Travel that makes you richer !

So while we are on the topic of travel these days, which is a lot by the way, the husband and I have been doing a lot of research on the internet. Since euro is quite expensive against the rupee, travelling without proper planning might just burn our pockets through to the last thread. And so before we actually embark on a travel, chances are that, atleast 2 weeks prior, we have done a thorough research of the city, it’s central station, hotels and bookings, distance of hotel from the central station and so on and so forth.

Here in Europe, the train fares are as competent as airfares. And they also keep changing (read increasing) as the travel dates near. So during our research we came across some discount schemes (only for german trains) that slashed our travel cost by as much as 100 euros, which is a lot. We also came across another website that had a lot of interesting deals. The good part is that the deals are available on national as well as international travel, covering flights, buses, cabs and hotels. There are a plethora of options like cash savings, discounts, cashback and reward points. If you are planning a travel soon, you must must check out Makemytrip coupons only at CupoNation first. You can also transfer a portion of your savings to me as a token of thanks 😉

Since we discovered this website only during planning our last destination, we haven’t used any of the coupons yet. But since I really liked the deals I saw the last time, I went back to travel deals at CupoNation and was pleased to discover that they provide such amazing deals not only for travel but also for almost every other thing you can think of! And the best part is, you don’t really need to do anything to use their vouchers or promo codes. Just check out the deal that suits you the best and you are good to go 🙂 Sounds fun, right?

Travelling with the baby!

The little one is quite an enthusiastic traveller. Now this comes as no surprise to our close ones who know our love for travel. I knew S had a penchant for the outdoors as she really enjoyed her evening outing to the park when she was in India. But that happened only once a day. So we were not quite sure how she would like it outdoors for whole days when we would be on vacation.

But this girl surpassed our expectations. She loved the days when we would be out the whole day. She wouldn’t feel hungry or tired. We just kept feeding her at her mealtimes and changing the diapers when needed. She would be happy looking at her surroundings and soaking in the new world. She has also become quite a social bird here. She insists on talking to everyone in her sight range in her baby language. Most of the people are kind enough to indulge her. The ones who ignore are shouted at by her, which means they are forced to look at her and smile and talk to her. Quite an attention seeker she has become  😀

Also, she insists on standing, and not sitting in her pram :- now who can drive a pram with a 9 month old standing ? She looks quite daring like aamir Khan in dhoom 3 ;-D
But that means we have had to carry her in our arms all day long. She could only be put down when she was sleeping. So all day long, one of us would carry her and the other person would push the empty pram around. That got us all the more tired than we should have been.

But in totality,she has been a great sport. A fitting addition to our travel happy feet. People love her all smiles and all happy nature and we have been congratulated for such a lovely baby at all the places we have visited. Quite proud a parent I sound, no? 😉

T toils for Travel!

I am a huge travel junkie. Every time there is an occasion like a birthday or an anniversary and the husband asks what I would like, the answer is always a vacation! I am not much of a jewelry/clothes/shoes person. After I got married, the husband and I have been on a lot of trips. Some planned, some instantaneous. But all of them have been memorable, to say the least.

But somehow, I have never gotten around to writing about the places visited in detail. But after the A-Z challenge is over, I plan on doing it. Right now, I am just going to go back and remember the time and place and leave you with a few pictures.

1) The very first trip after marriage – HongKong, Macau & the Disneyland :). Memorable for all the right reasons 😉

A day out in Macau!

 

Goofy and I 😀

 2) River rafting in Rishikesh. Memorable because of the near death experience 🙁
You can read more about it here.

Hubby and I locking horns 😉

3) My first birthday after marriage  – we travelled to Hyderabad, Bangalore , Kerala and then, back to Delhi. One of the best trips ever! You can read about it here.

Snow World in Hyderabad!

 

The very picturesque Munnar!

4) Visited Dhanbad (Bihar) for a friend’s wedding. Due to some mix up, got return tickets from Durgapur (West Bengal). Travelled without ticket to Durgapur and ended up paying a fine. Spent a whole day discovering the small Bong city 🙂

 

Sunset at Durgapur dam 🙂

5) Husband’s first birthday after marriage : A visit to the Neemrana fort palace. Memorable because of the adventure activity, flying fox or zipping that we ended up doing.

Yous truly, successfully completing her zip line!

6) Our first wedding anniversary – the majestic city if Khajuraho. One of the best trips ever. It’s a beautiful city. I absolutely loved being there. Would love going back too.

Tired and happy travellers!

7) My second birthday after marriage. At this time, I had cleared the telephonic rounds for KBC and was called for a video audition. So that took us to Amritsar. Unfortunately, I didn’t get selected, but we had a gala time in Amritsar. Also, we extended the vacation to visit McLeodgunj too.

The fog covered jungles in McLeodgunj!

 

At Golden temple, Amritsar

8) Visited Kanpur for a friend’s wedding. And it was the last trip we had been on last year. A month later we discovered about the pregnancy 🙂 And since then, we have pretty much been laying low as far as travelling is concerned. The next trip is definitely going to be with our little one now. Let’s see where and when that happens!