Note – I won a travel contest organized by Lufthansa India on their Facebook page. They provided me free flight tickets – Delhi-Munich-Delhi. So I made a trip to Germany, covering Fussen, Munich, Berlin, Nuremberg and Ingolstadt during my 11 day trip. #visitgermany #germanytourism
Let’s talk about the Bavarian town of Füssen, which is situated on the banks of the Lech River, which flows into the Forggensee lake. The charming town is often called the romantic soul of Bavaria. The town is dotted with beautiful homes, numerous cafes and bars. I liked the place very much because of its peaceful atmosphere. Calmness prevailed everywhere. I selected Fussen because of its closeness to world famous Neuschwanstein castle. There are many things to enjoy in Fussen and adjoining areas. However, my travel plans were curtailed by rain and wind, so I didn’t get to see everything that Fsssen has to offer. So I just focused on one major tourist attraction – Neuschwanstein castle. I tried my best to explore the inner parts of the town, wandering in the colorful narrow streets. And don’t forget to enjoy the breathtaking view of Forggensee lake. If you are done with sight-seeing, then try to focus on shopping, food and drink and you won’t be disappointed.
The clock tower of Hohes Schloß in Füssen
Bronze statue of a violinist.
The inner courtyard of Hohes Schloss, or Füssen Castle
Spitalkirche Heilig Geist
There is no dearth of accommodation in this town but it is advisable to book in advance if you are planning to visit in Summer and festival periods. And how did I reach the town ? Pretty easy. You can get a train from Munich Airport to Munich Central station. From central station to Buchloe. And from Buchloe to Fussen. It is strongly advised to book the train tickets in advance.
Salzburg is compact, yet big enough to make you fall in love with this charming city. This compact city has everything you need to have a great time: a stunning Old City on its left bank, and a bustling New City on its right. One can easily navigate the city via different modes of transportation – be it tram or bicycle. However, the best way to explore the city is on foot. Be it taking a coffee break in a small coffee shop or capturing the beauty of the city through my Canon DSLR, I thoroughly enjoyed my sojourn. Salzburg is divided by the Salzach River, which is lined with medieval buildings on its left bank and 19th-century Neustadt on its right. From countless cafes to bars, there’s something for everyone! So if you want to visit Austria next time, make sure to include this little gem in your itinerary!
My Laos sojourn was one of the most exciting experiences I’ve ever had. I was able to explore two cities, Vientiane and Luang Prabang, and get a taste of what life in Laos is like. I was able to take some amazing photographs of the stunning landscapes, and I even had the opportunity to meet some locals and learn more about their culture and traditions. I got to experience the unique sights, sounds, and smells of the country, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity I had to travel there. One of the focal points of the trip was a memorable train journey. – Vientiane- Luang Prabang-Vientiane. Exploring the temples, museums, and natural wonders of Laos was a photography enthusiast’s delight! The climate was too hot and I left my DSLR at the hostels. So I used a basic Motorola phone to capture the beauty of this country and share it with the world. I took so many shots of the captivating architecture, vibrant markets, and stunning landscapes. I even got the chance to take photos of Kuang Si Falls, one of the most famous tourist attractions in Laos. The lush greenery, the towering cascading waterfalls, and the bright blue pools – it was all too beautiful not to capture with my mobile. My photography adventure in Laos was a dream come true. It was a chance to explore the country and make beautiful memories that I can now look back on with nostalgia. I’m so glad I went and I can’t wait to travel to Laos again!
Lots of people suggested me to visit Panjim’s Joseph Bar. It was early morning and the staff was not interested in me. They might have figured out this guy won’t spend much here. And I too realized this is not my kind of place. So I ordered a beer, finished it quickly and left the place after clicking few images. The interior part of the bar was very impressive. Soon I reached a hole-in-the-mole bar (since 1976). Ordered a beer and started conversation with the owner of the bar. When I asked him why people recommended Joseph Bar ? He just smiled. He told me It is crazy. All most all the tourists spend money there. Don’t we have a right to survive, he asked me ? My answer was – of course, yes, that’s why I am here. Ordered another beer with some snack. After spending around one hour I left for my room.