International Travel Blog Posts

Early morning visit: New Parliament House in Canberra, Australia

Australia's new Parliament building was the first place I went to, after arriving in Canberra at 6 AM. New parliament house is 3+ kms from city centre but with nothing else to do at 6 AM, I walked all the way. (I didn't have MyWay card required for c...
by enidhi India on Jun 10, 2016

Budget airline add-ons: Which ones are worth and which are not?

If you are flying budget airlines –such as AirAsia, Scoot, Spicejet then almost everything is chargeable. In this post, I am giving a breakdown of each of those add-ons (such as priority check-in, extra baggage, meals, more hand baggage allowance a...
by enidhi India on Jun 1, 2016

Australian National War Memorial and Museum, Canberra

War memorial was the last place I visited in Canberra, before leaving for Sydney. Built in 1941, Australian War memorial serves as a spot to honor all those brave souls who made supreme sacrifice fighting for Australia. Reportedly it is also recogniz...
by enidhi India on May 30, 2016

5 Times Traveling Stretched Me

One of the things I love most about traveling is that it forces you out of your comfort zone. The language, the food, the architecture, everything around you is unfamiliar and foreign. I like to say traveling stretches your comfort zone. When I was a...
by Parenthood and Passports on May 24, 2016

Czech Republic’s name change

A New Name for Czech Republic? Americans know it simply as the Czech Republic. It is the country that is one half of what was once Czechoslovakia after the country split in two in 1993 and became Slovakia and Czech Republic. As a popular European tou...
by Parenthood and Passports on May 12, 2016

Japanese Peace Pagoda, Unawatuna, Srilanka

Srilanka is full of Pagodas but the Japanese Peace Pagoda in Unawatuna is one of the large and most popular ones. Pagodas are always white in colour and signify peace. It was almost dark when we reached there. Pagoda has about four buddha statues...
by enidhi India on May 11, 2016

Mesmerizing Mirissa Rock and beach, Srilanka

When I posted in facebook about my Srilanka trip, a friend, Vinay HN suggested checking out Mirissa. I noticed that it came on the way while returning from Matara to Galle. Thus we stopped at Mirissa beach. The main attraction was a mini hill some 1...
by enidhi India on May 10, 2016

Hiyare Rainforest Reservoir Srilanka

As I was looking for places to explore around Galle, Hiyare Reservoir came up. I read more about Hiyare and it looked like worth visiting. Hiyare Reservoir was almost on the way to Nandana tea factory (separate post on that soon), hence I decided to...
by enidhi India on May 10, 2016

Nelum Pokuna: Colombo National Performing Arts Theater, Srilanka

Colombo National performing arts theater was an attractive building in Colombo which we spotted from a distance as we were driving towards Independence Memorial. Our driver told this building is not open to public, but I had to check it out. From the...
by enidhi India on May 10, 2016

Mesmerizing Parrot Rock at Mirissa beach, Srilanka

When I posted in facebook about my Srilanka trip, a friend, Vinay HN suggested checking out Mirissa. I noticed that it came on the way while returning from Matara to Galle. Thus we stopped at Mirissa beach. The main attraction was a mini hill some 1...
by enidhi India on May 10, 2016

Is it safe to drive in Costa Rica?

The short answer is yes. This is a question we got asked a lot after our trip to Costa Rica last year, and periodically I still get asked about any safety issues during that road trip. Now that we are planning another road trip across yet another Cen...
by Parenthood and Passports on May 2, 2016

Our Ever-Changing 10 Year Travel Plan

Our family is on a traveling hiatus right now, (yay spring *sarcasm*) so I don’t really have any big adventures about which to write. These days, during my spare time, I research our “someday destinations”. We have a lot of these.
by Parenthood and Passports on Apr 30, 2016

Manly beach, Sydney-An express getaway

Manly beach is a nice beach off the Sydney city limits, reached via Ferry. I paid a short visit on my day of arrival in Sydney, on recommendation from my hosts. The approach to Manly beach was very scenic- like this two giant rocks opening up. If yo...
by enidhi India on Apr 16, 2016

“Someday…when we retire…”

The other day, I was on the treadmill making a pitiful attempt to get my butt in shape before bathing suit season when I found myself in an all too familiar conversation with a good friend of mine. “So where are you going next?” My friend...
by Parenthood and Passports on Mar 31, 2016

“Someday…when we retire…”

The other day, I was on the treadmill making a pitiful attempt to get my butt in shape before bathing suit season when I found myself in an all too familiar conversation with a good friend of mine. “So where are you going next?” My friend...
by Parenthood and Passports on Mar 31, 2016

You No Speak English…

Headed to another country soon? Here’s an idea..DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH. (That is if English is not the main language.) A few years ago, I was hit with the desire to travel to countries that did not speak English. For most of my life my travels co...
by Parenthood and Passports on Mar 23, 2016

You No Speak English…

Headed to another country soon? Here’s an idea..DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH. (That is if English is not the main language.) A few years ago, I was hit with the desire to travel to countries that did not speak English. For most of my life my travels co...
by Parenthood and Passports on Mar 23, 2016

My Collection of Creepy Dolls

When I was a child, my paternal grandparents spent a lot of time traveling. They went to some amazing places and visited the majority of the earth’s continents. Every time they went to a new country, they would bring a doll back for my sister a...
by Parenthood and Passports on Mar 15, 2016

My Collection of Creepy Dolls

When I was a child, my paternal grandparents spent a lot of time traveling. They went to some amazing places and visited the majority of the earth’s continents. Every time they went to a new country, they would bring a doll back for my sister a...
by Parenthood and Passports on Mar 15, 2016

AirAsia Big Sale- Your step by step guide to cheapest tickets!

Most of us want to travel to far away destinations, but flight tickets are the primary expense for most of us and they are often un-affordably expensive. Thanks to budget airlines like Air Asia, TigerAir and the likes, it is now really possible to sa...
by enidhi India on Mar 14, 2016
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