Narooma & Bermagui

Narooma and Bermagui, are coastal towns in the South Coast region of New South Wales (NSW). Supposedly the name Narooma is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘clear blue waters’ and Bermagui, is derived from the Dyirringanj word – permageua meaning ‘canoe with paddles’. The distance between Sydney and Narooma is around 349 kilometres. And Bermagui is…

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Lighthouses in South Coast NSW

Are you one of those, like me, who love lighthouses? The function of a lighthouse is simple right? Yet each lighthouse is different and the architecture and history behind each lighthouse is unique. Almost every city in Australia around the coast has a lighthouse. So, last weekend I went on a road trip exploring the…

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Diamond Head Camping Ground

One of the best things about Australia is the camping sites. The camping sites under the Milky Way. They are amazing and some of them are spectacularly placed. Diamond Head Camping Ground is one of those camping sites that are just along the beach. It’s literally few hundred metres from the beach. The camping site…

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Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Rotorua is home for many geothermal parks. A less famous one is the Waimangu Volcanic valley. It is the World’s youngest geothermal valley. The lakes are craters were created due to the Mt. Tarawera volcanic eruption. It has some of the distinct and beautiful geothermal lakes. It is said that the volcano has erupted around…

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How do I get so much money to travel?

‘You are lucky, you are rich!’ ‘I wish I was as rich as you!’ ‘I am not as lucky as you!’ ‘I wish I had the money to travel!’ ‘How do you get so much money?’ ‘How do you manage your funds?’ And many more… First of all, let me start my saying that I…

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Hideaway Island Resort in Mele Island

First of all, I would like to start my post by saying that Vanuatu is an amazing and beautiful place. And Mele Island is a small island, a short boat ride from the mainland. The island is owned by the local villagers and is leased to the owners of Hideaway Island Resort. I stayed at this…

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Swimming with Seals

I find seals extremely cute. They are the puppies of the ocean. They are inquisitive and extremely playful under water. And my most favorite activity to do is to swim with these puppies. In Australia, there are plenty of places where we can swim with the seals. In NSW, it is in the Montague Island.…

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Sydney to Lakes Entrance – Road trip

When I informed people about our ambitious road trip from Sydney to Lakes Entrance, everyone asked me if I knew what I was talking and how many hours drive was. We were three of us (Vijay, Som and me) and we had only the weekend to cover approx. 1500 kilometres. And we had made this…

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Hiking bucket list 2019

My friends always make fun of me. They say that generally people have one bucket list and they keep adding things they wish to do to that one bucket list. But I am that one person who has multiple bucket lists for just one place. One out of those multiple bucket lists is a hiking…

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‘Forgotten songs’ by Michael Thomas Hill

A corner deviating from the George Street in Sydney CBD is the Angel Place. It has a very significant art piece. The art piece named ‘Forgotten songs’. It consists of the empty birdcages. And it was designed by Michael Thomas Hill. The art piece has 50 empty cages. The best part of this art is…

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