travel

A 27-post collection

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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Venice

This time the trip was to Venice – the queen of the Adriatic, a romantic city of canals, gondolas and paper-masks. [![](http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/2383/ven033iq0.th.jpg "Venice")](http://img178.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ven033iq0.jpg)We took a bus from Stuttgart on Friday evening and reached there Saturday morning. After a bit of freshening up at the *Tronchetto* car park where the bus ends, we headed

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Rheinfalls

Rheinfalls is a small attraction in Switzerland just a stone’s throw across the border from Germany (literally). We could travel there by train taking just the Baden-Württemberg state ticket and the journey took just two and a half hours from Plochingen. My first time out of Germany also meant it was the first time I had to take my passport out after the airport checks. But all was smooth

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