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India to UK in 90 Days – France Chapter – One Last Day in French Alps

Today we spend our last day in French Alps before we head towards French Rivera.As i…

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India to UK in 90 Days – France Chapter – Into The French Alps

The other night i camped at this camping site located not so far from the main road.Had a pretty good…

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India to UK in 90 Days – Italy Chapter – Into The Alps

It was a cold night and i realized that this is just the beginning.While i was planning for the trip,one…

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India to UK in 90 Days – Circling Around Mont Blanc – Chamonix

Lai da Marmorera reservoir ahead of Julier pass. This is Switzerland to you,unreal landscapes.What you see here is Tinizong-Rona town…

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India to UK in 90 Days – France Chapter – Cottian Alps & Hautes-Alpes

I By:   I 4 weeks ago I   0 COMMENTS I   France, Italy I   , , , , , , , , , , , Next morning,i made my way back in France as i wanted to climb the Col Agnel pass from the French side.I read somewhere in one of the motorcycle adventure forum that its more pretty in all the aspects from the French side,but only one way to find out.In the process,i arrived at Col d'Izoard pass.Parked myself around a coffee shop to get a quick caffeine rush,meanwhile more bikers around and this time as we get into conversation.I shamelessly asked for photos,my only intention was to create memories.It's always nostalgic to look back at such photos and emotionally react or gear up for more roadtrips like these.Sometimes they do work as a motivation. :) READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – France Chapter – Into The French Alps

I By:   I 4 weeks ago I   0 COMMENTS I   France, Italy I   , , , , , , , , , , , , , , The other night i camped at this camping site located not so far from the main road.Had a pretty good evening there as two local folks performed there.Entire evening was filled with beers,cheers,music and claps. READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Circling Around Mont Blanc – Chamonix

I By:   I 1 month ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Italy, Switzerland I   , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Lai da Marmorera reservoir ahead of Julier pass. This is Switzerland to you,unreal landscapes.What you see here is Tinizong-Rona town and surroundings. Crossed back to Italy through Splugen Pass.Though St Bernard pass was next in the list,i could have continued on swiss side.But i have a hist... READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Swiss Chapter – Into The Alps

I By:   I 1 month ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Italy, Switzerland I   , , , , , , , , , , , , I was getting a good hang of these camping experience and i was pondering about past few weeks and thinking 'why the hell i have not been doing this from the very beginning'.I almost forgot to mention about a German motorcyclist i met on Giau pass.He was riding around with his wife on scooter,he tells me that he is slightly bored with the big adventure bikes he has and want to try something different.I am pretty sure he was trying to encourage his wife to get into adventure touring . We exchanged some memories and each others phone number,he also requested to drop in at his home if i am around his place in Germany.He also shared this pen as a memory,which had his address :) READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Italy Chapter – Into The Alps

I By:   I 2 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Italy I   , , , , , , , , , , , , , It was a cold night and i realized that this is just the beginning.While i was planning for the trip,one of my friend Deepak who had been to Italy told me to visit this lake Lago Di Garda.I heard many stories of the lake from him,about its expanse and beauty.With that i also added Strada Della Forra in my plan,also known as The Gorge road.But before we reach Lago Di Garda,we have more passes to explore. I stopped for a coffee and croissant in a small town,yes we are close to France.We should get used to the croissant :).What made my day was this "smile you are in Italy" :) ... READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Italy Chapter – Dolomites

I By:   I 2 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Italy I   , , , , , , , , , , , , , I had good rest yesterday,which calls for an early start.Not that it suits my image of being lazy,but i am okay for an exception every now and then.It was a gloomy morning,dark clouds still looming over my head.Italy was quite close and as i crossed the border,I made a quick stop at Lago Predil.It was cold and buying the boots turns out to be a wise decision. Welcome to Italia READ MORE
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Pompeii – City Frozen in Time – Italy

I By:   I 10 months ago I   1 Comment I   Europe, Italy I   , , , , , , , , Last few weeks has been amazing and i have been strolling through some beautiful but touristy Italian cities.Rome was the most spectacular in all of them.While i was in Naples,I was more interested in visiting Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius.After arriving in Naples,i got caught up with the work.For couple of days i mostly stayed indoor with beer and my laptop to accomplish some unfinished business.Hostels are interesting place to stay,where lots of travelers keep on coming and going out.Better part of meeting them is that,everyone has a different story to tell,different experiences to share but most them of who had visited India had one thing in common "Delhi Belly"  :).Met three Indian girls working in Germany and we got along very well.We made a one day plan to visit Pompeii ... READ MORE
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Rome – History,Ruins and Beyond

I By:   I 1 year ago I   1 Comment I   Europe, Italy I   , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , From Colosseum to  Vatican city,Basilica to Roman forum,From history to mind blowing architecture.Rome offers a lot to see and spend.After having some fun time in Pisa i took a fast train to Rome,they call this train as 'Frecciarossa'.I settled down in a hostel which was equally close to the train station and Colosseum.Hostel where i was staying was quite cosy,dark,cheap and it was being run by a fellow Indian.While i was here in the one of the most historic city in the world,i tried to visit as many as places.Here are some of them which i would recommend to the people,who are planning their trip to Rome. Colosseum - On first day i almost skipped this place due to long queues for the ticket.Then i realized that tickets are also available at Roman Forum and Palantine hi... READ MORE
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Leaning Tower of PISA – Italy

I By:   I 1 year ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Europe, Italy I   , , , , , Who hasn't grown up reading about this historical marvel in their history books,standing in front of the Pisa tower i was living the moment of education i had years back in school days.Muttering the words while speaking with my mind "Holy Fuck,this is really a Leaning Tower". I arrived in the second half of the day after having some fun in Florence.Pisa tower is just 15-20 min walk from the station and the only agenda was to visit Pisa tower and leave for Rome in the night. Some photos on my way to leaning tower of Pisa. READ MORE
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Florence – Capital of Tuscany Italy

I By:   I 1 year ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Europe, Italy After Bologna i moved to Florence,which was a one day affair,I literally raced through all the places which should not be missed on your visit to this marvelous city.There are lot of things to see from cathedrals to museum,i would recommend everyone to spend atleast 2-3 days here and soak in the historic and artistic beauty at slow pace. On top of must visit list is Florence Cathedral,i was awestruck by the expanse and pleasingness of it.Construction of this beauty started in 1296 and completed in 1436.One can only imagine the level of thought process and artistic view involved in constructing this enchanting cathedral. READ MORE
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Bologna – Capital of the Emilia-Romagna

I By:   I 1 year ago I   1 Comment I   Europe, Italy I   , , , , , , Venice was getting bit boring due to the foggy weather all day long,I was smoking and doing rounds of wine to keep myself alive and kicking.Took a escape route with Trenitalia and moved to Bologna,journey was fast (2 hours only) and comfortable. Stay in bologna was short but worthwhile,stayed in a hostel called "|| Castello" which was very close to the center.Met two american ladies and a Indian bloke in the hostel,they finished up all my vodka which i stocked up for my entire journey.Anyway i got free smokes and awesome company in return so i shouldn't crib much :) Next day i went around town doing things which every tourist does.Here are few places which i visited. Torre Asinelli - There used to be hundreds of such towers in Bologna and only two of them remains in their fully glory.These two are most prominent ones, known as the Two ... READ MORE
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Queen of the Adriatic – Venice – Italy – Photologue

I By:   I 2 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Europe, Italy I   , , , , , , , , For moving to Venice from Milan,best option was Trenitalia.Fast,easy,comfortable and convenient.For booking tickets in Trenitalia, Check my post on How to book tickets in Trenitalia. I reached Venice around midnight,last stop of the train was at the Santa Lucia station.As i started walking towards my hostel,i could see lots of people still dancing on the tunes of weekend and shaking on beats of alcohol.Instead of joining them for fun,i dragged my smelly ass directly to the hostel for some shower and sleep maybe.I was staying at the Backpackers House Venice,which was bit hard to locate due to no presence of any kind of sign board.Even after reaching there, it took a while to get the door opened,meanwhile there was kebab shop right in front.I got myself a ... READ MORE
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Metropolis of Northern Lombardy – Milan – Italy Photologue

I By:   I 2 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Europe, Italy I   , , , , , , , , As i landed in Italy,Milan was first destination on my list.Searched extensively for a cheap deal from Helsinki to anywhere in Italy but failed miserably.Then came Ryanair to rescue,unfortunately they doesn't fly from Helsinki airport.Nearest airport where Ryanair operates was Tallin,which was just 2:30 hour away by ferry.I decided to take this leap on account of saving some Euros.Again the destination airport in Italy was Bergamo Airport,which was 60 kms away from Milan.But there are lot of volvo buses right outside the airport which takes you to Milan center for a mere charge of 5 Euros.There is no need of booking such buses in advance,there are plenty of options available.Bus operators like Terravision,Orio and Autostradale have services in this route. I was not expecting too much from the biggest industrial city of Italy,which is more popular for fash... READ MORE
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Stelvio Pass Italy – Waking up to a Dream

I By:   I 2 years ago I   1 Comment I   Europe, Italy I   , , , , , , , , , , , Disbelief on accomplishment which was never possible.That inception kind of feeling,when you truly believe that you are in a dream within a dream rejecting the moment of existence.Today was the day when i stood at Stelvio Pass with my leaps of imagination and dreams shaping up into memories of lifetime. We left our cozy accommodation at Dillerhof,Lajen and headed towards Bolzano.Weather was clear at the beginning but it started to become cloudy as we crossed Merano. READ MORE
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Smitten by Dolomite’s – Welcome to Italy

I By:   I 2 years ago I   3 Comments I   Europe, Italy I   , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Who hasn't heard about this famous UNESCO world heritage sight,Who hasn't read about this beautiful parts of Southern Alps in geography books and there isn't a single motorcyclist who hasn't fascinated to be here on a motorcycle.While we bid good bye to Austria with a promise to visit the correct side of Grossglockner,we entered Italy and first thing we did is to have the authentic Italian Pizza in lunch. We got complementary home made lemon shots after the lunch.As we stuffed our self with the delicious pizza we were ready to soak in the beauty of Dolomite's. First view of... READ MORE
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Travelling in Train in Italy – Quick Guide to Trenitalia

I By:   I 2 years ago I   1 Comment I   Europe, Italy I   , , , , , , , , , , If you are travelling on low budget or backpacking,train is one of the most important mode of transportation.During my trip to Italy,train was the best way to move between the cities.Comfortable,reliable,fast and economical.However,there are so many questions travelers have about information on booking the tickets,travelling on high speed trains,booking online etc.Here is a frugal attempt  to list down all those questions and their answers. 1) Where to book tickets online for trains in Italy ? Trenitalia is the primary train operator in Italy  owned by  Italian Government.Here is the site address to book the tickets. 2) Can we buy tickets at the station as well,How much time it takes ? There are Self service kiosk at the train stations from where... READ MORE
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Backpacking in Italy for 12 Days – Video Log

I By:   I 2 years ago I   1 Comment I   Europe, Italy I   , , , , , , , , , , , , To escape from the cold,dark and rainy weather in Helsinki.I decided to fly towards southern Europe.Cheapest ticket i could find is for Italy,that too from Tallinn as the low cost passenger carriers like Ryan air and easy jet does not fly directly from Helsinki.I utilized the Christmas holidays and new year holiday to travel in Milan,Venice,Bologna,Florence,Pisa,Rome,Naples,Pompei and then back to Helsinki.Had to cut short from trip because i wanted to be with friends on new year :) Used Trenitalia for the movement between the cities,it was the most easiest,convenient cheaper and fastest way to travel within Italy.Here is a small video which i had created.Suggestion,critics and comments are welcome :) [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTmX6PCdmmc[/embedyt]   Cheers Biru... READ MORE