Off the beaten path in Barcelona: La Merce 2016

This an annual festival, local to Catalonia, that celebrates Virgin Mary, the merciful, for which people from all over Catalonia and rest of Spain visit Barcelona. You can imagine the crowd if you add the regular number of tourists that visit from around the world! We were lucky to be in Barcelona during the time, since it... Continue Reading →

Chasing waterfalls and more: 2 days in Baños, Ecuador

Baños de Agua Santa or Baños is the adventure capital of Ecuador. Located in the eastern Tungurahua Province, in central Ecuador, it is known as the Gateway to the Amazon. Baños de Agua Santa, Spanish for Baths of Holy Water, is named after the hot springs located around the city which have a reputation of having healing... Continue Reading →

Captivating Copenhagen! 2 days in the snowy city.

Copenhagen in February isn't necessarily the best idea- but when its an all-expenses paid work trip that last 3 days but involves 2 hours of real work, how can one refuse! Checking into the hotel that had been booked by our collaborators was quite interesting. I was a poor graduate student, dressed for comfort (and... Continue Reading →

Food guide for Morocco: eat and drink the best the country has to offer!

Food is a big part of our travel experience. Morocco was no exception. The country has influences from the Arab world and Europe and the food reflects that. Drink mint tea Alcohol is not readily available in Morocco but we didn't miss it much during the hot afternoons/evenings where mint tea became a ritual. It... Continue Reading →

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