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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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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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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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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Whale watching – 2017

I had posted a picture on Instagram a while ago: “I don’t care what anyone thinks of me. Except whales… I want whales to like me.” And I really meant it. I definitely want the whales to like me because I like them that much. And this is the reason why I go for whale…

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Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve, located in the northern part of Sydney. This reserve is home for many wild flowers. The access to this reserve is limited only for 6 weeks in a year. It lies about 40 kilometers from Sydney and is on the southern side of Hawkesbury River. Public Transport…

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My “Australian” bucket list – tick tick tick!

While browsing through my old pictures, I found my notes that had the bucket list I wanted to cover in Australia. This included visiting places and the experiences that I wanted to have. I had created this year probably 5 years ago before I arrived in Australia. I have now decided to dedicate a post…

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Abseiling! 

I was standing on top of a cliff. I saw people ahead of me (including my friend Vijay) go down one by one. I was last in the queue (of course, I like to panic while others easily get through by going first). My heart was beating faster than normal and I was nervous. ‘Can…

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