My first flight journey!

My first flight experience was with Rahul and was to his home in Bombay. I was so naïve that I had questioned Rahul if I needed a passport to travel from Bangalore to Bombay. It was back in the year 2006. Bombay and Bangalore are the two major cities of India. The flight I am talking…

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“Willie” got his name after “Willy”

It was our Willie’s birthday on 9 August 2015. He would have turned 6 years. We decided to celebrate his birthday by going on a whale watching tour. Why? Because Willie was named after the whale ‘Willy’ in the movie ‘Free Willy’. Some pictures from our whale watching tour: © 2015 Raksha Nagaraj All Rights Reserved. Reproduction, or re-transmission, in…

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And we were lost.. in Halong Bay

Time: ~3:30 PM “I think we need to go this way, Akshata”, I told my friend Akshata. “No Raksha! Trust me, we are going the correct way”, said Akshata. As I trust Akshata’s judgement and decisions more than mine, I quietly followed. We kayaked and kayaked. God! How do people kayak? We couldn’t figure it out –…

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Picture a beach – Bombo beach :)

Kiama is a town located in New South Wales of Australia and is about 120 kms from Sydney. And Bombo beach is located 2 kms from Kiama. I RSVP’d for an event that was organised by one of the photography groups on Meetup – the group was headed to Bombo beach. Some of my pictures from the…

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The pink flowers

I always associate Cherry blossom festival with pink flowers and Japan. When I heard that Sydney has a Japanese garden and there is a Cherry blossom festival that is celebrated every year for 2 weeks, I was thrilled with excitement. What is Cherry Blossom festival? Cherry blossom festival occurs every year in Sydney between mid…

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Hey, August :) – Part 2

A group of us decided to have the August photo challenge. The concept was simple, click a picture everyday in August and post them on Instagram. I have tried to collate all the pictures posted by my friends and me for #augustphotochallenge. The posts have been divided into three parts – Part 1 from August…

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Unexpected adrenaline rush? Ask me how!

Location: Bangalore Year: 2011 It had drizzled in the evening and it was time for me to take Willie out for a walk. I generally used this opportunity to call my family and friends. That evening I had called my mother. Since I did not want to go very far from the apartment complex, I…

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Hey, August :) – Part 1

A group of us decided to have the August photo challenge. The concept was simple, click a picture everyday in August and post them on Instagram. I have tried to collate all the pictures posted by my friends and me for #augustphotochallenge. The posts have been divided into three parts – Part 1 from August 1 to August…

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Quintessential Date

It was a perfect afternoon – Sun God shining bright in winters. “A good way to de-stress and a quiet ‘Me’ time!” I thought. I took the train to Circular Quay during lunch hour – No second thoughts on that. I headed to the less crowded place – Water taxis combined Sydney point, right opposite to…

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Dramatic Juvenile!

It was whale season again! Every year, hump back whales migrate from Southern part of Australia to Northern part between April and August. This is known as Northern migration. And every year I do not miss a chance of going on a tour and watching them. I have taken many whale watching tours from the past three years.…

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