Day Trip to Venice with Family


Day Trip to Venice with Family

Which state in India is known as the Venice of the East? This was not a direct question to our team and I eagerly waited for the question to pass it to my team. This was during our school inter-class quiz competition which we used to have every year. During school days I was an avid quizzer thus all these answers were almost at my fingertips.

For years I have known that Kerala is often referred to as the Venice of the east especially the town Alleppey (Alappuzha) which due to its waterways is often associated with the Italian town of Venice. It was really fortunate for me to have traveled to Kerala quite a few times and the experience was just amazing.

One fine day all of a sudden an opportunity jumped into my lap, a chance to travel to Italy and I knew which place that I had to visit. Traveling to Italy and not visiting Venice would be to visit India and skip a chance to see the Taj Mahal. The planning had to be perfect since Venice is in the eastern side of Italy and within a few number of days, I had to complete my tour of the country covering what all could be covered.

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Father Daughter Trip to Herculaneum


Father Daughter Trip to Herculaneum (47)

It was my first trip to Europe along with my family comprising of my wife and our seven-year-old daughter. I have traveled solo several times but traveling with family has its own set of challenges. Staying overnight at a hostel was not possible neither was skipping meal ever into the picture. Most of the trip had to be pre planned to the last detail and if possible have a backup plan.

For the most part of the trip, we planned to travel together except for three days in between where my wife had to attend an important meeting and I was left to take care of my daughter and on top of that also take her around. I was brave enough to plan a trip to Napoli and Pompeii/ Herculaneum all the way from Rome along with my daughter. This would be our first father daughter trip that too in a foreign land.

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