Stockholm – my first impressions

Moving to a new city is always exciting and it’s completely different than when you are just visiting on a holiday. I feel that once you move to a place, you start viewing it in a very different light….somehow its deeper and more perceptive. That’s what I’ve been doing this past week in my new city, Stockholm – just observing and taking it all in. … Continue reading Stockholm – my first impressions

Exploring the Champagne region

One of the last weekend trips we did before France was put under a strict lockdown, was to the renowned Champagne region. Located just 150 kms north-east of Paris, it can easily be covered in a day-trip or over a weekend, if you want to explore a little more. With about 22 trains running daily from Paris Gare de l’Est to Reims (pronounced as RANCE), … Continue reading Exploring the Champagne region

Chantilly – a chateau, a forest and an adventure

Chantilly is a beautiful town about 50kms north of Paris. It’s an easy 45mins drive or an hour by train. The town is famous for a number of things – the beautiful Ch√Ęteau de Chantilly, Chantilly cream and Chantilly lace! Chantilly cream is a delicious version of whipped cream that has been sweetened. There are several stories about the origin of this cream and how … Continue reading Chantilly – a chateau, a forest and an adventure