Diving in Sesimbra (Lisbon)

Sesimbra is about 40 minutes bus drive from Lisbon. It is a fishing town and most importantly a great town known for its dive throughout the year. The main disadvantage of the ocean in Sesimbra is that it is always cold and rough. As part of my Europe travel this year, I wanted to include some dives as well. While …

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: …

Funding my career break

When I started my planning for this 4-5 months career break, the biggest hurdle was the obvious one – how do I get money to sustain my bills and mortgages while I am travelling. It took me 7 months to figure out a solution for this problem. I had very minimal savings as I have always earned my money to …

It’s okay to not do it the first time!

Yes, the title of this blog is true. It’s okay to not take any step the first time. I have planned for a sabbatical/career break many a times. In 2018, my friend Akshata and I had decided to take 6 months break from work and travel the world. We had planned all the places we wanted to visit and also …

Henry Head & Cape Banks Walk

A spectacular coastal walk in the suburb of La Perouse in Sydney is the Henry’s Head and the Cape Banks Walks. La Perouse is around 14 kilometres from Sydney CBD. The Cape Banks walk is an extension to the Henry’s Head walk. The walk is an easy walk offering great views of the ocean and is a good spot for …

Why do I hike?

‘Why do I hike?‘ is one of the common questions I get asked. Some of them around me is so inquisitive to understand why I love hiking and why do I do it so often. I have never mentioned this ever on my posts as I have always been scared to talk about my personal life and fears. It is …

Diving in Dolphin Wreck (Brunei)

Brunei is famous for ship wrecks. It has many of the ships that have gone down and are spectacular sites for divers. While most of these sites are for advanced divers, there are some of them for open water divers as well. One such wreck is the Dolphin Wreck. This is a ship wreck that sunk only 5 years ago. …

One.. Two.. Three.. And jump!

Birthday trip 2016 I was super excited that my friend Akshata was joining me for my birthday trip. It was a surprise, she had told me that she had booked tickets to Hawaii just 3 days before we were flying. I had not planned anything for that trip till then. That day at work, I started looking for things to …

Salar de Uyuni (Salt Lake)

One of the major attractions in Bolivia is Salar de Uyuni. It must definitely be on a traveler’s bucket list. What is Salar de Uyuni and how was it formed? Salar de Uyuni a.k.a Salt Lake is World’s largest salt lake. The salt lake spreads across 10,000 square kilometres (approximately). It was formed as a result of transformations between several …

Happy birthday to me!

Happy birthday to me! It’s one of those days where you celebrate growing older and wiser, right? For me, it’s the same as well, birthdays have always been special. I start my celebrations few days before my birthday 😀 and I continue after my birthday as well. And one ritual that I have been religiously following on my birthday is …

Mandaragiri betta

The Basada or Mandaragiri betta (hill) is about 65 kilometres from Bangalore in Tumkur. It is a famous pilgrim temple for Jainism. The Mandaragiri is a small hill with 434 steps (~ 500 metres one way) to reach the peak. Supposedly, the peak has four Jain temples, which were closed when I visited. Nevertheless, the views of the lake from …

Wynyard to Lane Cove

If you fancy an evening walk with at least 5-6 kilometres on a weekday after work, then this is the walk. It passes through Sydney’s beautiful tall buildings and also the Pylon lookout with some amazing views of Opera house. Logistics: Starting point: Wynyard train station Total distance: 9 kilometres Total time taken: 2.5 hours Grade: Easy Ending point: Lane …

30 – My best travel buddy

Today is the last day of the challenge and the topic is to write about my best travel buddy. I have been blessed by two good travel buddies and both are my best friends as well. And coincidentally they are both Taurians. So, yes my two best travel buddies are Akshata and Vijay. It was not a easy journey with …

29 – 3 words that describe me

Today’s topic to write about the three words that describe me best. This is hard and I had to give this a lot of thought. I am much more than the below three words but these three do sum me up pretty well. The first word that describes me is ‘Emotional‘. I am a very emotional person. My life is …

28 – Cartoon character that relates to me

Today’s topic is to write about that one cartoon character that I think is very similar to me. Before I choose one that relates, I would like to say all the Disney princess characters are great. I love each one of them but not even one of them is me. They are beautiful and they can sing. They make animals …

27 – Share a dream I have had

As part of today’s topic, I am supposed to share one of the dreams I have had. I have many dreams and I have nightmares too. But some of the dreams are just weird, random and funny. I can share one such funny dream which I had about my ex-colleague’s cat called Harley. To give you a bit of background …

26 – Would you rather?

Today’s topic is ‘Would you rather’. There are  some options provided with a format of ‘either’ this ‘or’ that. The rule was just to select one of the options and not give any rationale. I have circled the ones that I would choose out of the two options. Let me know what your answers would be. I would love to …

24 – Dream job

Today’s topic is about my dream job. While growing up like any other confused teenager, I wanted to be many things. One of the things I wanted to do was to study marine life. I did not know how to swim, so I did not pursue this career option much. It’s not like I had a choice back then. My …