Of sunsets and small towns

Dated – October, 2013

In the last three days, the setting sun has left us in awe. First was Kas. It is a small town by the bay with an extremely happy vibe. We reached Kas around 4 pm, checked in to Santosa Pansion and immediately left for Kaputas beach. The beach was a good 30 minute drive from Kas and the view was breathtaking. You have to climb down around 160 steps to reach the beach. From the top, it is an awesome sight. Blue waters, mountains by the side, and all the people and the colours. Continue reading “Of sunsets and small towns”

Sunrise in Cappadocia

Dated – October, 2013

We woke up at 5 today morning. Yes, 5 am! Last night’s dinner was at this quaint Turkish restaurant called Old Cappadocia Cafe & Restaurant. Ordinary chicken and excellent lamb. We had pottery kebab, a turkish special where chicken is cooked in a clay pot and brought to the table on flames. And Moussaka, which is a Greek special, lamb cooked over a layer of aurbergines. Continue reading “Sunrise in Cappadocia”

On Turkish Roads

Dated – October, 2013

In the past 24 hours, we have been on four flights. Chennai to Bombay, then to Doha, then to Istanbul and finally to Kayseri. It is 7 pm right now and we are on the last leg before we halt for the night. In a shuttle bus from Kayseri to Cappadocia. Around an hour’s journey. Listening to some Moby song which goes well with the roads zipping by. Continue reading “On Turkish Roads”

Rome

Dated – September, 2011

This was the end. The last city on our itinerary. I always had a thing for happy endings. Rome was like that. You almost feel like you are in India. A little like Bombay. A little like Delhi. Crowded trains. People warning you of pick-pockets. Too many people just about everywhere. So many that sometimes you’ve got to just stop and let them walk by! And the city is all about history and food. Needless to say, I absolutely loved Rome. Continue reading “Rome”

Venice

Dated – September, 2011

All I have for Venice are photographs. Beautiful ones. Surreal ones. It is not a place where you go with friends. It is a place where you go with your loved one. Hold hands. Walk on cobbled roads by the canals. Sit in Gondolas with champagne and music. And then you float into an unbelievably beautiful sunset and think  maybe this is what life is all about. Continue reading “Venice”

Salzburg

Dated – September 2011

I reached Salzburg with my Oktoberfest aura and Obelix hat on! Dead tired and sleep deprived, Salzburg was supposed to be our day off to take a breather. I think we had sworn against waking up in the morning and rushing to see some new place. Our plan for Salzburg was to wake up when we can, eat to our heart’s content and then stroll. In that very particular order. Continue reading “Salzburg”

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