Monday, November 11, 2013

Tanjung Benoa - Nusa Dua - Pecatu - Jimbaran (Worth Spending Every Dime)

We will pick you up wherever you want (by motorbike or car, depending on how many people on board). The first stopping point would be water sport in Tanjung Benoa (banana boat, parasailing, jet ski). And then we'll have lunch at Hong Xing Chinese restaurant at Nusa Dua (Cheap, yummy, and lovely view). And then we'll walk to see the most gorgeous water blow, and discover the new happening beach (Secret Beach).

 

If you like monkeys, we'll take you to the Pura Luhur Uluwatu to visit the most exquisite temple in south of Bali. Or otherwise, we can travel from beaches to beaches, until sunset. When sunset come, we'll be at Jimbaran Cafe, the most well known fish grill in Bali. After taking dinner & drinking a few beers, I'll take you back to the first place we met.

Shopping Time (Find the cheapest gift for your family & friends back home)

We will meet in the place you choose. We will drive you by car to Sukowati to shopping. After that we will have lunch in Ubud. If you like monkeys, we can swing by at the monkey forest. After that, we will drive you to Tanah Lot (the most beautiful Temple in Bali) and shopping at the outlets nearby. We will have dinner in Balinese Restaurant, and if you still have energy left, we can go to the 24 hours Oleh Oleh Krisna Shopping Centre. And We will drop you back after that.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Poultry Palace - Melbourne

Poultry Palace is a family owned and operated business located in Laverton, Victoria. They provide portion control and all poultry products to the Food Service and Retail sector for the Melbourne Metropolitan and Country Victoria regions. Poultry Palace is also licensed for export.

Poultry Palace prides itself on its commitment to quality, and customer service. All poultry is sourced from major manufacturers that can guarantee quality and freshness of product. As a major supplier to the Food Service Industry they are committed that all chicken produced is tested under the surveillance of HACCP Food Safety System. All poultry supplied is fully Halal certified and our major suppliers of raw product are sourced from birds bred reared and processed using only the highest balanced feed and processes.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Pruning Grape - Mt Macedon


If you're wanting a wedding in a few months time, they can easily accommodate you. They can arrange a wedding with very little lead time and they don't see it as  a problem. To inquire about holding your wedding at Mount Macedon Winery they need to know a little information to respond appropriately ie: your proposed date, your approximate guest numbers, your style of wedding ie Cocktail or sit-down, buffet or plated dinner service, and if your are wanting to be married in their gardens.
 
The winery is only a 5 minute drive from the township of Woodend, regional Victoria, Australia - situated on the western slopes of Mount Macedon and surrounded by the Macedon Regional Park. Planted in 1989, the vineyard is 680m above sea level making it one of the most elevated cool climate vineyards in Australia. Mount Macedon Winery is especially noted for its Sparkling White Wine, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Blush (light Rose)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Working at the Apple Farm

Armour’s Apples Pty Ltd is owned and managed by the Armour family. Ian, Helene, Doug, Dianne and David all work in the business. David is the fourth generation of Armours to grow apples in the Warragul area.

The main farm is at Bona Vista, with another block at Lardner; both near Warragul in West Gippsland. The area has about 15 apple growing enterprises producing about 20,000 tonnes of apples. Apples grown in the district are noted for their flavour and keeping quality. They are grown in a lush green environment which is cooler than most mainland production areas.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

WWOOF-ing at South Carrajung

Flock three have settled in well and are closing in on their target of 400 eggs per day! Flock four will be here in two weeks and construction of their new roosting sheds is almost complete.

We've also tried some of the hens and they taste great too. In the piepline is plans to get fish into the dams and some cows, sheep and goats. Complete self sufficiency may not be possible but it is the owner dream to produce most of his own food (and trade with other like minded farmers), capture own water (which he already does) and also create own power. We've already enjoyed many meals where all the meat, vegetables, fruit and herbs were all produced on the property.

Hard at work in the grading shed!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Staying at the cheaper Dorm Room

The best way to save money while on travel is the lock on the accommodation budget. There are heaps of backpackers hostel around the world. Melbourne Discovery Hostel is one of them. From Tullamarine Airport, they offer a free airport pick up from Tullamarine for all guests who stay 3 or more consecutive nights. If by any chance you arrive between 5am and 9 pm, just simply go to bus zone 2 or 5 and jump on the Star Bus. Ticket are $10 per person. However if you stay at least 3 nights, you'll get the refund when you check-in. Outside of 5am to 9pm, jump on a Skybus to Southern Cross Station. Tickets are $16 per person. From there, the easiest way to get to the hostel is by taxi that will approximately $10. You can also get the Free City Circle Tram from the station and get off at the corner of Queen & LaTrobe Street. Then walk up one block to Franklin and turn right. The hostel is at 167 Franklin st. It's a $24 per night, including free wi-fi, breakfast, etc.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Catching Friendship Along The Way

The great part of traveling is about meeting new people, learning and seeing things from different perspectives. It’s not all about visiting awesome places and getting all the excitements. Traveling is like a journey, and it always has a story to tell. There are ups and downs, good and bad experiences. Sometimes we find great moments, but the other time everything seems too hard to understand. But every experience makes a journey worth a shot. I’ve been traveling for more than a year, and met tons of awesome people along the road. I learned a lot, not just cultures but also perspectives in life. The most valuable lesson I’ve learned is about how to appreciate everything and enjoying life. People these days believe to enjoy life mean to have everything. And sometimes they caught up with situations when everything is not enough. They always want more from life. And while they’re busy fulfilling everything, time goes by. They missed out the chance to appreciate and enjoy what they really have. I don’t wanna be one of them. Life is just too damn short to spend it that way. Sometimes we just need to chill out and embrace the beauty of life. As Italian says, “La vita bella”. Life is beautiful. I don’t wanna waste even a second of it.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Uluwatu Bali

Located in Badung Regency, the northwestern part of Bali, Uluwatu Temple stands solid on a cliff top at the edge of a plateau, 250 feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean. Dedicated to the spirits of the sea, the temple is an architectural wonder in black coral rock, beautifully designed with spectacular views. This is a popular place to enjoy the sunset. Famous not only for its unique position, the temple is also boasts as one of the oldest temples in Bali.
It takes approximately 30km to the south of Denpasar and about 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport to get you to the best Kecak Dance attraction in Uluwatu Temple, which daily performs between 6PM and 7PM.  You need to be properly dressed to enter the temple. Sarongs and sashes are available free at the entrance. Note that while you are free to walk around the temple grounds, the central courtyards can only be entered during special rituals.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Magical Bali

Wandering around the island of Bali, your senses are constantly teased and intoxicated. Inevitably you become hypnotically enveloped and submerged in her splendour, in her magic. Whether it be the magnificent colours, mountainous landscapes, smiling faces, or the array of delectable smells and mouth watering cuisines. The picturesque isle of Bali is situated east of Java. It lends itself to a broad range of tastes and budgets. Tourists can reside in a 5 star resort or a Balinese villa. Those who wish to surf will discover beautiful pristine beaches while those who desire to boogie can do so at one of the many buzzing nightclubs. For the more spiritually inclined temples abound or, should you desire to immerse yourself in the landscapes (perhaps a volcano, a waterfall or rice paddies) a driver or an organized tour can be prearranged at very reasonable rates. Shopaholics will also be in 7th heaven. Up and down bustling streets and alley ways little shops akin to stalls shoulder each other. These little sales outlets sell everything imaginable from wooden carved giraffes to silver trinkets but, don’t forget to bargain!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Lovina Beach

If you have chosen to make Bali as your holiday destination in this year, you wouldn’t want to miss Lovina beach. Located up north of Bali, about 10 km to the west of Singaraja, the beaches of Lovina are a great place to stop and check out. If you’re doing a day trip around the island, you might find yourself enjoying the surroundings so much that you decide to stay for a few days. You’ll be surprised at how different the Bali Sea appears, compared to the Indian Ocean, and how much more relaxed a waterfront scene can be on Bali, compared to the hectic pace of the built-up tourists areas such as Kuta. Instead of large waves, you’re welcomed by a placid sea, the surface of which often resembles the smoothness of a lake, especially in the morning. While there is not a lot of beach sand, the beaches and the entire coastline are undeniably beautiful.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lake Buyan & Lake Tamblingan

Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan are the very charming twin lakes. The authenticity of nature in both lakes is still keenly felt, for example in the absence of the use of motorized boats in the lake. Local people use small boats called "pedahu" for fishing. With the cool air that completely surrounded by green mountains, it provides a calm and comfortable atmosphere. The lake is ideal for water recreation such as kayaking and fishing. For those who loved nature and recreation, this is a very good spot to go. The existence of apes along the road from Denpasar to Singaraja increases the attractiveness of this region as a tourist site.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

litchfield park

The first day, we started our day at 8 am, and made the first stop just half an hour later at the gas station. Neel, the German driver, made us sure that it's cheeper to get petrol in the major cities. I honestly had no other choice but to believe him. I think he knows better because of his experience of driving from Perth to Darwin in 10 days.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hitching a ride



 All the sudden my knees buckled when staring at the queue at Airasia counter. It turned out that the Caucasians are also fond of hunting cheap tickets. I glanced at the next counter to the same destination. As silent as graveyard. An airport security came after I check-in. I think he suspected something from my bag. Turns out he just wanted a help from me to buy a couple of bottle Red Label in the Duty Free Shop. I nodded without second thought because there is no harm in helping others. After passing through five or six security check, I met that security guy before boarding the plane. Brief business done, and I immediately flew with AirAsia.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Quick Stop at Phuket

The island of Bali is my initial impression of Phuket. Of course, the beach is the main attraction here. Not to mention the other islands around includes the rocks and cliffs formed by natural phenomena. Perhaps what distinguishes are only language and currency regulations.

I arrived at Phuket International Airport at 8 pm local time. Immigration process went smoothly without any complicated things. When I was about to leave the airport, someone offered me package tours to various places around Phuket. And after various considerations, I decided to buy a package tour to Phang-Nga province for 1650 baht. And quickly right after the transaction, I drove to the hotel by taxi-meter for 550 baht.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Travel to Bangkok

Unico Express HotelSuvarnabhumi AirportThe first thing that appeared in my head when arrived in Bangkok is "cheap". I arrived at Suvarnabhumi airport at 8 Pm. I use a taxi to reach the hotel with 450 bath price. The price was fairly reasonable considering the distance traveled nearly 45 minutes without traffic jam.

Unico Express, a three star hotel, was the place I stayed which I have previously booked at Agoda.com. It is a very clean and cozy place. I highly recommend this hotel because it was located at the heart of Bangkok.
Mr MaiSuan Lum Night BazaarBased on guidance information, Suan Lum Night Bazaar operates until midnight. So, I went there by taxi with 65 bath. There were Fast food courts and places that sell goods. I had to buy coupons in exchange for food. I spent 105 baht for two servings of food. After dinner, I decided to go shopping around the bazaar area. But the prices offered were still relatively high. So I decided just to buy goods whose price is still in reasonable scale.