Acclimatisation is very important!

I had always heard about the altitude sickness but had never experienced it. But this hike taught me how important it is to acclimatize and not to take altitude for granted. Let me give you a real life example, where my porter Ashish suffered a high altitude sickness. Day 1 at Lobuche: My guide Lal…

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Kathmandu to Lukla

This is Day 2 and my friend Vijay and I are still at the Kathmandu airport waiting for our flight to Lukla. After a lot of talking and research at the airport, we have learned that there are mainly three options (okay five) to go to Lukla. Option 1: Take a domestic flight from Kathmandu…

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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 kilometres return Grade: Easy…

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Wedding Cake Rock

One of the most beautiful rocks I have ever seen in my life is the Wedding cake rock. Why is it called the Wedding cake rock? Well the answer is simple – the rock formations look like the wedding cake layered up. I had been planning a hike to this walk for close to 2 years.…

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Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge walk – Must-do from Cairns

There is something intriguing about the Indigenous culture and the people. Indigenous people are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia. They are the oldest surviving culture in the World, known to have occupied in Australia for at least 70,000 years. It is known that they have had an immense rich history and…

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Transportation from and to KLAI airport

Don’t listen to the KL Information desk! The lady suggested that I take KL express train to KL Sentral and then take another train to wherever I wanted from the Sentral. And she mentioned that it would cost me RM 55 per person. I then asked her how much the taxi would cost and to…

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Capsule Transit!

On level 1 of KLAI2 is the Capsule Transit. It is a convenient and economical way to spend the night in Kuala Lumpur terminal 2. The sleeping pods are designed as capsules and each capsule has a charging point, reading light and a fan. It’s really cool. The facility also has showers and toilets. And…

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Phare, The Cambodian Circus

My mother clapped cheerfully every time an artist jumped high on a tray held by other artists or an artist went high up performing aerobatic stunts on a rope. She had seen the artists perform in awe. To give a bit of context: In the morning, I had asked my mother if she had ever…

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Air Asia

Being an avid traveler, I have no other option but to look for cheapest flight options. Air Asia and Scoot tops the list as the budgeted airlines for traveling between Australia and Asian countries. I have tried both – many times. I have always felt since they are budgeted airlines, the service has not been…

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