Whenever I tell people that I visited 12 countries during my first 12 months in Sweden, I often get asked how I plan my travel, especially about managing finances. Obviously, neither I own any oil wells nor I am a drug dealer! So I need to plan budget trips and I’ve managed to do that successfully so far. You won’t believe how less our road trip to Norway cost, just SEK 2400 per person, that too including food, accommodation, fuel, toll tax, and car rentals. And we rented a Volvo V70, didn’t camp anywhere, and stayed in cabins. I’ll try to share some tips from my such experiences.
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Last year, when I was riding on a bus from Munich to Trento (Italy), the bus passed through the heart of Austrian Alps, Innsbruck. The landscape from the bus window was itself so mesmerizing that I made a promise to myself to come back here next year. This summer, although I was trapped in Sweden with my thesis work, I made sure to take out a couple of weeks to visit Switzerland, Austria, and a little bit of Germany. I would say the most beautiful part of this trip was the time I spent in the Austria. Continue reading “A few days in Austrian Alps!” →
This summer, I went in Trento in northern Italy, attending a summer school at Uni-Trento. Lot’s of things happened on the trip which made it even more memorable, I took a loooong bus ride to reach Trento from Stockholm, went on a sponsored “study” trip to Venice and even went on a hike to nearby Riva Del Garda. Continue reading “Two weeks in Trento” →
One of the biggest perks of living on the edge of Baltic Ocean is the ease with which one can reach any country across the sea on an overnight cruise trip. After watching pictures of one of my friends, Jannis who went to Tallin, I got intrigued to see the unique architecture of this Eastern-European country. It’s funny how buildings at a place speak nearly everything about the history. Continue reading “The Estonian Travel Diary” →