Sunrise at Tiger Hills, Darjeeling

Tiger Hills is situated about 11 kms from Darjeeling. This place is very famous for the beautiful view of sunrise over the Kanchenjunga and the Himalayas. On a clear day, the surrounding valley, town and the river can be viewed.

Naples Part Two: Day Trips from Naples

Naples is ideally located to visit many attractive destinations on  day trips. Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mt Vesuvius It takes about half an hour to reach Pompeii from Naples by bus or train. The Pompeii Scavi train station is exactly opposite to the entrance to the ruins. A visit to Naples is never complete without visiting the ruins…

Naples Part One: Naples Attractions

Naples is one of the largest cities in Southern Italy. This underrated city is overlooked by many tourists. Besides its architecture and history, this city is the birthplace of Pizza and one can indulge in hot and delicious pizzas in numerous pizzerias throughout the city. Below are the important attractions not to be missed during…

Lost in the World of English Lavender

The Cotswolds is an area of outstanding natural beauty. One of our favorites in the Cotswolds is the Lavender farm called the Hill Barn Farm at Snowshill. The ideal time to visit the farm is between June and August (depending on the weather) when the Lavender is in full bloom. Also do not miss to view the production…

A Snapshot of the Temples of Bhubaneshwar

Bhubaneshwar is the capital of the Indian state of Odisha (Orissa). Besides being an administrative capital, Bhubaneshwar is also home to many Indian temples built by the Kalinga dynasty. Some temples have the influences of the Cholas who once ruled Orissa. Some of the notable ancient Hindu temples in Bhubaneshwar are Muktesvara Temple, Rajarani Temple,…

Qutb Minar, Delhi, India

Qutb Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a beautiful minaret built of sandstone and marble. These photos were taken using a digital camera during our visit to Delhi in 2010.  

2 Days in Venice

Venice is one of the most beautiful and unique cities to visit. As one steps out of the Venice Santa Lucia Train station or arrives at Venice by bus/flight, they are transported into a different world, the one familiar through the period films and the paintings. While one is still lost in this old world,…

3 Days in the Lakes

A trip to the United Kingdom can never be complete without a visit to this magical land – ‘Lake District National Park’. This land of scenic beauty has been a great source of inspiration to renowned poets, writers, artists including William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lake Poets among others. Another noteworthy mention here is Beatrix…

Day Trip to the Floating Market and the Tiger Temple

Like most of the travelers, Thailand was one of the countries that we always wanted to visit. During our stay in Bangkok, we had been on a trip to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and the Tiger Temple at Kanchanaburi. We had booked the tour at the hotel. Hence we had our ride ready for…