Having left Aviemore, we proceed northwards along the A9. The Scottish landscape is extremely picturesque and colourful. We are en route to the farthest end of the country. But along the way, we stop to visit the Urquhart Castle, one of medieval Scotland’s largest castles and important strongholds. The Castle was built in the, Read More

Scotland is lovely. Actually, Scotland is more than just lovely…it is unreservedly friendly, full of unpronounceable words and has some absolutely fascinating history. My journey into Scotland begins in Stirling. Located between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Stirling is a quiet, laidback city in central Scotland with its own share of history. On the Abbey Craig, Read More

I would like to consider myself to be a somewhat-of-a-daredevil. I am up for a challenge and will try anything provided it will not disfigure, maim, or hurt me. At my age, I will also tend to be a bit more careful in what I do. Back in 2016, I was on another one, Read More

Santorini is the glowing pendant of Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea it seems. So, last but not least, I am off on the Paros Jet to check out what this island is all about. Five hours 45 minutes later, I am on this crescent-shaped island, being driven to the Anemomylos Suites. This comfortable,, Read More

I’m island hopping again and back at the harbor waiting to board the Naxos Jet (a ferry) to Paros. I have opted for Paros for two reasons; to give one travel companion a chance to bathe in the sea and to experience a less visited island. Approximately three hours later, we disembark in this, Read More

Greece is mostly inspired by mythology and I love it! It romanticizes history and adds a sense of wonderment to a traveler like me. We get to the Delos harbour on this beautiful morning and settle down for a quick breakfast before departure. Just about 20 minutes (by ferry) from Mykonos is a small, Read More

It’s 6 a.m. in Athens and the Piraeus Harbor is buzzing with tourists. Some bewildered, dragging luggage, searching for jetties and boats with romantic sounding names, but there is sense of adventure and excitement. Our “ferry” (mid-sized cruise ship), Nissos Mykonos arrives at 7:10 am, and a huge gangplank is slowly dropped down from, Read More

My train gets into Bari, the port city of Italy’s southern region of Puglia located on the Adriatic Sea. It’s late evening and I’m glad to be picked up by friends who then drive me to their rented apartment in Monopoli. Monopoli is a charming, quiet town about 40 kms southeast of Bari and, Read More

God distributed soil through a sieve and used the remaining stones to build Greece states a Greek legend.   So when ancient Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus (643-548 BC) said “the world is wonderful because it is a creation of God” he probably was referring to his own country. My flight from Bari, Italy touches, Read More

Last, but not least, I’m now in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen. And as expected, it’s all about colourful homes, waterside cafes, boats and canals, and of course the inimitable mermaid. It is, I’m soon to find out, also one of the more expensive destinations I have been to.  But first, I have to check in to, Read More