Who wouldn’t love a beach vacation, spending time in the sun and the sand; and getting away from a cold and windy winter? That is exactly what we got, when Mrs. CurryOnTravel and I spent the weekend in St. Thomas. Located in the Caribbean, the island is part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and definitely on our list for a sunny getaway. Famous for its crystal-clear water, white-sand beaches, and of course, their daiquiris.
Trips to India are always memorable. Mrs. CurryOnTravel and I get an opportunity to catch up with family, while taking in the culture and the food. This is an overdue post on our experiences in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad is a city in Gujarat that is a hometown for famous celebrities such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mrs. CurryOnTravel. A cosmopolitan city with a rich history and culture, I truly experienced it for the first time; and I can see why many fall in love with it. This is not a comprehensive list of all the things to do in Ahmedabad, and future posts will contain more sights and ideas.
Summers can get hot in Texas. What better place to get away from the scorching heat than British Columbia, Canada? We visited Vancouver and Victoria with high hopes for 3 days, and Vancouver did not disappoint! Mrs. CurryOnTravel and I cannot rave enough about Vancouver. A clean, beautiful, bike-friendly city; it provided a perfect summer escape. With a diverse group of cuisines and people; it was fun packing for this trip, as we needed hiking, swimming, and teatime gear.
Sorrento was the last stretch of our 2-week trip through Italy, and to me it felt as if we saved the best for last. In our 3-day stay, we caught the sights in Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and Pompei. In the middle of May, we experienced the glorious sun in Southern Italy. The beaches, the food, and copious amounts of limoncello make for amazing memories.
On the eight day of our trip, we took the ferry from Naples to the Island of Capri (pronounced Cap-ri). The island is 45 minutes by ferry from Naples, and if you take the 8 AM ferry from Molo Beverello, as we did, you can experience the bustling of the island on the port of Marina Grande. The hodge-podge of activity as tourists are coming and leaving the island, along with others taking a naval tour of the island, it is a sight to see. The small, but beautiful, Capri is the stuff of dreams with crystal-clear water, delicious food, and the sweetest of wines. The island encompassed one of the most photogenic 24 hours of our trip.
After traveling through Italy for a week, we felt right at home. The language did not feel foreign and the folks felt like our neighbors. As we travelled through the countryside, the final leg of our trip through Italy took us to Southern locales of Naples, Capri, and Sorrento. After enjoying the charms of Florence, and the history of Rome, it was time to experience the Southern hospitality. We started the tour of Southern Italy with a day in Naples. Continue reading “A Day in Naples”
After visiting Rome and Cinque Terre, Mrs. CurryOnTravel and I took the local commuter train from La Spezia to Florence, our gateway to Tuscany. Luckily, for us, we were not the only Americans on-board. “Dolcezza di non fare niente,” is what the sixty-five year old grandmother said to me. After living in Florence for more than three months, my fellow American, told me this is what she enjoys about Florence, and this is what sets it apart from other Italian cities. “To really experience the ‘sweetness of doing nothing’, sit in a café or a restaurant and truly watch other people living their lives.” Of course, we had to add that to our must-do list.
In my previous post, I talked about Rome, its history, and the cornucopia of great places to eat. Mrs. CurryOnTravel and I left Rome and headed to Cinque Terre, or “Five Lands”. If Rome is cosmopolitan, then Cinque Terre is rugged. Located in the Liguria region of Italy, many tourists flock to Cinque Terre to get away from the cities and experience the countryside that makes Italy so renowned.
The towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare are the derivation of Cinque Terre. However, there is much more to see other than the towns, and our journey began with La Spezia.
After months of planning, Mrs. CurryOnTravel and I took a two-week trip to Italy. My future posts will cover our adventures to La Spezia, Florence, Naples, Capri, and Sorrento; however, this post is about Rome.
What is there to say about Rome that hasn’t been said already? A city that filled with history, culture, amazing food, and copious amounts of wine does not disappoint. Thousands of tourists flock the ruins, the cafes, the restaurants, and the gelaterias, because truly, how else would you experience Rome?
If you’re like me, the first place you can think of for amazing views, food, and fun would not be Vermont. Be honest, other than the syrup, what else comes to your mind? Mrs. CurryOnTravel and I were pleasantly surprised when we visited Stowe and Burlington to experience one of the best trips on the East Coast.