Showing posts from September 25, 2017

Passport Holder from URBY

A frequent traveller's most important regime is ''packing''. An efficient packer cleverly selects all accessories, that is easy to locate, that keeps things in order, that is not voluminous yet durable and most importantly easy to handle.

Being a travel freak, I am keen on JIT (Just in time) kind of trips keeping most of the travel accessories handy. I have several pouches, sectional bags, foldable bags, bag packs, toiletries organizers, camera accessories bags, electronics organizers and even under garment organizers. And I was quite happy thinking I have everything that is essential to travel at the nth hour. Well, I was mistaken.
And I realized the same when I got an email  from a brand called URBY. They were happy to send me a complementary Passport Holder and requested me to provide an honest opinion for my readers.
At that point, I had a feeling- what value would a passport holder add in my life? I normally keep my passport in my side bag safe inside a zip loc…

Oxford in a day

During my Stay in the UK, wanderlust led me to search for all possible weekend destinations. One such destination was Oxford, which is a historic university city. Situated about 60 miles from London, makes it a comfortable day trip destination.  Apart from the fact that it is the oldest ever English university , Oxford has many things else to offer. From Stained glass churches, Ivy clad university buildings, lush green meadows to Georgian styled shops , punts on river and hustling streets -It is a perfect amalgamation of the ancient and the modern times!

We reached Oxford by a change of train from Reading as we were arriving from Newbury. It is on the route for express trains from London Paddington to Hereford via Worcester. Oxford Station is about ten minutes walk to the west of the city centre.
After arriving in Oxford, the easiest way to get around is to walk, though many take up cycling. Another simple way of touring in Oxford is hop on hop off buses.  We preferred the hop on hop o…