Grand Canyon via Evans lookout

“The” most spectacular and popular walk in the Blue Mountains is the Grand Canyon walk. The walk offers dramatic canyons, cliffs and waterfalls. Logistics: Starting & finishing point: Blackheath train station Total distance: 15 kilometres Grade: Moderate Public transport: There are frequent trains between Sydney central and Blackheath  

13 – Ridiculous funny questions/comments

Yes, I have heard some ridiculous stuff about my travels and pictures. And surprisingly I have heard these by some of the people whom I had assumed to be my friends. This is the topic for today and these are some of the funny things I have heard: The most common question which every traveler…

12 – 2 wishes

Today’s topic is if Genie appeared in front of me and told me he would grant me my two wishes, what would they be? Picture courtesy: Google images My first wish would be that I get a travel account that I can use for travel which never gets empty. This way I can keep my…

10 – My favourite country

My favourite country? Out of all the 28 countries I have traveled so far, it is difficult to choose just one. I have liked different things in different countries. But I will still attempt this topic. I actually have 2 favourites. First one on the list is a country that is very close to Australia…

08 – 10 things that make me happy

Next on the list is to write about 10 things that make me happy. I have been having very difficult days for few years now, and I have been trying to cope up with the times. So this makes it hard to count the blessings and the things that make you happy at the very…

05 – 3 personality traits I am proud of

The next topic on the 30 days blog challenge is to list the three personality traits that I am extremely proud of. Before I start listing my personality traits, I would like to tell you a story of how I was and how I outgrew that to develop a trait that I am proud of…

04 – 5 places I wish to travel

The fourth topic of 30 days of blog challenge is to list out the 5 places I wish to travel. It is definitely difficult to select the top 5 places I wish to travel. In a nutshell, I want to travel to every nook and corner of this beautiful World. But if I had to…

02 – 20 random facts

The second topic of the 30 days blog challenge is to write 20 random facts about myself. If you have been reading my blogs then below are some of them which you already know 😅. 1. I love cats and dogs. 2. I have a sweet tooth – my weakness are chocolates and cakes. 3. I love chicken biryani. 4. I have broken many…

01 – Introduction

The first topic of the 30 days blog challenge is to introduce myself. It is a bit odd to write an introduction about myself after I have written about 300 posts on my blog 😀 . But in the spirit of the challenge, I am writing my introduction below. My name is Raksha and I am Indian…

My 30 days blog challenge

For the next 30 days, I have taken up a post a day challenge. One of the people in my network sent me a list of topics to write about for the next 30 days. I was hesitant in accepting this challenge as I do have a bit or problem in following and sticking to…

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…

Lessons learned in Samoa

There are always learnings from travels. I note down lessons learned generally, which lists all the things I learned about the country while I was travelling in the country. So here is my list for Samoa: Data or Wifi is expensive. The cheapest is getting a SIM card. The SIM card (ensure it is activated…

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…

Diamond Head Camping Ground

One of the best things about Australia is the camping sites. The camping sites under the Milky Way. They are amazing and some of them are spectacularly placed. Diamond Head Camping Ground is one of those camping sites that are just along the beach. It’s literally few hundred metres from the beach. The camping site…

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…

How do I get so much money to travel?

‘You are lucky, you are rich!’ ‘I wish I was as rich as you!’ ‘I am not as lucky as you!’ ‘I wish I had the money to travel!’ ‘How do you get so much money?’ ‘How do you manage your funds?’ And many more… First of all, let me start my saying that I…

A collective strength!

I am strong believer that women of a family are the foundation and they are the strongest pillars. They might be working women or housewives, mothers or daughters. If the foundation is strong and independent, there is nothing that can stop the family from flourishing. Earlier this year, I was hit by this reality that…

Waverton: Balls Head Reserve

A very easy and relaxed walk to do over the weekend is the Balls Head Reserve walk in Sydney. It is in the Lower North Shore of Sydney and passes through some gorgeous views of Sydney Harbour. It is definitely a walk to be on your things to do while in Sydney. The walk is…

Mt Bishop

A steep and narrow track to Mt Bishop summit in Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria is definitely worth hiking. The views are spectacular from the summit. The hike is challenging but worth it.   Logistics: Starting point: Lilly Pilly Gully Carpark Ending point: Lilly Pilly Gully Carpark Type of walk: return Distance: 3.7 kilometres…

Square Rock

The square rock lookout is located in the Namadgi National Park in ACT. It is about 1400 metres above sea level. It is a lovely day walk with the rock platforms. Statistics: Starting and ending points: Car Park for Square Rock on Corin Road. Total Length: 8 kilometres return. Total time: around 4 hours. Grade:…