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Chasing the colors of Fall

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April was drawing to a close and t’was ‘the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ (in the southern hemisphere that is). So last weekend we decided to drive up to the Blue Mountains and romanticize in the colors of Fall. We rounded up our must-see-before-you-die places in the Blue Mountains which sounded quite a plan including the Everglades garden in Leura, Mt. Wilson and Mount Tomah. Sounded romantic enough for autumnal hues, right? Well, nearly…our trip was perhaps precocious as autumn was yet to blossom in full swing. We did get a small share of red and orange, enough to inspire […]

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Waterfall-walk at Wentworth Falls

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The next time heavy rains around Sydney are followed by a sunny interlude, shake off that snoozy rain fed laziness and get out your hiking boots. Then head west to the Blue Mountains for that’s when the cascades come to life. The bigger ones get more gorgeous in their buxom beauty, while transient ones wake up to an ephemeral life, as if awakened and enchanted from their dormant sleep by the kissing rains. In other words, the hills turn alive with scores of waterfalls and water-trickles abounding on whatever walk you take. The most popular walk is to the Wentworth […]

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Harbour gazing from Cremorne Point

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If you are wandering about in the beautiful city of Sydney, and if you are dying to get those amazing selfies and felfies with the iconic Opera House or the Bridge in the background, then head straight to Cremorne Point (c’mon its always crowded at the base of the Opera House to hog the limelight yourself).Take a ferry from Circular Quay, get down here at Cremorne Point Wharf and stretch your legs by walking all along to Bogota Avenue – of course, all the while clicking those quintessential bytes of memories. Scintillating views, take a look

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Sydney’s hidden jewels: Headland Park – steal a stunning sunset

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One of the most amazing chapters of a green Sydney is that never ending list of hidden parks, nooks and corners that never fail to knock one out with their quintessential jade grounds, quaint walks, the occasional quietude and above all, some really stunning views of the quayside. (And no matter how much you rove, there’s always that one name that a colleague mentions where you raise one brow and ask, ‘Eh, where is that?’ only to discover in a moment of epiphany that it’s right next door in your own neighbourhood). Last weekend was no different – while traipsing […]

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Song of a thousand blooms

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“The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life”   I could imagine Ken Watanabe enlightening Tom Cruise in absolute Zen calmness (from The Last Samurai in case you are wondering what this is all about) with the above words.  I could further pretend to understand a fraction of the epiphany brought in by these deep words. All because I was gazing lovingly into the eyes of a thousand pastel pink beauty blossoms, resplendently welcoming Spring in early September. I was at the Auburn Botanical Gardens, […]

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Day trips from Sydney: Kamay Botany Bay National Park – Remembering History

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For a country with a relatively short history compared to its European or Asian counterparts, the past may not be steeped in rich incidents. But whatever memories it has, Australia has beautifully preserved the same for the future. One such jewel, rich in natural beauty, significant from the gaze of history, is the Kamay Botany Bay National Park – more famous for being the landing site of the British explorer James Cook than the Botany or the Bay. In fact, this was the first landing site of the British on the continent, and hence a watershed event in the anglicized […]