Lucknow in 1 day

Lucknow, is the capital and large city in Uttar Pradesh state of Northern India. The city is famous for its beautiful history and architecture. How to get there? There are frequent flights between any capital city and Lucknow. There are also trains and buses that run between the cities. Local transportation in Lucknow There are auto rickshaws, cabs and cycle …

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Diving in Sesimbra (Portugal)

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 …

Metro in Bucharest

Bucharest has three modes of local transport – metro, trams and buses. Metro is a fastest and quickest way to get around the city in Bucharest. The metro stations are underground and they have a Movie symbol before the underpass. The tickets are purchased based on the number of trips. The minimum is 1 trip and it costs about 2.5 …

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 (normal) costs Euros 9 and …

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 …

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 I was losing my days, …

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 …

Anchorage Beach Resort

The Anchorage Beach Resort is the boutique resort that my mother and I stayed at when we visited Fiji. It is on the main island of Fiji. I personally liked this resort as we had a beach view from the room that we had booked. The resort is right along the beach and is a beautiful place to stay at. …

Indian restaurants in Brunei

How many times have you craved for Indian food while traveling? I generally miss Indian food when I am traveling for a long time. I believe that food is an integral part of travel and when you have good food during travels, then you can enjoy the travel well. And noting down the Indian restaurants in any country I travel …

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  

Reliable taxi driver in Chiang Mai

It was by accident that my friend Vijay and I met this amazing taxi driver ‘Mon’. We took a three hours trip with him and he charged us a reasonable fare. He is very friendly and more importantly he is local. He knows most of the stuff and also tells you the history of the places. I would definitely recommend …

Scuba 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. Dolphin Wreck is a ship wreck that sunk only 5 years ago. …

Public transport in Brunei

It is important to have a good public transport system in a country for a seamless travel. Being the backpacker I am, I always look out for the cheap and frequent public transport in a country. But while traveling in Brunei, I realised that the public transport in Brunei is not great. Buses They have only buses and the buses …

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. The river is beautiful and …

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 …

Transportation to Bangalore airport

The cheapest way to get to Kempegowda International airport (Bangalore airport) is by the BMTC airport shuttles called the Vayu Vajra. They are the Volvo buses that run through 11 routes and are very frequent from various main bus stops across Bangalore. The latest and up-to-date information can be found on their website http://www.bengaluruairport.com/transport/buses.jspx?_afrLoop=4506657210112940&_afrWindowMode=0&_adf.ctrl-state=19tpwtjz6b_379 The timings from the Kempegowda bus …

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 …

Yercaud – Things to do

While I was visiting Bangalore in June, I was planning for a travel with my cousins to any place closer to Bangalore. This was meant to be a quick getaway from Bangalore. After scanning all the places that were available to me on Club Mahindra membership, I selected Yercaud. Yercaud is a hill station in Tamil Nadu. It is in …