The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

While planning my Australia trip, the two things that I was positive I wanted to see was the Great Ocean Road and the Great Barrier Reef. Our whole trip was planned around these two givens. The first part of our trip was based in Melbourne, Victoria as most Great Ocean Road bus tours originate fromContinue reading “The Great Barrier Reef, Australia”

Jasper Hotel, Melbourne – A Review

Previous Location Right in the heart of Melbourne City Center, Jasper Hotel is just about a 20 minute drive from the Melbourne Airport. A tram line passes right outside Jasper Hotel so it is easy to get around via public transport from here. In fact, the hotel is in the Free Tram Zone so youContinue reading “Jasper Hotel, Melbourne – A Review”

Year 2020 Trips

January – Rishikesh We ushered in 2020 in Rishikesh. We had come here a few days earlier and stayed at GMVN’s Ganga Resort. Then on 31st December 2019, we joined our friends at Parmarth Ashram. They were celebrating their 25th anniversary and had invited a few close friends and relatives. Apart from the famous aartiContinue reading “Year 2020 Trips”

Drawing Challenge #Day 19

The 19th drawing challenge today was to take a sheet of paper and fill the entire sheet with as many different faces as we could draw. The challenge was to draw out as many diverse personalities as we could to cover the entire surface of the paper. Not necessarily human faces. We could draw aliens, monsters, or animal faces as well. The ideaContinue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 19”

The Great Ocean Road Bus Tour

Previous Our 2nd day in Melbourne was devoted to the Great Ocean Road Bus Tour. This was our primary reason for including Melbourne in our Australia travel itinerary. I had been quite sure I wanted to visit the Great Ocean Road (most trips originate from Melbourne) as well as the Great Barrier Reef (accessed fromContinue reading “The Great Ocean Road Bus Tour”

Year 2019 Trips

April – Kerala The first trip of the year – a hastily booked trip to my hometown when my dad passed away. I’m not yet ready to talk about it. Someday. April – Rishikesh My dad had been talking about revisiting Haridwar and Rishikesh for some time but hadn’t been able to make it dueContinue reading “Year 2019 Trips”

Drawing Challenge #Day 18

Cardboard doodles Day 18 of the drawing challenge was to draw a ‘cardboard doodle’. Wait, before you start googling (I did), that’s not an actual drawing term. It’s simply a term that the instructor invented for the doodles he makes on the cardboard backing of his drawing notepads.  So the challenge was to draw aContinue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 18”

Drawing Challenge #Day 17

Day 17’s drawing challenge was to make two eye drawings. First we had to draw an eye as realistically as we could. Once we had done that, we had to draw a second eye, which was as graphically simple as possible. The objective of this challenge was to explore the polar opposites of the visual solution.  According to the instructor,Continue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 17”