When we have long weekends, we all urge to make some vacation plans. This time, on the occasion of Carnival here in Dusseldorf, we…Read More
ALBUM LINK 2010 was a year of travel, not much in quantity but more so in quality. The first day of 2011 started on…Read More
Where: Dresden, Germany Why: Part of my Europe trip When: July, 2010 Major things I did: Walking around, observation, photography. I had a great…Read More
Wiesbaden’s history is more than 2000 years old and begins with the Romans. Wiesbaden has been the capital of the state of Hessen since…Read More
In continuation to my Frankfurt journey ,next day morning we left for Mainz and we walked down to Frankfurt Railway station and caught a…Read More
In continuation of Frankfurt Part – 1. In spite of intolerable cold breeze we tried to explore the Frankfurt as much as possible. St….Read More
We were leaving for Wiesbaden – Germany to attend an official meeting. Wiesbaden is approx. 40 km from Frankfurt . It was early morning…Read More
The rule says that Schengen Visa should be sought from the country which you visit for the main business. Rule of thumb is, the country where you plan to stay for maximum period of time should be the one to issue you the Schengen. Maximum number of days rule, however, may not hold good in some cases, e.g. if you intent to spend max time in the country which is not of your main business.
In our case, we approached Czech Embassy for the visa, since we were to spend maximum period (about 6 days) there.
Schengen Visa regime has also altered the procedure for entry into EU zone. For instance, since we took a FINNAIR flight, we changed flight at Helsinki. Now, after landing at Helsinki Airport, we shifted into ‘EU Zone’ part of the terminal. So, it was here in Helsinki that we underwent immigration/custom checks. Thereafter, once in EU part, all flights within EU were like domestic flights, despite flying from one country to the next.Read More
In the course of our travel, we stayed in a variety of accommodations, including pensions, home-stays , tent (tipi, as it is called locally, located in the midst of Slovak wilderness where Sharmi heard scratching noise on the outside in the middle of night) and an apartment, which was vacated by the occupant for our stay. In many places, we had kitchens to ourselves.Read More