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Monthly Archives: May 2007

5 jours à Paris

Thats 5 days in Paris in Francais  Paris is a city that needs to be explored when you are not in a hurry. Most cities are the same way, but Paris is especially more so. It has more museums than any city in the world, a lot of history and some charming walks and cafes. […]

Travelling Alone

A lot of folks were surprised, some even alarmed that I was embarking on a two month trip all by myself. Many felt that I was insane, would get bored and homesick. Some questions I had to answer1. How would I be without friends and family for so long?2. What is my motivation for traveling […]

Europe on 50 euros a day

Well, that was my target. But it seems increasingly tougher to achieve. Here is a sample of my expenses for the first day (in euros) Hostel room – 24Subway from airport to hostel – 8Lunch – 10Coffee – 4Dinner – 10Drinks with hostel mates – 12 Thats already way over what I had budgeted 🙂Well, there […]

Peak District

In my first weekend in the UK, we visited the Peak District National Park in central England. Friends had always mentioned that the US didn’t have as much greenery as England. At the Peak District, I finally understood what they meant. There were lush green pastures as far as the eye could see. The views […]

Open Day at INSEAD

INSEAD hosted an open day for admitted students on May 12th. I planned my eurotrip such that I could be in Paris around the time and take a detour to Fontainebleau for 2 days to attend the open day. On the whole, it turned out to be an awesome experience. After living in hostels for […]


Many moons ago, I watched a documentary on Discovery that talked about Stonehenge. There is a certain amount of mystery associated with this monument. No one knows exactly how or why this was built. How did they transport huge slabs of stone (that weighed tons) across the country? How did they manage to raise the stones […]

On Europe Soil

So, I am here, finally in London. Leaving the US was surreal. It has not sunk in yet, but the last few hours in the bay area were a little heavy. Its hard to describe – I felt weird leaving the place, yet I was excited to begin a new chapter. “I think you are […]