My backpack and day pack!

The first lesson I learned during my Inca trail hike was that that it is important to have two packs – the first is the backpack, carried by the porter, mainly containing clothes and things not required while hiking and the second is the day pack, carried by me, mainly containing water bottle, snacks, passport…

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Mt Everest Base Camp – Tour details

It is advisable to go with a reputed tour agent for the Mount Everest Base Camp hike. My friend Vijay and I did not do much of research – we just picked the best one reviewed in Trip Advisor. The details of the bookings are: Tour Operator: Unique Path Trekking and Expedition (P) Limited Contact…

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Travel within Sydney

Sydney has four modes of public transport: Trains Buses Ferries Light rails The main train station is the Central train station. The recent and up-to-date information on public transport can be found on NSW Transport website. Opal card is the card used to travel within Sydney and can be used for any modes of public transport…

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Castle Head Walk

Another spectacular walk in Blue Mountains is the Castle Head Walk. The walk provides the actual bush walking experience and has mind boggling views of the mountains. It’s definitely one of the hikes to add while considering hiking in the blue mountains. Logistics: Starting point: Scenic World bus stop Distance: 15 kilometres return Grade: Easy…

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Wedding Cake Rock

One of the most beautiful rocks I have ever seen in my life is the Wedding cake rock. Why is it called the Wedding cake rock? Well the answer is simple – the rock formations look like the wedding cake layered up. I had been planning a hike to this walk for close to 2 years.…

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Longest lunar eclipse of 21st century!

It was the lunar eclipse and I couldn’t have missed it for any reason. On 27 July 2018, the Sydney temperature was 6 degrees Celsius at 3:30 AM. It was freezing cold! Being brave, I stepped out at 4 AM and took a taxi to Bondi beach. earlier that day my friend Vijay and I…

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Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge walk – Must-do from Cairns

There is something intriguing about the Indigenous culture and the people. Indigenous people are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia. They are the oldest surviving culture in the World, known to have occupied in Australia for at least 70,000 years. It is known that they have had an immense rich history and…

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Transportation from and to KLAI airport

Don’t listen to the KL Information desk! The lady suggested that I take KL express train to KL Sentral and then take another train to wherever I wanted from the Sentral. And she mentioned that it would cost me RM 55 per person. I then asked her how much the taxi would cost and to…

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Capsule Transit!

On level 1 of KLAI2 is the Capsule Transit. It is a convenient and economical way to spend the night in Kuala Lumpur terminal 2. The sleeping pods are designed as capsules and each capsule has a charging point, reading light and a fan. It’s really cool. The facility also has showers and toilets. And…

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Phare, The Cambodian Circus

My mother clapped cheerfully every time an artist jumped high on a tray held by other artists or an artist went high up performing aerobatic stunts on a rope. She had seen the artists perform in awe. To give a bit of context: In the morning, I had asked my mother if she had ever…

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