Five-day camping trip in Iceland – part 1

Previously, when it came to Europe, most people would choose to visit the usual places such as France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, etc. It’s only in the recent years that Iceland has become a very popular holiday destination. So in August 2018, after much planning and researching, K & I along with a friend decided it was time for us too, to add to Iceland’s economy! … Continue reading Five-day camping trip in Iceland – part 1

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 Château 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

Paris to Bordeaux by train

Earlier this year in February, we decided to visit Bordeaux, yet another wine growing region of France (in an earlier post I talked about the Loire wine region). Bordeaux is located about 550kms from Paris and the easiest way to reach the city is by the high-speed TGV trains. These trains only take about 2.5hrs – driving takes about 5.5hrs – and are super comfortable. … Continue reading Paris to Bordeaux by train

Do you need a car in Paris?

An existential question in my opinion! Most people moving or even traveling to Paris have asked or at least wondered about this, including myself. So I thought it might be a good idea to evaluate the various options that Paris provides. Public transport While Paris is a VERY walkable city with its beautiful boulevards and sidewalks making walking a pleasure, we can’t walk everywhere all … Continue reading Do you need a car in Paris?