Where the ‘roos rule

Untouched by ‘civilization’, this exotic island is an explorer’s getaway “So are there kangaroos on Kangaroo Island?” I asked hopefully as soon I stepped into the car at the airport. Tim from Exceptional Kangaroo Island Tours, my guide for the next two days gave me a withering look. I was all set to tell him…

Hotels I love: Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island

I know I’ve said this before – but I am not a budget traveller. For me, the physical aspect of the travel is an important part of the entire experience. Which means, no roughing it out in overnight buses and cheap hostels. In fact, both my husband and I love to stay in unusual properties,…

Melbourne must-dos

About a decade or so earlier, Melbourne woke up and decided that it had had enough of playing second fiddle to Sydney. In the constant Melbourne-Sydney rivalry, somewhat like that between Mumbai and Delhi, Melbourne kept coming up a poor second. This city did not have anything attention-grabbing, not an Opera House and spectacular harbour,…

Street art in Melbourne

Melbourne is a lovely, lovely city – very European in feel with all those cozy outdoor cafes and little lanes and shops to explore all day. I took a walking tour in the center of the city and one of the most interesting things there was the graffiti all over the place. My guide explained…