Year 2016 was a good year for my travels. I traveled quite a bit. Even though the number of places I visited in 2016 was less than the number of places I had visited in 2015. But I managed to tick off some of my bucket list items.

In a nutshell, I visited and lived in 9 countries, 27 cities, 9 towns, 2 villages and 3 islands.

Quarter 1 (January to March)

Places Visited

Sakleshpur (India)


Melbourne (Australia)

Launceston & Cradle Mountain (Australia)

Glenworth Valley (Australia)


Royal National Park (Australia)

Narooma & Eden (Australia)

Lake Conjola (Australia)

Mungo Brush (Australia)

Seal Rocks (Australia)

Port Vila & Hideaway (Vanuatu)

Townsville & Magnetic Island (Australia)

Moments to remember

Australian Open

Bryan Adam’s Concert

Quarter 2 (April to June):

Places Visited

Darwin & Katherine Gorge (Australia)

Hobart, St Helens, Wineglass Bay & Swansea (Australia)

Auckland, Tongariro & Rotarua (New Zealand)

Adelaide & Port Lincoln (Australia)

Moments to remember

Cage Diving with Saltwater crocodile

DJ Suketu (Bollywood Party)


Cage Diving with Great White Sharks

Quarter 3 (July to September):

Places Visited:

Melbourne (Australia)

Honolulu & Big Island (U.S.A)

Thredbo & Jindabyne (Australia)

Perth & The Pinnacles (Australia)

Hawkesbury River (Australia)

Hunter Valley (Australia)

Hobart & Mt Wellington (Australia)

Moreton Island (Australia)

Coffs Harbour (Australia)

Stavanger (Norway)

Moments to remember

Road Trip with my mother


My first skiing experience

Shreya Ghoshal’s concert

Kiss from a dolphin and a seal

Whale watching

Aladdin Play

Cirque De Soule

Scuba Diving

Hiked the Pulpit Rock

Quarter 4 (October to December):

Places Visited

Tromso (Norway)

Oslo (Norway)

Reykjavik (Iceland)

Royal National Park (Australia)

Noosa (Australia)

Road trip to Lake Macquarie (Australia)

Singapore (Singapore)

Bangalore (India)

Dubai & Abu Dhabi (U.A.E)

Dandeli (India)

Moments to remember

Saw the Northern Lights

Went inside a volcano

Walked behind the waterfalls

SnorkeledΒ through the two tectonic plates

Sculptures by the Sea

Hiked to Figure 8 Pool

Saw the Super moon

Encounter with the cheetah

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Touched the Rhino

Bollywood Party

Coldplay’s Concert

Tried the Singapore Sling

Wings of Time

Lastly, I would like to thank all of you for all the follows, comments, likes and personal messages. I really appreciate and love receiving them. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year 2017.

Happy Holidays!

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