charm of Girona

Girona took me by surprise. Blame that on a busy month which did not really give me a chance to research in detail about Girona before the travel. So I guess in a way I wasn’t expecting its beautiful, well preserved medieval town. What I didn’t realise at the time …

Budapest II – Pest

Being the cultural capital of a city ain’t an easy title to live up to, but Pest does that in style. It has everything from monuments, history, castles to cool bars, cafes and food markets. Add to that dollops of energy. I was totally in love with this part of …

Budapest

The city of the mighty Danube. The city of Buda and Pest. The city where Western and Eastern influences collide shaping its food, culture, history and architecture. Remnants of past Turkish rule and the bygone Austro-Hungarian empire are all too apparent in the many thermal baths and Vienna style cafes …

In a fairy tale: Sintra, Portugal

Sintra, a quaint Portugese town set amidst Serra de Sintra mountains, is known for its fairy-tale palaces, Romanticism style of architecture, vast gardens and thickly wooded forests. And a fairy-tale land Sintra is! With its abundant colorful and quirky castles and palaces, its old town’s winding alleys, and its green …

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, …