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

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An Incredibly Moving Experience in Anne Frank Huis

An Incredibly Moving Experience in Anne Frank Huis

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

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A Trip To The Police Station During Oktoberfest

A Trip To The Police Station During Oktoberfest

“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

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Hiking Cinque Terre – A Dream Come True.

Hiking Cinque Terre – A Dream Come True.

We woke up the next day to morning sun rays shining into the room. That was what I really loved about staying in Due Gemelli – there’s a balcony for every room, facing the azure waters of the Liguria Coastline. The plan was to spend a day hiking Cinque Terre so we got dressed in our most comfortable hiking attire and packed our bags. We couldn’t manage to book 2 straight nights at any accommodation in Riomaggiore, so we have had to move to a different hotel. Once we’ve done packing, we went down to the restaurant for a sumptuous breakfast overlooking the azure waters and soon after, it was time to check out, catch the bus, and head back… View Post

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Chianti Wine Tour in Castello del Trebbio

Chianti Wine Tour in Castello del Trebbio

A trip to one of the best wine regions in the world would not be complete, without a proper Chianti wine tour! Prior to the trip, I have received a few quotes from local tour companies on a half day wine tasting tour in the Chianti region and finally, I opted to go with one of the tours offered in Viator. It was definitely one of the highlight of our days in Florence! The meet up point was near the Santa Maria Novella church, and since we were early, we decided to do a little bit of sight seeing, and on the way, found a restaurant that serves Chinese food! After being in Italy for 2 weeks, our Asian taste… View Post

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