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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Monday, 1 July 2013

2013 Aussie Holiday: Batemans Bay/Lake Entrance

"He who would travel happily must travel light..." - Antoine de St. Exupery

Day 5 - 26 June 2013
Lake Entrance

(One of the many Big4 Campervan Parks)

This morning we had chili tuna, scrambled eggs and toasts for breakfast. We checked-out of the park around 09:30 and prepared ourselves for a long-haul journey and planned to arrive in Bairnsdale before nightfall. The journey from Batemans Bay to Bairnsdale would take us more than 7 hours drive.

(Chalets and playground)
(A unique shaped campervan)
(The grandkids having early morning exercises)
(Playing together in the campervan)

We had been driving for almost 5 days now and could not spot any Kangaroo or Wombat, to the disappointment of our children and granddaughters, especially. The only Kangaroo that we saw was the one on the side of the road with all four legs pointing to the sky.

(Potoroo Palace for native animals)
(Signage at the entrance)

So on the way we decided to stop at Potoroo Palace, a Native Animal Education Sanctuary. It is a non-profit animal sanctuary located in a beautiful bushland setting. The sanctuary houses koalas, wombats, dingoes, emus, echidnas, birds and ducks. The favorite among all are the kangaroos and wallabies.
(The resident emu inspecting visitors)
(A shy, sleepy Koala Bear)
(A Dingo grooming himself)
(Hana feeding a kangaroo)
(Kangaroos resting, waiting to be fed)
(Hana's family shot with a baby kangaroo)
(Alia first encounter with a Kangaroo)

After visiting the native animals, we continued our journey. On the way we had lunch of fish and Chips at Eden. The journey from Eden to Bairnsdale was another 5-hour drive. As it was already dark, we decided to look for a caravan park in Lake Entrance another 50km from Bairnsdale and phoned the park to book for a powered site at a rental cost of A$80.

(Boating and fishing activities all year round)
(Some part of the Princes Highway are small and narrow)
(Scenic routes along the way)

Lake Entrance Water Edge Holiday Park is situated just meters from the lake and beachside township with many seafood restaurants and gourmet cafes. Lake Entrance is famous for boating and fishing. The area also boasts some of the best golf courses in Victoria.

(A  Holiday Park)

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