7 hours in Sofia

Sofia was never in my travel itinerary. I had planned for a week in Bucharest and when I had covered pretty much all the places around Bucharest, I was not sure what else to do. And that’s when I stumbled upon Sofia in Bulgaria. I had also considered Budapest in Hungary. But after researching on…

Old Town city walking tour in Bucharest

Old Town is definitely a gem with so many monuments and landmarks. It is a great place to discover the most exciting monuments dating back to even 17th century. I loved this walk around the various points of interest. Total distance: 6.5 kilometres Time taken: 2 hours Grade: Easy Landmarks covered:Antique Market. Templul Coral (built…

Stavropoleos Monastery

Stavropoleos Monastery, also called as Stravropoleos Church was my most favourite landmarks during my Old Town City Walking Tour. It is an Eastern Orthodox monastery in the Old Town of Bucharest and is quite an amazing monument. The church is said to have been built in 1724 and was founded by a Greek monk. It…

Communist walking tour in Bucharest

The coolest walking tour in Bucharest is the Communist Walking tour. There are free tours that run at 3 PM everyday Monday to Friday. But I did this walk on my own as I couldn’t get to the meeting place on time. The walk starts off at Romanian Athenaeum and ends at the Parliament Palace….

L’Express in Brussels

During a bus tour in Belgium, I met an Indian girl called Deepa. After the tour ended, we both decided to have dinner together and that’s when she introduced me to a Lebanese restaurant called ‘L’Express’. It is very close to the Grand Place and it is a small narrow looking restaurant. The pita chicken…

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…

Canal boat ride in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city of canals. It has more than 160 canals and over 1700 bridges over these canals. It is an absolute must to take a boat ride around these canals. The skipper and the hostess of the boat rides provide great insights about the city’s past and present. They talk about the history…

Perth – 5 days itinerary

I have started traveling solo again, yaay! And this time to Perth, to explore this capital city in Western Australia. This is my second time here, the first time I was here I explored Perth for a weekend and now it will be for 5 days. Transportation From and to airport Transportation within Perth Day 1 Even…

Walk around Swan River (Perth)

One of the must do activities in Perth CBD is to walk along the Swan River. It is a beautiful walk just along the water and is very refreshing. This walk provides spectacular views of the skylines of Perth city. Logistics: Total distance: 12 kilometres (but this can be extended to further or reduced) Total…

Art City Walking Trail (Perth)

I think this was the most amazing walk that I did in Perth. The path of the art city walking trail was provided to me by the Perth Information Centre and I am really glad that I inquired about this walk. The Art City Walking Trail takes one through the public artworks that are displayed…

Wave Rock Tour

Wave Rock is a natural rock formation in Western Australia that is shaped like an ocean wave. It is made of granite and the rock is around 15 metres high and 110 metres long. It is one of the things to do while traveling in Perth. There are several tour agencies that run day tours…

Whale Watching 2019 (Take 2)

Before going further into my story – let me tell you, this trip did not happen. I did not go on this tour because it was cancelled. The weather in Sydney has been bad with strong winds so this trip did not happen. One of the things that I wanted to do before leaving Sydney…

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…

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…

Adelong Gold Mill Ruins

The Adelong Gold Mill Ruins is a heritage listed site in New South Wales (NSW). It is in the Tumut region and is one of the must visits while visiting the Snowy Mountains. Adelong provides a great significance in the history of Gold Rush period. It is believed that gold can be found even now…

Sri Lanka – 4 days itinerary

Travel to Sri Lanka was a very short travel for me. I was there only for 4 days and I explored three cities while I was visiting this beautiful island country. I would go back to this country to explore more of the things that it has to offer. Sigiriya is on top of the…

Sugar Pine Walk

Sugar Pine Walk, in Bago State Forest, is a spectacular walk. The forest is in Laurel Hill, between Tumbarumba and Batlow. Laurel Hill is a village in the southern part of New South Wales (NSW) and is a magical must visit place. And this village is about 480 kilometres from Sydney. The trees in the forest…

Diving in Gold Coast

I have loved most of the scuba dives I have ever done so far. Some staff may not have been as friendly and good as others but generally they are fine. But there has been one scuba diving that I had done in Gold Coast which I did not enjoy. I had dived with Queensland…

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…