Day 4 – The Mont Blanc, so much to write about

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On August 4, 2012 we left Switzerland on our way to Italy. We chose a route through the Alps. When I first mapped the route on the Google maps I was somewhat surprised to note that there was a section where the route just disappeared for several miles. Further zooming into the maps I realized […]

Day 3 – Paris to Geneva, Switzerland

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Certainly, the stay in Paris was too short. There were so many things to see and so little time. No doubt, Paris is the place we will have to come back again. On the third day we travelled to Geneva. Surprisingly, the weather was perfect, again bright and sunny and warm. The ride from Paris […]

Day 2 – Paris and the picture perfect day

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The day could have been better.  The second day was full of activities. We visited Orsey Museum and were delighted to see famous works of impressionists. The Louvre museum was equally impressive. The many bridges through put paris give an excellent opportunity to stroll and enjoy the scenes at many different beautiful spots. More on […]

Day 1 – Rickshaw in Paris

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It was most amusing for us to see “Rickshaw” in Paris. Apparently it is one of the common modes of transportation for the tourists  for small distances. We all are very familiar and comfortable with Rickshaws. It was a great relief for us to see rickshaw available at that late night for all of us […]

Day 1 – Midnight in Paris

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The night time visit to Eiffel Tower was an outstanding experience. The climb up the stairs became real challenging but when we got to the summit of the tower, the view was simply breathtaking. what a delight to be at the top of the Eiffle tower at midnight, cool breeze, clear skies and full moon.

Day 1 – Night we Arrived in Paris

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Since we arrived 2 hours earlier than expected we got  very busy right away. We checked-in the hotel, got ready and were already on our walking tour of Paris. What a delight to see all these monuments and the symbols of Paris we grew up seeing only in the Photographs or in the movies.  

Day 1 – Driving from London to Paris – A reminder of the Transposition of Great Vessel

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About 300 miles from London to Paris. We rented a car from UK. Interestingly, driving in a UK car which is right hand side steering but left side driving (left side going forward) and then the same UK car driving now in Paris sitting with right hand side steering wheel, but driving in right side […]

Day 1 – Bratislavia or Bust – Prostate Cancer Charity

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We met a group group of young students from the Univeristy of Darby, England going on a Car rally in support of Prostate Cancer Research. They were three young student on their journey of 2500 miles across Europe for raising funds for the Prostate Cancer. 

Day 1 – Dover, England and Ferry Across the English Channel

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The first major task for the day was to get the car at the rental place and drive to Dover where we can get on to the ferry to take us to France. At the Dover Ferry

Day 1 – Arrived in London

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London today is big host for the million for the 2012 Olympic Games. We expected the huge crowd at the airport and chaos, however, we were very pleased to see a very well streamlined process. The lines for passport check were moving very fast and we were all done in 10 minutes. The biggest advantage […]