“Budapest is a prime site for dreams: the East’s exuberant vision of the West, the West’s uneasy hallucination of the East”, M. John Harrison, in The Course of the Heart. Budapest evokes images of a city that overwhelms you, excites you and indulges you all at the same time. Budapest has something for everyone. Hungary’s capital city is steeped in art, history and culture andRead Now
Canals, bicycles, museums, cheeses, cafés, and need I even mention tulips or the infamous Red Light District! These are just some of the images that the mere mention of Amsterdam conjures up. Amsterdam is also a family-oriented city with numerous activities for children. With the endless waterways, welcoming residents, delicious food and lush green landscape Amsterdam quickly cemented a place in my heart as a city that will remain special forever. Here are some of my top picks on what to do as a family.
Venice. An enchanting city built entirely on water; a city unlike another; a city that offers art, history and culture by the truckloads, and is as dreamy as it gets with all the water and the sunset gondola rides. Venice can be as enchanting for the kids as it is exciting for you. Before you go, tell them about the magical city built on water, where you cross a bridge every 5 minutes, which has gondolas instead of cars and vaporettos instead of buses, and best of all ice-cream around every corner. And once you get there, here are some things to do in Venice with Kids.
Aqua Palace is a luxurious hotel situated in the Castello Quarter of Venice. Overlooking a typical Venetian canal, Aqua Palace is housed in a historic palace dating back to the 1700s. Spread over four floors, Aqua Palace hotel offers a grand view of the Venetian Canal and even has a private Gondola Pier.
Eastern Europe – A magical, eclectic place with amazing scapes and vibrant, energetic people. Whether you go to Prague, Budapest or Dubrovnik, this part of Europe is bound to surpass your expectations. No matter how long you stay there, you will leave wanting more.
Kid Friendly Meter – Vegetarian Friendly Meter – Our stay in Der Westerhof in Tegernsee was one of the highlights of our trip to Munich. Never heard of Tegernsee? Neither had we, until a friend who had lived in Munich for a decade recommended that we spend at least one night in Tegernsee, during our German vacation. Tegernsee is a cozy little town in Bavaria, Germany.Read Now
Originally Published on Urbandesis.com, Nov 2014 The second half of our vacation took us deeper into the heart of Provence (The first half was in The French Riviera, you can read it here). We stayed a week in the Bouches-du-Rhône region, in a small village called Maussane Les Alpilles. Another week, another town, another 4-bedroom villa, another swimming pool (and a covered one too thisRead Now
Originally Published on Urbandesis.com in Nov, 2014 Once upon a long time ago (yes, sorry folks, this article has been a bit too long in the writing), as we were trying to shortlist some destinations for a 2-week vacation with my sister-in-law’s family, she sent us a webpage that mentioned a place with beaches, nature, history, art and culture, and importantly wine and vineyards. ByRead Now