A brilliant afternoon in Geneva – Switzerland Day 1

We visited Switzerland for the first time in December 2014 and it's safe to say it was love at first sight. The natural beauty, the people, the food and of course, the efficient public transport system made it an ideal destination for nature/transport lovers like Dalek as well as clueless-but-enthusiastic-travellers like me. Since then, we've grabbed … Continue reading A brilliant afternoon in Geneva – Switzerland Day 1

Eating our way through Istanbul, Turkey affordably

Across all our travel around the world, we have found Istanbul to be the #1 place for food (tied with Kolkata, India). So we had to write a completely food-based blogpost (our second after London) to rank our top food experiences from our 1-week stay in Istanbul along with restaurant details. It is all about … Continue reading Eating our way through Istanbul, Turkey affordably

A guide to Islay, Scotland – A whisky lovers dream destination

One of the absolute must-do stops from Dalek's Scotland trip was Islay, the Scottish island famed over the world for its whisky. What was surprising was how much natural beauty was present on the island and how friendly the locals were. This guide will summarise our Islay experiences along with tips for getting around by public transport. … Continue reading A guide to Islay, Scotland – A whisky lovers dream destination

1580 Restaurant review & Birmingham blogger meetup

A couple of weeks back, the Birmingham (our home city in the UK) blogger community was invited to the launch event of a new Indian restaurant called 1580. Birmingham has a thriving blogger community (Facebook, Twitter) and they organize meetups once in a while to come together and have a friendly chat. It was our first … Continue reading 1580 Restaurant review & Birmingham blogger meetup

A rainy weekend in Lake District, England

For the first time in 2017, we went on a trip with Ankita & Shane Barb & Bert from 22 Nelson Street. We had grand plans of a "spring is here" weekend in the Lake District (which we think is the most picturesque place in England). However the weather dampened our hopes, literally! Only in the last 3 hours … Continue reading A rainy weekend in Lake District, England

Top 5 Romantic things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

We've already declared that we find Lisbon to be one of Europe's most romantic cities, right up there with Paris. In this post, we share our top things to do in the city and how we found each activity romantic. Top tip: The 48 hour Lisboa card is excellent value and easily covers its 31.50 EUR … Continue reading Top 5 Romantic things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

Top 5 Whisky related experiences in Scotland

We're back with another top 5 list (following up our top 5 campsites in Scotland post), this time collating our top 5 (scotch) whisky related experiences in the bonnie country of Scotland. Again, we have a narrow exposure to the broad spectrum of Scottish distilleries so this is a very personal list. We hope this … Continue reading Top 5 Whisky related experiences in Scotland

Sintra – The perfect day trip from Lisbon (Day 3)

The final day of our Valentine's day weekend was spent day-tripping to the town of Sintra, home to 3 very unique castles. Where we'd have loved to visit all 3 castles, time constraints meant that we had to pick one and of course we picked the castle of romance - Pena Palace. We were really … Continue reading Sintra – The perfect day trip from Lisbon (Day 3)

Our Lisbon romance continues + the best Portuguese meal (Day 2)

We were still in sight-seeing mode on our first trip to Lisbon after having covered the attractions of Belem on Day 1 & elevated viewpoints on Night 1. Our Day 2 list of attractions included the Castle, the Tile Museum, cathedrals and walking around in the iconic neighbourhoods of Alfama & Bairro Alto. This day … Continue reading Our Lisbon romance continues + the best Portuguese meal (Day 2)