How to plan your first Europe Trip

A detailed instruction tool with tips on how to plan your first Europe Trip. Includes recommendations and overall cost idea.

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Manarola – Cinque Terre: Food, Drink, Stay Recommendations

During our 3 day stay in Cinque Terre we visited all 5 villages in this region. And our favourite village from the 5 is undisputedly Manarola – dues to its picturesque view, opportunities to swim safely in the sea and eat the best seafood. We stayed 2 night in Manarola. So have eaten at most…

Pizza in Naples! 

Finally a post fully dedicated to food!  We spend more that half of our day today in travel to get from Manarola to Naples. What we needed was a good meal at the end of it and Naples gave us just that!  We had the best pizzas ever at Gino Sorbillo! The place is epic…

Cinque Terre Italy – Travel Diary Day 2

OMG! I’m never going to forget today’s day. This is my longest trek ever. We trekked from Corniglia to Monterosso – approximately 10 kilo meters (took us 5 hours) iPhone says 132 floors climbed! Ok so let me start from the beginning. We ate an early Italian breakfast (pastry + expresso ) at one of…

Cinque Terre Italy – Travel Diary Day 1

This is my second Eurotrip in 2016 and my third time in Italy in the last 6 years. That explains my love for this country and its diversity. So this time we started the trip in Milan and Visited lake Como. Will post a separate note on that. For now let me tell you about…

Bruges in 1 day

On popular demand – this is my post on what to do if you have just 1 day in Bruges. One line answer- Just walk around in this fairyland with a decent camera and enjoy beer, local chocolate and fries.          My recommendations:  Do taste the local beers at restaurants and breweries but…

Travel Diary: Paris Day 4 (in Retrospection) 

Day 4 in Paris was our last day and we had a lot to cover especially since we could not do much on day 3.  We started day 2 at Arc de Triomph and continued waking around Paris till late afternoon.  On our way we came across Champs Elysees (where we picked amazing bakery breakfast),…

Travel Diary: Bruges

Today morning we took a train from Paris to Bruges and were here in the romantic town by 10:00 am. We had the whole day to take in the beauty of this enchanting town and enjoy their delicious beers and chocolates.       We started with a casual walk to the city center and when…

Travel Diary: Paris Day 1

After spending 2 days in somewhat warm sunshine in Nice, I am back in the cold European weather again. This morning we took a flight from Nice to Paris. While I plan to write about my visit to Nice a little later, I would certainly like to tell you about my first day in Paris….

Travel Diary: Switzerland Day 4

Today is our last day in Switzerland, before we leave for Nice tomorrow morning. This short stay in Switzerland has been spectacular and I am happy to tell you about today as well.  The original plan for today was to stay in Luzern and explore Mt. Pilatus. However as April is not the main season…

Travel Diary: Switzerland Day 1

After months of working really really hard we finally began our holiday today! A group of 4 friends from Mumbai. We landed in Zurich this morning.. after 2 flights and a pretty long stopover in Abu Dhabi.     That’s Abu Dhabi from the sky By the way.  So..we landed in Zurich, stored our baggage at…