How to get into camping & backpacking – An everyman’s guide

Are you looking at friends / people camping on social media and wanted to try it yourself? Or do you just want to pick up a life skill that helps you be more organized / self-sufficient? If the answer to any question above is Yes, this guide might just be for you. This is an everyman's … Continue reading How to get into camping & backpacking – An everyman’s guide

Top things to do in Perpignan, France – gateway to a stunning part of the world

The final stop on our month of travel was the city of Perpignan, France in the Pyrenees-Orientales region. Right off the bat, it is an incredibly beautiful region not only in France but probably in the world (one of our best trips ever!). There is a lot of variety of the natural beauty (mountains in the … Continue reading Top things to do in Perpignan, France – gateway to a stunning part of the world

3 things to do in Dunoon, Scotland – a perfect weekend destination

The best places to visit in Scotland (read the Highlands & Islands) are pretty far from Edinburgh & Glasgow so there's very little time left for relaxation and a touch of sightseeing if you bravely attempt to touch Skye and return in one weekend. Dunoon in the region of Argyll (within the Cowal peninsula) is actually … Continue reading 3 things to do in Dunoon, Scotland – a perfect weekend destination

A weekend in Rome, Italy – Sunshine, food & history galore

It will be a challenge to condense our long weekend in Rome, our first time visiting Italy, in one post. It was quite a change from the prior weekend spent in central Switzerland during our #monthoftravel. We enjoyed this city absolutely crammed with millennia of history in very sunny weather (finally). No matter how many pictures … Continue reading A weekend in Rome, Italy – Sunshine, food & history galore

3 superb Switzerland daytrips from Interlaken

As part of our Spring month of travel, we spent our Easter long weekend in the town of Interlaken, Switzerland. While the town is exquisite in its own right, we used it as a base for a few superb day trips. We'll list out our day trip itineraries and descriptions of the specific places we visited. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUIHo47lZxyContinue reading 3 superb Switzerland daytrips from Interlaken

Schilthorn – the other Jungfrau daytrip (Switzerland Day 2)

Lets face it, scores of travellers take the Jungraujoch Bahn to the top of Europe (11500 ft) and will continue to do so. It is a stunning day trip from Interlaken providing some superb views on a clear day. We on the other hand make our case for visiting Schilthorn (10000 ft) to view the Jungfrau … Continue reading Schilthorn – the other Jungfrau daytrip (Switzerland Day 2)

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