A day in Nouméa…

As my usual ritual, I wanted to do something different on my birthday. I randomly picked New Caledonia (by glancing through the map and finding something closer to Sydney). Research: New Caledonia is situated in the south-west of the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the Pacific Island countries, known for its beautiful beaches and the lagoons…

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Where is Clarence Street?

“Where is Clarence Street?” I was panicking, realizing that Clarence Street had disappeared. Context: After catching up with my ex colleagues, Vishal and Ramesh for drinks at 3 wise monkeys on George Street, I was supposed to meet my friends Saira and Sunil for another round of drinks at Grandmas on Clarence Street. Knowing me…

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On the day of love ❤️

“What do I do for Valentine’s Day?” I was asking myself. I wanted to do something memorable on the day of love. “Why not cross off one of the bucket list items?” I thought and decided to scan my bucket list (which was about 6 pages then). In one little corner of the list, I found…

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Glittering dots and dust in the sky…

I have always enjoyed meeting other fellow travelers. Some become good friends and some provide awesome information and/or tips regarding the place. One such information was the star gazing tour at Ayers Rock. First Day in Ayers Rock: During my sunset tour to Uluru, I met one female traveler from Canada (Sadly, I don’t remember her…

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Jump, jump and jump!

All of my special occasions are very well planned – Always! And it was time for me to plan something for my birthday. After deciding (it was actually convincing Rahul :/ ) on the location (New Zealand it was, Yipppeee!), I started planning the itinerary. One of the items on my to-do list in NZ, was bungy jumping.…

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Lighthouse and the scary night…

One of the items on my list of things to see in Port Macquarie, was the popular lighthouse ‘Tracking Point Lighthouse’. Tracking Point Lighthouse was built in the year 1879 and is the third oldest lighthouse in Australia. It marks the end of the 9 Km Coastal Walk from Town Beach to Lighthouse Beach. And is a popular…

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My family and temples – Always works!

“Where is this Somnathpura?” “Why are we going to Somnathpura?” “We need to walk a lot, Chinnu!” “It’s like a school trip!” “We can probably go somewhere else, a little more far from Bangalore.” “We need to go to Wonderla.” These were all the statements that my family made or asked. A little bit of…

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The Big Blue World, Corals, Fishes and the Sharks

Who would not want to dive in the Great Barrier Reef? That’s probably on every traveler’s bucket list visiting Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is the World’s largest living structure with about 3000 individual coral reefs and 900 islands. It stretches over 2300 kms and is on the North Eastern side of Australia, off coast…

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Even nature believes in love

The pilot of the sea plane announced, “We have the Heart Reef coming up in 100 meters”. My heart skipped a beat! Was this the moment I was waiting for? For this long? I am finally going to see the most beautiful and romantic reef in the World – Heart Reef! My Melbourne days (Year 2013): Since…

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Fiji has a history – History of Cannibalism!

“Where is this Fiji?”, I had asked my friend Vishal. After research: Fiji, I had learnt, is an island country in South Pacific Ocean and is most visited country by Australians. ‘Hmm! It just takes about 4 hours by flight from Sydney. So, why not plan a trip with my mom!’ I decided. Last day in Fiji: On my last…

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