Tag Archive: europe

NBH-030 Torre di Pisa

Another nanoblock design for a wildly famous and popular tourist attraction in Italy. We visited the Leaning Tower of Pisa located at the Piazza dei Miracoli during our honeymoon but couldn’t fit it into our… Continue reading

NBH-092 Venezia

Venice goes down as one of our fondest destinations in the world, and I have been waiting with bated breath for Kawada to release their nanoblock design of this water city. Have to admit… Continue reading

Of Vineyards and Medieval Riquewihr

A last minute decision to arrange a half-day private tour to see more of the Alsace Wine Route turned out to be one of the best decisions we’ve made on this trip (although… Continue reading

The Jewel of Alsace

That’s what I felt, anyway. That Colmar is the jewel in the crown that is Alsace. Incidentally it is also widely considered to be the capital of Alsatian wine region and plays host to… Continue reading

The EU Capital

One of the four, that is. I only learnt, very recently, that the EU has 4 capitals, and that Strasbourg is one of them. The others include Frankfurt, Brussels and Luxembourg. What a… Continue reading

Strasbourg by Night: A Photo Gallery

Having spent three nights in Strasbourg, we were presented with countless excellent opportunities to walk about the city in any manner we wished, and take some truly incredible (in my humble opinion) night pictures. There… Continue reading

Basel, the Crossroad of Three Countries

Basel isn’t commonly heard of – at least not in this part of the world – yet hardly a nondescript, insignificant city, it being the third most populous in Switzerland, after Zurich and Geneva.… Continue reading

10 Things about Liechtenstein

The Principality of Liechtenstein has a customs and monetary union with Switzerland, maintaining no official border with the Swiss and also uses Swiss Franc as its official currency. It is one of the only… Continue reading

Liechtenstein? Checked.

Shallow as it sounds, ’tis the only reason why Vaduz was included in this trip – to check an item off my personal bucket list, and to increase the number count of countries… Continue reading

Hallstatt, the one in Austria

You’d know this village is a big deal when the other nation known for its thriving counterfeit culture has spared no cost or effort to ‘clone’ it in its entirety, right down to the littlest… Continue reading

The 15th on our 5555th – A Review on Steirereck

We celebrated the 5,555th day of our dating anniversary in style, by having lunch at Steirereck im Stadtpark, a two Michelin starred and World’s 15th Best restaurant at the point of writing this blog post. Being… Continue reading

Of Wien and Its Christmas Markets

Bidding Munich farewell, we boarded the Railjet bound for Vienna shortly after noon. This trip, we decided to spend our money on travelling well i.e. favouring first class on trains whenever possible. It… Continue reading

Hello Again, Munchen!

We first explored Munich, amongst other destinations in Bavaria and beyond, during our last trip to Europe. That I would end up loving Munich so much was something I did not see coming.… Continue reading

How It All Began

We never used to believe in planning for our own vacations. To us, a planned vacation is… somewhat like an oxymoron. Simply put, we would gladly pay a premium to travel agencies, and… Continue reading

Of Camp Nou & Port Vell

We had a total of 2 days in Barcelona. On the second day, we decided to break away from the group to explore Camp Nou and the city by our own. Though not… Continue reading

Barcelona, The City of Counts

Barcelona, nicknamed the City of Counts (‘Ciutat Comtal‘ in Spanish), is the capital of Catalonia (an autonomous community of Spain) and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid the capital. This moniker came… Continue reading

10 Things About Switzerland

Switzerland’s official name is Swiss Confederation (Confoederatio Helvetica in Latin) hence explaining its official abbreviation CH. Switzerland is a land-locked country in Western Europe bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy… Continue reading

Epilogue – Europe Honeymoon

Expectations were feverishly high because it was after all (pricey!) Europe and well… our honeymoon. The honeymoon. One may travel to many places in his entire lifetime and promptly forget about some of… Continue reading

The ‘Motleys’

Not that Lake Maggiore in Italy, Brussels in Belgium and London in England are any less important, but they have been lumped together simply for convenience’s sake since we spent very little time… Continue reading

Of The Keukenhof & Canals

Contrary to popular belief, not all women are partial to flowers. I am one such exception. Apart from two white flowers – tiger lilies and white cymbidiums – no other flower, however resplendently packaged… Continue reading

Paris The City of Lights

The last time I saw Paris Her heart was warm and gay, I heard the laughter of her heart in every street café. –  Oscar Hammerstein II Paris, the City of Lights. Certainly… Continue reading

Heart of the Alps, Switzerland

Though sharing the Alps mountain range with France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein, land-locked Switzerland is undoubtedly regarded as heart of the Alps. The Alps occupy about 65% of Switzerland’s surface area, making it… Continue reading

Playground of the Rich & Famous

Our next destination brought us to the French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur in French), the southeast Mediterranean coastline off France. Due to its hot summers and mild winters, the French Riviera started out as a… Continue reading

The Romance & Fashion Capitals

Venice (or ‘Venezia’ in Italian), a city in northern Italy proverbial for tourism, goes by several other names including “City of Masks”, “City of Bridges” and “The Floating City”. However, none of these monikers… Continue reading

First Encounter with The ‘Boot’

Italy (or ‘Italia’ in Italian) also often goes by the moniker of ‘The Boot’, ascribed by the physical shape of the country. Me thinks this endearing nickname is rather befitting for a soccer-crazed… Continue reading