Vikram's Travel Blogs

Sep 22, 2013 – Sep 30, 2013
It's sad and nice in a way how my European trips have become a London-Paris duopoly. I need to shoulder my way through the Metr…
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This blog was featured on Sunday November 3rd, 2013
Sep 12, 2013 – Sep 22, 2013
Alright, admit it! Time to come out of the Switzerland closet! The same land that's epitomised the very definition of Europe fo…
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This blog was featured on Saturday February 1st, 2014
Feb 23, 2004 – Nov 17, 2012
This blog isn't so much a travelogue, but a collection of pictures of my holidays in and around Bangalore over the years. I've …
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This blog was featured on Tuesday October 23rd, 2012
Oct 20, 2012 – Oct 30, 2012
Spain! How is it that a country that's so ubiquitous for its culture, fashion, food and history had never really caught my fanc…
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This blog was featured on Friday November 30th, 2012
Sep 01, 2012 – Sep 09, 2012
This is probably the only country in the world I've visited that felt like a whole new planet - a country where angry winds kis…
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This blog was featured on Thursday September 13th, 2012
Mar 29, 2012 – Apr 11, 2012
There was a time where I thought the UK was my favourite European country. My, how things change! France is quickly catching up…
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This blog was featured on Saturday April 21st, 2012
Sep 02, 2011 – Sep 11, 2011
Another year rolls by, and along with it comes my second annual trip to possibly the BEST city in the world - London. But addin…
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This blog was featured on Friday September 23rd, 2011
May 27, 2011 – Jun 07, 2011
When you find yourself on an island with a population of 2000, you know you're guaranteed a quiet time. But what you don't know…
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This blog was featured on Thursday June 16th, 2011
Sep 04, 2010 – Sep 10, 2010
Britain's most watched TV show is the X Factor. I say Britain itself is the X Factor! This trip was all Sussex - the tacky Brig…
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This blog was featured on Sunday October 3rd, 2010
Jul 02, 2010 – Jul 06, 2010
Mexico City, Mexico -› -› …
London and San Francisco- stop taking it easy as my fave spots... you've got competition! I visited Mexico City in 2008 and fel…
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This blog was featured on Saturday July 18th, 2015
May 21, 2010 – Jun 02, 2010
I never imagined even once that my luck of visiting the UK every year would continue on into 2010 as well. I guess I'm just bor…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday November 10th, 2015
May 24, 2010 – May 30, 2010
Italy was my European country of choice this year. I made my Italian debut in the town where the Renaissance began - Firenze. T…
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This blog was featured on Friday July 23rd, 2010
Dec 02, 2009 – Dec 08, 2009
Never ever did I imagine that I'd smear sulphur on my face, and then wash it off in a lake formed by a volcano. Never ever did …
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This blog was featured on Saturday December 19th, 2009
Aug 29, 2009 – Sep 07, 2009
What can I say about France that hasn't been said already? The land of good food, wine and women. Throw in the biggest museum i…
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This blog was featured on Sunday September 20th, 2009
Apr 24, 2009 – May 03, 2009
Belgium is officially known as the capital of Europe, but coloquially known as the land of 250+ beers, frites and waffles. To m…
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This blog was featured on Friday May 15th, 2009
Nov 26, 2008 – Dec 01, 2008
It's not often that one gets to see the best of European architecture, art and history coupled with pre-historic structures tha…
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This blog was featured on Saturday December 20th, 2008
Oct 15, 2008 – Oct 27, 2008
Third time's the charm some say. For UK trips, anything goes I reckon! So a 3rd trip for me this year to good ol' Blighty took …
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This blog was featured on Saturday November 15th, 2008
England (St. Albans and Notting Hill Carnival), August 2008
Aug 24, 2008 – Aug 26, 2008
Another trip to the UK, albeit a short weekend stopover en route back to Dallas. I finally got to visit the Romanesque St.Alban…
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Canada (Vancouver Island), May 2008
May 24, 2008 – May 26, 2008
The ink hasn't dried yet on the boarding pass from my England trip, but it was Memorial Day weekend, and a perfect time to make…
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May 08, 2008 – May 15, 2008
Another year, another trip to the UK! This trip wasn't about touristy castles or museums but the laidback coastal side of Engla…
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This blog was featured on Thursday September 22nd, 2016
May 18, 2007 – May 26, 2007
"Ana nabatee!" Nopes, that's neither an electropop band nor a name of a new Thai dish. It just means "I'm vegetarian" in Egypti…
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This blog was featured on Monday August 17th, 2015
May 18, 2006 – May 30, 2006
Every UK trip of mine ends up becoming a London-Scotland affair, I felt I was neglecting the rest of England. So began my fortn…
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This blog was featured on Sunday May 1st, 2016
England (London and Isle of Wight), February 2006
Feb 16, 2006 – Feb 21, 2006
Another year, and another trip to London! This one however was a lot more relaxed than last August's. I spent lots of time in m…
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Nov 13, 2005 – Nov 27, 2005
Kia Ora! I've had the best of times these 2 weeks, met interesting people, saw new places and whilst I couldn't learn a Kiwi ac…
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This blog was featured on Friday March 4th, 2016
Ireland, September 2005
Sep 03, 2005 – Sep 10, 2005
What's the craic, eh?! My 7 days in the land of the Shamrock, Guiness and spectacular scenery! I started off in Dublin then thr…
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England (London), August 2005
Aug 13, 2005 – Sep 02, 2005
London, England, UK -› -› …
My London trip from Autumn'05 - backpacking and a week with me mum and dad. London's one of my favourite cities in the world an…
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Scotland (Edinburgh and Isle of Skye), August 2005
Aug 18, 2005 – Aug 25, 2005
My backpacking trip of Scotland from last Autumn. This was my 2nd trip to Scotland but the first one where I spent more time ou…
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England and Wales
Aug 15, 2005 – Aug 18, 2005
My 1st backpacking trip of England & Wales was an experience. I still say Scotland rules, but places like Bath and Ambleside ar…
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Alaska
Sep 03, 2004 – Sep 06, 2004
Alaska is perhaps the most beautiful place in the world. It's another thing that it's become touristy and hence expensive, not …
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Aug 02, 2003 – Aug 09, 2003
This was my maiden trip to Scotland, and it was like seeing a whole new world. In a span of a week, I've tasted modern Glasgweg…
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This blog was featured on Thursday October 20th, 2016