‘Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things- air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky- all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it’– Cesare Pavese

Here I share my travel stories and experiences discovering different cities around the world.

The church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence

SANTA MARIA NOVELLA IS A CATHEDRAL IN FLORENCE. It is plain from the outside, without much ornamentation and hence easily blends into the surroundings. Santa Maria Novella is the first cathedral of the city and is the city’s main Dominican church. The church,...

City Sunday: Majestic Florence

Italy stands on the form-work of the past in terms of architecture and how the cities have come up. If Venice was poetry in decay, Florence is majesty in past splendour. The ‘Athens of the Middle Ages’ is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.  The...

City Sunday: Eccentric Barcelona

“The haunting of history is ever present in Barcelona. I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me, Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And it’s a woman who’s extremely vain.”- Carlos Ruiz Zafon This is a perfect description of Barcelona, the sunny...

City Sunday: Magical Venice

What can I say about Venice that hasn’t been said already? I know! Let me paint a semi-realistic picture that would not generally be portrayed. I visited Venice in the peak of summer.

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