Cappadocia, Turkey

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Hi All,

Hope you all had a great weekend. I went to Cappadocia with family last December it was something out of this world. I have never seen a place like this – cave hotels, beautiful rock formations, snow covered landscapes, cave hotels and so much more. I stayed at the amazing Gamirasu Cave Hotel and had so much fun there. You can read about it in my blog-post here.

I had a chance to collaborate with Euphrates Tours while visiting Cappadocia and had the most wonderful time there. They are very professional and took good care of me and my family. Our tour guide was really funny and witty and extremely knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend booking them if you plan on visiting Cappadocia. We were in the city for a day and they had the whole itinerary planned for us. Continue reading

Gamirasu Cave Hotel, Cappadocia, Turkey

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Hi There,

I visited Cappadocia (Turkey) with my family last December and I absolutely loved the city. You can read more about “Top things to do in Cappadocia” in my next blogpost. One of the top items in my list was to live in a Cave hotel. I got a chance to collaborate with and live in the Gamirasu Cave Hotel and it was one of the most enthralling and fun experiences of my life. Since I went there with my mom and my husband we had both the king suite and the queen suite to ourselves. The rooms were the size of my house and has amazing facilities, the view was amazing and the hotel in general was very warm and welcoming. The staff at the reception and restaurant was really nice and kind. Overall, we had a wonderful time there and I am hoping to go back one day and spend more time enjoying the hotel itself. Continue reading

The history of Ephesus, Turkey

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Hello Travelers,

Happy New Year…!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful 2016 and have an even better 2017. I had a great year with a lot of fun travel adventures, brought a new house, got a promotion 🙂 and I hope the good luck continues onto the new year. I visited Turkey last December and Ephesus was my first stop. The city is about an hour’s drive from Izmir (you can fly from Istanbul to the Izmir airport). We stayed in Selçuk city which is near the ruins and has a number of hotels. Though it was really cold this time of the year in Turkey, the advantage of a visit now was that the sites were not as crowded and I could capture some beautiful shots of the sites. Continue reading

Budapest, Hungary in 2 Days

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Hello My Fellow Travelers,

It’s been long due to write about my travel adventures across Europe. I had the chance to visit a number of beautiful countries in my last trip and I just got to sorting out the pictures. My first stop on this trip was the very beautiful Budapest. Here is my short 2 day itinerary to make the most of your time and enjoy the city. Continue reading

Mike’s Bike Tours – Amsterdam

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It’s been a while since I got the time to write a travel post. So here it is – my review on Mike’s Bike Tours in Amsterdam. I visited the city about a month back and I had the chance to collab with the awesome Mike’s Bike Tours. They offer various tours including a city tour and a countryside tour. We opted for the city tour which was about 3 hours and started at 12 in the noon. It was very professional and well conducted and was a perfect introduction to Amsterdam. Scroll down below for more pictures and details. Continue reading

Portugal Under a Time Crunch

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Hi There,

Hope you all are doing great and enjoying the summer. Today I wanted to post about one of my favorite countries – Portugal and how to spend 2 days there. I had clubbed my Portugal trip along with Spain and since I was traveling to Europe from the US, the number of vacation days I had were limited. Nevertheless, I tried to make the best out of it and I was able to see some of the most beautiful and mesmerizing places I’ve ever seen here. Read my travel guide below for more information. Continue reading

Barcelona, Spain in 3 days

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Hola Travelers,

How have you been? So this is my last post in my series of travel posts on Spain. You can read my last 3 posts on Madrid, Seville and Granada by clicking on the links in case you missed them. So my last stop on my trip was Barcelona and it was literally like saving the best for the last. Barcelona was a world of its own. A city overflowing with art and beautiful buildings and full of life and energy, it was really hard to say adios and fly back to San Francisco. There is so much to do here, I am at a loss where to start. This is the best I could do in 3 days to scratch the surface of this vibrant city. Continue reading

Granada, Spain in a Day

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Hello Fellow Travelers,

Hope you enjoyed reading my last 2 posts on Madrid and Seville. If you are planning a trip to Spain I would say you read those posts first as they give you an introduction to Spain. Anyhow, after reluctantly leaving Seville to head to Granada, I finally made my way to this city. Granada was an interesting mixture of Moorish and Spanish architecture and needless to say the main reason for me to visit the city was the Alhambra. However, Granada did pleasantly surprise me. There was a lot more to the city than the Alhambra and it looked like a scene out of the Arabian nights. We took a taxi to get to our hotel and it costed about 30 €. Continue reading

Seville, Spain in a day

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Hope you enjoyed reading my blog post on “Madrid in 2 days” last week. So from Madrid, I headed down south towards the very beautiful city of Seville (pronounced Seviya). Seville was everything Madrid wasn’t. It’s known as the “Frying Pan” of Spain and is located in the Andalusian region. I loved this place as it gave me the actual flavor of Spain that Madrid lacked. The weather was nice and warm (can get really hot in summer), the streets and buildings were beautiful, the sangria strong and the tapas hot. If you want to see a Flamenco show in Spain – I would highly suggest you do so in the South. One of the mistakes I made was not spending enough time in Seville. I would highly suggest you spend at-least 2 days here. But if you were on a time crunch like me, follow my itinerary below: Continue reading

Madrid, Spain in 2 Days

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Ola Amigos,

Madrid is Spain’s central capital. It’s a  cosmopolitan city full of plaza’s, museums, fun places to eat and a buzzing nightlife. I went to Spain couple of months back and Madrid was my first stop during the trip and it definitely dint disappoint. Since I just had 2 days, I was constantly on the move to cover all the attractions in the city under a time crunch. Feel free to spread this over 3 days if you have more time to visit the city. Continue reading