travel

A 29-post collection

250 days in Germany

In the first 22 years of my life, I have never been anywhere far from home. To be precise, never even been beyond the south of the country. And now here I am… 8 months in Europe, having visited 8 countries, experienced cultures totally different from what I am used to… It would not be an understatement to say it was all a life changing experience. So what did I

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Trier and a dash into Luxembourg

The main purpose of this particular trip was to meet Anu in Frankfurt. But this was possible only on a Sunday and we had a full Saturday to be planned for. After going through a list of possible points of interest, we zeroed in on Trier. This particular German city, located right at the border with Luxembourg was quite different from other places in the country. I don’t know

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Berlin & Magdeburg

Berlin – the capital. It is miles away from Stuttgart, but whats a visit to Germany without at least a peek at Berlin! [![Alexanderplatz - in the rain](http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/1354/dsc00112wb4.th.jpg)](http://img408.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00112wb4.jpg)Though they say there never is a bad time to visit Berlin, we certainly did find one :) . It was raining quite bad and we had

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Point to Point with Ryanair

“We are strictly a point to point airline.” says the conditions apply text of Ryanair. We managed to find that out the wrong hard way. :( I was supposed to be enjoying a 4-day sojourn in Barcelona rather than blogging from a friends house right now. The flight was scheduled to depart at 1245hrs yesterday. We were on time, passed the security clearance without hassles and waiting our turn to board.

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Vienna

This was my second trip into Austria. Driving again and for the first time while it was snowing. The temperatures outside were really down the scale during our onward journey, reaching -8 to -10 at places. But salutes to German engineering, there was not one trace of snow on the Autobahns even the though the area around it was covered in a think white blanket of snow. We started off

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The Swiss Trip

It was an odd time to visit this much hyped about place. It was already November and winter had already started showing up its head even up in Stuttgart. But we had 3 days to ourselves and with no other long breaks likely any time in the near future, we set out on a Thursday morning on an Audi A3. Our first destination was Zürich. We crossed the border (not

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J'ai vu Paris!

No one can come back from Europe without visiting the city of Light can they? It was October and probably not the best time to visit, but this was probably our only chance so our gang of 8 packed off in a Eurolines bus from Stuttgart late night on a Friday. We reached Paris on Saturday morning and equipped with a Paris Visite card we set off exploring… [![](http://img138.

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Neuschwanstein

Germany is a land known for castles. But I have not really been to any of them. As you can see I am not really into this castle and palace stuff. However many people have told me Neuschwanstein was different. So I decided what the heck, lets visit it! [![](http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/8163/neu025km3.th.jpg "Neuschwanstein")](http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=neu025km3.jpg)The touring

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5 days in Sweden & Norway

This was a trip ‘planned’ right from the day I reached Europe. You will see soon why the word is quoted ;) [![](http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7247/p9290024ly7.th.jpg "Swedish Parliament")](http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p9290024ly7.jpg)The trip iternary in short was to drive to Frankfurt-Hahn from Stuttgart, then take a flight to Stockholm-Skavsta, drive around Sweden-Norway and back to Skavsta, take the flight back

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Driving to Salzburg

[![](http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/5154/sal068hl3.th.jpg "Drive to Salzburg")](http://img511.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sal068hl3.jpg)Finally I got a chance to take on the autobahns of Germany. And it was a lot of fun! With a bit of coaxing Mathewji, finally agreed to trust me on my driving and we set off in a rented Toyota Avensis. It didn’t start off too well,

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