Krakow, and its Romance

Krakow had been on my bucket list for well over two years, the main reason being its proximity to Zakopane and its deep forests. But when I got down to travel-planning it was always back-listed for other, usually Mediterranean, destinations. It never felt like the right time.  Besides, Mediterranean countries have a certain pull on … Continue reading Krakow, and its Romance

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Neukölln, Berlin: New Life in an Old City

As I was scrolling through Airbnb, looking for a place anywhere in Berlin, one place stuck with me - “Welcome to the heart of Neukölln, the Brooklyn of Berlin!” – A simple description that said a lot. After googling “Neukölln Berlin Hipster”, scrolling through some images and skimming through a couple of articles on theculturetrip.com, … Continue reading Neukölln, Berlin: New Life in an Old City

A Day on Monte Isola: A Quaint Mountain-Island in Lake Iseo

If you thought admiring mountains from afar is enchanting, wait till you’re ambling through one.  Monte Isola (Lake Iseo, Lombardy, Italy) is the largest lake-island, not only in Italy, but in the whole of central and southern Europe. With a total area of 12.8 square kilometres, the island rises to a peak of about 600 … Continue reading A Day on Monte Isola: A Quaint Mountain-Island in Lake Iseo

The Islands of Lake Iseo: Loretto, San Poala & Monte Isola

Lake Iseo (All You Need to Know)  is a smaller scale, less commercial version of Lake Garda.  The two lakes are around a 2-hour-drive apart. Lake Iseo is more congenial. It’s got similar breath-taking views but less traffic. More locals, less celebrity mansions. Lush green mountains and several medieval towns enclose the crystal clear lake.  The natural beauty … Continue reading The Islands of Lake Iseo: Loretto, San Poala & Monte Isola