Ocean adventures

I have said plenty of times on my blogs and social media – I love water. I love the ocean, its marine life and the adventures within. And recently I have been certified as an open water scuba diver, which has made me dive more in the ocean. This post is the collection of all…

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Whale watching scenic flight

Since it is whale watching season, I thought may be it is time for me to post about watching the whales from a flight. I have always watched these beautiful gentle giants from a lookout point or from a boat. I had never even thought of seeing them from up in the air. While my visit…

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Hosier ‘street art’ lane

Hosier lane is a lane in Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) dedicated to street art. It is so colourful and is a great spot for amazing pictures with the graffitis. Every time I have visited Hosier lane, the street is filled with different street art. Every art painted changes and each artist overwrites the previous artist’s…

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Sunset and star gazing at Train cemetery

A cemetery of trains is one of the amazing tourist attractions in Bolivia. Uyuni is a city in Bolivia which serves as a gateway to the World’s largest salt flats. The city is also home to the largest antique train cemetery. The rustic texture of the trains give an amazing backdrop to view the sunsets…

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Shivagange – a quick getaway from Bangalore

Shivagange is a Hindu temple and a mountain peak, situated in Dobbaspet. It is a quick one day getaway from Bangalore. The distance between Shivagange and Bangalore is about 50 kilometres. The mountain is in the shape of a Shivalinga and a spring flows close to the mountain which is called as Ganga locally. It…

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Whale watching 2019

As an yearly routine, I went for a whale watching tour this year as well. In Sydney, whale migration happens between the months of May and November. In the first part of the season, the whales are heading from south (Antarctica) to north (Queensland). And in the second part of the season, the whales head…

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Getting around in Melbourne

Melbourne has below modes of transportation: Trams – to travel within the city and inner suburbs. Trains – to travel within the city and extended suburbs. Buses – fills up the gaps where trams and trains do not exist. The main train station is the Flinders Street train station. The recent and up-to-date information about…

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An insight into Kunwinkgu tribe culture

Mandedaidai Namatnyilk was our guide, on the boat ride that we took on the East Alligator River. He was from Kunwinkgu tribe. Very knowledgeable and he told us stories about his culture and his land. One of the most amazing and interesting things he shared was about their ritual when someone from their tribe passes…

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Mandaragiri betta

The Basada or Mandaragiri betta (hill) is about 65 kilometres from Bangalore in Tumkur. It is a famous pilgrim temple for Jainism. The Mandaragiri is a small hill with 434 steps (~ 500 metres one way) to reach the peak. Supposedly, the peak has four Jain temples, which were closed when I visited. Nevertheless, the…

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Diving in Amedee Island

My first dive after getting certified was at Amedee Island in New Caledonia. I was nervous. I was nervous because the expectation is that I would remember all the basic skills that I learned from my certification. This is a good expectation but the reality is a little different. Since scuba is something that I…

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Central NSW!

If you love travelling, there is nothing else that you want than a long weekend of public holidays. Easter long weekend is exactly that – 4 days long weekend. I generally travel overseas during the Easter weekend. But last year, I wanted to explore the country side in New South Wales. Well, that reason one…

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Free things to do in Sydney

Everyone loves free stuff. I love it too, especially when I am traveling. And exploring a new place or a city can be expensive. So in this post I have tried to list all the free things one can do in this beautiful city of Sydney.  

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Yercaud – Things to do

While I was visiting Bangalore in June, I was planning for a travel with my cousins to any place closer to Bangalore. This was meant to be a quick getaway from Bangalore. After scanning all the places that were available to me on Club Mahindra membership, I selected Yercaud. Yercaud is a hill station in…

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Road of Loving Hearts

The walk is called ‘Road of Loving Hearts‘ because Robert Louis Stevenson is buried at the top of the mountain summit. The trail leads to that burial tomb. Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish poet and author. The walk starts off at the Robert Louis Stevenson museum, which was the author’s home. Logistics: Starting and…

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Wynyard to Lane Cove

If you fancy an evening walk with at least 5-6 kilometres on a weekday after work, then this is the walk. It passes through Sydney’s beautiful tall buildings and also the Pylon lookout with some amazing views of Opera house. Logistics: Starting point: Wynyard train station Total distance: 9 kilometres Total time taken: 2.5 hours…

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30 – My best travel buddy

Today is the last day of the challenge and the topic is to write about my best travel buddy. I have been blessed by two good travel buddies and both are my best friends as well. And coincidentally they are both Taurians. So, yes my two best travel buddies are Akshata and Vijay. It was…

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29 – 3 words that describe me

Today’s topic to write about the three words that describe me best. This is hard and I had to give this a lot of thought. I am much more than the below three words but these three do sum me up pretty well. The first word that describes me is ‘Emotional‘. I am a very…

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28 – Cartoon character that relates to me

Today’s topic is to write about that one cartoon character that I think is very similar to me. Before I choose one that relates, I would like to say all the Disney princess characters are great. I love each one of them but not even one of them is me. They are beautiful and they…

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27 – Share a dream I have had

As part of today’s topic, I am supposed to share one of the dreams I have had. I have many dreams and I have nightmares too. But some of the dreams are just weird, random and funny. I can share one such funny dream which I had about my ex-colleague’s cat called Harley. To give…

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26 – Would you rather?

Today’s topic is ‘Would you rather’. There are  some options provided with a format of ‘either’ this ‘or’ that. The rule was just to select one of the options and not give any rationale. I have circled the ones that I would choose out of the two options. Let me know what your answers would…

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