Travelog : Zaanse Schans, Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans, a lovely village on the banks of the Zaan River, in the province of North Holland, is famous for holding a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses dating back to 18th and 19th century. Zaanse Schans lies in the Zaan region of northern Holland, and is Western Europe’s oldest industrial area. At one point there were over 600 windmills here running at the … Continue reading Travelog : Zaanse Schans, Amsterdam

Nerd’s Eye View : Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is a truly unique and beautiful city that’s well worth a visit on any European adventure. It’s best known for its canal houses, abundance of tulips, and easy biking trails. With world-class museums, quirky festivals, theater, live music, laid-back bars and delightful restaurants, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see in Amsterdam… The best word to describe Amsterdam is ‘tolerant’. The … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nerd’s Eye View : Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka on the whole brings enormous joy and relaxation as a tourist, but the little beach village of Mirissa is, I think, as near to perfect as I’ll ever find. All that we have in Mirissa is a perfect beach, the main coast road that runs the length of the country lies just behind with a few rudimentary shops and local style eateries and … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Nerd’s Eye View : Galle, Sri Lanka

The capital of the southern province, Galle is a city with a colorful history. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this city is a delight to explore on foot, an exotic old trading port blessed with imposing Dutch-colonial buildings, ancient mosques and churches, grand mansions and museums. Built by the Dutch in 1663, Galle’s core is the Fort, a walled enclave surrounded on three sides by the … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Galle, Sri Lanka

Nerd’s Eye View : Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha was the capital of Bhutan until the 1960’s, and still retains the serene atmosphere of a place with a regal past. Located at a height of 4265 ft., Punakha valley, one of Bhutan’s most scenic destinations, is the perfect place to awaken the nature lover in you. The Dzong is the main attraction, but there are also other sites of interest in and around this pleasant little town. … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Punakha, Bhutan

Nerd’s Eye View : Manchester, England

‘This is Manchester, we do things differently here‘, the motto aptly describes the city of Manchester. The city is a product of the Industrial Revolution and is known as the first modern, industrial city. From being the breeding ground for industrial revolution to leading the architectural style with rich variety of Gothic and modernist styled buildings… the spectacular range of architectural styles makes Manchester’s skyline a … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Manchester, England

Nerd’s Eye View : Pashupatinath, Nepal

At first glance, Pashupatinath might not look that sacred… The temple is just a few hundred metres from the end of the runway at Tribhuvan Airport, overlooking a particularly polluted stretch of the Bagmati. However, in religious terms this is a powerhouse of Hindu spiritual energy, and is closely connected to Shiva in the form of Pashupati, the Lord of Animals. This extensive Hindu temple … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Pashupatinath, Nepal