Thursday, August 27, 2015

Taman Safari Jakarta Part1

It's Summer Holiday for the kids. Daddy wanted us to follow him to Jakarta this time. Will be staying for a month this time.

During the Merdeka day for Jakarta we planned to go to the Thousand Island. Unfortunately it's already fully book so I have to go for plan B.

Happy that managed to have an empty room at 1 of the resort at Puncak (Cold place). So we decided to go for Novus Giri Resort & Spa for 2 nights.

We woke up early and make a move at 6am to try to avoid for the road closing at Puncak. Check about it HERE. (Unfortunately they closed the road going up to Puncak earlier from scheduled)

We are glad we still able to make a U-turn after a kind man told us there was an alternative way to avoid the jam. We did not know it was a kampong road, hills and small road. We pass thru few villages. It was a nice experience tho.

Along the way.. we have to give some sort of 'Tol' to almost every corner we pass thru. Haha.. the villages people will stop your car to ask some money.. they not forcing. It's just depends on you want to give or not. (It's a good way to clear off all the coins hihi.. they accepted any amount.. no pressure. until we run out of it and just pass by and only have to put up the hand to show respect and sorry we have run out of coins :p)

We actually never planned for Taman safari. But the place was along the way. Looking at the time showing the road closing is not open yet, we decided to drop by Taman Safari and it was the best decision. We have so much fun!

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Before entering Taman Safari.. Do stop by at the Fruits market. Buy some carrots to feed the animals. I did not read any reviews before visiting the Safari and we missed the moment to feed the animals :(.

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Reached our unplanned destination. Buying tickets. All information about this place, please click HERE.

The hubby was driving.. we need to use vehicle to visit this huge safari.. I love the close and personal experience with the animals.. and feeling sorry that the animals exposed to all the car engines smells from all the vehicles that stopping by to visit and feeding them. NOT allowed to step down from your vehicle.

I am happy to see my kids happy faces all along the way.. It's a fun moment for us.. unfortunately we do not have any carrots to feed the animals personally from the window like others do.. :(



Sometimes the animals will put their head inside the car hopping to be fed.. haha..

Some part of the safari we are not allowed to wind down the car window.. it was awesome seeing the lions walk over the street in front of us.


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We love the way they did the safari 'interior'.. almost real. Felt like we are at somewhere in the lost world.

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It was a fun moment for us and the kids.. Hubby said Taman Safari Jakarta is better than Singapore Safari.. and I agree with that.. Don't get me wrong, I love Singapore Safari too but Jakarta's is something else.. especially how it makes us feels like really driving thru the lost world.. :D

This is not the end of it.. Taman Safari have play ground and wet land also.. will blog about it next.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bridestowe Lavender Farm, Tasmania

On the next day after checked out from our 1st Caravan park.. is to visit the Lavender Farm.. I am so looking forward to go to this place. I love flowers. It's a dream to be around with thousands of flowers.

Some part of the road crossing heading to Nabowla.. Where the farm located. Check HERE for location.

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Some beautiful sceneries along the way..

We finally here at Bridestowe Lavender Estate..

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They supposed to have an entrance fee but we are quite lucky that day that it was a free entry! Yey!

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The Lavender full blooming season is around Christmas time onwards. We were visiting on the 16th of Dec and we actually can see some colours are already popping out.. So not that disappointed.

The weather was great.. perfect moment to capture lots and lots of pictures.. All Lavender's moment after this.

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It's time to move to our next destination.. but visiting their garden and shops for some souvenirs.





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Inside the shop.. Smells of Lavender all over the place. The have all type of skin products from Lavender too. I bought some soap bar and a small bag for myself.. :)

Here.. their most famous Lavender bear.. I am so tempted to buy.. but I didn't..

Lastly.. Having their lavender ice cream.. Oh my.. I never know Lavender ice cream taste soooo good!!! Must try!! :)

Lastly.. Love to see the Lavenders hanging like that.. :)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Hadspen Caravan Park, Tasmania_Part 5

We reached Hadspen quite late already.. around 8pm.. may be almost.. 

Check in time actually at around 2pm up to 6pm.. sometimes 7pm. The office will closed after that, but if we late, they will always put your letter (Which contents all your sites information, caravan parking number.. the kitchen and toilets password or keys) in a special box just in front of the office.

Check out time usually around 10am.. 

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We officially using all the equipments inside the motorhome.. I prepared dinner.. clean up and we all went for shower. We are not using the shower in the motorhome but we used all the facilities that have in the Caravan park (Got to walk a little bit but it's alright)

They have kitchen.. toilet.. and laundry room (Need to get ready some coins to use their machines)..

We all are quite exhausted that night and we all slept early.. Hubby and big boy sleep on top (Big space there!).. Mom and dad just in front of me.. and me and small boy sleep at the back where I took this pic..

after 10pm no more noise allowed.. that will be until 7am.. No noise.. :)

That will be our 1st time sleeping in the motorhome.. haha.. we all have a good sleep. Because it was quite cold at night we sleep with the heater on. I switched it off when it warm enough. There is a small window on top of the motorhome where we open a little bit for air circulation inside.. and we have original air conditioner from the outside haha. All window are covered with net so no worries about small bugs coming in.. (Except for the toilet)

I woke up early that day.. I think around 6.30am.. brrrrr... cold... My mom woke up after me. and we both go for a morning walk. Picture on top showing our parking.. the 1st parking..

Me standing near by our motorhome..

This is the laundry and kitchen area.. Very clean and convenient..

If you thinking to stay in their cabin.. they have it too... pictures of their cabins.

Their land mark.. hihi.. at the back is their office.

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More pictures of their cabins..

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Love to see the pine tree.. Look at their cones..

Close up.. Picking up the falling cones..

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They also have a small herbs garden where you can use for your own cooking.. how wonderful..

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And the lavender.. beautiful.. Talking about Lavender.. That will be our next destination visiting the Lavender farm.. :)

Every powered sites at the caravan park will provided with clean water tap where we can fill in our motorhome tank for next journey. Picture showing our plug cable attached to the power socket provided on the site.

Close up.. When we reached at the sites we will straight away plug on our cable to charge our motorhome battery and on the same time receiving power for all our equipment inside the motorhome. Below the power plug is the water tap..

and.. don't forget to clear off the toilet 'bank'.. haha.. most caravan park will have a special place to throw  the toilet waste. Do not throw it in the toilet.. they have special place for it. some small caravan park do not have it.. so have to wait for the next park.

Next heading to the Lavender farm..