Iceland – March 2019
10-day trip in March 2019 to Western, Southern and Eastern Iceland. Key highlights are waterfalls, churches, and glaciers.
Florence in 2 Days (Oct 2018)
Day 1 We checked out of our hotel early in the morning and walked to the Termini to catch the 0700 Trenitalia high speed Frecce train to Florence. Florence was the first stop about 275 km away and the train reached our destination at around 0845. We walked across the street to the B&B and…
Rome in 4 days (Oct 2018)
Day 1 In October 2018, Mythili & I spent 4 days in Rome mostly visiting historical hotspots. A lot has changed in 10 years since my last visit. More crowds and a bit more expensive. But it is still a delight to see places and eat terrific Italian cuisine. We landed at the Fiumicino airport…
My Top 10 U-Bahn Stations of Berlin
Berlin has 2 types of rapid transit trains, U-Bahn (Untergrundbahn) and the S-Bahn (Stadtschnellbahn). U-Bahn is “mostly” underground while the S-Bahn is “mostly” overground. The U-Bahn is composed of nine lines altogether, named sequentially as U1 through U9, and it’s operated by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). During rush hour, the trains run every four to five minutes,…
Berlin in One Day (March 2018)
I traveled to Berlin, Germany in March on business and took the Good Friday off to walk around the city to do some cityscape photography. I stayed at the Monbijou Hotel, a short walk from the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn Station. The room was excellent and from the 5th floor terrace, the view of the Berliner…
Iceland – March 2016
Iceland – March 17, 2016 (Day 1) Mar 17 – Drive Map (click to see the map) I landed at the Keflavik International Airport from Seattle at around 0915. Going through customs and immigration was a breeze. I didn’t have to fill out any forms – just showed the passport and walked to Baggage Claim. I…
Arctic Norway Part 2 – (Tromso & Alta)
Februrary 25, 2017 (Day 10) Highlights: From Stamsund (Lofoten) to Tromsø by Hurtigruten Casual walk near the apartment We all had a comfortable sleep and when we got up, the ship was approaching the village of Harstad, the second-most populated municipality in Troms county. It is mostly located on the large island of Hinnøya. The…
Arctic Norway – Part 1 (Oslo & Lofoten Islands)
Day 1 – Reached Oslo at noon via Reyjavik on Icelandair from Seattle. Checked into hotel near the airport. Spent the afternoon and early evening in Oslo Sentrum.