Wandering around Rome is like walking around in an open air museum. The city is filled with historical significance. In fact, it’s quite possible that even historians feel inadequate in this city! We visited Rome in November, a time that is supposed to be relatively calm and devoid of tourists. … more »
Welcome to “the old continent”!
With its imposing buildings, cities full of history, traditions that infuse a little bit of all the cultures that have come and gone… We want to find out the differences between countries that are similar on the surface but have a lot of personality in the little details.
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We just spent a beautiful month in Istanbul. The arrival was pretty smooth since Turkey now extends an eVisa facility for Indian passport holders who have any valid visa from the US/UK/Ireland/Schengen states (tourist/work/residence/student/etc). If you have a valid tourist visa, residence permit, work permit, or permanent residence in any of … more »
Ashray and I always say that we’re “East meets West”. Being in Istanbul right now, it feels like we’re finally in a city that matches our personality as a couple. Not only the country of Turkey spans across two continents. The city of Istanbul too, is divided between Europe and … more »
The VAT reclaim procedure at Lisbon airport is a little confusing, so with this post, I hope to help people get back some of their VAT payments. For those readers who are unaware of the VAT reclaim option, several EU countries let you reclaim VAT that you have paid on … more »
Looking at today’s photo, you can start understanding what Portuguese foodie dreams are made of… This bacalhau sampler is a good representation of how obsessed my country is with salted codfish. It stinks before you cook it, but once you follow one of the (supposedly) more than 365 ways of … more »
If there is something from Portugal I tend to miss while we’re traveling are baked goods. Both bread and pastries – Portugal is outstanding at making those with good quality ingredients, dedication and skilled hands. Considering we are highly unlikely to come across Pastéis de Nata (commonly referred to in … more »
I always say you can rarely go wrong with grilled chicken in Portugal. But I recently discovered that you actually can… at least at this place dedicated to selling just chicken at Lisbon’s popular Mercado da Ribeira. So now that you know where NOT to go for the famous Portuguese … more »
The world is a small place. And Lisbon is even smaller… Two days ago, we finally met in person fellow travel blogger Yara, from Heart of a Vagabond. We talked about the usual things travelers always end up talking, like trips that lead to more trips and food discoveries that … more »
Oh, the tasty seafood you can sample in Malaga! If you are ever in a coastal region of Spain and you like seafood, this is a real treat! When we traveled to Malaga, we indulged in fresh clams cooked in white wine and smothered up with creamy butter, garlic and … more »
Probably not what you had in mind when you thought ‘Christmas Feast’ to yourself. We spotted this in Tromso Airport in the far north of Norway. Given how expensive Norway is, and the fact that this is far up above the arctic circle, this meal is actually pretty affordable at … more »