Restaurants bucket list (Sydney)

Sydney has so many food joints. There are new restaurants opening almost everyday. Since it is a multicultural city, the city caters food for all cuisines and for all budgets. I have been thinking of creating a bucket list for trying different cuisines at various restaurants. I am aware that this list will outgrow at…

King Khan

9 August 2019 Melbourne ‘Did I actually see him in person?’ ‘Or was I dreaming?’ ‘Really?’ I have all these questions today as I recollect last night’s event. It all seems so unreal and dreamy. Okay, let me give you a context. Last night was the awards night at Palais Theatre in St Kilda, Melbourne….

Diving in Dolphin Wreck (Brunei)

Brunei is famous for ship wrecks. It has many of the ships that have gone down and are spectacular sites for divers. While most of these sites are for advanced divers, there are some of them for open water divers as well. One such wreck is the Dolphin Wreck. This is a ship wreck that…

Scuba diving bucket list

As usual I am back with another list – a scuba diving bucket list. This is the list which I wish to maintain so it can guide me through ticking off some of the awesome diving sites around the World. I am still very new to diving (even though I have done about 15 to…

One.. Two.. Three.. And jump!

Birthday trip 2016 I was super excited that my friend Akshata was joining me for my birthday trip. It was a surprise, she had told me that she had booked tickets to Hawaii just 3 days before we were flying. I had not planned anything for that trip till then. That day at work, I…

Salar de Uyuni (Salt Lake)

One of the major attractions in Bolivia is Salar de Uyuni. It must definitely be on a traveler’s bucket list. What is Salar de Uyuni and how was it formed? Salar de Uyuni a.k.a Salt Lake is World’s largest salt lake. The salt lake spreads across 10,000 square kilometres (approximately). It was formed as a…

Diving in Amedee Island

My first dive after getting certified was at Amedee Island in New Caledonia. I was nervous. I was nervous because the expectation is that I would remember all the basic skills that I learned from my certification. This is a good expectation but the reality is a little different. Since scuba is something that I…

A weekend at Port Fairy

Port Fairy is very special to me. My first solo travel was to Port Fairy in Victoria. I was alone living in Melbourne and I wanted to travel. It is difficult to find travel buddies when you are living all by yourself in an unknown country. So, I decided to take the step and decided…

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…

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…

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…

One day in Jabalpur

Jabalpur is a small city in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is an ancient city on the shores of the holy river of Narmada. My friend Akshata and I decided to travel to this city last December as part of our yearly travels. Since we had just one day in the city,…

Rani Durgavati Fort

One of the historical monuments and landmarks in Jabalpur is the Rani Durgavati Fort, also known as Madan Mahal. The Fort dates back to 11th century and was a small military outpost on a hilltop. How to reach the Fort? The Fort is inside the city and any taxi or auto rickshaw can drop the…

Mt Everest Base Camp – Complete Guide!

Oh My God! I really cannot contain the excitement! I have finally done it. Mt Everest Base Camp – which was a distant dream – I have done it!!! This has been the epitome of all the adventurous things I have done so far in my life. But I will for sure confess – I…

Mt John – South Summit Walk

Tekapo is a small town located in the inland South Island in New Zealand. One of the must dos when in Tekapo is hiking the South Summit of Mt John. The walk starts off at the hot springs and makes its way through the lush green forest, till the Summit and then to the Cafe…

Tropical North 🌴

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Queensland is the Great Barrier Reef. The northern part of Queensland is not only famous for the spectacular blue oceans and Great Barrier Reef, but also for the lush rainforest and definitely one of the oldest rainforests in the World – The Daintree…

Chile, I love you!

Chile was voted as a must visit place for 2018 by Lonely Planet. I have seen New Zealand and Norway and I have loved every bit of those countries. If Chile was voted above NZ and Norway, then Chile had to live up to its status. Well, I was visiting Chile for my Christmas break…

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…

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…