Fort story – Why now? Because it was my birthday weekend. And I love travelling. Especially climbing Forts. And I have never been to a fort on the sea side. Good reasons all I must say. Agree? What made it … Continue reading The Dansborg Fort at Tranquebar – Happy Birthday to Me!
Part 1 – Edam Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Anne Frank… the essential check points of our travel wish-list to Amsterdam, the capital of the kingdom of The Netherlands. These were further highlighted by Tulips, cheese and Stroopwafels. Our trip to the … Continue reading Edam, Volendam, Marken. Day trip to Holland’s three picture perfect towns – Say cheese!
Spring weekend in Amsterdam adds just that to your step, a spring. Especially when the destination for a family day trip is to the most beautiful spring gardens in the world, Keukenhof. It is situated in the small town of … Continue reading Keukenhof – the most beautiful garden in the world, ours on a Spring Sunday.
Monday after Easter Sunday being a bank holiday was predicted to be sunny and dry – and thus a fine morning to plan a family day out in the English country side. The possibility of reaching a vast medieval fortress, an hour’s … Continue reading Kenilworth Castle and the royal love story
This year is being celebrated as the 200th death anniversary of Jane Austen. The English novelist who has lived over the centuries in many of our hearts and minds, in book shelves and as e-books, in movies and serials. … Continue reading No plain Jane this! Celebrating Jane Austen’s 200th death anniversary.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays! It was this Christmas weekend that I got my “Hippopotamus”. With just a little difference. Gayla Peevey was 10-year old when she recorded this song and yes, got a Hippopotamus – a two year old … Continue reading Christmas in Chitradurga fort, Karnataka
A couple of years ago, we were at Goa to attend (myself) and talk (my spouse) at the ‘Writers and Readers’ Festival’. It was October, weather was lovely and we had a day at hand after the festival got … Continue reading Fort Aguada, Goa