first_imgRecent vacationI went for a vacation to Goa with my girlfriends and kids. Although it was a rather kid-centric holiday, we did have a lot of fun. We went to a new beach every day and experimented a lot with different sports; we went surfing, paddling, and kayaking. We made sure the kids were occupied with activities and didn’t get bored either.Picture courtsey: Travel Plus A city I love I fall in love with whatever city I visit-whether it is London, New York or the Tuscany region in Italy. But London has a special place in my heart because that was my first trip outside India, after which I stayed there for three years to learn baking. I feel completely at home and comfortable there. It is a multicultural city that accepts outsiders with open arms. I just simply love visiting London again and again.Must-Haves Passport, credit cards, my mac, phone, chargers and extra batteries are absolute musts when I travel.Picture courtsey: Travel Plus Newest thing I tasted It’s got to be cured meat at Pizzicheria de Miccolo in Siena. We had to order two platters so there were different kinds of meat on a big chunk of wood with wine and bread. It was simply an amazing meal.Weird conversation on a flightIt was 20 years ago while returning from London. I had worked with a really terrible crew there and was quite upset about it. The person sitting next to me on the flight just said, “Hi! So what brought you to London?” And I just took off on a tirade! Later when I thought about it I realised what a weird conversation that was!advertisementPicture courtsey: Italy One destination I recommendItaly. Any random city or town you pick up in Italy will blow your mind away with its beauty. Whether it is Florence, Venice, Siena or Rome-every place is gorgeous in terms of architecture and the place is really welcoming too.Most extravagant holidayThough I plan otherwise, all my holidays end up being extravagant because we usually go to exotic places and I can’t help indulging myself a bit too much. That’s the joy of holidays!Latest shopping acquisition I’m not too big on buying expensive shoes, clothes or even bags. I prefer kitchen equipment or artefacts for our house. The latest thing I’ve bought was the blender Vitamix from Germany because I love cooking.Trains, planes or automobilesIt depends on where I am travelling to. But I would love taking the train at the drop of a hat anywhere in Europe. I have loved rides from Tuscany to Venice; it’s just too beautiful. I have quite enjoyed some road journeys in India as well. You can just see nature at its loveliest best.As Told To Aparna Pednekarlast_img