Utrecht, Netherlands

Utrecht is one of our favourite cities in The Netherlands because it is strategically located in the center of the country.  The Schiphol Airport and other major cities i.e. Amsterdam Central, Leiden, Haarlem, The Hague, Eindhoven and Deventer, they are all reachable under an hour or slightly lesser than an hour from Utrecht Central. Therefore it is an ideal place for a short weekend getaway and what not when Amsterdam is so fully-booked. Just like Amsterdam, Utrecht is a canal city and the liveliness is comparable with the capital and of course ……Continue Reading


Chasing after the tulips in Holland

Grabbing this long King’s Day weekend opportunity, we managed to visit the tulips fields in the Bollenstreek/ Flower bulb region in South-Holland province of The Netherlands on 28th April. The night before setting off, we did a thorough check on the actual state of blooming at different farms in the region through Bloemenradar. We marked down the blooming locations in Google Maps and compared that with the recommended “Flower Route” by Then, we called Rent-A-Bike Van Dam in Noordwijkerhout securing some bicycles before our arrival in the next morning. Note of ……Continue Reading


Dutch Skirt Day – Rokjesdag

Change of season, change of background where days are longer and weather is warmer with clear blue skies. You may find yourself switching wardrobe, leaving your winter jacket after 6 months (yes, that long and I am not joking), digging out colourful and bright clothes to match the weather. Totally exciting, looking forward and what not. Talking about attire, for as long as I could remember, the number of days of me wearing shorts and skirts during past years were countable. Dutch spring and summer in general are not that warm. ……Continue Reading

Cherry Blossoms Avenue ???

  Cherry Blossoms Avenue in Bonn, Germany Bonn is one of the German cities with “former capital” status. It has a combination of metropolitan and historic surroundings which is enticing for mixed appetite travellers. This city is famous for Beethoven or as the birthplace of Beethoven to be precise, and also Cherry Blossoms during springtime. Arrived by train at Bonn Hbf with Special Weekend Ticket (awesome deal!) and took a slow walk towards the city center, guided by the tourist signs. Journey began with a quick stop at Beethoven Monument and ……Continue Reading


Spring in The Netherlands ???

After months of cold, the weather has finally gotten better across the country where temperature has risen up to average 12’C for the last two weeks. It is beginning of April and the warmer weather is also telling us that spring is indeed has arrived. Seeing blooming and hearing chirping is such a serene joy. Very excited myself, because I would like to spend my spring slightly different this year. This write up is slightly different from the past because I would like to share what I plan to experience in ……Continue Reading