Vikram's Travel Blogs

Rhine Valley
Oct 06, 2017 – Oct 14, 2017
My favourite Europe trips are the ones I spend in the border regions (Nice, Luxembourg, and this time - Basel). I smile knowing…
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USA
Aug 31, 2003 – Sep 04, 2017
Living in the United States for the last decade, I've had the opportunity to visit a lot of places. Sometimes for a long time, …
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This blog was featured on Thursday June 21st, 2012
Aug 09, 2017 – Aug 24, 2017
And we're back! It's a little less than 2 months but when you're away from London, even 2 months can seem like an eternity. To …
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This blog was featured on Thursday September 7th, 2017
Israel
May 18, 2017 – Aug 18, 2017
My 1st trip to Israel last year was really hitting all the tourist spots. This blog, which is a combo of the next 2 trips colle…
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Jul 01, 2017 – Jul 08, 2017
A first for me - I never thought I'd be one of those that would actually take a week long luxury cruise, much less enjoy it thi…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday July 11th, 2017
May 05, 2017 – Jun 08, 2017
And how well acquainted we become! Didn't I say the UK was my favourite country to visit? Well, it still is. So how then, did i…
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This blog was featured on Friday October 6th, 2017
May 28, 2017 – Jun 03, 2017
Ever since Riga was voted Europe's Cultural Capital 3 years ago, it fell on my radar. And after 3 long years, I finally made my…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday August 8th, 2017
May 13, 2017 – May 19, 2017
Paris has, from time immemorial grown into a world class city. The wide assortment of museums, galleries, parks and the dining …
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This blog was featured on Saturday May 27th, 2017
Austria
May 05, 2017 – May 15, 2017
"The hills are alive with the sound of music" sang Dame Julie Andrews. She couldn't be more right! In the seven days I spent, e…
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Nov 03, 2016 – Dec 27, 2016
My first split-trip blog! This trip is a compilation of market and Cathedral towns in a two hour train radius of London in both…
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This blog was featured on Friday November 18th, 2016
Dec 18, 2016 – Dec 27, 2016
Think mountains - big black mountains. Think peace and tranquility. Think of medieval walls. Think of holes in the walls that y…
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This blog was featured on Monday January 16th, 2017
Nov 29, 2016 – Dec 10, 2016
It's been a mystery right through the years. I'd heard so many myths and legends about Bhutan, it always presented this aura to…
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This blog was featured on Monday February 13th, 2017
Nov 08, 2016 – Nov 20, 2016
The Holy Land! How diverse it is for a country so tiny! Within minutes of glitzy Tel Aviv with incredible nightlife and Manhatt…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday March 14th, 2017
Jul 07, 2016 – Jul 17, 2016
It was a country ruled by Vikings, and then either by a Christian or a Frederick. Today, it's a country that has bragging right…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday August 23rd, 2016
May 07, 2011 – May 30, 2016
This state has everything going for it. And I feel so lucky that I'm only 2 hours away. A state where the accent "sounds" Ameri…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday May 22nd, 2012
Apr 23, 2016 – May 10, 2016
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert chose this tiny island south of Portsmouth as their summer house and their rural retreat, with…
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This blog was featured on Monday May 30th, 2016
Apr 30, 2016 – May 06, 2016
It's called Grand Duchy for a reason - it's grand! Ever so small yet so powerful, in the heart of BeNeLux is this gem of a coun…
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This blog was featured on Monday July 25th, 2016
Apr 25, 2016 – May 01, 2016
It's all but a speck on the global map and yet this island holds so much significance: the World wars, the British and French r…
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This blog was featured on Monday June 27th, 2016
Dec 03, 2015 – Dec 24, 2015
Two years ago, I made my South American debut in Peru. Little did I know that it's long slender neighbour would be next on the …
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This blog was featured on Friday January 8th, 2016
Sep 17, 2015 – Sep 25, 2015
Blame Czech Republic for this one! Last year was my first foray into Eastern Europe and Prague left me wanting more. And, there…
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This blog was featured on Friday February 5th, 2016
Sep 10, 2015 – Sep 18, 2015
Oh those memories! It's like a postcard came to life in front of my very own eyes! The sweeping terrace vineyards, the "pop up"…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday October 13th, 2015
Sep 05, 2015 – Sep 11, 2015
Funny, all these UK visits and I'd never felt I'd done Wales enough justice. Every time the idea came up, something either in E…
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This blog was featured on Thursday December 10th, 2015
Jul 30, 2015 – Aug 09, 2015
And we're back! It was a chance encounter with a British nurse last year at Jasper that we heard about the Wapta Glacier hike -…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday September 15th, 2015
Nov 05, 2014 – Nov 11, 2014
Anniversaries, centennials and Christmas lights! My week felt like a year's worth of celebrations: ceramic poppies at the Tower…
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This blog was featured on Friday January 23rd, 2015
Oct 29, 2014 – Nov 05, 2014
First timer's epiphanies! I had always thought of Portugal as nothing more than Spain's younger brother. What I discovered inst…
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This blog was featured on Friday December 26th, 2014
Oct 22, 2014 – Oct 30, 2014
If sinning means not having a fake tan, then we're all going to hell, and also why Cote d'Azur will always be heaven on earth. …
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This blog was featured on Friday November 21st, 2014
Aug 15, 2014 – Aug 24, 2014
When it comes to national parks around the world, Banff and Jasper stand as royalty. So much has been said about them for decad…
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This blog was featured on Friday August 22nd, 2014
May 25, 2014 – Jun 01, 2014
So the latest UK installment! This trip took me castle spotting in Northumberland, Hadrian's Wall and Britain's only open air m…
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This blog was featured on Friday June 6th, 2014
May 15, 2014 – May 25, 2014
Rome, Italy -› Tivoli, Italy -› …
One town's definitely an old classic, the other's fast becoming one of the newer ones. One is at the epicentre of Christianity,…
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This blog was featured on Saturday July 5th, 2014
Nov 23, 2013 – Dec 07, 2013
Lima, Peru -› Cusco, Peru -› …
So what have we here? One of the seven wonders of the world (Machu Pichu), but only a fool would think Peru's highlights end th…
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This blog was featured on Friday December 20th, 2013