October 10, 2013

Liechtenstein

Leekh-ten-shtine. That’s how it must be pronounced. So much for geography obsession; before my visit, I didn’t even know this was a country. But as it happens, the Principality of Liechtenstein is an adorable, doubly landlocked alpine country bordered by Switzerland to the west and by Austria towards the east. Vaduz is its capital and that was where we were headed, on the way to our Austria leg of the journey – (Which was my first post – or does no one remember, already!?) Leaving the spellbinding Swiss landscapes behind, we were told that even for tour guides and bus drivers who frequent the route, it is difficult to figure…

February 21, 2012

LHR ♥

It was just about when I had reached the pinnacle of boredom with the regular routine and had complained aloud several times about how my passport hadn’t seen an international check in stamp apart from Oman in years. Along came an email from the hub of British Airways – my currently most active client, inviting us to an annual induction at the head office. Thus began my suppressed excitement towards the all-expenses-paid trip to London which was the most refreshing beginning to a year that anyone could ask for! Especially because the last time I was in the United Kingdom was when I was six (Pictures below) – and I…

February 25, 2010

Aboard the Green Express

The week that just ran past, like several of the others that have been. Authorities at SIMC finally decided that it was time now, to send students into major metropolitans, to make presentations to prospective recruiters. So, now I am home, in Kolkata. And the more exciting bit is that I got here by train. The last time I was on a train, I was travelling from Kolkata to Pune for the first time. The Azad Hind, which would take a good 48 hours to get to Pune, was my last memory of a train ride. This time, I was booked on a Duronto Express, from VT, Mumbai to Howrah,…