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…

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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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Mermaids Pool

No! I did not find any mermaids in the pool. But it is definitely a place where mermaids would have loved to have lived (if they existed!). The place is extremely pretty and worth visiting. About the place: The Mermaids pool is a natural pool created on the Bargo River and the Tahmoor Gorge. The…

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The Six Foot Track – Complete guide!

Last weekend, my friend and I completed the Six Foot Track (#6fttrack) and I am still hungover by the excitement. The Six Foot Track is a 3 days challenging hike in the Blue mountains between Katoomba and Jenolan Caves. It is a total of 44.8 kilometres. And we did the hike in 29 hours 20…

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Valley of the Winds

One of the most renowned walks in Australia is the ‘Valley of the Winds’. This walk offers spectacular views of Kata Tjuta. Kata Tjuta in Pitjantjatjara means ‘Many heads’. It has about 36 domes and the surroundings provide breathtaking photographic opportunities. This area is sacred under Tjukurpa and Anangu men’s law. Kata Tjuta which means…

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Pulpit Rock lookout

There are times when you instantly fall in love with a place. So much that the place becomes a beautiful part of you. You talk about it, you remember it fresh as though you visited that place like yesterday. Well the Pulpit Rock in Norway was the place for me. I am in love with…

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Dantes Glen loop walk

Dantes Glen loop walk is a walk in the Blue Mountains area of New South Wales. It is an easy walk that passes through several waterfalls. The walk is in the bushes and it provides opportunities to view the wildflowers and trees. Sometimes I wonder, how can you be so beautiful? . #raksbluemountainsdiaries #raksaustraliadiaries #solopassport…

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Tomaree Head Summit Walk

Tomaree Head Summit walk provides breathtaking views of Port Stephens and the north coast. The summit is about 160 meters high. The views are spectacular and I can bet that each view is an amazing picture of its own. The walk has a paved track and has the World War II Gun emplacements that were…

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Mount Kosciuszko – A dream come true!

Have you ever thought of doing something and have waited a very long time to actually do it? Well, Mount Kosciuszko was that “something” for me. I waited for a really long time to actually hike this spectacular mountain. I asked all my friends, acquaintances and everyone I knew in Sydney – everyone (well most…

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