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A beginners guide to living in Sydney covering transportation, shopping, tipping, weather, wildlife and the availability of Pakistani food in Sydney.
Sydney/ The Expat Life/ Travel Diaries

A beginners guide to living in Sydney

As exciting as it was, my move to Sydney was quite overwhelming and challenging, and that is why I decided to write a beginners guide to living in Sydney.  It’s a basic guide that will help newcomers especially expats like me who have moved halfway across the world to come to Australia. From the transportation system in Sydney to where to shop from to whether you should tip or not, to the unpredictable weather and the availability of Desi and…

Monthly Favorites

Monthly Favourites July 2018

It’s the month of July. What used to be one of the hottest months of the year in Karachi is probably the coldest month of the year in Sydney. Even though it’s been more than a few weeks, the change still surprises me. Till I get used to it, here are monthly favourites July 2018. 1. Flatbread from Coles Supermarket I have talked about this roti so much on my Instagram that it had to be part of my monthly…

A quick recap of my favourite things for the month of June 2018.
Lifestyle/ Monthly Favorites

Monthly Favourites June 2018

My move across the globe meant that I had to put my blog in hiatus for a couple of months. Now that things are settled, I am back to posting regularly and that means the feature of things that I love is back! Let’s get started for monthly favourites June 2018, shall we? Event – Sydney Vivid If you are following me on Instagram (please do follow me if you aren’t) you must have seen quite a few pictures, videos…

The decision to cargo or not to cargo can be so complicated! Read on to find a guideline to help you decide what to take in cargo when moving from Pakistan to another country, and the lessons I learned when I sent a cargo shipment from Pakistan to Australia.
Australia/ Sydney/ The Expat Life/ Travel Diaries

To cargo or not to cargo PLUS what to take in cargo when moving from Pakistan?

The decision to cargo or not to cargo can be so complicated! Read on to find a guideline to help you decide what to take in cargo when moving from Pakistan to another country, and the lessons I learned when I sent a cargo shipment from Pakistan to Australia. Moving to another country is tough, with packing being one of the most difficult tasks on the to-do list! The thing that stressed me the most about coming to Sydney was…

A Ramadan meal planner that will help you plan your meals in this holy month. Plus there is a FREE sample menu guideline for sehri/suhoor, iftar and dinner.
Menu Planning/ Party Planning/ Ramazan & Eid/ Weekly Dinner Menu

Ramadan meal planner + FREE sehri and iftar menu

A Ramadan meal planner that will help you plan your meals in this holy month. Plus there is a FREE sample menu guideline for sehri/suhoor, iftar and dinner. Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar, and every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast by abstaining from food & drink from sunrise (Suhoor/sehri) to sunset (Iftar). Not only do Muslims have to fast, but they also have to stay…

Australia/ Sydney/ The Expat Life/ Travel Diaries

First thoughts about Sydney

A lot of you have asked me about life in Australia, and I just thought I would post a quick update of how things are going on here, and my first thoughts about Sydney.  It feels like so much time has passed, but it’s only been a month in Sydney. I am loving the laidback vibe of the city, friendly people, and the greenery. The plants just gleam, especially after there’s been a rainfall. Of course, all this vegetation means…

Make menu planning for a Desi dawat oh so simple with factors to consider when planning a menu, a menu guideline and a sample menu.
Cooking Tips/ Party Planning

Menu Planning for a Desi Dawat and Sample Party Menu

Menu Planning for a Desi dawat or party can be SO tough! Not to worry. This blog post addresses factors to consider when deciding what recipes to make, a menu guideline and a sample menu. We Pakistani’s love to eat, and hosting a dawat or party for friends and family is one of the things that we love to do! But with so many factors to consider, deciding on what to include in the dawat menu can be tough. I…