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 […]

Two days in Quito- in and around the city

Our trip to Ecuador made me want to start this blog. It was planned fairly spontaneously and the plan was to improvise  as we travel through the country, so it gave rise to lots of opportunities worth blogging about! Day 1 was a big shock to the system. As soon as we landed, we realized that English is […]

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 […]

24 hours in Marrakesh 

Our whole trip was planned around visiting the African continent. Marrakesh was our gateway to Africa and in spite of its proximity to Europe, it is worlds apart. The action in Marrakesh is all around the medina. We stayed in one of the riads in the medina (Riad Azalia) and we would strongly recommend it. […]

A night, and a day, in Fes

Fez (or as the locals call it: Fes) was the second city we decided to visit in Morocco. Read about our drive to Fes from Ouzoud Falls in our post here. Although we spent barely 24 hours here, we learnt some valuable life lessons that we hope will help future travelers to Fes, freak out […]

Barcelona, parte dos: 24 hours in the city!

Second visit to Barcelona- though this time only for 24 hours. Joined the wife who was already in town for the ESID conference, before we headed to Morocco and Portugal. Getting from the airport to downtown was super easy. Take the aerobus from either Terminal to Placa Catalunya which is the last stop. There are […]

A taste of Morocco and Portugal, in 8 days

With about 10 days to travel, starting in Barcelona, we decided to attempt to see Morocco and Portugal, one for its exotic and unexplored nature and the other for the food, wine and castles! As far as our trips go, this was probably one of the most ambitious, therefore punishing, itineraries we have come up […]

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 […]