Sojourn to Vienna: The city of Dreams

Oh Vienna! The joy of being in Vienna is a nonpareil feeling in itself. This magnificent city of dreams (called so, for the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud lived and worked here) is a classical example of a city that is near perfect; with baroque architecture, impeccable quality of life, the rich and imbuing culture,…

The beauty of Klewenalp and hiking trails

When you have a beautiful sunny weekend and scenic Switzerland, wasting it at home seems rather uninspiring. So this past weekend on a gorgeous and sunny day we decided that the best thing to do was to hike along the Klewenalp Stockhutte route. Now, this route or path isn’t very well advertised path. Of course,…

Grindelwald-Paradise in Switzerland

The word paradise is often loosely used for many places; be it any offbeat lake or a quaint trail that leads to a valley, or any random field with flowers. However, when I call Grindelwald paradise in Switzerland, it is by no means an exaggeration or hyperbole. Grindelwald is beyond an iota of doubt one…

Trek to Oeschinensee, Switzerland

There is nothing better than summer time in Switzerland to go for a hike. The months of May and June are perfect especially since it doesn’t get too hot like in July and neither does the monsoon set in like in the second half of July and August. So we set ourselves and got the…

La Casa Valerio, Chamonix, France

A parched and a hungry soul desires nothing more than a few morsels of nourishment. And if this manna is delicious, oh boy, your day is made. After a long day of battling sub-zero temperatures at the top of one of the most beautiful mountains (Month Blanc) and exploring the freezing caves of a glacier,…