Eating (and drinking) our way through Bruges

Brugge or Bruges (the former the Flemish name, the latter, French) was not a place that I was particularly excited about seeing. After having seen Amsterdam and Dusseldorf, Cologne, it gets a little predictable – the horse drawn carriages, cobbled streets, the pre-war architecture, the churches, the feeling of being in a Hans Christian Anderson […]

The Christmas Market at Dusseldorf

I’m headed back to Bangalore in a few days and we’ve been trying to pack in as much on weekends as we possibly can. Last weekend we made a quick day trip to Dusseldorf to see the Christmas market there. A pair of words could never sound better – “Christmas” and “Market” !!! Whooppee! All […]

Eating out in Cologne

What comes to mind when you say Germany? Beer (obscene amounts of it) and sausages would be first on my list. So when we went to Koln, these were must-haves on our list. Staying with a friend who knows German and who knows the right places to eat and drink at helps a lot. Although […]

Visiting Amsterdam

I finally visited Amsterdam on the weekend, with the hubby. The capital city is an hour’s train journey from Rotterdam, where we stay. Getting around anywhere in Holland is very easy, thanks to the comprehensive coverage of public transport, one of the world’s best. If you are coming from Schipol airport Amsterdam, you can take […]

Markets. Noise. Bargains. Colour. Photo-op moments galore.

Visiting the Blaak market for our weekly groceries has become a Saturday routine now. Back home, in Goa, marketing used to be quite the drudgery with me running behind mom when she bargained with super ease in-spite of not knowing Konkani, the local language, and expertly selected ripe-at-touch-tomatoes and patiently ploughed through little mountains of […]