Amsterdam is one of Raj’s and my favourite city in Europe. During our last trip, we took it easy and didn’t sight see too much. Instead, we walked around different neighbourhoods, had lunch with the locals, enjoying watching lovely tulips along the canals and wind down in the evening with an Amstel beer or two in lovely vibrant Jordaan. So if you asked me, what are 7 things that reminded me the most about Amsterdam, it would be these below. Anne Frank House You could possibly say that this was the main reason why I chose to visit Amsterdam. I’ve been a huge fan of The Diary of Anne Frank for years and to be able to see and experienced… View Post

After spending a couple of days in Hanoi, and a day in Halong Bay, we took off on a side trip to Ninh Binh, an often overlooked gem of Vietnam. Ninh Binh is known as the ‘Halong Bay On Land’ and quite honestly, its gorgeous landscape took my breath away and is much more stunning than Halong Bay! The fact that there isn’t much tourists visiting (yet!), allows me to travel at my own pace, enjoying the sights and without the need to rush from a place to another to beat the crowds. While in Ninh Binh, I’ve experienced and was treated to some of the best sights I’ve ever had in my life, and here are just some of… View Post

I love Korean food and my cravings for Korean food was satisfied during my trip to Seoul. I mean, what’s not to love about seoul eats and Korean street food? They are hearty, spicy, and hot – perfect for the cold Korean weather. What to eat in Seoul? I hope this list of Korean food will help you out! Tteokbokki Tteokbokki is a dish easily found everywhere in Seoul, especially from the *pojangmachas. It is made from soft rice cake, fish cake and *gochujang sauce. Tteokbokki has a long history line in Korea. Once a part of the Korean royal court cuisine, it was brown and plain. Only after the introduction of the korean chill paste of gochujang did it… View Post

Fascinating, but sad. Two very contrasting word yet it is what the Anne Frank Huis / House is about. For a while now, I have been figuring out how to write this piece of article, as my experience in Anne Frank Huis had been a little daunting, and while I do write fairly decently (as I’d like to believe), what I am afraid of is how this article may not give it the credit it is due. The facade of Anne Frank Huis / House is rather nondescript and if not for the long queue outside, I probably would not even give it a second glance. However, having read the book, and as I stood in line with many others,… View Post

“Let’s grab some food.” My brother in law, R, said as we walked out of Augustiner Brau tent. After a long day snacking on pretzels, drinking maß (mass) of beer, enjoying the festivity known as Oktoberfest in Munich, I sure am hungry and longing for proper hot food. We walked towards the chiliwurst stand opposite and ordered 3 chiliwurst to go. R paid with a 50 Euro and we stood at the counter patiently awaiting our food. The lady behind the counter was on the phone and told us that the Chef would like to speak to us. Why would the Chef wants to speak to us? I wondered but did not give it much thought and merely attributed it… View Post