Month: October 2013

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What you don’t know about claiming baggage at Mumbai’s International AIrport

Returning home I don’t know why but coming home is always the most exhausting part of a journey. On our return home from Milan we had a fifty minute stop over at Munich during which time we had to clear Passport Control and walk on to our Gate. Because our plane was going ahead to …

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One day in Venice

Venice was the last Italian city I wanted to visit before I returned home with Anna Shetty and Wow Dinga and it was the one city I got to see with them. Wow Dinga had a terribly disturbed sleep the night before we were scheduled to visit Venice and we almost cancelled it because the …

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Some more Florence

 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) David at the Accademia Like every other tourist visiting Florence I was determined to see all the tourist sites – the churches, the architecture, the paintings and the piazzas. As I walked through this very walkable part of the old city I actually began to feel sorry for its inhabitants. Imagine being …

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Florence – a delightful surprise at every turn

Ciao Firenze Ever since I’d read EM Foster’s ” A Room with a View” as a 16 year old, I’ve been dying to see Florence so when I got a chance to visit Italy this year, I just had to include Florence in my itinerary even if it was a short trip. I  love train …

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More tips on how to make your trip to Rome more wonderful.

Carpe Diem I woke up the next morning refreshed and ready to seize the day. Hotel Giuliana I found was staffed by young people of different nationalities who manned the front desk in shifts. Unlike the earlier front deskers, this person was Indian but like all Indians abroad, flatly refused to acknowledge a fellow compatriot. …

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How to make your trip to Rome truly wonderful – Part 1

Solo in Rome Last week I had the opportunity of visiting Italy although I had to do it on my own. I am quite used to sight seeing on my own since I always tag along with Hubby Dear like accompanied baggage on his business trips.  And while he is busy doing business, I am …