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  

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…

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…

Public transport in Brunei

The public transport in Brunei is not great. They have only buses and the buses start only at 11 AM. It is know for its cars as the cars are cheaper here. I did find a route map of Brunei public transport on the internet. The above route map is of no use if you…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

28 – Cartoon character that relates to me

Today’s topic is to write about that one cartoon character that I think is very similar to me. Before I choose one that relates, I would like to say all the Disney princess characters are great. I love each one of them but not even one of them is me. They are beautiful and they…

27 – Share a dream I have had

As part of today’s topic, I am supposed to share one of the dreams I have had. I have many dreams and I have nightmares too. But some of the dreams are just weird, random and funny. I can share one such funny dream which I had about my ex-colleague’s cat called Harley. To give…

24 – Dream job

Today’s topic is about my dream job. While growing up like any other confused teenager, I wanted to be many things. One of the things I wanted to do was to study marine life. I did not know how to swim, so I did not pursue this career option much. It’s not like I had…

20 – I am grateful

Today’s topic is about Gratefulness. I believe gratitude is very important, it is what makes a person humble and grounded. So this is a beautiful topic of discussion and everyone should have gratitude towards their surroundings and the people in their lives. These are the things I am grateful for: As I have previously mentioned,…

19 – What’s my immediate goal?

Today’s topic is about my immediate goal. Well it is related to fitness. In August, I am thinking of attempting Oxfam 50K for the first time. Oxfam 50K Trailwalker is a trail where one walks for 50 kilometres in a stretch. Yes, you heard it right! This means no sleeping before completing 50 kilometres. There…

15 – Why do we judge so much?

This was not in the list of topics to write. But I wanted to write. I have been reading so many articles, posts and statuses about these and it made me wonder why do we judge others so much? Why do we have to come to conclusions all the time? Why can’t we accept that…

13 – Ridiculous funny questions/comments

Yes, I have heard some ridiculous stuff about my travels and pictures. And surprisingly I have heard these by some of the people whom I had assumed to be my friends. This is the topic for today and these are some of the funny things I have heard: The most common question which every traveler…

12 – 2 wishes

Today’s topic is if Genie appeared in front of me and told me he would grant me my two wishes, what would they be? Picture courtesy: Google images My first wish would be that I get a travel account that I can use for travel which never gets empty. This way I can keep my…