Borderi’s Sandwich Shop in Siracusa, Sicily 

We were looking for a place to grab lunch in Siracusa when we stumbled upon Caseficio Borderi, a sandwich shop. It was rated the number one restaurant in Siracusa, with a perfect 5 star rating and over 2K reviews on Tripadvisor. I was intrigued. “What could be so special about a sandwich?,” I thought. I…

Switzerland highlights

What’s blue and green and featured in every Bollywood movie? Switzerland. Indians love Switzerland, and it’s no wonder why. Its natural beauty – lush green valleys, snow capped mountains, and dollhouse-like chalets – are breathtaking. One of my favorite cousins, Anita, lives there, and I’d been meaning to visit her for a while. My monthlong…

Sicily highlights

I have found my people and they are in Sicily. They consider a gelato and brioche sandwich to be a legitimate meal replacement. No time for a proper lunch? Have a gelato and brioche sandwich. And don’t even get me started on the marzipan, cannolis, and granitas. Sicilian sweets are to die for. In case…

Olive oil experience at Villa de Fontanasalsa 

When researching Sicily, I kept seeing vague references to an olive oil estate near Segesta where you could go do a tasting and tour. I was intrigued. I had done plenty of wine tasting, but olive oil tasting sounded novel. After a lot of Googling and driving around the country roads of Sicily, we finally…

Santorini highlights 

Santorini has been at the top of my bucket list for years, and it didn’t disappoint. Its stunning caldera views, swoon-worthy sunsets, and majestic blue domes were just the tip of the iceberg. Santorini also offers solid food, wineries, history, art, and culture. Here are a few of my favorite experiences: Chromata hotel Nestled on…

Mykonos highlights 

Mykonos was expensive but beautiful and so much fun. Often compared to Ibiza, it’s a touristy place that attracts travelers from around Europe, Asia, and other corners of the globe. At many times, I was reminded of Cabo or Miami with all the street vendors selling shot glasses, swimsuits, and bro tanks. I was also…

Athens highlights

Despite having heard mixed reviews of Athens, I really enjoyed it. Critics say the city is dirty and doesn’t have much to do, but I disagree. Sure there’s some graffiti and griminess, but Athens has a unique warmth, charm and authenticity that wasn’t as common in Mykonos or Santorini. When you go out in Athens,…