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The best thing that could have happened during an otherwise uneventful summer vacation was our Italian holiday. Though short-lived, those seven days will forever remain etched in our memories. Planned on the spur of a moment, my three boys (the eldest, being my husband) and I eagerly looked forward to visiting Italy – a land of history, romance, wine, pasta and home to the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We booked our tickets on Qatar Airways , applied for our Italian visas which we got in a week’s time and kept counting days and finally hours.Day of travel: Sunday, 3rd July, 2016With the commencement of the summer holidays and Eid Al-Fitr just round the corner, we expected a very crowded airport. But what awaited us there was way beyond our imagination. We boarded our 4:40 flight to Doha at 5:40. Desperately we prayed we wouldn’t miss our 7:00 connection flight to Milan. Unfortunately, the 7 o’ clock flight departed leaving us at Doha. We were rebooked for the afternoon flight and landed at Milan Malpensa International Airport at around 20:40. I've heard that the sun sets late in these European countries but to experience it first hand was indeed ethereal. At 20:40 in Milan, the sun had just begun its official descend.
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Day 01: Took a lufthansa flight from delhi to naples airport via munich. okayish flight, return from venice via qatar was way better.
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First up was Friedrichshafen (Germany), better known for its airport and Zeppelin museum, neither of which we visited. The drive was long (because Isaiah decided against getting a Vignette for Austria and we didn't want to get another ticket for driving on the Austrian autobahn unlawfully) and uneventful, so we were relieved to finally arrive in town and grab something to eat. After walking around the city center, which took us all of a half hour, we stopped for ice cream, because that's apparently what you do in Friedrichshafen if you're not inside the Zeppelin museum. My favorite thing about the town was looking across the vast lake that is the Bodensee and seeing the Swiss Alps! From the Swiss side looking toward the German side you just see flat, so it was nice to see some terrain. Sunday we made ourselves a little feast. I was in charge of the green bean casserole and candied yams and Isaiah made the best chicken and dumplings ever. We finished things off with chocolate eggs. Yum.
301 Kms from Dobbiaco
Lucerne, the city in Swiss, the city that you must cross while going to tourist places like Titlis, Pilatus...I don't know much about this city, but what I know is I fell in love with it at first sight and from then I visited it thrice as of now and many times to come...Attractions are the transport meuseum, Lion monument that is carved on a single rock in memory of 2 dying soldiers during french revolution(what I heard from the locals), the wooden bridges, one named chapel bridge, the cruise trip from lucerne that takes you to many places like hertenstein, weggis, righ and so on... last time it was a break at weggis and enjoyed the panoramic view and today on 01.01.17 I didn't get down anywhere but took the round trip...So, for the next time I am keeping few things incomplete, Transport museum, yet to visit... :pAnd never the least, our own Indian restaurant named Kanchi restaurant... yummy biriyanii... Here are some photos for you all...