Town hopping around Lake Como

Once I saw pictures of beautiful villas nestled in the hills surrounding Lake Como, I knew we had to work Lake Como into our three week Europe itinerary. Getting to Lake Como: Direct train from Milano to Varenna only runs every two hours from the Milano central station and took an hour, so check the…

Sights of Milan in half a day

After a long and scenic train ride from Nice to Milan via Ventimiglia, we arrived in Milan in the late afternoon. The first thing we did was check into Park Hyatt Milano, our hotel near Duomo. We could have taken a taxi for around 10 Euro, but we wanted to figure out the metro so…

The little gems in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Before the trip, when I googled Villefranche-sur-Mer, pictures of colorful houses nestled along coastline popped up, it was something like this: Charming little town with eye-candy houses was enough reason for me to include Villefranche as part of the Itinerary, and it did not disappoint. Here are the little gems we found in Villefranche: Citadel…

Day trip to Monaco

Using Nice as base, we spent three days touring French Rivera. Our first day trip was to Monaco. It’s less than an hour bus ride, and it’s an entire different country! To us Monaco is like a hillier, luxury version of Nice. It was fun to get a taste of another French Rivera town with a…

French Rivera: Relaxing in Nice

After four-days of hitting sightseeing spots in Paris, we felt pretty relieved to be arrived in Nice, which has no little, if any, must-sees. As soon as I saw the beautiful coast line along French Rivera, I immediately felt relaxed. I couldn’t wait to see what Nice has in store for us! Apart from a day…

Vintage Paris: Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel

On our plane to London, I watched Coco before Chanel , which , as the movie title suggests, is based on Coco Chanel’s life in late 19th/early 20th century old Paris. The ambiance of Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel is what I imagine old Paris would be like. Here is why: 1.The building was built in…