Recently, I began writing for a novel & exciting travel website carved out for Europe-bound travelers. Indian Compass, started by two lovely ladies, Chetna and Sakshi, is not our run-of-the-mill travel guide. For starters it is designed to suit the needs of the Indian traveller. The idea for the website was based on an astute observation made by the owners- an Indian’s travel needs are quite different from what the Lonely Planet caters to. And they focused on Europe because both Sakshi and Chetna have travelled the continent extensively and have very very useful tips and suggestions to make. What better advice can there be than one made by the ones who have been there and done that. (For more one the website’s creation, pop over to Chetna’s blog.)
Following is an excerpt from an article I wrote for the Indian compass. I hope you like reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Think London, think art and culture. On offer are plays, recitals, exhibitions, musicals and then some. Unfortunately, most of these come with a price tag. But there is one way you can still experience some excellent Western Classical music without paying a dime: attend a church service.
Believe me, I’ve experienced it myself. Last year, a few of us wanted to get together to watch the England-Germany world cup quarter finals in true English style: in a pub. But the day being Sunday, us good Christians had to first pay obeisance to the man upstairs. Fortunately the places of worship and gaiety were in the same neighbourhood. And this brought us to the Westminster Cathedral (mind you, not the Abbey, where Prince Williams is set to marry).
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