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All places in Europe I’ve visited.

Travel Itinerary: One Day in Toledo

Just like the rest of the cities in Spain, Toledo also presents a conundrum of Roman, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim architecture, which actually tells the stories of the confluence of these cultures resulting from the respective conquests. The entire day I spent in the city had me gawking at the

Travel Itinerary: How to Spend a Day in Segovia

Spain has served as the crux of the Muslim-Christian-Roman skirmishes in the past. Because of these, nearly every city in the country has Gothic Cathedrals perched on some hill, Romanesque churches built on the remains of a former building, and the usual medieval architecture that dots around the city in

Travel Itinerary: One Day in Avila

Avila is one of the historical jewels of the crown of Spain. Cities around the world are witnesses of many past events, and this medieval town is no exception. It has seen the Moorish and the Christian rule, and both eras have left their footprints on the city in the

Travel Itinerary: A Day in Annecy

For me, a day in Annecy is once in a lifetime experience. Its darting canals through the village, meandering along some of the historical buildings in Europe, its food, and scenery, and most importantly, its settlement on the cleanest lake in Europe. The lake itself is surrounded by hills and

Photos: The Stained Glass Windows at Notre Dame Paris

The stained glass windows at Notre Dame Paris deserve a separate post in this blog. Every church in Europe has its own amazing stained glass windows – from its walls to its roof. From Italy to Belgium to Spain, these colourful windows tell a story of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Kings,

Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Here are some photos of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. I didn’t see Quasimodo inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. He is, of course – along with Esmeralda – fictional.  But this Catholic cathedral seems to be tied to his name or the other way around. Thanks to

This is the Crowd in Front of Monalisa at Louvre Museum

Planning to see Monalisa at Louvre Museum with a few pairs of eyes staring at Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece? Good luck with that! Getting closer to the painting? Hmmmnnn… You really have to be patient and brave as you slowly snake your way to the front view. Don’t worry about

Travel Itinerary: A Perfect Day in Lyon

Remarkably, France is a cultural epicenter, a place renowned for having the most famous artists in the world and home to spectacular cities including Paris and Lyon. While Lyon is, without a doubt, an opulent city, it caters to the need of everyone. Moreover, Lyon has gained a reputation as

The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles

It seems that every palace in Europe (or at least the ones I’ve been to) has its own chapel. The Royal Chapel at Chateau de Versailles is equally as grand as the one I’ve seen in Spain, Belgium, and Italy. Perhaps, the ancient royals were just too lazy to be

I Saw the Blood of Christ at the Basilica of the Holy Blood

You read the title right: I saw the blood of Christ at the Basilica of the Holy Blood in Bruges, Belgium. You might not believe me because I don’t have photos to show you of the “actual” blood of Jesus Christ – but people, especially Christians, around the world go

What You See Inside St Peter Basilica in the Vatican

What you see inside St Peter Basilica in the Vatican will be with you for a long time, if not, forever. As someone who grew up Catholic, it’s kinda a big deal for me to be inside a colossal place of worship. No, I didn’t meet the living Pope but

5 Facts About Michelangelo’s Pieta

Michelangelo’s Pieta is one of the statues etched in my memory while leafing through art books in our high school library. Never have I ever thought that I’d see it one day – in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica. In fact, I almost missed seeing it! I finished circling the interior
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