Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Come to Vanuato

          Wanting to go to any island in the Pacific? Then try spending your time in the beautiful country of Vanuato. " This famous island is situated in the South Pacific ocean. This archipelago is some 1,740 kilometer east of northern Australia, 540 kilometeres northeast of New Caledonia and southeast of the Solomon Islands and west of Fiji.

         Just a bit on the part of its history, in the 1880s both France and the United Kingdom both claimed parts of the archipelago and in the 1906, they agreed on a framework for jointly managing the archipelago as the New Hebrides through an Anglo-French condominium."  - Source: Wikipedia- the Free Encyclopedia

         When you are inside this beautiful country already, some suggestions on what to do are the following: visiting their heritage and art, touring around the various parts of the country and enjoying the outdoor with the family, or if you are a fan of different exquisiteness, you can also explore the richness in their food offerings
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         On the other hand, some of the points of interests as well as landmarks are listed below:

1. Million Dollar Bay
2. Underwater Post Office
3. Million Dollar Point
4. Blue Lagoon Swimming
5. Mele Cascades

          Apart from these shared references here, one can still discover many exciting facts and activities in the country by visiting their existing websites. So don't waste your time, book one exciting holiday to this wonderful country called Vanuato.



                                   

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Exploring The South Coast in New South Wales

          Those nature lovers out there know exactly the richness of wonders in the South Coast area of the New South Wales. Scenic beaches, rugged mountains, breath taking cliffs and many more- these are some of the exciting worth exploring sites of the vast region of New South Wales especially in the South Coast areas. 

Some of those interesting areas are:

1. Bodalla State Forest- those who love rainforest will surely enjoy Bodalla State Forest. An interesting family destination, it has a 700 m rainforest walk passing through mossy, grey myrtle forest filled with birdlife and a magnificent view across Narooma and the coast.

2. Mimosa Rocks National Park- situated 10 kms north of Tathra along the  Bermagul-Tathra Rd, it offers a 16 km volcanic-rock coastline and this has been sculpted by water into cliffs and weather, rock stacks and jutting headlands.
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Its beaches also offer a perfect place for swimming, snorkelling and fishing.

3. Pebbly Beach Camping Area- it is a tranquil and sheltered camping area with low hills and populated with laid-back wallabies, which at times would wander through campsites and lounge on the grass beside the beach. This well known destination can be reached via Mt. Agony Road off the Princess Highway. 

4. Aragunnu Camping Area- accessible along the Aragunnu Rd off the Bermagul-Tathra Rd, and it is about 25 km south of Bermagul. There is an alternative route and an easy way- this is done by walking the northern and southern picnic areas plus a 200 m boardwalk that leads to a lookout over the intriguing Mimosa Rocks. Offering a variety of sites, some sheltered in among the bloodwoods and cycads at the south end, while others are in a more open clearing near the path of Mimosa Rocks. 

          Hence with this short list plus other noteworthy destinations found online, don't wait for too long to explore any of these destinations. And whether it is summer or winter, the South Coast has plenty of wonderful places to explore with. 


Source and reference: Camping Around Australia 
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Sunday, 23 July 2017

South Korea: What An Awesome Place

South Korea- a famous tourist destinations in Asia. Basing on its geographical location it is surrounded by neighbouring countries like China and Japan as bound by their maritime boundaries. 

And to name some of the famous cities of South Korea, here are some of them: 

1. "Seoul- population of 10,349,312
2. Busan- population of 3,678,555
3. Incheon- population of 2,628,000
4. Daegu- population of 2,566,540
5. Daejeon- population of 1,475,221
6. Gwangju- population of 1,416,938
7. Suwon- population 1,242,724
8. Goyang- population of 1,073,069
9. Seongnam- population of 1,031,935
10. Ulsan- population of 962,865 "

Source: http://www.geonames.org/KR/largest-cities-in-cities-in-south-korea.html

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Every country all throughout the world has something special to offer to its visitors. In South Korea, here are some places of interests then:

1. Changdeokgung Palace
2. Gyenongbokgung
3. Seoul Tower
4. In Jeju South Korea, these are some of the interesting places: 
Udo, Halla Mountain and National Park, Manjang Cave, 
5. While in Busan, these are the favourite hot spots: Haedong Yonggung Temple, Haeundae Beach, Yondusan Park

For travel to South Korea, here are some of the needed visa in order to enter the country:
1. Working Holiday Visa (H-1)- issued to young adult foreigners in some countries which have reciprocal agreements with South Korea. Holders of this visa are allowed to stay in the country for up to one year and in some employment activities as well as some educational activities. These countries are : Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, France, and others.

2. Overseas Study
3. Corporate Investment
4. Foreign Language Testing
5. Residency (F-2 Visa" - source: Wikipedia- the free encyclopedia

Hence, anyone who wishes to see and enjoy the greatness of South Korea, you can start visiting those famous places then conquer the countryside. As promising as they are, for sure your memories in those places will constantly remind you how excellent the country is. 


  

                                           

Saturday, 27 May 2017

South West Coast of Victoria

          Victoria is one of the states of Australia and famous for its numerous places of interests such as museums, beaches for swimming and for surfing plus other water sports, camping and hiking, nature trekking and many more. One of its famous places is its South West coast territory which basically is composed of the coastline between Geelong on the Western edge of Port Phillip and the equally familiar town of Nelson down near the SA border.

          And for those whose interest is into camping, sharing with you on this post a few of the interesting campsites which are specifically located in parks and reserves: 

" 1. Cobboboonee National Park- oftenly described as a combination of wetlands, forests and heathlands,  one can reach this area by traversing through the Princess Hwy between Portland and Datmoor. This site is quite popular to those who are fond of hikinh and horseriding. 


2. Blanket Bay Camping Area- situated near the ocean beach going to the South West of Apollo Bay, this is one of the early favourites for those who love nature and trekking activities. And if one wishes to continue a little more along the way, he then can found the familiar  Historic Cape Otway Light Station. 

3. Hammonds Road Camping Area- plenty of open space at this campground up in the far north of the national park. Back towards the coast close to Aireys Inlet, nice short walks include the easy Distillery Creek Nature Trail and the Moggs Creek Circuit. 

4. Sharps Track Camping Area- this one is up on the hinterland behing Lorne. To stretch your legs, head to the nearby Sheoak Picnic Area and follow the well-graded trail to Upper and Lower Kalimna Falls. "  

Source- Camping Around Australia published by Explore Australia Publishing Pty and Ltd. 2013 

          Thus check one of those mentioned camping sites above and enjoy your nature friendly activities together with your loved ones. Free yourself from stress by embracing nature. 











Saturday, 4 March 2017

Working Abroad: Is It Positive or Negative?

          Nowadays, a large number of people travel far away from home in order to find a decent job. Indeed lots of sacrifices are being offered so as to materialise such big dreams for loved ones. Bringing bright future to the family is always a priority to families and this is very inspiring though as its downside, very difficult as well. Just the simple thought of not being able to be physically present to one's family means a lot of pain on both sides. 





          The situation becomes more challenging when the children are still young. Being young, this is the period that they need the most the guidance coming from both mother and father. What makes it harder is the phenomenon nowadays that too much advancement has been happening around us and the possibilities of either growth or decline  of the children is oftentimes a reality.

         That now has become a strong challenge on those who want to spend time and work far away from home. Though it is also true that the fruits of all these sacrifices are bountiful but all affected individuals (both kids and grown ups) must be prepared to face the consequence of such choice. 



          In the end, weighing all possibilities plays a big role in the success or the reverse of  the decision. Being present to the family is very crucial while on the other hand, bringing them a bright future is also another huge consideration. Hence, reflect for a long time things and options properly before deciding to stay away from your loved ones.  





        

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Philip Island: Awesome

          On the celebration of 2017 Australia Day, my family and I made a road trip going to Philip Island. While on the road nearing our destination, what was visible was the long queue of people who wanted to visit the wonders of the island. According to Wikipedia, " Philip Island is an Australian Island about 140 km (87 mi) south-southeast of Melbourne, Victoria.

   Named after Arthur Phillip, the first governpr of New South Wales, Philip Island forms a natural breakwater for the shallow waters of the Western Port. It is 26 km (16 mi) long and 9 km (5.6 mi) wide, with an area of about 100 square km. It has 97 km (40 sq mi) of coastline and is [art of the Bass Coast Shire." Source: Wikipedia- the free encyclopedia.

         Watching the scenic views along the way from Princess Highway going to the place, we watched in awe the exciting picturesque surroundings full of life around us and on both sides of the road. Our first stop was the equally known Forrest Caves.  "These are actually the sea caves formed by erosion. They are located just before the Surf Beach Estate, left off the main Philip Island Road. Walk up the steps from the carpark on to the beach, then turn left. The caves are only accessible at low tide. A 45 minute return walk, passing by large sand dunes, which are home to thousands of shearwaters from October to April. " Source: http://www.visitphillipisland.com/listing/walking-trails/

         After enjoying the beach and the superb caves, we proceeded to our next destination, the Cape Wollomai Safety Beach. " Running from the bridge at Newhaven to the old granite rocks of Cape Wollomai, it has a deep water off the beach at high tide and tidal flats at low tide. It is popular for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, jet skiing and beach walks." Source: http://visitbasscoast.com.au/businesses/detail/woolamai-safety-beach/

         
          Hence, after spending some time to these two favourite destinations, we headed back to Melbourne bringing with us the fantastic memories of the famous Philip Island trip. 







Saturday, 24 December 2016

Christmas Time is Here

          As we celebrate the season of Christmas, let us be grateful to all that has been this year and let us also welcome with such positive energy the coming year 2017. All throughout this year, many events have happened in all parts of the world.

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 Wherever we are, there are always both sides of the coin that go together with every event. 

          And to help us welcome the new year, let us be thankful to all the good things that had happened to us this year. Meanwhile, let us also learn to forget the bad things that happened to us this year. That instead of focusing on their bad effects on us, we rather focus on what then could be positive outcome that we can gain from them.

         Thus, thanks a lot for this year's good times and welcome to the coming year. Remember always that there is so much to feel grateful each day.