I heart Hartley

Hartley is a historical village in the Central Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia. It belongs to the City of Lithgow local government area and located about 127 km west of Sydney city. It is in between Lithgow and Mount Victoria on the great western highway. Once a major administrative centre, it has declined its status

Game of (Post)cards

Since taking a turn to travel more, I have taken the habit of sending postcards to my mother who lives in Sri Lanka. In my opinion, receiving a postcard from someone overseas gives the excitement the traveller is going through, and as a result I think my mother get to experience my experiences. She loves to

To Afghan or not?

Visiting Afghanistan is an illusion for most travellers. That distant, war-torn country with its fair share of beautiful places to admire and the food to enjoy. So what if you can’t take a long journey to visit this country but somehow try to get a piece of it? Well, food can give you some of

Things I like to do when I travel

My trips, whether they be domestic or overseas tend to be shorter stays. I generally plan a lot ahead and look for good deals and book about 6 months in advance. Domestic travel wraps around a weekend and public holidays so generally 3-5 days in length. Generally as a result of my leave schedules and


Taking the longer route back to Adelaide city was delight. It was much calmer and much more scenic than the route we took to get to Barossa valley. On the way, we came across this little town that was founded in 1840’s and it was much better than the main town (Nuriootpa; gosh, I wonder

Hotel Tjampuhan and Spa, Ubud: Review

Hotel: Hotel Tjampuhan and Spa Where: Ubud, Indonesia Room Type: Raja Double Room, Arie Smith 5 When: Late October, 2015 Booked through Booking.com When comparing the hotel website and Booking.com, room options are completely different. Since I booked through Booking.com I opted for the cheapest room (still pretty expensive). Room was very big compared to any

My bucket list

OMG, there’s so many places and things to do in this world and everyone wants to do more, see more places, experience different cultures and bite into some great food. You then realise you cant do everything so you make a priority. Here’s my bucket list of things to do. Hopefully I will be lucky