Author Archives: Aditya

New Years

I am not the type of person who cares for events – things like religious festivals celebrating long lost, outmoded traditions and rituals, capitalist mercenary nonsense like Hallmark holidays or even personal milestones like birthdays and anniversaries. To me, these are all artificial … Continue reading

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Trip to the western edge of eastern Europe: Chapter 9 – …and back again

We took our bus from Paris at 11pm and reached Aachen at 5am. After getting home, popping more painkillers and sleeping till 2pm, we finally got up and started to go about the last leg of the journey – seeing … Continue reading

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Trip to the western edge of eastern Europe: Chapter 8: The one in which we do not see the Eiffel tower

The road to Pula was long and winding and generally very uncomfortable. We barely slept throughout the night and reached Pula totally zonked. The decision to get some sleep and check into a hostel for a day was taken nearly … Continue reading

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Trip the western edge of eastern Europe – Chapter 7: What do you mean Singapore is not in India?

Our trip from Budapest to Zagreb was quite eventful in that the itinerary changed midway through the first half an hour of travel. We started at the Budapest Central Station and immediately we realised that this could be an extremely … Continue reading

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Trip to the western edge of eastern Europe: Chapter 6 – Budapest

Our bus trip to Budapest was memorable for several reasons – one, it was easily the most luxurious bus rides we have ever taken – with large seats, in bus entertainment, free tea and coffee, magazines etc. and two, because … Continue reading

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Trip to the western edge of Eastern Europe : Chapter 5 – Bratislava

This is not the chapter I had originally written, but one which evolved into this piece which was carried by Mint Lounge on 23rd May, 2015 “Bratislava? Did you buy a hotel there?” one friend laughed when I told him I … Continue reading

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Trip to the Western Edge of Eastern Europe: Chapter 4 – Zis is all ze fault of ze Breetish

The next morning, we left for Vienna using a popular carpooling service called Blablacar. The guy was chatty but thankfully spoke only German. This helped both of us – as Enthu never gives up on a chance to show off … Continue reading

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Trip to the Western Edge of Eastern Europe: Chapter 3 – Weltmeister!

Some of the most memorable hours of my trip (life perhaps) were spent in the Eastern German city of Dresden. We reached the central station at around 6pm and made our way to the hostel and checked in. We had … Continue reading

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Trip to the Western Edge of Eastern Europe: Chapter 2 – Are you Hinduist?

We reached Prague at around 11 am and headed to our hostel. After that we immediately changed and headed out to catch a walking tour[1]. Our tour guide, Adam, was this super jumpy Half Czech – Half Brit kid who … Continue reading

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A Trip to The Western Edge Of Eastern Europe – Chapter 1: There

Let us begin, as most things do, at the beginning. I took off from the new terminal of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai on the 8th of July and took a Swiss air flight landing first in Zurich and … Continue reading

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