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wild food

Wild herb picking in Finnish forest

Summer has showed up a bit earlier than expected this time in Finland! So there is no reason for me to do the mundane! Instead, I am trying to do everything I have been meaning to do here in Finland while these warm days last. As you may already know that I always wanted to go berry/ mushroom picking in…

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Austria: Road trip inspirations

~Scribbles from the road~ Start: Vienna, 1 PM A warm and fuzzy Spring day. 17 degrees Celsius and thin traffic. A couple of hours later, a butter-smooth highway leads us out of the concrete world, to abundant nature and tranquility. “As I roll down the windows, the unfamiliar sounds of the road barge in and everything else gradually ceases to…

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Finnish midsummer

Celebrating Finnish Midsummer

~A beautiful Finnish Midsummer day, a very special road trip, and a short hide-out at a traditional summer cottage-that’s all I am going to talk about in this post. If you already don’t know, ‘Doing Road Trips’ is my thing as I have explained in many of my previous posts and discussed how each time I am on a road…

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santa clasu village rovaniemi

Rovaniemi, Lapland-weekend trip from Helsinki

The funny thing about having a bucket list is that it keep growing and no matter how many things you slash off from the top, the list grows a tail; a longer one, each time. So after years of dreaming, I finally managed to fulfill one of my wishes and ended up adding another. This special wish came true after…

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Plitvice Lakes National Park- Croatia’s must visits

This summer (2016), I managed to cross Plitvice Lakes National park in Croatia off my bucket list but I have been procrastinating about writing a post as the photographs I took there buy for only 5% of its beauty. This is ,mostly, because I am not a pro and, partly, because my camera fails me on days when the sun…

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Road Trip in Croatia- Off my bucket list

If you are a travel freak (enthusiast?) of any level (from ‘hard-core-nomad’ to ‘hey-I-am-just-getting-started-types) you would agree that the very idea of road tripping across a new place makes your heart skip a few beats. It’s because nothing else can beat the excitement of setting out on roads unknown especially when you have amazing people for company! For me, a…

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Zlatni Rat Beach

Zlatni Rat, Brač-The best of Croatia

A few years ago, while working for a travel magazine I had the opportunity of interviewing an important figure from the Embassy of the republic of Croatia. At the end of the interview, I was given a cute little pouch of lavender as a token of goodwill. That pouch sat in my wardrobe for many years until I moved to…

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Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg- First few impressions

Some of my earliest memories of my childhood and the word ‘Russia’ are from those days which were filled with reading storybooks published by Raduga, a state-owned publication house of the Soviet Union of the 1970s. Those books published by Raduga were very popular among children and the stories I read were mostly the translated versions of stories about the…

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Tulip gazing at Keukenhof- facts & photos

You marvel at what you see and rustle across the garden for those perfect clicks, before the approaching storm puts an end to your Keukenhof adventures. The sights and smells do not disappoint you. Indeed, they offer you the perfect antidote to the ‘canals & museums’ you have overdosed yourself with (in Amsterdam). You just wish the photographs could capture the scents of the flowers as well!

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Chasing ‘Huldras’ in the Norwegian woods

  Seated in a toy-like train on a bright mid-July day, we were moving down from an elevation of about 2800 ft. However, it hardly felt like summer as we were in Norway, one of the coldest regions in the world. To support our point, a couple of hours ago, we had just crossed a vast stretch of glaciers. The…

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Things to do before I die: Seine River Cruise at night

Despite all the sweet things I want to say, it would still be a cliche to write about Paris and its most famous attractions, especially, the Eiffel Tower as Paris is probably one of the most talked about cities in the world. So you definitely don’t need my views on that. However, when you have such beautiful memories to share…

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Things to do before I die- Trek to Double decker living root bridge

Status- checked The fascinating thing about this root bridge is, it’s a living root bridge still growing and growing stronger with time. A rare thing! The bridge is the most phenomenal natural object I have ever seen in this life not because it connects two banks of a river in a remote village hidden inside deep forests but also connects…

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