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For those of you going on vacation, one of the biggest worries is leaving your home unprotected. I don’t have much to leave behind, thanks for adopting this lifestyle, but it might not be the case for all. One of the many concerns I have heard from people is that they avoid traveling because of this reason – that they don’t want to leave behind an empty house, an invite for burglary. It’s understandable, but…

After exploring Osaka for a few days, I planned a Nara day trip from Osaka. There are so many things to do in Nara that ideally, you need more than a day in the city. Nara, formerly known as Heijokyo, was the ancient capital of the Japanese kingdom that existed around 710 AD. Exploring the city is like going back in time, as most of the things are excellently preserved. Home to several temples, gardens…

There are many things to do in Nagoya, but surprisingly, the city is often overlooked by people visiting Japan. Nagoya connects the major cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and others through its excellent transport system. The chic skyscrapers, fantastic food and plenty of places of interest in Nagoya make it alluring. Plus it is cheap. In this complete Nagoya travel guide, I have mentioned all on what to see in Nagoya. Is Nagoya worth visiting?…

Kanazawa fondly called as ‘Little Tokyo,’ the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture is one of the top things to do in Japan. The last moment decision to explore this lovely town turned out to be the best. For starters, it is home to one of the best gardens in Japan. It is not as big as any of the other popular cities, but there are plenty of Kanazawa tourist attractions. It is one of the few…

Osaka was my first stop in Japan, a country that I had been so eager to explore in Asia. Known as the ‘Kitchen of Japan’ or ‘Nation’s kitchen,’ Osaka is one of the most happening cities of Japan. It’s not as huge as metropolis Tokyo or culturally rich Kyoto, but Osaka beckons travelers for many reasons. One of them is the sheer number of Osaka attractions. I totally loved the places to visit in Osaka,…

One of the most anticipated countries that I wanted to visit during my Europe trip was Poland. Poland is probably among the most underrated countries, a fact that I soon realized while exploring. I mean, there is so much to see, know and admire that I felt I had more time here. I have a penchant for looking up for some trivia. Doing the same, I came to know about more than 100 interesting facts…

Here are Some Great Reasons to Visit Iceland Now! There is no country more remarkable than Iceland. This small island nation sits in the Norwegian Sea East of Greenland and West of Norway. Because of its location and its isolation Iceland has a unique topography that in some parts seem like a throwback to the Ice Age.   At the same time it is now one of Europe’s most modern countries with a government that…

The most visited city in Poland, Krakow, was one of the towns that I loved during my Europe trip. There are many amazing Krakow points of interest. In this post, I want to mainly share all the free things to do in Krakow, because, well, who doesn’t love free things? Krakow is very cheap compared to all other European cities. So apart from the free attractions, there are other things to do in Krakow obviously,…

As a small country, Portugal is often overlooked on the popular European tourism trail. However, those who have visited know that Portugal is well worth straying from the beaten path. Known as the “Second City,” the city of Porto I also often in the shadows, playing second fiddle to the capital city of Lisbon. But similar to the country as a whole, this city offers a bevvy of its own must-see features. Just a few…

I don’t know about you, but when exploring any country, the capital cities are the last ones that I want to check out as the chaotic, busy big cities don’t interest me much. Every city has a character, but the capital cities have probably less of them, at least to me. Naturally, I contemplated a lot about whether to visit Warsaw or not. A part of me wanted to, at least to go out and…

If there is a city in Poland that’s unique, it has to be Wroclaw. First of all, it’s a challenge to get the city’s name right. Pronounced as ‘Vrots Wahf’, it takes a while to pronounce the name at least close to right. Until then, you’ll have to take the gentle chiding by the city dwellers. And once you get to the heart of the town, the magnificent island, postcard-perfect old town, the seemingly ever-energetic…

I don’t use usually any sim cards when I travel outside India. I rely on the Wifi for data as I don’t really feel the need to carry local sim cards. While preparing for my long Europe trip, however, I got to know about TSIM. TSIM is a company that offers various pre-paid SIM cards. I decided to try their Refundable Lifetime Europe SIM Card that I used for over 2+ months traveling in Europe.…

I was researching on the day trips from Gdansk, the coastal city in the north of Poland. That’s when I got to know that I could explore Malbork Castle, which would not be just another castle. Yes, for starters, Malbork Castle is the largest castle in the world in terms of area. With Malbork Castle’s size being over 52 acres, it is also the largest brick structure in the world. I love castles but I…

Gdansk was one of the first cities that I came across while researching on the best things to do in Poland. Gdansk is the country’s gateway to the Baltic Sea. So Gdansk is a favourite among the Polish as well as international travellers, who fly to Gdansk for a beach holiday during summer for its beaches. In this travel guide, I’ll share with you the best things to do in Gdansk. This exhaustive Gdansk travel…

Nepal wasn’t on my radar to be honest, despite being home to the world’s largest mountains AND being so close. But a press trip took me there, and something unexpected happened. I discovered that I was in a shopper’s heaven in Kathmandu! You can’t end your trip without some Nepal shopping on your list. I am not a shopaholic as such, but I do end up going on a shopping spree when I find something chic &…