Second day at Byron Bay…the weekend was yet not over

I didn’t have any plans for rest of the day after the Hot Air Ballooning adventure of mine. Once I was back in my hostel, I came to know about this monthly market that was held today in town. I felt excited once again to see something new so I checked out of the hostel, as my train back to Sydney was in the evening, and headed to the town with my backpack with me. I was again on my way for some more sight seeing. I was lucky that I got to visit this market and it was a nice way to explore more about the culture of the place as well. Market was more like a fair in this little town and there were colors everywhere. I did try some ice-cream and enjoyed some live music with the locals. It was a true authentic experience that makes you feel almost a part of the place.

After visiting the market, I called one of the friends that I made yesterday to catch up before I leave and he was generous to give me a nice tour of the nearby beach and then a small town called ‘Bungalow’. If you are looking for some peaceful and small place to stay then this is your destination. It is more like a countryside with a road full of greenery leading to it. It is a nice 15 minutes drive from Byron Bay with nice cafe and small market of its own. Also there are many art galleries and shops at this place. We came back to Byron Bay and as there was an hour left before I could catch my bus so we though of getting something to eat and drink in a nearby cafe just across the bus stand while still enjoying the sunset. It was 5:00 PM when I saw a bus with the Country Link logo waiting at the bus stand. I checked my itinerary and the time to board the bus was 5:15 PM on it. I still thought it’s better to board the bus in advance so I started getting my stuff together in order to get to the bus stand. The moment I arrived the bus stand the bus left. What? This can’t be happening I thought in my head. My friend was still with me so he offered me a ride to the next stop to catch the bus. Soon we were chasing this bus but soon it disappeared. I panicked thinking about the incidence last morning when I missed the station but this time I was angry thinking how can the bus leave earlier than the time mentioned on the itinerary. Suddenly my friend realized that the direction we were going was not correct and it was leading us to Brisbane (in the opposite direction to Sydney) and we saw another bus coming from the opposite direction. We quickly took a U-Turn and drove back to the bus stand as we realized we were chasing the wrong bus altogether and the bus to Sydney was on time. That’s what happens when you panic and when you have already missed your bus/station in past. I said good by to my friend and finally boarded the bus to Sydney (its a break journey – bus to Casino and then another train to Sydney from there). This time I didn’t miss anything and got home the next morning before going to work. So overall it was a weekend full of fun, adventure, thrill and excitement I must say. Hope you enjoyed it with me 🙂 I will be back with some more stories as I plan my next destination which is not far but only two weeks from now. Where? That I will reveal in my future posts.  Till then enjoy life and keep smiling my friend 🙂

Bhaktapur – A city of festivals and celebrations

Bhaktpur is an ancient Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Many people who go to Kathmandu miss this place. But I would really recommend to visit this 1427 A.D. town that is rich in culture and gives you a feel of the life style at that time. It is called a city of festivals because here people celebrate festivals each month starting from new year to the end of the year.

I would love to live at this place but I only had a day to visit this beautiful enchanting place so I would love to share the pics of this place for your pleasure. I hope it will provide you a window to seek into the past and dream about the life at that era on this part of Earth.

Let's take the journey through the magical world of Bhaktapur

Let’s take the journey through the magical world of Bhaktapur

One regular day in the life of the people living in Bhaktapur

One regular day in the life of the people living in Bhaktapur

 

 

House with a lot of stories to tell

House with a lot of stories to tell

 

People gathered to play cards - Simple life

People gathered to play cards – Simple life

 

Walls older than few hundreds of generations

Walls older than few hundreds of generations

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Temple can be a place to hang out as well

Temple can be a place to hang out as well

 

Lets take a look at the other places now - I love the narrow lanes here as well

Lets take a look at the other places now – I love the narrow lanes here as well

 

Symbol of the security at the door of Kingdom

Symbol of the security at the door of Kingdom

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Temple

Temple

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History speaks through these houses

History speaks through these houses

 

Thinking about the life they have lived and enjoying the evening

Thinking about the life they have lived and enjoying the evening

 

Plenty of space to play

Plenty of space to play

 

 

 

Window to the soul

Window to the soul

 

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Other ways of entertainment we miss in the modern world today

Other ways of entertainment we miss in the modern world today

Looking into life

Looking into life

Old but gold

Old but gold

Colorful houses

Colorful houses

Beautiful isn't it...I can't imagine how creative the people were at that time and how much effort they put into making something like this a reality

Beautiful isn’t it…I can’t imagine how creative the people were at that time and how much effort they put into making something like this a reality

Do you want to go up there?

Do you want to go up there?

Did I just disturbed somebody at lunch time?

Did I just disturbed somebody at lunch time?

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Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva

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Sky high Tower

Sky high Tower

That the way you feel in here...all colorful and cheerful

That the way you feel in here…all colorful and cheerful

Wo...some of them were creative in a bit scary way I felt...what do you think??

Wo…some of them were creative in a bit scary way I felt…what do you think??

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Welcome

Welcome

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Lord Ganesha ...just in a different role here

Lord Ganesha …just in a different role here

Would you like to decorate your house with these?

Would you like to decorate your house with these?

High as sky

High as sky

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Gallery of amazing things

Gallery of amazing things

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That's the main square now

That’s the main square now

Love these pieces of art, used to fill water in old times, and here still are

Love these pieces of art, used to fill water in old times, and here still are

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