Year: 2018

Exploring The Medieval Town Of Rothenburg: An Ideal Travel Guide

Somewhere beyond the usually marked trail, Germany harbours a secret. A place where the morning sun glitters like gold, where half-timbered houses dot a timeless valley.  A town that happens to be one of those rare upbringings of time, where the romantic flair of the Middle Ages and Renaissance still exist. A town, which, with its less than 10k local Germans take you back in time, while keeping a perfect harmony with the present. I remember how when I was planning for my itinerary to spend about a week in Bavaria, Rothenburg was high on my list. And to honestly admit it, I had no idea about its history, the people who make it so beautiful or any fact about the town whatsoever. It was the colourful Google Images of Rothenburg that happened to be my original fascination — the old town square, the many high-timbered houses, the medieval cobblestone streets, all of which set a very fairytale-like image of the town in my head. Of course, in an ideal world, Rothenburg is a kind …

An Ideal 3-Day Travel Itinerary For Munich

While it is true that Berlin – the capital city of Germany – is often considered as the most favorable destination for young travellers to visit in Germany, and is hyped all around the globe as a party town, the hipster hotspot and the place to be right now, Munich is no less a secret haven for backpackers and young travellers alike. I found Munich a more original destination, needless to say, a place that is more than the typical German clichés. So if you’re going to be spending some time in Germany, Munich is a must-see and a fantastically convenient hub from which to easily explore different attractions and sights in the greater Bavaria region and even the neighbouring Austria. And to tell you honestly, you need a week or more to really see Munich, but I understand it’s not possible for everyone. So if you’re short with time, this guide will give you enough ideas to whet your appetite and leave Munich with many unforgettable memories. This is not just any other Munich …

Top Tourist Attractions In Munich Not To Miss

Visiting Munich? Don’t miss these top tourist attractions! Munich was in my bucket-list for long for all the good things I had heard about it from fellow travellers. Though it was true that most people who adored Munich adored it for its annual beer festival, I found there’s still a lot more to the city of Munich than the drinking steins of beers and going crazy among Octoberfest’s huge drunk crowds. Munich is host to a beautiful historic city centre, many serene public-parks (where one can even surf) vibrant beer gardens and some hearty German food — no wonder, being the third largest town in Germany and the largest in South Germany, Munich has a lot to offer. And what makes it better than any other town (even better than Berlin — the rebel free-city of Germany, so to speak) is its posher, cleaner and more well-behaving look. Also Read: Berlin Travel Guide So if I were to suggest that one big German city (please note that I am still not comparing it with the cuter …

My First Skydiving Experience, And No, It Wasn’t Scary!

Planning for a Skydive but can’t gather the courage to do it? Remember, Skydiving Isn’t Scary! It has been almost 3 hours now since I’ve landed (Safely back on earth) after my first ever skydive. A 1-minute of freefall from over 4000m height and I fairly remember how crazy and wild I behaved as I touched the ground. I couldn’t stop myself from laughing and yelling and hugging my tandem instructor Steffen. The energy in me was boundless. And I think that’s the thing with all adventure activities. Once you win over your fear and come out of it alive, you feel as if you’ve conquered your weaker self. I mean I remember how scared I felt before the dive. I did over a dozen stories on my Instagram page telling people that I’ve been feeling so scared that I’m considering to back-out. Reacting to the stories, many people shared reassurance with one of them sharing the most useful set of words “Skydiving is not a rollercoaster ride” and now that I’ve done it and know how …

Review Nissan Sunny: A Perfect Sedan For Family Road-Trips

When you’ve been driving your own car for long it’s hard to instantly feel comfortable behind the wheel of an unfamiliar vehicle, and so was the case with me as I received the Nissan Sunny to test-drive and review it during a few days long family road trip in the Himalayas. I mean, I am one of those people who have to do a lot of finagling and manoeuvring of buttons, seats, not to mention adjusting a few things that are fairly critical, such as side rear-view mirrors and the programmed radio station selection. But with the kind of technology that Nissan Sunny offered (from its automatic CVT transmission to electrically adjustable mirrors), things become a lot easier right from the beginning. My First Impression Of Nissan Sunny A road trip really allows you to get to know a vehicle. You get to know the drivability and the comfort level of a vehicle when you spend hours in it. Does it have plenty of cupholders? Are the seats comfortable? Do you have plenty of room to stretch …

A 5-Day Family Road Trip Around Manali, From Delhi

“Watch it” “Slow down” and “Careful”, as I vaguely remember, are the three phrases my father repeatedly spat on me during our recent 5-day family road trip to Manali from Delhi, the idea of which germinated in my mind when Nissan India asked if I wanted to test drive one of their cars on a road trip to the Himalayas somewhere. Read: Nissan Sunny Review A family road trip, as I experienced myself, can be just as wonderful an experience as with friends. Though of course, a road trip with friends has its own perks — with the biggest benefit being the fact that you don’t feel a need to pre-plan your journey while travelling with friends, whereas when with the family, you need to pre-plan and pre-plan a lot. Because if you already know where you’re going and if the places you’re visiting are peaceful enough for spending some family time together, then you’re in store for some amazing lifetime memories. So if you too are planning a few days long road-trip in the Himalayas with …

What To Do In Brisbane: Tips For First Time Travellers

I can fairly remember how when an invitation from the Queensland Tourism to explore the region of Gold Coast landed in my inbox, I humbly requested for an overstay in the country after the completion of our blog-tip, to experience a bit of Brisbane as well. Though I had to travel Brisbane on my own, without any support from the Queensland Tourism, it still made sense to stay back and not miss the chance of exploring Brisbane now that I was already in Queensland. I mean Brisbane is, after all, considered as one of the friendliest travel destinations in the world and has been topping Tripadvisor’s ranking in the South Pacific region since years. So yea, my love for Brisbane started before I even visited Brisbane. And when I actually ended up there, my love only intensified. What To Do In Brisbane Exploring The Seaside Town Of Sandgate  …and learning Paddleboarding! Jump into a train and your next destination is Sandgate — a vibrant and historic seaside town, laden with cute cafes, even more relaxing vibe, …

Exploring Brisbane On Segway

Want to explore Brisbane on a fast-track? Go for a Segway tour in Brisbane! I remember the last time I tried Segway I was on a different continent and some 15,000km away — exploring the city of Rome. And the idea of a Segway tour in Rome germinated in my mind because I was short on time and Rome was massive and overwhelming — a quick Segway tour around the city felt like a perfect idea to get familiar and explore all its highlights in no time. Though of course, the charm of walking around the romantic Roman streets was unbeatable by any means, since I was short on time, what could be my best shot? And this time again, as I landed in Brisbane with no more than three nights to spare, the idea of opting for a quick segway tour on the first night itself made a perfect sense. I wanted to get hold of Brisbane and become familiar with its popular highlights without wasting any time and so that I know where to …

Why I Suggest Flying From India To Gold Coast With FlyScoot Airlines

Flying from India to the Gold Coast in Australia? I suggest you check for FlyScoot Airlines! You know what is that one thing that has always curbed me (and I think most people reading this article fall into the same category) from travelling abroad? It’s MONEY! The money that was required to invest in hefty airfares. I mean you plan a one-week holiday to Australia and you end up losing just as much cash in just flying from India to Australia, as in everything else put together. I remember how last year when I planned a one-month backpacking trip in and around Perth in Western Australia (and I planned Perth because flights to Perth were the cheapest from India) I couldn’t visit Sydney and Melbourne because flights to both the cities would have cost me a fortune. So, expensive airfares have curbed me much from travelling in life. And unlike with Europe, where you always find a cheap deal, with Australia it’s not so the reality, especially if you’re planning for the eastern coast of …

9 Reasons To Travel To The Gold Coast On Your Next Australia Adventure

The Gold Coast region in the Queensland region of Australia turned out to be my personal favourite among all the places I’ve been to in the country so far. Though it’s true that I still have a significantly larger portion of Australia to discover, out of whatever little of it I’ve seen so far, the Gold Coast remains a particular highlight, and there are many reasons for it. Gold Coast is the epitome of the Australian dream: from exploring picturesque surfing beaches to experiencing laid-back cafes to trying adventure sports of different kinds. In just a 60km of a stretch, you get to do so much that you otherwise don’t in most of the other tourist places in the world. I remember how before arriving on the Gold Coast, I underestimated it as just another upcoming beach towns in Australia, laden with nothing beyond surfing experiences and a laid-back life, but I was wrong. Gold Coast has much more to see and do than one can imagine. Also Read: A 5 Day Action-Packed Travel Itinerary For …