Water bungalow in Maldives

From the time I had planned for Maldives (which was about 9 months ago), I wanted to stay at a water bungalow. And everyone knows that staying at a water bungalow in Maldives is super expensive. It costs generally around AUD 800 to AUD 4000 per night. Being a solo traveler, staying at a water bungalow was something which was …

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Porto: Historical Walking Tour

I absolutely loved Porto in Portugal. It was a treat to take pictures of this spectacular city. The colourful buildings and the amazing display of the tiles were something to look for. I took a 3 hours walking tour to cover most of the important landmarks within the city centre. The walking tour was with ‘Living tours Viagens e Turisma …

Taking pictures while Solo traveling

Earlier this month, I wrote an Instagram post about this. And I am so glad that some of you reached out to me appreciating the post and acknowledging that that was the biggest challenge that you thought while solo traveling. Since many of my blog readers are not on Instagram, I decided to pen the post on my blog as …

5 cool museums in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has plenty of museums and they cater for everyone. To be precise, there are around 75 museums in Amsterdam. They have unique museums like museum of torture and museum of bags. Since I was here only for 4 days, I could not visit every single museum but I did visit four of the museums in the list below. Note: …

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 gets asked ‘where do you …

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 – New Zealand. I traveled …

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 moment. But I am going …

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 now. When I was at …

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 select only 5 and if …

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 suitcases during my travels. 5. I …

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 girl living in Sydney. My …

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 my first solo travel. Port …

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 and the data package is …

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 lighthouses in the South Coast …

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 has barbecue, well maintained toilets …

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 5 times in the last …

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 am neither rich nor do …