Newcastle – A better than expected short break

It has been a long time since I have been to Newcastle. As a kid I don’t remember it being that great. Let’s just say I wasn’t over the moon when we recently decided to take a short break to Newcastle. However, being only 2.5 hours away from Sydney, it is closer coastal getaway compared…

The Great Lakes, NSW

Earlier this year, we headed north for the long weekend getaway. We thought to do something different. Instead of heading south as we usually do, we decided to explore new areas in the opposite direction. It was going to be a 3 night camping trip. I found a quite little camp ground which had a…

Enjoying the Destination

I love hiking mountains. The fresh air, being amongst nature, the effort and sweat involved in hiking upwards all uplifts my mind, body and soul. Not to forget the feeling you get when you experience the incredible views at the top. Though, for me, most of my time is spent hiking up and down and…

In the Flow

Going through the photos from my recent overseas trip, I came across a bunch of my attempted astrophotography photos.  They were taken in the middle of the night in the freezing cold. That night was one of the coldest nights in New Zealand this year. It was also first attempt at astrophotography. Now I am not…

Beautiful as a Painting

I’m back from my trip to New Zealand (one of my favourite countries in the world) with 3000 photos. Yes I went all out :). As I go through the many photos and think about the many blogs I can write on this trip and previous ones to the magical country, I thought I’d write…

Discovering the Unexpected (Nepal)

Special Note: This is the travel story that started my blog writing journey. I wrote this piece for a world travel writing competition. The prize was a trip to my bucket list country – Patagonia and a writing scholarship. I was super excited entering the competition. I didn’t end up winning the competition which was very…