Spring and Hope

Beats of light fusion music above the hum of chic conversations float to my ears. One look outside the large glass panel and it’s almost as if the leafing trees on the street are sashaying in tune. The afternoon sunlight streaming through the dark decor of timber and brown pleasantly warms the crisp air.  I…

Even When It Is Not Your Fault

Remember last week’s mini-adventures – The scoring of a really cheap flight, the perfect weather, the spontaneous road trip down the south coast of NSW? Well it wasn’t all that marvelous. Somewhere in between the chocolate topped ice-creams and the craggy cliffs and the salty sea spray, we had an accident. We were easily flowing…

A Little Bit of South India in Sydney

As far as travel goes India will always, always have a special place in my heart. Especially the southern part of India. And last Sunday I discovered a tiny piece of South India nestled amongst the Australian hinterland on the South Coast of NSW. A small detour off our road trip route had us turning into the…

Kiama – Place Where The Sea Makes a Noise

Kiama is a small town on the Southern coast of NSW in Australia. Local guidebooks reiterate that the name comes from the Aboriginal word kiarama means “place where the sea makes a noise”. On the coast end of the town, is a spot underneath the lighthouse that is visited by hundreds of people a year. There…

Beyond Sydney: Grand Pacific Drive

There’s nothing like…Australia. And the best way to see this vast, magnificent country is by hitting the road. Think Sydney and icons like the Darling Harbor bridge, Sydney Opera House come to mind and it is easy to underestimate that that is all there is to NSW. What are the chances that 3 days before…

A place called Uluru

While growing up, regular visitors from Australia ensured that at least one item in the touristy souvenirs brought over as presents to our house had a graphic of Uluru in the background (think – 80’s style table clothes, wall hangers, pens and those snow-flakes in water thingys!). It’s of course, also known as Ayers Rock…