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…

The Rocks Markets

One of the cool things to do in Sydney is visit the weekend markets at the Rocks. It is a place to see talented artists and vendors sell their stuff. This is a place where all the experienced artists are brought together. Website: The Rocks Markets Location: The Rocks Days: Saturday and Sunday Timings: 10 AM…

Best Thai massage centre

Who doesn’t love body massages? Who doesn’t love pampering? I am sure everyone loves them. I love them too. While I was in Chiang Mai for my birthday, I got body massages done almost everyday. I tried places that had the best ambience as well. But one place which was very nice and cheap was…

Where to shop in Sydney?

The most popular and the sasta (cheap) place to find souvenirs, clothes, bags and other random things in Sydney is the Paddy’s Market in Haymarket. It is a great place to find many stuff for very cheap price. The place is open from 10 AM till 6 PM everyday. Address: 9-13, Hay Street, Haymarket, Sydney…

What to eat in Brunei?

Brunei is not so popular among the tourists. I was skeptical about food. I was not sure what kind of food it offered. But.. I was very surprised to find so many Indian restaurants and I was even more surprised to find out that locals love Indian food, especially Dosa. I tried two Indian restaurants…

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  

Bobbin Head Track via Sphnix Memorial

This weekend I did the Bobbin Head Track via Sphnix Memorial walk, in the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National park. The walk starts at the Bobbin Head café and goes into the national park. It is an amazing bush walk passing through the rocks, stairs, creeks and bushes. Logistics: Starting and ending point: Bobbin Head Café Type…

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…

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

While my friend Vijay and I were strolling around in Chiang Mai, and that’s when we accidentally met a taxi driver. His name is Mon and he is the one who told us about Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple. He said that it was the number one spot in Chiang Mai and the visit…

Lane Cove Riverside Walk

Lane Cove National Park is within Sydney and is so close to the city. It is a perfect place to spend a day over the weekends. In preparation to the Bloody long walk, I explored this national park. The national park has a river that flows in between and divides the park into two sections….

Diving in Amedee Island

My first dive after getting certified was at Amedee Island in New Caledonia. I was nervous. I was nervous because the expectation is that I would remember all the basic skills that I learned from my certification. This is a good expectation but the reality is a little different. Since scuba is something that I…

Free things to do in Sydney

Everyone loves free stuff. I love it too, especially when I am traveling. And exploring a new place or a city can be expensive. So in this post I have tried to list all the free things one can do in this beautiful city of Sydney.  

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…

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…

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…

A visit to Tanah Lot

My most favourite temple in Bali is Tanah Lot. It is a rock formation and is home to ancient Hindu temple Pura Tanah Lot. It is one of those which must not be missed when in Bali. Tanah Lot means land on sea and is definitely a formation that lives up to its meaning. It…

Scuba diving at Tulamben

If you are an amateur diver and are planning to do an introductory dive, then I recommend scuba diving at Tulamben in Indonesia. Tulamben is a small village in the north-east coast of Bali. The dive site is popular because of the wreck of the Liberty, a US Army Transport ship.

Gibraltar Peak @ Tidbinbilla

One of the first few walks I had done in Australia was the hike to Gibraltar Peak. The mountain is located in the Tidbinbilla nature reserve, which is around 30 kilometres from the city of Canberra.

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…