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Reminiscent of Zainab market in Karachi, Paddy's Markets at Haymarket near Chinatown is one of my favourite markets in Sydney for items like fruits and vegetables, clothes, accessories, gifts and souvenirs. 
Australia/ Sydney/ Travel Diaries

Paddy’s Market at Haymarket | Sydney, Australia

Reminiscent of Zainab market in Karachi, Paddy’s Markets at Haymarket near Chinatown is one of my favourite markets in Sydney for items like fruits and vegetables, clothes, accessories, gifts and souvenirs.  There are numerous markets spread across Sydney, some that are only setup on certain days of the month and some that are regular fixtures housed in proper buildings. One of my most favourite ones has to be the Paddy’s Market at Haymarket. At a 10 minute walk from Central station…

Australia/ Sydney

My experience with Vivid Sydney 2018

My experience with Vivid Sydney 2018, an annual festival of lights, music and ideas held in Sydney. Pictures of the event, things that I enjoyed and a guideline for attending the festival. If you are following me on instagram (if you aren’t, please do!) you must have seen quite a few pictures, videos and insta-stories of me attending a festival in Sydney. Well, that festival is Vivid Sydney, an annual event of lights, music and ideas held over the course…

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…

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…

Travelling with pet cats from Pakistan to USA via Turkish Airways. Includes details on airline approval, pet travel documents and pet travel accessories.
Karachi/ Travel Diaries

Travelling with pet cats from Pakistan to USA

A personal experience of the process undertaken when travelling with pet cats from Pakistan to USA via Turkish Airways. Includes details on things required for airline, pet travel documents and pet travel accessories for a journey from Karachi, Pakistan to New York, USA.  If you have been following the blog for a while, you would know that I have two pet cats. They have been with us for 9 years now. They are family to the point where I sometimes call…

Australia/ Travel Diaries

Big Announcement

Hello Hello! I’m excited to share BIG news with all of you. I am moving to Australia. Yes! The land down under where I will get to see Kangaroos, Koalas and most importantly Masterchef Australia. In my case, the priorities will always be food. Lol. This move was pending for considerable time because of my impending spouse visa. I’m really happy to join my husband after being months apart. There was lots of jumping around once I got the e-mail…

Located at Bukhari commercial, Chupa Rustom is an upscale cafe reminiscent of the old Irani hotels of Karachi. It offers a modern take on traditional Desi food.  
Food/ Karachi/ Restaurant Reviews

Review: Breakfast at Chupa Rustom

Located at Bukhari commercial, Chupa Rustom is an upscale cafe reminiscent of the old Irani hotels of Karachi. It offers a modern take on traditional Desi food.   Chupa Rustom is a new place that has opened in Karachi at Bukhari Commercial. It’s designed as an ode to the old Irani cafes offering a glimpse of the Karachi that was, or in my case, the Karachi that I hear about from my parents and elders. Currently, the café is only…