My Faulty Compass

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Gruezi! I’m Smita. Welcome to My Faulty Compass, an endeavor to inspire and help the laid back, *cough* lazy *cough* folks, like me, make the most of their holidays!

If you enjoy travelling but dread planning you’ve come to the right place – I’m here to provide as many details as possible to make your travel planning a breeze and perhaps inspire you to visit some new places. All of this comes from personal experience (and my extensive excels on every place I’ve visited!) so you can count on also receiving lots of practical details. I’m here to be your personal travel guide!

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Click on the destinations that interest you to find detailed guides on lots of stunning locations, fun experiences to have and things to do!


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2 days in Paros – Top things to do

Dreaming of a vacation in Greece but dreading the crowds and the high prices? Paros is the answer to your dream Greek vacation! Paros offers the best of other more popular - read touristy - Cyclades islands without the panic-inducing crowds or the crazy exorbitant...

Zermatt – Things to do in 1 day

One day in Zermatt Ever since we moved to Switzerland, Zermatt had been on top of my list of places to visit. The fairytale-like (and charmingly car-free) town, inches of snow and the magnificent Matterhorn were just some of the many reasons I wanted to pay a visit to...

Guide to Iceland: Best things to do

The land of fire and ice, Iceland has turned out to be the most incredible country I’ve visited so far (It has trumped Switzerland in being my favourite and that’s saying something!). Dramatic, and extremely varied landscapes, massive glaciers, volcanic craters and...

Best Iceland waterfalls – The top 10

Iceland’s most recognizable series of attractions are its numerous waterfalls - some plummeting from huge heights while others almost dribbling across the lava rocks. We saw a few waterfalls nearly every day during our drive across the ring road in Iceland. Some of...

Switzerland travel guide – All you need to know

Switzerland is a stunning place and a place you should visit at least once in your life. It’s also very expensive so you need to be well planned - everything from hotels to transportation needs careful research so you don’t overshoot your budget. Having done this...

10 photos to inspire you to visit less ‘touristy’ places in Switzerland

Best places to visit in Switzerland - The hidden gems  Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries, blessed with stunning natural beauty. The best places to visit in Switzerland for me are the ones where you can enjoy nature, without being tread upon by...

The ultimate guide to visiting Mount Rigi

Mount Rigi - An excursion to the Queen of the Mountains Note: This post contains some affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase through these, I may earn a small commission, at absolutely no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support! Mount Rigi is our...

One day in Liechtenstein – Top things to do

Visit Liechtenstein in a day - The ultimate guide Liechtenstein is a small country in Central Europe, situated between Austria and Switzerland. Alpine natural beauty (how could it not have with such a fantastic location!) and rich history make this a fantastic...

7 most stunningly beautiful lakes in Switzerland

The prettiest lakes in Switzerland Switzerland is home to dazzling natural beauty - from incredible mountains to spectacular lakes. It is difficult to pick the prettiest lakes but here’s my attempt. All of these lakes are breathtaking and as an added bonus, a lot of...

Northern Ireland’s fabled Causeway Coastal route – Itinerary for 1 day

Causeway coastal route - the complete guide Northern Ireland is a beautiful place - rich with legend and stunning natural beauty. The Causeway Coastal route runs along the northern edge of the island hugging the shoreline. It’s a very impressive drive. We found it as...

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