On Friday we were criss crossing the Delhi Cantt area and found this “jhuggi” or “tent” colony right next to one of the MES offices. It worries me that such temporary dwelling has come up inside a cantonment area, because of security reasons. The next point is, this will soon become a “regular” settlement. The … Read more Prime candidate for “regularising”?
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
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
On Dec 4th, we went to Daryaganj to see if Krishnan’s name can be rectified on the PAN card. We need to register ShikshaDaan on Darpan and for that Krishnan’s name isn’t getting added as Chief Functionary because his name is spelt differently on Aadhar and PAN. We were going on the Asaf Ali Marg … Read more Old Delhi ….
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 22, 2019 – Vienna, Austria I woke up really late and totally cross with myself… Guess I got off the wrong side of the bed. I sleepily made Pongal and had a long discussion with Krishnan on what I think he should be doing in the kitchen :):):). Since we had the 24-hour ticket … Read more Day 22 – LilliputBahn and SchonBrunn Palace
Sept 21, 2019 – Zagreb to Vienna We had a really early morning train (7.00 am) so we got to the train station by 6.15 am. Mirko, our Airbnb host came by and helped us with the bags again. It was a little nippy in the morning so both of us wore our jackets. The … Read more Day 21 – Train-Bus-Train back to Vienna
Sept 3, 2019 – Vienna, Austria Ever since Ganesh introduced us to the London Walks last year, we have figured out walking tours in all the European countries that we have visited since. Vienna too has several walking tours – we chose to go with “Good Vienna Tours”. Its a free tour which means you … Read more Day 3 – Walking Tour of Vienna