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Snigdha Jain

Lives in Mumbai, India

  • Eastern Europe

    I (along with my sister) have backpacked across numerous cities in the hidden jewels of Europe - Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary.
  • Western Europe

    My love for Europe has taken me there 3 times and I have backpacked in Western Europe and been to Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Spain, that too on a commendable (tight) budget.
  • Cambodia

    I visited Siem Reap and Phnom Penh in Cambodia by chance, but fell in love with their culture, heritage, the local people and their handicrafts.
  • India

    I have lived in India all my life and have extensively traveled across numerous states namely Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, New Delhi and Punjab :) This massive country is diverse in many ways - culture, topography, language, people, food etc and a unique experience to discover these for yourself.
  • Singapore

    My best friend is based in Sinagapore and I have there 4 times over the last 3 years. Hence have a lot of local info and travel ideas for this place.
  • Italy

    I recently traveled to Northern Italy i.e. Venice, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Tuscany and Milan and discovered that Italy has a lot more to offer than just history and romance.
  • Switzerland

    I have explored Switzerland and discovered it has a lot more to offer than just a romantic getaway :)
  • Dubai

    I was in Dubai late last year and realised that there is so much more to Dubai than just shopping. It has its own unique culture, history, architecture and all that money can buy.
  • Hong Kong

    I have been to Hong Kong 4 times in the last 3 years and love its unique blend of East and the West and so many small things that are just Hong Kong.
  • Bangkok

    I have been to Bangkok and discovered quite a few hidden jewels of this city from amazing temples to flying in the air like a gibbon. :)
  • New York

    I love New York... I have explored New York from a completely new perspective.... Like a local and not a tourist. And this is a completely different New York from what you otherwise see in pics
Relaxing Trip to Thailand with Mom

I'm going to Thailand for 9-10 days. I'm looking forward to see natural wonders, buddhist monasteries. Any adventures - boat rides, treks etc would also be nice. We are looking for a relaxed time- do not want to rush from one place to the other. Relaxation, nutritious food is the priority.. I would like to avoid shopping and certainly no sleazy neighborhoods.. Also note that I'm 36 and will be travelling with my 63 year old mom. we are both vegetarians. Budget is around Rs. 1.2 to 1.5 lakhs.

Switzerland & Italy in under 2 weeks

Hi Snigdha,
I have already engaged with another ninja, so I would need your help with my stay in Switzerland (2-5) days may be.
As per your suggestion, I have dropped Vienna. So now, all I know is that I am reaching Interlaken at 12 midnight on 6th September and leaving from Rome on 20th. From 6th-19th I would be in Switzerland n Italy.
I have read a couple of your blogs and have been mighty impressed.
we cant start with broad breakup of number of days in Swiss and Italy and then work on the former.
Would need specific help on:
1) Stay in interlaken, given that am reaching there at midnight.
2) Things to do there and how many days
3) Travel from Switzerland to Venice

Dec 16-Jan 1st

hi there-

we are a family of 4 (2+ 2 kids 10Y &3 Y) like to do the December markets in germany then spain and Portugal in December ( spain ( Madrid, Seville, Cordoba Granada-- BCN is an added bonus but we have done that a couple times would be okay skiping it!).. Dec 16-jan1st at the Max . From seattle . -email: appreciate the itn and payment link:) thanks!

LMK what Itn youd suggest given we want to hit the warmest spot possb in europe( well as warm as we can find in Dec:)) and atleast 1-2 christmas market .. we'd love to use the local trains as much as we can .  ( Dietary restriction: vegetarians!)


LMK if you need anything else. you can email me at


thanks much.,


10 day Europe Trip

Hi Snigdha,

As you already know, I am planning a 10 day Eurpoe trip with my wife [ 10th September 2015 to 20th September 2015 ] on our way back to USA from India. The plan is to fly to  Amsterdam from India and fly back to USA from Rome. This will be the first Eurpe trip for both of us. We are thinking of visiting Amsterdam, Bruges/Brussels, Paris and finally see Italy (4-5 days). In Italy we are thinking about Venice, Florance and Rome. May be  Cinque Terre if it fits in. Open to changing locations other than Amsterdam and Rome based on your suggestions as well.

Planning to use public trasportation mostly for commute. Can consider flights in between if they are cheap and saves time (Paris to Venice ?). For stay looking for good comfortable accomodation which is not too pricy ( < $150 per day).  

There are no diatary restrictions for both of us. I am a foodie and like to try out local favorite food from the places I visit. My wife enjoys taking photos and looks forward to enhance her photography skills in each our trip :-)

We are thinking of backpacking and just carry one bag each.

Overall, looking forward to this trip to experience European culture, landscapes and food. Would be great if you could help us planning this trip in detail which includes specific destinations and things to do in each city, hotels to stay, and options of commute between these locations.

Excited to see plan this trip with your help.


Sumin Mohanan


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