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…

Taking that step!

12 September 2019 Sydney, Australia Dear readers and fellow-travelers, Finally, I am taking the leap. I have been thinking about this for a long time. From the time I came back to Sydney at the beginning of this year, I wanted to quit my job and travel the world. I kept reminding myself everyday, that…

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…

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…

‘Forgotten songs’ by Michael Thomas Hill

A corner deviating from the George Street in Sydney CBD is the Angel Place. It has a very significant art piece. The art piece named ‘Forgotten songs’. It consists of the empty birdcages. And it was designed by Michael Thomas Hill. The art piece has 50 empty cages. The best part of this art is…

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,…

Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort, which means Round shaped hill, is a fort in Hyderabad. It is one of the most prominent structures/landmarks in Hyderabad. The fort was the capital of medieval sultanate of Qutb Shahi dynasty. The region was famous for its mines and the mines have produced some of the World’s renounced diamonds – Koh-i-Noor, Hope…

Fitzroy Falls, Huskisson, Point Perpendicular lighthouse and Nowra

A weekend before my adventurous travel to Nepal, my friends, Saira, Vijay and Som and I decided to take our first long drive in Ruhi to Huskisson. The places we covered at the end of the road trip were Fitzroy Falls, Huskisson, Point Perpendicular lighthouse and Nowra and we had driven approximately 500 kilometers. Fitzroy Falls:…

Photo Diary: Machu Picchu

Since Machu Picchu is so beautiful and one of the seven wonders, I thought it deserved a separate post. Built in the 15th century, Machu Picchu is the Inca citadel. It is situated at 7970 feet above the sea level. For the complete guide for the Inca trail to Machu Picchu – refer my detailed…

Our bucket list for 2018 sabbatical

My friend Akshata and I have decided to take a year long sabbatical in 2018 and travel around the World. This post is to write down all our bucket list items for the 2018 sabbatical. Our first list is the list of all the countries & continents which we wish to visit. France Scotland & UK…