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Christmas markets in Europe

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. With the Christmas markets set up one month in advance in Europe, there sure seems to be magic all around!We all may not have visited the markets all over Europe, but we sure can take a virtual trip right now!What say? Here’s a roundup of…

Great view of Eiffel Tower from the terrace of Hotel Terras,Montmartre,Paris

The time I stayed at Montmartre and made new friends!

You know the feeling of strongly wanting to explore a place you’ve only read about? Or the sense of familiarity with somewhere you’ve never been to? Well, Montmartre in Paris was one such area for me. After reading numerous stories about the artists and writers who spent time there, the liveliness, the iconic sights and…

lovely flowers at cornwall beach fistra

7 Alternate long-weekend stays in UK

Who doesn’t enjoy looking up holidays in advance and planning possible travels? Long weekends, public holidays,annual leave – I’m sure lots of people are excited to check out all possible vacation dates at the beginning of the year! This year, I’ve been able to combine work and travel and visit some of the places that…

eiffel sunset

Exploring a world wonder: the Eiffel Tower

They say, when one door closes, another window opens for sure.When Gustave Eiffel’s company proposed designing the Eiffel Tower, it was supposed to be the world’s tallest tower,and he wanted to build it in Barcelona! But, since the Spanish Council didn’t think it would match the aesthetics of the city, he entered the design into…