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…

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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…

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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…

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Narooma & Bermagui

Narooma and Bermagui, are coastal towns in the South Coast region of New South Wales (NSW). Supposedly the name Narooma is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘clear blue waters’ and Bermagui, is derived from the Dyirringanj word – permageua meaning ‘canoe with paddles’. The distance between Sydney and Narooma is around 349 kilometres. And Bermagui is…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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One day in Bangalore

Bangalore, my home, is a city in the Southern part of India. There are plenty of things to do in and around Bangalore. Even before I get into the one day itinerary, I would like to mention that one day to explore this beautiful city is less. However, if you just have one day, then…

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Our adventure at Figure 8 pool

It was a beautiful Saturday and as part of our weekend exercise, my friends, Vijay, Som, Priya and Sree, and I had picked Figure 8 pool. Priya and Som had checked various websites to see the best time to visit on that Saturday. NOTE: The best time to visit Figure 8 pool is during low…

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Castle Head Walk

Another spectacular walk in Blue Mountains is the Castle Head Walk. The walk provides the actual bush walking experience and has mind boggling views of the mountains. It’s definitely one of the hikes to add while considering hiking in the blue mountains. Logistics: Starting point: Scenic World bus stop Distance: 15 kilometers return Grade: Easy…

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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…

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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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Colourful streets of Adelaide!

I had never imagined I would see so many graffitis on the streets of Adelaide. Every street in the city, had at least one graffiti! Agreed, that’s exaggeration. Let me correct myself here – most of the streets in the city had at least one graffiti. They were massive, colourful and pretty. I have always…

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Photo Diary: Noosa Heads

Noosa Heads is a beautiful town in the Shire of Noosa in the state of Queensland in Australia. The nearest airport from Noosa Heads is Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Coast airport is about 30 minutes (by road) from Noosa Heads. Noosa Heads is popular tourist attraction for its pristine beaches and wildlife. It has a huge population of koalas…

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Rann Utsav (Kutch dessert festival)

Who doesn’t fancy a beautiful tent on the magical white sand dessert with the perfect pleasant weather! And how about a spell bounding sunset or a glowing full moon in the background? And some camels to go with? Is this too much to ask? Does this sound too dreamy, to be true? Am I talking…

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The muddy path!

  Since I did not have anything else to do in Tromsø (as I had missed the cruise that would take me around the Fjords – I will write about it in another post), I decided to head to the beach. I remembered, my roommate Katharina had told me that the beach was about 30 to 45…

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Perth & The Pinnacles – A weekend trip

One of the items on my 2016 bucket list was to travel in Western Australia (WA). Even though I was unable to travel around and spend the time I wanted to in WA, I did go to Perth and The Pinnacles for a weekend. Perth is the capital city of the Australian state of Western…

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Hanami – flowers viewing

Sydney cherry blossom festival is an annual festival held in Auburn botanical garden. The festival is a fun celebration of the Japanese tradition HANAMI. Hanami, which means flower viewing, is a custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers (hana) and in this case viewing the cherry (sakura) trees. Few of my pictures from this year’s Sydney…

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Vanuatu in 4 days

Vanuatu is an island country in South Pacific Ocean. I visited Vanuatu for my Easter holidays. And this post is a collection of few pictures from my travel to this beautiful island and my 4 days itinerary. Day 1: I arrived at Port Vila after a 3 hours 30 minutes flight from Sydney. View this post on Instagram…

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