Southport: To Do List for a Day Trip

After my tragic train ride to the Lake district, I was a bit apprehensive towards taking the ride to Southport. But, by God’s Grace this ride was unlike the previous one and though very early in the morning it was a comfortable and pleasant ride. As usual the scenery changed from Manchester to  its outskirts;…

GUEST POST: Five Places to Visit in Italy

I’ve written extensively on my blog about how much I love Italy! I often joke that I should have been born Italian – I love good food (pasta in particular!), I love everything beautiful and I love dolce vita lifestyle. Going to Italy is always such a delight and today I am going to share…

Windermere: The Serenity of Lake District

They say after every rough night comes a beautiful day. Well, Windermere for me was like the beautiful day after a ‘rough night’ of the train ride to it. But I would not complain too much, for what is the fun of travelling if things do not go amiss and unplanned. After boarding my two…

Leeds: A One Day Tour

My trip to Leeds was decided in the same time that you take to read the  weather forecast and decide whether the day would be rainy, sunny or it will use its discretion to act funny. I am a late sleeper and a late riser. Usually my mum’s voice is the alarm clock ; but for…

A Trip to Oxford

Oxford is a students dream. A city which has grown to great heights due to the presence of the University of Oxford , Museums, Libraries and other buildings of historical importance. Though this  is a much awaited post, due since last October, it feels like only yesterday that I had visited this place. Oxford is also…

Buckingham Palace, London

My final destination for the London visit was the famous Buckingham Palace, seat of the Monarch of UK, in this case the Queen. Interestingly, the day I visited the palace was the official celebrations of the Queen’s birthday. Apart from the usual Change of Guards ceremony, a special celebration took place on this day. The…

Tower of London & Tower Bridge

My first look at the Tower of London, was accompanied by a question why are the towers looking grey when they look brown on television?  After stopping for a quick-lunch at Horse Guards Parade,  we got up on another Hop-On Hop -Off bus and got down at the bus stop for the Tower of London…

Manchester Day 2016

Manchester is a city of wonders. It never fails to amaze me . . . and today’s Manchester Parade 2016 (19th June 2016) was just another instance. The city is filled with its own share of history, culture, science and development; and with time it has encompassed within itself various other cultures and their customs….

Westminster Abbey

I read Tintin and the Secret of the Unicorn (Part 1) and Red Rackham’s Treasure (above Part 2) when I was in standard three. Since, then I have read and re-read each of the above twenty books, so many times that I have lost count. What Tintin means to me and how much of an influence…

Trafalgar Square and Horse Guards Parade

My next destination after Madame Tussauds was Trafalgar Square. I knew we did not have time to go inside the National Art Gallery and take a look; but it would be a shame to come to London and not going to the Trafalgar Square. So, we got onto the Hop-On Hop-Off tour bus and got…