Travelling Vegan

Growing up as a vegetarian in Chennai, India, where a considerable size of the population was also vegetarian and vegetarianism was something that was passed down as part of your roots and religion as the moral high ground, I often came across a few interesting cases of people on selective diets. These were people who…

Book store love- Borri Books, Rome

Rome is awesome. Therefore Rome’s central railway station- Roma Termini- is also awesome. The fact that Roma Termini has an amazing book store makes it just incredibly awesome. So much awesomess can only be found in Rome. Jokes aside, Borri Books at Roma Termini station is a pretty amazing book store. The bookstore is a…

Weekly Photo Challenge- Unlikely

So how likely was it that I was going to be able to see the full arc of a rainbow? I live in Dubai where we only get rains a few days every year- forget the chances of seeing a rainbow, though the sunrises and sunsets in winter can be spectacular. I was thrilled when…

Porta Leoni- Verona

Yesterday, I spoke about the Porta Borsari in Verona and mentioned that there was one other gate which survived from the Roman times. This is the Porta Leoni. Unfortunately we do not know how the gate was referred to in Roman times. We call it Porta Leoni because of a sarcophagus that was found with…

Porta Borsari- the Roman gate in Verona

Verona claims to be the city in Italy that has the maximum number of ancient Roman monuments after Rome (I’m guessing that they don’t count towns like Pompeii and Herculaneum in these kind of lists). After a city makes a claim like that, I feel fairly obliged to go take a look and so I…