This nondescript island off the coast of Malpe, Karnataka is believed to be Da Gama's first landing spot. With its tall, queer cuboidal columns of granite rock, covered in sharp barnacles, this eerie isle will leave you breathless.
On any average day, the cenacolo is devoid of any lines or crowds that frequent other sites such as the Uffizi Gallery or the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore and is just the kind of hidden gem that guidebooks fail to mention.
What's better on a rainy Dutch day than a warm bowl of tangy hummus with some crisp pita and a secret sauce? Luckily for me, I found the best hummus in Amsterdam's De Pijp. You won't be disappointed - you can take my word for it!