Verona: Hanging Around Piazza Bra With A View

Verona Arena, Italy

Verona is the first city of Italy which my husband wanted to show me on our first ever Europe road trip many years ago. We were already driving to the city when torrential rain poured down so hubby drove back to the freeway and stopped at a rest stop. Thinking it would be rainy days in Verona we […]

Photos: The Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden

Turning Torso Malmö

One eye-catching structure you will see in Malmö, the third largest city in Sweden, is this Turning Torso. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava, the Spanish Structural Engineer, who also designed the Alameda Bridge in Valencia, Spain. The Turning Torso is considered the tallest building in Scandinavia. The first time I saw it I thought […]

Strolling and Shopping at Barceloneta

Barceloneta Barcelona Spain

Sunday might not be the best day of the week to plan for a shopping spree in Barcelona because not all stores and malls are open. We’ve been to Barcelona three times but we only learnt about stores and malls are closed on Sundays on our third trip there. We usually go shopping at any El […]

A Tour Through Leonardo da Vinci’s Hometown

Vinci, Italy

It was my husband’s idea to drive to Vinci during our summer road trip. He had read about the Museo Leonardiano in Vinci and he’d hoped to see some original sketches of Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings. Vinci is a small town in the region of Tuscany, Italy so a one-day visit was enough. It was quite an upland […]

This Rest Stop Offers Breathtaking Panoramic Views

Moseltalbrucke Winningen

When you go on a road trip you will have to stop for petrol or some rests more often if it requires a lengthy drive. It is more likely that you don’t have to choose and decide which rest stop you want to park and relax, but you will take one that’s on your route […]

Vital Tips to Make International Travel Smoother and Easier


Traveling to a new place involves making some major decisions like which place to visit, how much cash to carry, how much to spend and how much to save and finally making the most important decision of making the air-fare purchase. While this is the bigger picture, beyond this, there are some small things that […]

A Couple of Hours Window Shopping in Florence

Tiffany & Co in Florence

Shopping must be an essential part of travelling and certainly a luxury for one who can expend a huge amount of money. But shopping while on travel must not necessarily mean spending for signature brands and expensive things. I am not an extravagant shopper myself but I enjoy spoiling my eyes with window shopping at some […]