Sept 29, 2019 – Budapest, Hungary As we completed our walk on the Pest side and walked back to the metro station, we came upon this bunch of musicians who were playing for the marathon/cycling event. We got off at the Kalvin Ter thinking that we can make the switch to the M3 line, but … Read more Day 29, part II – Andrassy Avenue
Sept 29, 2019 – Budapest, Hungary While reading about places of interest in Budapest, I stumbled upon an article that spoke of the award winning design of two metro stations on the M4 line. We decided to go visit these two stations today and also to walk the Andrassy Avenue. After breakfast we first took … Read more Day 29, Part 1 – Fővám tér & Szent Gellért tér stations
Yesterday we reached Thiruvananthapuram around 1.30 pm and took a taxi to our hotel, Swades My Home. The first thing that struck us was, Thiruvananthapuram seemed to be in some sort of time wrap … the roads were barely two lane and lots of potholes dotted the entire distance. Our driver gamely told us, the … Read more Third time lucky!!
Sept 28, 2019 – Budapest, Hungary After a walking tour around Heroes Square, we bought a 24 hour ticket on the metro from the vending machine on the opposite side of the Heroes Square and returned to our Airbnb for lunch. Post lunch, we got into the M1 metro to reach the station called Deak … Read more Day 28, Part 2 – Riding the oldest Electric metro in Europe
Sept 28, 2019 – Budapest, Hungary After breakfast, we started exploring Budapest. We knew that the Airbnb we were at, was very close to the Heroes Square and our host had pointed out the directions to it yesterday. So we started walking towards Heroes Square. We could see the massive stage arrangements being made for … Read more Day 28, Part 1 – Heroes Square and Vajdahunyad Castle
Sept 27, 2019 – Vienna, Austria to Budapest, Hungary We checked out of the Airbnb and decided to take a cab to the Hauptbahnhof because we had to lug our luggage down the steps at the Friedensbrucke station and then change at Schwedenplatz as well. We used “Bolt” a more popular taxi service in Europe … Read more Day 27 – Witnessed our first protest !
Sept 26, 2019 – Vienna, Austria I had bought a body cream jar from “Rituals” the last time we were there. When I took it out to pack, I realised that the lid was cracked. So we decided to complete the packing in the morning and then go over to Mariahilfer street again to the … Read more Day 26 – Finding the man with a fish bowl
Sept 25, 2019 – Vienna, Austria Today we decided to walk from our Airbnb to Schwedenplatz. The Metro comes almost in a straight line from Schwedenplatz and there are walking tracks on both sides of the river that is adjacent to the metro line. The added bonus was we could view a lot of street … Read more Day 25 – Riverside Walk
Sept 23, 2019 Woke up only by 6.20 even though I had set the alarm for 5 am. The following is the view from our Airbnb’s bedroom – Made Semiya Upma in the morning and did my first coaching call at 9.30 am sitting in the living room and looking out at this view. Then … Read more Day 23 – Coaching with a view and a regular day in Vienna !