Category Archive: Europe


I always thought that my dream job would be one that required a lot of travel because I could explore a (new) city and that too on company expense! But like all things… Continue reading

Assisi and Lamps

Come summer, and I find myself wishing I was in Italy. I was in Assisi (and Perugia) for a weekend, two summers ago. I had quite forgotten about this trip, when I came… Continue reading

Paris Je T’aime…if only (le sigh)!

Is that so strange that a city that has enraptured poets and artists for centuries, should leave me so unmoved? Gil Pender in Midnight in Paris muses “To know that Paris exists and… Continue reading

Capturing the moment!

I just realized that once I get hooked on someone’s blog, I want to read it till there are no more posts to read. My latest obsession has been Valerie Jardin’s blog, who… Continue reading

Reflecting Back and Moving Forward

Happy 2012! This past year has been interesting and eventful. I graduated from grad school in May, took a big road trip across the country in August, and moved to D.C. in December.… Continue reading

Summer in Rome

I have a Facebook friend who is in Rome this summer, and every time she updates her status, a little wave of nostalgia sweeps over me. All I can do is look at… Continue reading

Of Canals and Bikes…

August in Europe is overwhelming with hordes of tourists overrunning cities, while the locals themselves holiday somewhere else. So while Paris left me quite cold (quite literally at times), Holland with its quintessential… Continue reading

Il Palio in Siena

I did some mental Math and decided 20 euros is the most I’d shell out for Il Palio. Even then, I had some reservations. So I approached the tourist information desk to find… Continue reading