There is a reason why I have called my blog Wheelsundermyfeet. Emphatically, proudly I do proclaim, that I never was a resting bug, snug in a rug kind of person! I was fortunate that my profession as PR consultant to several high-level resorts and hotels pan India gave me the edge, an indispensable experience. Another obsession that I have off late established, is planning a holiday before the current one is yet to get over! It is most exciting especially the strategy stage. Some of the places I have visited countless times, quite by chance, after a long hiatus, and trust me once is not enough!
A repeat visit piques my curious nature to know a country further, it could be the cultural aspect, landscape, and the natural beauty, people too, and as I’ve noticed, my old passports have mapped beachside countries interminably.
Take for instance my recent visit to Australia, I had to put up with stumbling blocks querulously questioning my repeat visit! Since my youth, colleagues and friends migrated to the US of A, I was super keen to migrate to Australia. In the early 80’s studying in Australia was unheard of, it was expensive and it was forever shelved.
My beautiful niece and her handsome husband reside in Melbourne, so repeat visits fulfil my long-standing desire to settle down in Australia. I have added a few cities on my list that I’ve explored albeit briefly. Australia is a huge continent and this is why I reiterate once is not enough!
I can write paeans about Australia, the first time when I set foot, I was amazed at the burgeoning Indian and Chinese population quite at ease, hard-working, struggling to be accepted and most importantly have made a mark in contributing to Australia’s economy. The tourism industry here is vibrant and welcoming. I loved the Aussie experience. Here is why……(cont)