Montreal: The resplendent beauty of Notre-Dame Basilica

“Sorry, we are closed now for a wedding ceremony”, it was so disappointing to hear that after walking for three blocks to the Notre-Dame Basilica from the parking. “So, when will it be open to public?” I asked. “Between 6:30 to 8 p.m., it will be open for everyone.” That was relieving. Well, it wasn’t that bad as we got more time to explore Old … Continue reading Montreal: The resplendent beauty of Notre-Dame Basilica

Montana’s : Delicious Saturday Lunch

With the tickets for the movie ‘Jurassic World’ in our hands along with enough time – a hearty lunch was the right fit. Picked Montana’s for their fun Patio and an interesting menu. And it wasn’t just good, it turned out to be pretty awesome. We enjoyed a great summer lunch. Sunny day calls for a drink and I beagn with their jam jar lemonade … Continue reading Montana’s : Delicious Saturday Lunch

Montreal: A Wonderful Summer day at the Mount Royal

An unfamiliar language, increases the time spent on doing routine things. Well, we were in the city of Montreal, where 70% of the people speak french and it is also the second largest french speaking city in the world after Paris. With everything in French and not in English (as we are used to), everything took longer – from getting directions to reading a menu. Lesson … Continue reading Montreal: A Wonderful Summer day at the Mount Royal

St Lawrence Market: Food Lovers’ Paradise

A one-stop location for buying organic groceries, savoring special preparations, learning how to bake a cake or becoming an expert chef, perfect for hosting a party, getting your couple portfolio shot, meeting friends over a cup of Victorian tea, having a good time with family, great for photography addicts, tasting specialty foods and getting that excellent piece of meat for the upcoming reunion. Undoubtedly, St … Continue reading St Lawrence Market: Food Lovers’ Paradise

Nature’s Artistry: Pennsylvania’s Crystal Cave

Perfect weather in Poconos. Trip extended by another day. More time to explore gorgeous Pennsylvania. Checked in for the night after a wonderful day of zip-lining in the valley. The following day, we had to pick one of the two places to visit – Dingmans Falls or the Crystal Cave. Was a tough one, but we decided to see the caves. The GPS was kind … Continue reading Nature’s Artistry: Pennsylvania’s Crystal Cave

Graffiti Alley: Slice of Toronto’s Vibrant Street Art

A loud burst of colors takes over the entire field of view sweeping one into the realm of imagination. That’s a Graffiti Alley moment. It’s surreal, to see the artistic sketches of underwater life covering a wall of the entire three-floor building, scary monsters popping from behind the cars, a peek into the future through a piece of looking glass, enormous blooming flowers mushrooming from beneath … Continue reading Graffiti Alley: Slice of Toronto’s Vibrant Street Art

Shimla: Enthralling ‘Queen of the Hills’

It is believed that revisiting childhood memories evokes feelings of happiness. Sure, that always works. I was in Shimla, last week with my family. A short trip down the memory lane to the lovely hill-station, we frequented during the growing up years. Right from the time we decided to the time we drove back home – it was unforgettable. It reminded me of those good … Continue reading Shimla: Enthralling ‘Queen of the Hills’

Srirangapatna: Tipu Sultan’s Beautiful Summer Palace

Every wall narrates a story – bringing out scenes from the pages of history – sketched with great artistry of that time – the Dariya Daulat Palace is splashed with vivid paintings all around depicting Tipu Sultan’s army on battleground and their victories. On the way to Mysore from Bangalore, lies this beautiful summer palace of Tipu Sultan. Situated on an island called Srirangapatna, “it … Continue reading Srirangapatna: Tipu Sultan’s Beautiful Summer Palace

Mysore Palace: Finest Gem of the City of Palaces

Mysore Palace is one of the most beautiful Palaces of India. Completed in 1912, with a few additions in later years, it is exquisitely designed. Part of the day trip itinerary to Mysore, this time I traveled with my parents, sister & my one-year old niece. We reached the Palace around one, bought the tickets and entered the grounds. The first thing, we had to … Continue reading Mysore Palace: Finest Gem of the City of Palaces

Bangalore Bliss: Cubbon Park Evenings

Cubbon Park is like an oasis tucked away from the chaotic life in Bangalore. It is located right in the heart of the city – a peaceful & green place to unwind. A beautiful landscape lined with over 100 year old trees with roots extending out through the ground – it is amazing to see such massive trees flourishing & still providing shade on hot … Continue reading Bangalore Bliss: Cubbon Park Evenings