Shanmathy S

Travel Writer & Researcher

Shanmathy S is passionate about wildlife and loves going on safaris. She travels extensively to observe majestic animals in their natural habitats, documenting each experience. For her, the joy of travel isn’t about the destination but about the journey and the opportunity to step out and keep moving.

Shanmathy prefers traveling with a companion to share and write about these precious moments. Some of her favorite cities include Berlin, Budapest, and Athens, which reflect her diverse interests and love for different cultures.

Favorite travel movie: Before Sunrise
Next destination: Amsterdam

Shanmathy S

Cities visited: 12

vacations taken: 8

Attractions seen: 24

Next trip: In 130 days

Articles written: 41

The celeb I would like to travel with

Taylor Swift

Traveling with Taylor Swift would be exciting because she’s creative and fun. I’d love to hear her stories and songs, making every trip memorable. Her warm personality will ensure I feel welcome, turning any journey into a joyful adventure filled with music and laughter.

Taylor Swift

Shanmathy’s articles

St. Peter’s Basilica

Is St. Peter’s Basilica worth it?- reasons to visit

St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City isn’t just some building; it is a magnificent Renaissance masterpiece. While visiting the Vatican, tourists often wonder if the Basilica is worth the effort … Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Museum

St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Museum – visiting on the same day

St. Peter’s Basilica is the biggest church in the world, and the Vatican Museums are the second most visited art museum globally. When tourists visit the Vatican City, they usually … Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica Dome Climb

St. Peter’s Basilica Dome Climb – ticket, what to expect, guidance

St. Peter’s Basilica Dome, known as the ‘cupola,’ reaches around 448 feet (137 meters) from the ground to the top of the outer cross. It’s about 136 feet (41 meters) … Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel

St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel – tickets, best time to visit, dress code

St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are renowned for their beautiful architecture, incredible art, and deep history.  So when you look around and take in the grandeur of the … Read more

St.Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum

Visiting St. Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum – tickets, directions

St. Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum are Rome’s most famous and important landmarks.  The Basilica in Vatican City is the largest church in the world. It features stunning architecture and … Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica - Dome, Baldacchino, Peita

What’s inside St. Peter’s Basilica – Dome, Baldacchino, Peita, etc.

St. Peter’s Basilica, located in the heart of Vatican City, is a treasure trove of art and history.  Renowned for its famous Dome, the Basilica’s other inside attractions include mosaics, … Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica

When is the best time to visit St. Peter’s Basilica?

St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the most iconic churches in the world, drawing an average of 10 million people every year. Therefore, it is important to decide when to … Read more

Bora Bora’s Island Tour and Mountains Getaway by Quad Bike

Duration: 3 hoursTiming: 9 am and 1 pmCost of the tour: 28K CFP Franc €240 (group of 2)Guide Languages: English and FrenchMode of Transport: Quad Bike Itineraries for the tour … Read more

Private full-day trip to Jurmala and Great Kemeri from Riga

Duration: 7 hoursTiming: 10 amCost of tour: €325 for group of 3Guide Languages: English and RussianTransportation: Van Powered by GetYourGuide What to expect at the tour  In this private tour … Read more

Shamakhi City and Alpaca Farm tour from Baku

Duration: 8 hoursTiming: 9 am and 10 amCost of tour:₼519($279)Guide Language: English What to expect  Get ready for a unique experience on this private tour of Shamakhi City and Alpaca … Read more

Monaco City

Private Monaco and Eze Shore Excursion from Villefranche

Duration: 4 hoursTiming: 9 am and 2 pmGuide Language: English and  FrenchCost of tour: €484 per group up to 8Meeting Point: Get DirectionsTransport: Air-conditioned minivan (8 seater) Itinerary Powered by … Read more

4-day tour of Azerbaijan

Duration: 4 daysTiming: 9 am to 11 pm/ 10 am to 11 pmCost of tour: ₼1300($764)Guide Languages: English, Turkish, and Azerbaijani Itinerary of the 4-day tour Day 1: Arrival in … Read more

Dune buggies parked on the sandy beach

Nassau’s 6-seater Beach Buggy Rental

Timing: 9 am to 1 pmDuration: 6 to 24 hoursCost of tour: B$367($368) to B$647($648)Host Language: English What to Expect on Nassau’s Beach Buggy Adventure Embark on a unique exploration … Read more

Gauja National Park. Green forest and river in Sigulda, Latvia

One-day tour of Sigulda and Gauja National Park from Riga

Duration: 8 hoursTiming: 8 amCost of tour:€380Guide Languages: English, Latvian, LattishPickup: Hotel pickup service is available from hotels in Riga and Sigulda. Itinerary of the tour Powered by GetYourGuide Tour … Read more

Bora Bora's Landscape

Bora Bora’s tour on ATV and Jet Ski with Polynesian BBQ

Timing: 9 amDuration: 6 hoursCost of tour: 69K CFP Franc (€580)Languages: French and EnglishTransport: Car, Jet Ski What to Expect from Bora Bora’s Tour ATV Adventures (Start at 9 am): … Read more

Skyline View of Riga from Daugava River

Private one-day Tour of Riga

Timing: 10 amDuration: 7 hoursCost of Tour: €335Language: English and RussiaTransport: Van Itinerary of the tour Powered by GetYourGuide Unveiling Latvia’s History Riga, Latvia’s capital, epitomizes historical richness. The Hill … Read more

Aerial view of Riga City

Riga to Vilnius Private tour

Timing: 9 amDuration: 10 hoursCost of tour: €400 for a group of 2Language: EnglishTransportation: Pickup and drop off available from centrally located hotels or apartments at Riga What to expect … Read more

Private and Personalized Island tour of Nassau

Timing: 8 am to 6.30 pmDuration: 3 hoursCost of tour: B$346(U$346) to B$942(U$942) for a group of 3Guide Language: EnglishTransport: Pick up and drop off, according to your preferred vehicle … Read more

Dialoghaus Hamburg

Dialoghaus Hamburg – tickets, prices, discounts, timings, what to expect, FAQs

Located in the heart of Hamburg, Dialoghaus is a haven for travelers seeking a unique blend of immersive activities and cultural enrichment. As its name suggests, the attraction fosters communication … Read more

Rickmer Rickmers

Rickmer Rickmers – tickets, prices, discounts, what to expect, FAQs

Rickmer Rickmers in Hamburg, a three-masted ship built in 1896, is one of the main attractions in Hamburg Harbour. The ship’s name is a tribute to Rickmer Clasen Rickmer, a … Read more

Hamburg Dungeon

Hamburg Dungeon – tickets, prices, discounts, what to expect, FAQs

The Dungeon in Hamburg, Germany combines an eerie mix of horror and history through live shows and special effects, enthralling and educating the audience! Hamburg’s story and its darker chapters … Read more

Street Kart Tour in Hamburg

Streetkart Tour of Hamburg – tickets, prices, what to expect, meeting point, timings, FAQs

An interesting and dynamic way to take in Hamburg’s beauty and learn about its rich culture is through a Streetkart Tour. Streetkarts are customized go-karts with all the required road … Read more

View of Ville Franche city

Private 5-hour tour of Ville Franche

Itinerary of the Ville Franche Tour Destinations covered during the Tour of Ville Franche Discover the charm of Villefranche-sur-Mer through a captivating tour, visiting renowned sites such as the Port … Read more

View of acccBaku city

2-day Baku City Tour

Itinerary of Baku City Tour Day 1: Day 2: Highlights of the 2-Day City Tour Powered by GetYourGuide Preparing for a two-day tour of Baku Careful packing and planning are … Read more

St Pauli Tours in Hamburg

St Pauli Tours in Hamburg – tickets, prices, timings, what to expect

Situated in the center of Hamburg, Germany, St. Pauli is well-known for its distinctive fusion of culture, history, nightlife, and entertainment.  With a colorful and complex history extending many years, … Read more

Alte Pinakothek

Alte Pinakothek – tickets, prices, timings, artworks, what to expect

The Alte Pinakothek is a Munich art museum that exhibits a collection of European paintings dating from the 14th to the 18th centuries. A time machine for art lovers, the … Read more

Jewish Museum Munich

Jewish Museum Munich – tickets, prices, timings, what to expect

The Jewish Museum Munich is a vibrant place that showcases the rich history and culture of Jewish people. It covers various aspects of Jewish life and identity, such as migration … Read more

Live Show at Quatsch Comedy Club

Live Show at Quatsch Comedy Club – tickets, prices, timings, what to expect

Munich’s Quatsch Comedy Club is celebrated for its high-quality stand-up performances. Since 1992, this club has been a popular spot for comedy, drawing local and international comedians to entertain the … Read more

TimeRide Munich

TimeRide Munich – tickets, prices, discounts, timings, what to expect, FAQs

TimeRide Munich offers a captivating journey that transports visitors back in time to explore Munich’s storied history. Utilizing cutting-edge virtual reality technology, TimeRide provides an immersive tour of significant historical … Read more


New Town Hall – tickets, prices, discounts, what to expect, FAQs

The New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) in Munich, Germany, is a beautiful Gothic Revival structure on Marienplatz. It was completed in 1908 and now serves as the city’s administration headquarters. … Read more

London Eye Tube Stations and how to reach them

In the heart of London’s bustling landscape, amidst the allure of the iconic London Eye, lies a network of Tube stations.  These stations serve as vital gateways to the city’s … Read more

London Eye

Facts about the London Eye – origin, design, views, etc.

Nestled along the River Thames, the London Eye is an iconic symbol, enchanting millions yearly with its unparalleled vistas and remarkable engineering.  More than just a mere observation wheel, it … Read more

London Eye

Big Ben and London Eye – what to expect, how to reach and FAQ’s.

Nestled amidst the bustling streets of London, two towering landmarks capture the essence of the city’s past and present – Big Ben and the London Eye.  These iconic structures, steeped … Read more

London Eye

London Eye and Madame Tussauds – ticket, how to reach, best time to visit.

In the bustling heart of London lies a pair of attractions that stand as quintessential landmarks of the city’s vibrant culture and rich history.  Experience an unforgettable journey through the … Read more

Night view of London Eye

London Eye at Night – tickets, best time to visit, night views, etc.

The London Eye, attracting over 3.5 million visitors annually, stands as one of the most popular attractions in the British capital.  Although it held the title of the highest viewpoint … Read more

London Eye

Last-Minute London Eye Tickets – prices, discounts, when to visit, etc

The London Eye has significantly exceeded its planned five-year duration, emerging as the most popular paid-for attraction in the UK.  It was initially conceived as a temporary attraction to commemorate … Read more

Restaurants at Sky Views Dubai- tickets, menu, dress code and FAQs

Located on the 52nd floor of the Address Sky Views Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sky 52 Restaurant offers a distinctive dining experience. Also known as Panorama 52, it … Read more

Sky View Dubai

Is Sky View Dubai worth it? – ticket, reasons to visit, glass slide, edge walk, sky 52 Restaurant.

Situated on floors 52 and 53 of the Twin Address Sky View Hotel, the Sky View observatory offers unforgettable views of Dubai.  Beyond being just another Observatory deck, the Sky … Read more

Sky Views Dubai

Views From Sky Views Dubai – sunrise and sunset views, views from edge walk and glass slide

The Sky Views Observatory is among the latest additions to Dubai’s Observatory decks. Situated on the 52nd and 53rd floors of the iconic twin-towered Address Sky View hotel, it is … Read more

Dubai Sky View Glass Slide

Dubai Sky View Glass Slide – tickets, best time to visit, age limit etc.

Glass Slide, which is also known as the Sky Slide, is one of the major attractions of Sky Views observatory in Dubai.  The observation deck is located on levels 52 … Read more

Dubai Sky Views Edge Walk

Dubai Sky Views Edge Walk – tickets, age limit, best time to visit

The Edge Walk at Sky Views Observatory Dubai was opened to the public in 2021, and since then, it has become one of the major attractions of the Observatory. You … Read more