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

Annecy over a weekend

Since the time we moved to France, our weekends have been fairly busy. Not just over the summer but even during the winter, we made sure to take short trips out of Paris. On one such weekend in November, we took the high-speed TGV train to Annecy. Trains leave almost every hour and the fastest, direct train takes under four hours. Annecy, sometimes called the Venice … Continue reading Annecy over a weekend

Five-day camping trip in Iceland – part 2

In August 2018, K and I along with a friend decided to finally travel to Iceland. And not just travel, but go on a camping trip! Our itinerary and more details of the first two days can be found here. Day 3 – kayaking and hiking up a glacier If day two was about leisurely sightseeing, day three was all about physical activities. Our day … Continue reading Five-day camping trip in Iceland – part 2

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