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About Simarprit

(Simarprit has written 39 articles for us)
48 years; male; avid traveler; 48 years of domestic traveling; 20 years + of international traveling; 24 countries; 53 international cities + 100 Indian cities; loves camera; tech entrepreneur; loves history; lives maps; documenting life since 1979.

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Cathay Pacific Meals are Good

Cathay Pacific Meals are Good

Cathay Pacific earned more brownie points from me than what I earned from my Marco Polo Club flying with them. It was a delight to see an Indian vegetarian option on the main menu on a flight from Sydney to Hong Kong. Palak paneer, gobi alloo and jeera rice with a hint of saffron. Could(…)

Published On: Friday, August 9th, 2013
Alex - The Big Guide at The Opera House

Alex - The Big Guide at The Opera House

He stands tall, above all who follow him, exactly the way children followed the Pied Piper of Hamelin out of their town. Instead of the pipe, he has passion and that passion powers his voice to magical heights. In less than two minutes he had absolute control over his group. He was so impressive and(…)

Published On: Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
Virgin Australia Delayed Flights - When Chaos Reigns

Virgin Australia Delayed Flights - When Chaos Reigns

Virgin Australia Delayed Flights – For a frequent flyer, this board is a no no. For others, a tourist attraction. As everyone crowds around to see it, you realize how much a system failure can control our lives. Yesterday, according to Virgin Australia, Sabre check-in systems lost their steam causing flight schedules going haywire across(…)

Published On: Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Pride in Work & Honest Living - Sydney Notes

Pride in Work & Honest Living - Sydney Notes

Do you know why this guy is smiling? I know, it is pride in his work which gets that smile. Just 100 meters from Circular Quay was this The Rocks Markets – Art and Craft show. I walked in and started looking around. I liked what I saw and thought of buying an art work(…)

Published On: Monday, August 5th, 2013
Inspiration Behind The Coat Hanger?

Inspiration Behind The Coat Hanger?

What was the inspiration behind the Coat Hanger – the Sydney Harbor Bridge? What inspired its design?  I saw this bridge up close, absorbed its design and headed back home. With no concrete answers with me, I thought I wouuld go home and Google. On my way back, I saw a few more arches and(…)

Published On: Monday, August 5th, 2013
Dinner at The Canopy, Sydney

Dinner at The Canopy, Sydney

Canopy Restaurant at Sydney – Quick Review: Restaurant? Canopy on Hyde, 157 Liverpool Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia. What? Pan-fried Mirror Dory, Pomme  Puree, Curry Butter, Chervil. How Much? Australian $ 30 (pre-plated, all inclusive) Pomme Puree? For those who love to discuss differences between mashed potatoes and Pomme Puree, this is where Pomme Puree begins.(…)

Published On: Sunday, August 4th, 2013
Circular Quay - Discovery of Sydney Begins Here

Circular Quay - Discovery of Sydney Begins Here

If you have been to Circular Quay you can say you have been to Sydney. This is where the city identifies itself, its distinct tourist identity stands over and above its colonial heritage. The city sings, acts and performs. This is where the action is. You can plan a leisurely day to be spent only(…)

Published On: Sunday, August 4th, 2013
Railway Parcels Post Office - Why Do this?

Railway Parcels Post Office - Why Do this?

Heritage doesn’t speak for itself. People are expected to speak and standup for preserving the heritage in their city, region and country, to say the least. Here we see a beautiful building of 1906 with an ugly hat. Even if the choice was to bring this building down altogether or put this appendage over it,(…)

Published On: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
J & D Gourmet Food Bar - Looks Bad, Tastes Hmm...

J & D Gourmet Food Bar - Looks Bad, Tastes Hmm...

Quick Review: Restaurant? J & D Gourmet Food Bar, 9 Hay St  Sydney, Australia What? Omelet with mushrooms, olives and sun-dried tomatoes How Much? Australian $ 9.50 Omelet? Yes, they call it a gourmet omelet. I call it a chef’s funeral. Come to think of it, they actually served it to me. They expected me to(…)

Published On: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013