Oceania


The movers. - Port Vila, Vanuatu
14th July 2014 – Port Vila, Vanuatu Their lips were wet, and the breath was warm. They waited eons. Created messiahs. For this one kiss. But like the chill morning breeze slicing through a dream, Oh Albiceleste, how cruel is fate. And this heartbreaking miss. The last day of the world cup, and the last early morning day for me. And the most cruel one. The South American dream was shattered yet again, as Argentina succumbed to a tragic last-minute goal to Germany. And not a last-minute goal in regular time, mind you. This dream was shattered in extra time. But have […]

Project 365: Day 13 – No white and blue sky today


The sun called the shots today. - Port Vila, Vanuatu
13th July 2014 – Port Vila, Vanuatu Like dragonflies in the light, they danced with no duress. Beyond words, beyond questions of tomorrow. Beyond fun. The future holds a key they can’t see, nor can guess. But they thrive, because today, they are children of the sun. Another early day, only to see Brazil get thrashed again by the Dutch. Can’t say I can complain, because the Dutch are my favourite European team. Oh Brazil, thy numbers do you, no justice to your past. Maybe you should have heeded to the words of Thyrion Lannister. After the match, went back […]

Project 365: Day 12 – Children of the Sun


mele cascades vanuatu port vila 3
12th July 2014 – Efate, Vanuatu Life moves at a wretched pace that beckons me To pause, to ponder, and to purportedly fill myself with thoughts and questions, and the final conclusion. That life, like water, now remains beguiling and still. The day began early today again. Surprising that I’ve never got up before 8.30 even when I was working in a workaholic Singapore. But when I am travelling, I found out that I can wake up at ungodly hours, and not hit the sweet snooze button. Because today, we had a full day plan chalked out. Maciej and me left the […]

Project 365: Day 11 – Going with the flow



vanuatu kids port vila efate
11th July 2014 – Port Vila, Vanuatu Through open windows, and creaking doors, They stared at me, like a naked leprechaun falling from the sky. Eyes like uncut diamonds, piercing into my camera, They seemed to ask, “Man blong India, why yu come by?”  I read somewhere that the children of Vanuatu are extremely photogenic. And I found that out the easy way – by taking lots of pictures of them. They are naturally curious of everyone they see, and I think especially with me, because it’s not normal for them to see an Indian tourist. Oh, there are plenty of Indians […]

Project 365: Day 10 – Curiosity doesn’t always kill


port vila vanuatu efate
This was the 9th post (Day 9) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 10th July 2014 – Port Vila, Vanuatu (Day 9) The flags were raised, and in all different […]

Flights, Visa and Accommodation: A complete guide to visiting Vanuatu


flying fox hostel katoomba australia
This was the 8th post (Day 8) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here.   9th July 2014 – Blue Mountains, Australia (Day 8) The bottles are out, like white ghosts […]

Flying Fox hostel and Waradah Aboriginal center: Katoomba, Australia



Katoomba 3 sisters blue mountains australia
This was the 7th post (Day 7) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 8th July 2014 – Blue Mountains (Katoomba), Australia (Day 7) Three sisters. Lusting and luscious, they called. […]

The 3 Sisters of the Blue Mountains: Katoomba, Australia


Archibald fountain in hyde park
This was the 6th post (Day 6) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 7th July 2014 – Sydney, Australia (Day 6) Between the jets of water, and the prancing rays, […]

Watching the sunrise over the Archibald fountain: Hyde park, Sydney


Couchsurfing balgowlah heights sydney
This was the 5th post (Day 5) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here.   6th July 2014 – Sydney, Australia (Day 5) In heightened tones and lazy hues, We passed another sunday, and […]

2 Lookouts for an amazing view of Sydney: Arabanoo and Bradley’s Head



Royal botanic gardens sydney
This was the 4th post (Day 4) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here.   5th July 2014 – Sydney, Australia (Day 4) There was love in the cold air, so were drunken […]

Cupid and company: The statues of Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney


St mary of the cross sydney
This was the 3rd post (Day 3) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here.   4th July 2014 – Sydney, Australia (Day 3) It didn’t hurt, nor was there an air of […]

Through Cathedral road and St. Marys road: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney


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This was the first post of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 1st July 2014 – Singapore From dust we rose and to dust we shall go And dust is […]

Project 365: Day 0 – The beginning