Christmas Markets of Strasbourg

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I love christmas markets – they are truly a magical window into a centuries old tradition. The lights, the joyous decorations, the hot mulled wine – and most importantly the unmissable festive feeling in the air, there’s not a lot I can’t like about them! If you’d like to visit one of the oldest Christmas […]

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A Day in Zurich

Zurich – so many preconceived notions preceded our visit. Boring financial capital, glassy modern buildings, materialistic, mono-focus on money… In fact, prior to our move to Paris, we had spent some time looking into neighboring European countries at their economies, job markets, lifestyle etc. Switzerland, especially Zurich had all going for it in terms of […]

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In the laps of the Alps – visiting Samedan & St Moritz

An inviting bench along the lake in St Moritz, against the backdrop of the beautiful Swiss alps covered in snow. The wind was biting but exhilirating!

For a first visit to Switzerland, both Uday and I were fairly blasé. Visions of spectacular, honey-dripping beauty, stunning vistas were almost expected. Thanks to Bollywood’s love affair with the Swiss Alps and our many friends’ visits, there was honestly not much of a sense of discovery or surprise associated with this trip. In fact, […]

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Visiting Montpellier & Avignon in Southern France

As you go further down south in France, the cities seem to become less French. Southern France touches Spain and Italy, and their influence on the local music, customs, architecture, and colors create truly hybrid ‘European’ cities. These are really, in a sense the ‘United States of Europe’, without the binding federal unity of America. We visited […]

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Visiting Bordeaux and St Emilion

Last month, we stayed with a couple of friends in the beautiful city of Bordeaux. We had been in France for more than a year, and it was getting quite scandalous to have not seen firsthand the (French) wine capital of the world. In a way, this was our most relaxed short-vacation, as we didn’t […]

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