Why Santorini’s wine industry is a total basket-case!

There is, in general, a water-shortage on the island of Santorini. People barely have enough to drink and for their daily use. Therefore, there is absolutely no means of irrigation. Inspite of this, the island produces some of the best varieties of tomatoes ­čŹů, cucumbers, legumes and award-winning wines from its vineyards. The soil of … Continue reading Why Santorini’s wine industry is a total basket-case!

Of Dovecotes and Windmills…

As you drive around the Cycladic island of Mykonos, probably intent on looking for the next beach hotspot, and happen to look up at the white houses of the random villages, you will notice unique looking squarish constructions. If you look more closely, you will see that these are not inhabited but are beautifully decorated.  … Continue reading Of Dovecotes and Windmills…

Why is this airport considered the most dangerous in the world?

Even the most hardened of frequent fliers get queasy landing at this airport consisting of a narrow runway that is less than 2 kms long flanked by a longish, pagoda roofed, green ┬áterminal buildings on one side and a gentle river on the other. The serenity of Bhutan awaits you after you land, but before … Continue reading Why is this airport considered the most dangerous in the world?