Germany : Munich

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช We stayed the last day of Austria trip atย Seegasthof Gamsjaga. This place is on the bank of lake Wolfgangsee. It was a very scenic location food was great specially fish from lake and local game meat. ย Next morning I walked around the lake and walked towards St Gilgen along the lake. St Gilgen is a very pretty village on the north bank ofย Wolfgangsee. From St. Gilgen it was almost 2 hours train journey to Munich. We had our return flight in the evening. We took a hop - on hop -…

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Austria: Innsbruck and Mayrhofen

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นย ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นย ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Innsbruck is a very popular destination of winter sports . It's capital of Tyrol , western state of Austria. Inn is the main river, the name Innsbruck ย means bridge over Inn. My accommodation was very close to the river. My first destination was the cable car up toย Hafelekar. We went toย Nordkette which is a part ofย Austria's largest natural park. Then we went to the 300-meter high mountain station of the cable car Hungerburg (designed by the renowned Zaha Hadid) to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city. After reaching the Hungerburg…

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Austria: Salzburg

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นย ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นย ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Train from Innsbruc to Salzburg takes approximately 2 hours. Salzburg is renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. Salzach river is the tributary of Inn and main river in Salzburg. We visited Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains. This was a pleasure palace for Salzburg prince - archbishops. Trick fountain is quite spectacular. Hellbrunn Mountain is a naturally abundant source of water, which inevitably became a central design feature of the palace grounds. The centerpiece is provided by Mannerist trick fountains that…

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Austria: Day trip to Hallstatt

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นย ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นย ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น It was a full day trip from Salzburg . We took an early morning bus no 150 toย Bad Ischl and then train fromย Bad Ischl to Hallstatt railway station. Finally ferry across the lake to Hallstatt village. The village is very pretty , surrounded by mountains and worth of at least a night's stay. From ferry terminal its about 15 min walk to cable car to go up the mountains. Funicular ride was very scenic and enjoyable. It was roughly 700M walk to the entrance of the mine. On the wayย spectacularย World Heritage…

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Egypt : Abu Simbel

We flew to Abu Simbel from Aswan by Egypt air flight. It was a 40 min flight. In afternoon we visited the temple. This village is located near the borer of Sudan. This is a UNESCO heritage site and one of the most famous Nubian monuments. The entire site was relocated due to the creation of Lake Naseer. Flocks of birds can be seen returning inland at dusk , they flew out in the morning to catch Nile fish. We watched Light and Sound show at Abu Simbel. It was one the…

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Egypt: Dahshur ,Memphis and Saqqara

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ For most visitors Egypt is synonymous with majestic pyramid of Giza and Sphinx. We decided to take a less traveled route on day 2. We took a cab from outside of our hotel , it was an old fiat model , looked straight from junkyard. ย The driver was also aged like his car but he was a nice chap. We first visited Saqqaraย , which was the ancient burial site for the ancient Egyptian capital Memphis. The main attraction here is the ancientย Step pyramid of Djoser which was under renovation. This is…

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Egypt: Giza plateau

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ We reached Giza in the morning by an overnight train from Luxor. The train was very comfortable. It was comparable almost to a standard hotel with a well made bed , private toilet and shower cubicle. Dinner was also included in the price. ย We were staying in a Luxury hotel for two days . After check-in we immediately left for Pyramid complex. I took some random street cab for 1 USD to take me to the entrance. On the way few locals just climbed the running cab and wanted to offer…

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Egypt Itinerary

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Part 1 Day 1: London - Cairo - Bahariya => ย Overnight flight from London to Cairo and from airport we immediately started our journey towards desert. The night was spent at a nice hotel in Elย Bawiti Day 2: Baharia - Black Desert - White Desert => Continued our journey towards white desert . Camped overnight at white desert. Day 3: Dakhla Oasis => From white desert to Dakhla Oasis throughย Farafra Oasis Day 4: Kharga Oasis => From Farafra to Kharga Oasis. Day 5: Kharga Oasis to Luxor => ย Kharga Oasis to…

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Sunday walk to Lavender Farm

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง This was my first meetup. We met at Clapham Junction and then took a train toย Chipstead village in Surrey via Croydon. ย We walked around 14 miles through lovely landscape of Surrey . The Lavender farm itself is in Banstead. It is a family run business named Mayfield Lavender. Weather was perfect and it was a very nice day out.  

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