Cuddle a koala

I had heard of koalas, pandas and bears while growing up. I find them super cute just like others. And I think I also had a stuffed toy which looked similar to a koala. When I was migrating from India to Australia, cuddling a koala was definitely a must to-do in my list. I came…

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Watsons Bay to Coogee beach via Bondi beach

One of the most scenic and beautiful walks in Sydney is the Watsons Bay to Coogee beach walk. The views are spectacular and picturesque. The walk provides majestic views of the Sydney harbour. Note: There are plenty of get out points along the way, so it is not mandatory to complete the entire distance. Logistics:…

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Life is (much) better in hiking shoes!

“Sky above, Earth below and Peace within” is exactly what I feel when I hike. Beginning of this year, like all others I had made my yearly resolutions list. Top of that list was to hike more than last year and become fit and healthy. I tried my best to keep that one promise that…

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Chile tourist visa for Indian citizen

The process for applying for Chile tourist visa for Indian citizens residing in Australia is very easy and systematic. This post details out the process for obtaining the Chile tourist visa. Step 1: To submit the below original documents at Chile Consulate General: Completed visa application form Current Australian visa (if the visa is not…

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My first aid kit!

Having a first aid kit with some basic medicines is a must for every travel. The first aid kit is the collection of the basic medicines and equipment to administer anyone at the first stage before getting the medical help. This post aims at the things that I carry in my first aid kit. I…

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Camping under the Milky Way!

Mungo Brush Camping ground is about 180 kilometres from north of Sydney. It is a popular and well known camping ground with about 75 camping sites and some basic facilities like barbeque tables, non-flush toilets and picnic tables. It is just next to the ocean and you can hear the sound of waves while you…

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Peru – My planned travel itinerary!

Peru means Inca trail for me. I had to do the Inca trail and see one of the wonders of the World – Machu Picchu. When my friend Akshata suggested me the travel to South America, the first and the only thing that came to my mind was the Inca trail. Peru is a country…

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Emerald Beach & Solitary island coastal walk

Emerald beach is about 20 kilometres north of Coffs Harbour. Coffs Harbour is a city on the north coast of New South Wales. It is about 530 kilometres from Sydney. The Emerald beach is very pretty and secluded. It is definitely worth a visit. I would definitely vouch for Emerald beach for a weekend getaway. And…

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BestJet is the worst third party provider!

Today morning 12 December 2017: “Raksha, there is a problem!” said my friend Vijay in a stressed tone. Background 29 August 2017: Vijay had booked a flight with BestJet on bestjet.com website for 16 December 2017 from Sydney to Santiago in the month of August 2017. The one way ticket had costed him AUD 1820.75.…

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Bucket List – Karnataka & around!

I have been asked a lot of questions about the places I have visited and the places I wish to visit. My bucket list is huge, it can go up to many pages (like any other avid traveller). Hence, I have narrowed it down to a single state (as of now) – for my home…

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