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
When you live in a concrete jungle, even one as beautiful as Paris, you need to get away from it all every now and then. Paris, just like London, is very well located in that aspect and is surrounded by gorgeous villages and countryside which can be reached within a few hours. An added incentive for us is that most of these villages are surrounded … Continue reading A day trip to Fontainbleau Forest & Barbizon
This may be hard to believe, but it’s true! When I first heard about it, even I was flabbergasted. This was about three years ago when K told me that he had never seen the Taj Mahal – one of the greatest wonders of the world and the most beautiful ode to eternal love. The reason why I found this to be so abnormal is because K … Continue reading Visiting the Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri
Well, this Saturday was indeed a VERY good day! As a combined birthday present for K and me, a friend of ours had given us tickets for a hot air ballon safari. Sheer tardiness along with the fact that we had to report at the launch site at 5:30am, on a cold winter’s morning, had kept me sitting on these tickets for several months. But now, … Continue reading Hot Air Ballooning on a Beautiful Saturday Morning – It Was a Good Day!