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Konichiwa Japan

We booked our trip to Japan and Korea last year, more than 6 months in advance. I was really excited because I had always wanted to go to Japan and going to Korea was a bonus.

We did some research about Japan before booking the hotels. We quickly realised that hotels are quite expensive and small in Japan but we were still very excited to go.

We started telling Chhori about our holiday a few months in advance so she was so excited about it too. She would tell people and even her friends in Childcare that she will be going to Japan and Korea in such a cute voice.

Anyway finally the day came and we all packed and headed to the airport.

We flew Qantas and it was one of the best flights we have had. The service and food were both amazing and I am definitely going to fly with them more often.

We first flew from Sydney to Melbourne where we had a 3 hour stopover then 9 hours to Tokyo.

Chhori was amazing in the flight with no dramas. She ate her food and was busy watching Peppa pig on her tablet. She napped for a few hours and was fresh again before we landed.

It was evening when we landed in Tokyo and it was quite nice as we went from cold winter to nice warm summer.

After we collected our luggage, we went and got a sim card and tickets to the bus. The hotel was a bit away from the city so it was cheaper to catch a bus from the airport and then a cab the rest of the way.

The hotel was great location with a metro station just next to it but the room was a bit small as we had known.

The bathroom was just enough to fit a bathtub, toilet and wash basin.

The toilet fascinated us with so many buttons. If you don’t know what I am talking about, just imagine a toilet with auto lid and seat where you can adjust the seat temperature. The toilet where you can use water to clean but it is all automatic with adjustable water temperature and multiple water outlet to spray your bottom. The toiles also had features like self-sterilizing nozzles, air deodorizer, adjustable water pressure, noise/music player, warm air dry, night light etc. to name some.

The toilets definitely kept us amused and it was fun to discover the different features while were in the loo.

That day we were too tired to do anything so we just ate dinner and went to bed.

We had an amazing time in Tokyo and I will post about all our experience in the coming post.

Till then take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO 

 

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Kon’nichiwa and Annyeonghaseyo

Hello everyone,

Sorry to disappear for such a long time but life has been so busy lately. We have just come back from our Japan and Korea holiday and I have heaps of stories to share.

We loved Japan so much that we want to go again. Korea was good too.

I will definitely share my travel stories in my future posts but until then please enjoy some of the amazing photos from Japan and Korea.

Chhori was amazing throughout the holiday too.

Take care ,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO 

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Australia Day long weekend at Entrance

It was Australia Day on 26 January so we went away for a long weekend away.

Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip.

For this Australia Day we went to the central coast of Australia to a beautiful costal town named The Entrance. We had booked a holiday home with a pool as it is really hot these days in Sydney.

Altogether we had four families with 7 kids and we had a great time.

The first day we went to The Entrance town center had lunch and watched pelican being fed and stayed to let the kids play in the play area for a while.

From there we went to the holiday home in the evening and went straight to the pool which was so refreshing and kids love water too.

We spent a few hours swimming, playing water volley ball, chatting and drinking beer in the pool. Then it was dinner time so we cooked momo, had few drinks and played dumb charade. It has become our favorite game lately.

We stayed till late singing and dancing and finally decided to call it an night.

The next morning, we all woke up leisurely and decided that we would stay in for the day.

We had breakfast and went for a swim. It was a beautiful sunny day and we really enjoyed it.

One of our friends’ daughters had her birthday that weekend so we celebrated it with cakes and balloons which the kids loved. We feel so blessed to have so many nice people around.

We had BBQ for lunch and went back to the pool until it was dinner time. Dinner was once again so fun with so many people. We chatted, sang and danced.

The next morning, we left our beautiful holiday home and headed to Avoca beach.

The weather was great for a beach day. The sun was not too strong and the kids loved their time in beach building sand castles and playing in the water. We all enjoyed the last day of our holiday before driving back to Sydney.

Now I am eagerly waiting for our next holiday and getaway.

Have a great week everyone!

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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October long weekend road trip – Malua Bay and Hyams Beach

Last long weekend we went to the south coast of Sydney with a few of our friends. We had a great time and so much fun.

Malua Bay is a locality in the South Coast region of the state of New South Wales, Australia which is around 4 hours’ drive from Sydney.

Malua Bay town centre is located astride George Bass Drive, which is approximately 13 kilometres drive from the town of Batemans Bay where we went on holiday a few years ago on the Easter long weekend break.

In Malua Bay, we booked this beautiful 5 bedrooms house and we could view the bay from the balcony.

We left Sydney on Monday morning after the breakfast and our first stop was Kiama.

Kiama is situated 121km south of Sydney and has a population of about 12,000. It was the site of two strong volcanic flows, called the Gerringong Volcanics, which came out of Saddleback Mountain, now a collapsed volcanic vent.

When we arrived at Kiama, it was hard to find parking and very busy as it was a long weekend. We went straight to the “Kiama Blowhole” where the ocean pushes with great force through a fault in the rock and is considered one of Australia’s best known natural phenomena.

We waited to see a few blasts and went up to the light house and took a few photos. By then everyone was hungry so went to a nearby Thai restaurant. The food was good even though we thought the portion could have been better.

From there, our next stop was the beach house. As everyone has similar ideas as our, at times we met holiday traffic but most of the trip was smooth. We reached the house by 6 pm.

By that time, we were all tired so went for a round of tea and some snacks before preparing the dinner.

The kids were having the blast. We had 4 kids in total, two girls including Chhori and two boys who were younger. Chhori loved the company, she gets along well with our friends’ daughter as they are of similar age. She was good with sharing and playing together.

She also loved the little boy (I am not sure if she saw him as toy) and was playing with him. She loved to feed him water from his milk bottle. But she was not very happy when he didn’t take the bottle. It was so nice to see the kids interact.

We had done shopping for grocery from Sydney and had planned well. That night our dinner was everyone’s favourite, momo. As you can probably imagine, get together with Nepali people is not complete without this super yummy dumpling.

As there were so many people, it didn’t take long for the dinner to be ready with everyone helping out and it turned out yum. It was accompanied by tequilas shots, beers and wines. We all sat around until well past midnight talking and having fun.

Next morning, we had breakfast and went to Batesman Bay.

The day was a bit windy but the kids enjoyed the beach and the playground.

We grabbed take away for lunch and went back to the beach house for a relaxed lunch. The fish and chips we bought were really yummy.

For the dinner that night, it was Nepali style fried noodle we call Chowmein and it was delicious. We stayed up until 2 am playing dumb charades, singing and enjoying each other’s company.

On the last day there, we had an early breakfast and headed to Hyams beach.

Hyams Beach is a seaside town on the shores of Jervis Bay, located on the South Coast of New South Wales. It is one of the most beautiful beaches with bluish green water and white sand.

The kids enjoyed the sand play and we loved the amazing view. I really didn’t want to leave the beach but it was time for lunch and the drive back.

On the way back, we grabbed lunch and rested for a while and when we reached home and it was after 8 pm. We were all quite tired so we just went to bed concluding our October long weekend break.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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We are going to Hawaii

I am excited to let you guys know that we will be going to Hawaii soon. I booked the holiday almost 6 months ago now and with everything happening around me, almost forgot to plan what to do and where to go. Now we only have a few weeks to go and I am frantically googling things to do there which are toddler friendly.

On top of being a holiday, I am also excited to be meeting one of my best friends from school whom I haven’t seen for almost a decade now. She lives in the mainland USA but will be coming to Hawaii to see me and it is so exciting.

It will be a great reunion as so much has happened since we last met. The last time I went to the USA, she was living in New York and we had a great time together going to places and living a single girl’s life.

Now, both of us are married and have kids. I can’t believe we are in such a different stage of our life. We have so many memories together from school. We do talk frequently over the phone but seeing her will be a treat for sure.

It will be Chhori’s first time to the USA and AS will love this holiday as it will bring back a lot of memories for him, all the American food and shops.

I plan to relax and unwind and do loads of shopping 🙂

Anyway if you know Hawaii and have any recommendations for food, shopping or sightseeing which are toddler friendly, please do share that with me.

I will be very happy to share my experience once I get back.

Thanks everyone.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Winter is here

For another year, winter is over in Games of Thrones (how great was this season especially episodes 9 and 10) but Australia is in the middle of winter and I am not the happiest person these days.

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It is so cold every day and the rain and the wind make it worse. The sun rises late and sets early giving us less time in a day.

I am sure you all know my distaste for winter from the various posts in the past but I don’t like it even more now as I have a child. With the start of winter, Chhori caught a cold and she had fever for few days. We had to take her to the doctor when her fever didn’t go away for a few days.

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After Panadol and lots of caring, her fever went away but she was left with a running nose for almost 3 weeks. Then I caught a cold as well so we were both sick at one stage. When I was feeling I was going to be OK, my flu came back making it impossible to sleep at night. In that 3 weeks, AS and I had to take time off from work to look after her. She was not eating well and it was really hard to see her suffer.

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Not everywhere in Australia is it cold like this though. When we went to Gold Coast for holiday, I couldn’t believe that the weather was so good in May. We went to the beach every day and the water was warm and Chhori and my in laws had a great time playing with water and sand. We were even in an outdoor pool and it was fine.

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I know this winter won’t last long as the weather will change eventually but waking up to a cold morning every day, I can’t help but hate winter.

I am just praying that this winter will pass without Chhori getting sick again.

Do you have a love or hate relationship with winter. I know lots of people who love winter but I am definitely not one of them.

Take care  and have a great weekend !

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Movie World’s Carnivale Night

The first night we were in Gold Coast, we went to the Movie World to enjoy Carnivale. It only happens every Saturday evenings and it was the only Saturday we were going to be in Gold Coast.

At first we were not sure if we wanted to go but we decided we should and I’m glad we did it as it is a phenomenal event.

We landed at Gold Coast airport, picked up the hire car and drove over an hour to Movie World. By the time we parked there, it was dark but the weather was not too cold. Going from cold Sydney, Goal coast was the perfect temperature for us.

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When we walked through the gates it really was like stepping into Vegas with beautifully dressed performers, the music, the actual carnivale, and varieties of food.

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There were many rides operating as well and we could hear the screams of people full of excitements.

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Chhori was mesmerised by the amazing lights and the crowd. My in-laws also enjoyed the performance and the ambiance of the place.

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We took heaps of photos with the performers and enjoyed our time.

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But the highlight of the evening is definitely the spectacular parade featuring themed floats, hypnotic dancers, light displays and over 100 specialty performers who roll through Main Street with stilt walkers, acrobats, fire twirlers and more.

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As it was already late, we decided to have dinner there. My in laws had vegetarian nachos which were great but our pulled pork nachos were not very nice, though the chicken wings were amazing. As there are so many people, it was a bit of hassle and wait for the food but overall we had an amazing start to our trip and I highly recommend it for anyone visiting Gold Coast.

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Have you been to Movie World’s Carnivale Night or something similar? Please share your experience.

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO