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Day 30 – Budapest to Vienna … and back home

Sept 30, 2019 – Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria We had to take the 9 am RejioJet bus from the Kelenfold station to get back to Vienna. We decided to take a Bolt taxi rather than use the metro. We got out early by 7.30 a.m and booked a Bolt taxi. The taxi took a … Read more Day 30 – Budapest to Vienna … and back home

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Day 21 – Train-Bus-Train back to Vienna

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

Day 4 – Evening stroll & a hot chocolate

Sept 4, 2019 – Austria, Vienna One of the things in Europe that we miss in India are the wide sidewalks. I have been contemplating on starting a campaign to reclaim the sidewalks in India …. we also have wide sidewalks, but they are filled with small vendors, pushcarts, cycles, bikes and the small cars … Read more Day 4 – Evening stroll & a hot chocolate

Day 3 – Walking Tour of 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

Day 1&2 – Settling in

Sept 1 and 2 – Vienna, Austria We reached Vienna late at night on Aug 31st. While the flight over was uneventful, we made the mistake of taking the City Airport Train (CAT) to the city centre instead of a regular Rejio Jet to the Hauptbahnhof (Central station). Sometimes overconfidence gets you into trouble … … Read more Day 1&2 – Settling in

Solo Driver … Pune to Gurgaon

As many of you know, Krishnan had a health scare when we were in Pune in March. Initially the doctors advised him against driving, so we started looking at backup plans to drive the car back to Gurgaon. Subbu and Kabir offered to come over to Pune and drive the car back with me while … Read more Solo Driver … Pune to Gurgaon

Germany Day 6 – Bit by a wasp and Krishnan’s non-verbal skills tested

Thursday Sept 6, 2018 Berlin to Prague We had decided to leave two of our suitcases at the luggage locker in Prague rather than carrying them to the Airbnb that we had booked there. I had accordingly repacked the suitcases. In the morning I quickly made the OPOS Khichadi before packing the induction stove and … Read more Germany Day 6 – Bit by a wasp and Krishnan’s non-verbal skills tested

Edinburgh Day 1 … Love at first sight

Friday Aug 24, 2018  We spent nearly seven hours at the Oxenholme station on the 24th as the weather forecast was spot on – it did rain every hour or so and sometimes it was a heavy shower. I managed to use the time to come upto speed with the London part of the tour. … Read more Edinburgh Day 1 … Love at first sight

Satya Paul on a train and a bus !

I love some of Satya Paul’s sarees … The designs are beautiful. I said some because I don’t like the bling work. I like embroidery and classy bling (less is classy) but for some reason many of his saris have too much bling work done on them. I buy the Satya Paul sarees only during … Read more Satya Paul on a train and a bus !