Healthy Eating 101

Most often healthy eating is mistaken with weight loss. Also, healthy eating is wrongfully associated with boring food. However, being foodies we are happy share some thoughts on healthy eating. Content in a typical diet The focus of a healthy diet has few areas of interest. Effect on levels of body cholesterol and hormones Sufficient energy/carbohydrate content Sufficient proteins While carbohydrates supply the required energy, … Continue reading Healthy Eating 101

The Almond Train — Enjoy South Australia’s Largest Range of Flavoured Almonds

As the final destination of our road trip, we went to Adelaide and stayed there for two days. On the first day, as we were searching on Google Maps for places to visit, The Almond Train popped up on the results with a rating of 4.4 stars. It took us a 40 min drive from the Adelaide city to reach the heart of McLaren Vale, … Continue reading The Almond Train — Enjoy South Australia’s Largest Range of Flavoured Almonds

Road Trip across four States

During the last December vacation, Vijini and I went on a road trip starting from Australian Capital Territory, then to New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. On the way, we visited many places of natural beauty and man-made masterpieces. We started from Lyons in Canberra and our furthest destination was Seaton, Adelaide. Following is a rough road path without the places we visited. However, … Continue reading Road Trip across four States

Scenic World, Blue Mountains Australia

Along with our visit to Wollongong (read here) we headed towards Sydney with some city tour plans. However, after going through Google’s tour guide we came across the name Scenic World and their website. So we decided to head to Blue Mountains with the intention of encountering the experiences. The place was quite cheap compared to the experiences we had!. For an adult the cost … Continue reading Scenic World, Blue Mountains Australia

Coastal Beauty in the City of Wollongong

While on our conference tour in Wollongong, Australia, Anuradha and I were able to witness some of the beautiful creations of nature as well as mankind. We visited a few beaches, a lake and a bridge. I will walk you through the places in the order we visited them. 🙂 Lake Illawara Lake Illawarra is considered as a coastal lagoon in the Illawarra region, New … Continue reading Coastal Beauty in the City of Wollongong

Thinking of Higher Studies? Here’s some Intel!

It has been a very little time since Vijini and I started our higher studies in Australia. Our choice of university was Australian National University or in short ANU. At the time of my writing, it is ranked (overall) 49th in Times University Ranking. Beyond the mere rank of the university, there were many other considerations for both of us during the university selection. Moreover, there … Continue reading Thinking of Higher Studies? Here’s some Intel!

Get to know Australian Wildlife up close and personal — Symbio Wildlife Park

On our way to Sydney from Wollongong, Anuradha and I decided to visit the famous Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh, NSW. It is a must-go-to destination if you are visiting Wollongong. We were able to see a wide range of animals including Australian favourites such as Koala and Kangaroo and other species such as Meercat, Tasmanian Devil, Red Panda, Emu, Cheetah and Ring-tailed Lemur. Visitors were allowed to feed the kangaroos … Continue reading Get to know Australian Wildlife up close and personal — Symbio Wildlife Park

TALE 2018 — Conference Tour to Wollongong

Vijini and I had a conference publication for which we had to present at Novotel Northbeach Hotel in Wollongong, Australia. The conference TALE 2018 (IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering), which had its focus towards Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) was one of the leading IEEE conferences in technologies related to education. The conference was centred around several tracks including; Computer-based learning and … Continue reading TALE 2018 — Conference Tour to Wollongong

Roti House — Enjoy Malaysian Cuisine in the heart of Canberra City

One day, as I was scrolling through the Groupon app, a discount caught my eye and I immediately showed Anuradha. We got 15% off for food deals and we bought a coupon from Roti House Canberra. After a busy day at the university, we walked to the city and went to Roti House to spend the coupon on dinner. Roti House Inside Roti House We … Continue reading Roti House — Enjoy Malaysian Cuisine in the heart of Canberra City

Birthday Dinner at Kebaba Turkish Grill Bar and Restaurant

Anuradha and I stumbled upon a website named Groupon which had a lot of offers at nearby restaurants, shopping centres, travel and many more. When we went through the section of food, Kebaba Turkish Grill Bar had an offer of $30 to spend on Turkish food and drinks for a minimum of two people. We had to pay only $19 which was 37% off. We decided to try out this … Continue reading Birthday Dinner at Kebaba Turkish Grill Bar and Restaurant

Experience the Chocolate Culture in Canberra – Max Brenner Chocolate Bar

Vijini and I were looking for a place to chill in a Saturday evening after a busy week. Without a particular place in mind, we headed ourselves to Westfield Belconnen. After some ordinary shopping, the idea of chilling was urging among both of us. Other than the crowded food court, there were only a few places for anybody to have a coffee and relax. Max Brenner … Continue reading Experience the Chocolate Culture in Canberra – Max Brenner Chocolate Bar

Journey to Sydney – Australia’s most Populous City

Before we get too busy with our studies, Anuradha and I decided to go to Sydney last week to have a look around the city. We decided to travel by bus and stay over the weekend. We booked a bus from Murrays Coaches as they had concession prices for students. Last Saturday morning, we headed to the Jolimont Center in Canberra where the buses started. We … Continue reading Journey to Sydney – Australia’s most Populous City

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Walk Through the Past of Australia

Two weeks ago Vijini and I decided to go out on a Saturday to have a look at the National Museum of Australia which is located in the heart of Canberra amidst Molonglo River in the Acton Peninsula. The entrance of the museum is nicely decorated with fascinating building architecture with spacious and high rising decorations. The museum covers a lot in the Australian timeline of the … Continue reading Walk Through the Past of Australia

Banana Leaf – A Taste of Sri Lankan Cuisine in the heart of Canberra

It was a drizzly evening in Canberra and our supervisor suggested to go to the Banana Leaf restaurant as he wanted to taste Sri Lankan food. Banana Leaf is a very famous restaurant among Sri Lankans who love authentic Sri Lankan food. We were so happy to hear that Banana Leaf had an outlet in Kingston, Canberra and was more than happy to join our supervisor … Continue reading Banana Leaf – A Taste of Sri Lankan Cuisine in the heart of Canberra