• Whitehaven Beach
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    Post-vacation blues

    It happens every time after vacation and it begins a few days before the vacation comes to an end. The same feeling of not wanting to leave behind the place, its flavors, moods, and spirit. That same feeling of melancholy is even stronger if the destination has become a favorite. Vows to come back are a useless deception – always something happens, plans change, and traveling to new places bring me anywhere else but back to the same location. I believe that if I can see something now, I shouldn’t postpone for when I come back one day. Returns are rare. I get attached to places and don’t want to go…

  • Kangaroo
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    Moments from a sunburnt country: Australian wildlife

    The Australian native wildlife is a highlight of every trip to the country-continent. Who doesn’t want to meet a kangaroo or cuddle a koala? These are probably Australia’s most iconic animals but there are so many more unusual animals to meet and get to know. There are many animal parks around and the choice is tough. We want to see as many endemic animals as possible. After a comprehensive research, I pick Featherdale Wildlife Park  near Sydney which hosts one of the largest collections of Australian native wildlife. I am not attracted to zoos and I feel sorry for the poor creatures. I was indifferent to zoos even as a kid. Thus, I…

  • Sydney Opera House
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    Moments from a sunburnt country: miracles at Sydney Opera House

    In my mind, I walked so many times around the Sydney Opera House that when I finally set my eyes on its full glory, I am not sure whether I am dreaming or just hallucinating. We arrive in the evening after two long flights with a transfer via Bangkok. The hotel is strategically chosen in the vicinity of Sydney Harbour. No doubt, the first thing we do after checking-in is to rush to see IT. We take photos from every side and angle (how else?) and return again a day later to see the UNESCO site in daylight. No second thought, this is the most beautiful and astonishing building I have…