Iceland: Day 0, Pilot

From July 2016, I will be taking time off from work to explore the world. I intend to be on the road for a period of 15 to 24 months (leaning towards 24 months). To prepare myself, I have followed bloggers who are doing long term travel, read multiple forums to get any direction, advise from follow travellers and so far the information has been priceless. However I also wanted to try a few things and therefore I am using the trip to Iceland to test a few assumptions: my very own pilot project. The intent is to test my … Continue reading Iceland: Day 0, Pilot

Tin Tin exhibition

When I was a young boy,  I was very much into comics. I loved Asterix ,  Phantom,  Archies and Tin Tin. Tin Tin, in a way,  is my favourite.  The books were full of adventures in these exotic lands and it always seemed so much fun to do those trips with the characters in the books. So when I found out through the timeout website that there was a free exhibition on Tin Tin at Somerset House, I had to check it out. The exhibition did not disappoint. As I walked into the small exhibition,  I entered a world of … Continue reading Tin Tin exhibition

2016:Travel Dreams

From a travel perspective, 2015 was a good year. The highlight of the year was the trip to Cuba: with the Americans and Cubans warming up to each other, the concern is over-commercialization of Cuba in due course and I am glad to have visited Cuba before everything potentially changes. Today is the first day of the year and it is time to probably have a bit of think about this year’s travel wishlist. Top of the List is Iceland: This is one of my favourite drone footages of Iceland. Iceland Drone Footage Iceland with its contrasting landscapes, hot springs, … Continue reading 2016:Travel Dreams

Prague

Usually on a short break, you get a glimpse of a place – a view the city sets up for all tourists. The tourist attractions are there to hold you back, the food and the beer to charm you and getting lost in a city is the highlight of a weekend. Prague was all about that and a lot more. Which is why I wanted to spend a few more days. It all came down to two sporting events which probably increased the appeal of the city. Prague was hosting the marathon and while it is not as popular as … Continue reading Prague

Berlin

Having spent 3 days in Berlin,  I must say that it isn’t a majestic city or a beautiful one but it has its charm. There is obviously history here with the Berlin Wall and the history of Nazis. I found  Berlin to be a city that grows on you –  the buildings are nothing to write about,  the transport quintessential German –  efficient,  clean and effective. However as I wandered aimlessly around the city,  getting a drink at a random place,  I began to like Berlin. The music is from the 90s,  the people around having a good sense of … Continue reading Berlin

Russian Orthodox Wedding – Ceremony Details

Church Service BETROTHAL The rings are blessed by the priest who takes them in his hand and, making the sign of the cross over the heads of bride and groom, says: «The servant of God …is betrothed to the handmaid of God…in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.» The couple then exchange the rings, taking the bride’s ring and placing it on the groom’s finger and vice- versa. The rings, of course, are the symbol of betrothal and their exchange signifies that in married life the weaknesses of the one partner will be … Continue reading Russian Orthodox Wedding – Ceremony Details