Category Archives: Travel

Jaipur, and other things that irritate


I took a day trip to Jaipur last month. I had been there earlier once with the husband and my parents. That time all I did was sit in the car and complain about the heat. This time I was chaperoning my husband’s parents and brother. Less complaining, more smiling and translating.

We took the Shatabdi from Gurgaon to Jaipur. The trains are convenient and surprisingly on time.


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Travel to Portugal – Sintra


Sun Sand Sea

2013’s big holiday trip was to Portugal. I wanted a trip that had a lot of lazing about, with a dash of history and one beautiful European city thrown in.

The flights were via Zurich and Munich. The airports had fun views of green hills, etc.

Landing in Lisbon, I was stunned by the intensely blue skies and the warm sunshine. The decent metro system and easy to use metro apps (and maps) meant we were in the hotel within the hour.

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