Always being a believer of experiencing natural beauty of places nearby, I had never really thought of exploring faraway Europe. But my ‘partner in crime’ had always cherished this dream which was finally materialised this year March. From the options of Greek Goddesses, Amazing Aurora and Mighty Alps, we finally zeroed down on a mix of natural beauty and history, combining Austria and Italy. We had our ticket booked well in 3 months advance. Among other options of overnight flights which would have reduced entire duration of trip, we chose a day flight to avoid the hassle of a transit in other country. What followed was a thorough research on fixing our day by day itinerary, booking accommodation and intercity conveyance; all these were crucial for a smooth visa application process. Finally the d-day arrived for which we were waiting covetedly and boarded early morning flight to Delhi followed by a long haul flight to first destination Vienna. Flight to Delhi was a usual one with a quick nap. Being an ardent geography lover, first thing I did after boarding the next flight was to check our route and this kept me wide awake for most part of 9 hour duration to experience bird-eye view of Gujarat Coast, a bit of Iranian Mountain, Coast of Black Sea and last but not the least landing amidst huge farmland and windmills.