The Sound of Music Movie Locations

Only the night before we watched the epic movie the Sound of Music one more time. There were two reasons. One was to get into the mood of the movie & remember the lyrics and the second was to make note of various movie locations and try to track them in real life.

Sound of Music Movie Locations, Salzburg, Austria
Panorama of Salzburg city from the top of Mönchsberg. On the right is the Salzburg fortress and on the hill on the left is the Capuchin Monastery

It was several decades back when it was first released in India and it left a lasting impression, not the … Read the rest

Touristy Frankfurt – What to See

It is quite often that we touchdown at Frankfurt only to take-off to another destinations. Frankfurt is perhaps in the middle of the world and offers connectivity to many other parts of the world. It is so much a hub of air travel that I often say jokingly that if you lose your luggage anywhere in the world on an international flight, it will somehow find its way to Frankfurt!

Things to do Frankfurt Itinerary
Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, the main railway station

We had heard many a people say… Read the rest

Mauritius beyond beaches

Seven reasons to visit Mauritius that don’t involve a beach

Mark Twain called it “paradise”, and Joseph Conrad “a pearl”. The visuals of turquoise blue waters and white sand beaches pop up in our minds on hearing Mauritius. No doubt Mauritius is one of those few places in the world you can fall in love with immediately… even before landing.


But is that all? Is Mauritius … Read the rest

Come Summer, go to Hong Kong!

I remember the time when we used to travel with our kid in tow. He neither enjoyed the intricate Sistine chapel paintings in the Vatican nor did he marvel at the famous Mona Lisa. These attractions are for grownups only.

Harbour City, Hong Kong at night, a panorama
Hong Kong at night, a panorama

We know that when we travel with kids we would have to balance. So, when we travelled to Hong Kong earlier, we made it a point to find out about things that would be interesting as a wholesome vacation for the family. So we present here, the specially curated things-to-do in Hong Kong as Read the rest