My First Time in Europe – Shocks & Surprises

My first "major" trip abroad was to Italy. I say "major" because even though I had been to Maldives and Sri Lanka before but visiting Italy was the first time I actually went through the visa application process. And believe me when I say getting a Schengen visa on a (blank) Indian passport does require … Continue reading My First Time in Europe – Shocks & Surprises

My Journal: Colossal Rome (Day 2)

The Colosseum in Rome

Nothing can ever compare to the feeling of sheer awe that I felt when I first saw the Colosseum in Rome. I exited the Colosseo metro station and there it was in all its glory - towering and breathtaking. The fact that it is colossal is an understatement and the fact that the Roman Municipal … Continue reading My Journal: Colossal Rome (Day 2)

My Journal: Rome Day 1 – The Vatican, Gelato, Innamorati, Punto et al

The Vatican City

Roam with me... In Rome... Roaming is exactly how one must experience Rome. Apart from the much trodden touristy paths that constitute the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Fontana di Trevi there is so much more to this historic city than meets the eye and can be discovered only when you aimlessly wander the lanes … Continue reading My Journal: Rome Day 1 – The Vatican, Gelato, Innamorati, Punto et al