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.
I have heard a lot about Cancun, from a total party scene to a great beach getaway, the stories are as long as the beach walks. I never did get to Cancun during Spring Break in college, but Mrs. CurryOnTravel and I did make for our winter escape. Touching down in a balmy 75-degree weather, the sun, the sand, and the tequila just beckons you to forget the troubles and enjoy the stay. This was our first time booking with Costco Travel, the traveling arm of the warehouse giant. The package consisted of flights, transfers to/from the airport, and an all-inclusive resort.
How does planning your dream vacation while sipping on a delicious mocha sound? Add a flavor of travelers, just like yourself, and you are describing La Vida, the travel café. Tourists from Australia to Zimbabwe flock to the latest creation, started by four friends to share stories, plan trips, and of course, have some coffee.
Everyone that wants to travel the world has wanted to visit Paris at one time in their adventure of life. Whether you’re in college backpacking through Europe during a beautiful summer; you’re celebrating your honeymoon in the most romantic city in the world; or you’re finally keeping that promise to your special someone after retirement. The City of Lights does not disappoint, and contrary to what we see in movies or what you’ve heard Paris is beautiful and friendly and one of my favorite vacation spots in the world. Continue reading “Bienvenue à Paris”
Kerala is known as the land of many things: God’s Own Country or the Land of the Coconut Trees; but, to us, it’ll be known as the Spice Garden of India. Even though my wife and I were born in India and lived there for some time, we have never visited Kerala. Kerala is the southernmost state of India, towards the edge of the Indian Ocean. Continue reading “Kerala – the Spice Garden of India”
What a great way to start our adventure, our zest for travel, then honeymooning at one of the resort islands of Maldives. Maldives is a territory south of Sri Lanka, close to the equator, that consists of about 1200 islands, white sandy beaches, and just a “heaven-on-earth” feel to it. The capital of Maldives is Male; the country is conservative thus contraband such as alcohol is not allowed. The resorts on the different islands are of course a different case. Continue reading “The Exotic Maldives”