And just like that, I'm leaving sunny Dubai for a trip to winter wonderland tomorrow morning! Remember when I listed 5 probable destinations (from among the many destinations Fly Dubai flies to) to pick some couple of weeks ago? I've decided - PRAGUE. Why Prague? I'm going with my 12 year old daughter on this trip … Continue reading Tomorrow, one digit temps!
Salzburg is a charming place in Austria. No, scratch that, I'd say it's a magical place. I already fell in love with Austria after spending 24 hours in Vienna but when I arrived in Salzburg, I feel that love intensify. This post is about how I spent my 24 hours in Salzburg (in actuality, it's … Continue reading 24 hours in Salzburg
So as I mentioned in the post where I announced that I was going to Austria, I intended to travel my way through 3 Austrian cities on a budget. Maybe you're one of the those who wouldn't think Austria or Europe and "budget travel" could belong in the same sentence. I certainly thought too that … Continue reading Budget travel: Austria
Having the tourist cards is one of the ways I was able to save up on my Austrian trip when I visited three cities: Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck. Here's the detailed run down of how I used the card, including how much I saved and the verdict for all of you who are curious and … Continue reading The Austrian Tourist Cards: is it worth it?
Actually I was in Vienna for less than 24 hours but I had the whole day, from the moment I woke up and stepped out of the hotel door to the streets of Vienna till I left the city at 7 pm headed to Salzburg. It was my first time in Vienna and I must admit, … Continue reading 24 hours in Vienna
In a few days, I will be travelling, alone. The last time travelled alone was before I got married. That's like, more than 12 years ago! Sure I've travelled alone without the husband or any of my children when I participated in a bloggers trip to Thailand in 2011 and to Turkey in 2013 but … Continue reading I’m going to Austria!
A friend of mine posted a lot of photos of snow in Turkey in Facebook recently. Istanbul was covered in snow that I almost didn't recognize it. I was just in Istanbul in November but except for the tall standing minarets of the Hagia Sofya, I couldn't make out where the pics were taken by … Continue reading Istanbul in November
Around this very hour last week, I was in another world. Istanbul - Turkey's largest city with well preserved heritage from Byzantine churches to Ottoman palaces was simply, breathtaking. It's so different from the city I flew from. The season was winter, weather cool at 14C at daytime and a bit cold with rain at … Continue reading Memories of Istanbul
So sorry for the lack of updates. I arrived safely in Turkey last Thursday and since then got busy with the tour and crashing to bed later once back at the hotel. Istanbul is amazing. I can't believe I have missed to include this in our travels. I simply need to come back! Meanwhile, my … Continue reading Istanbul is ace
When this post goes live, I'll probably be up in the air aboard Turkish Airlines, bound for Istanbul. I'm part of a group of bloggers/media invited for a trip to the historical city of Istanbul (and report back what we've seen there or Tweet/Instagram live from the location). How cool is it? As of this … Continue reading Istanbul here I come!