WALK OF LIFE # 6: THE ULTIMATE TWO-DAY PERISHER VALLEY TRIP VIA CANBERRA

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Since the news announcement by the authorities in NSW (New South Wales, a state of Australia), was made for lifting holiday travel restrictions within NSW, we’re looking forward to a much-needed break. It’s relatively positive to see Australia coming back to life, and people planning their long-pending travels. As exciting for everyone else, we’re too pretty excited about our next trip, and that’s why we dedicated this week to Travelling and Tourism.

In today’s Walk of Life, we’d like to share one of our trips to Perisher Valley, Kosciuszko National Park in NSW (New South Wales, Australia). Yes, you read it correctly: One of our trips. Because we’ve been to the Snowy Mountains once every year. Why? We’ll answer you later in this post, but let’s first know a bit about Perisher Valley.

REPOPENING OF THE VALLEY

Perisher Valley is reopening for skiing and snowboarding on 24th June 2020 for NSW residents. If you’re planning for a snow-covered adventurous holiday, knock off your bucket list with this place! Perisher Ski Resort is famous for its tourism because there’s a lot to offer. From skiing and boarding to chairlift, the tourists never get disappointed with their exploration.

TRAVEL TIME

We previously visited Perisher Valley in 2018. Our trip was super-fun, exciting for kids, and entertaining. Our total travel time by car (from Sydney West to Perisher Valley) was 6 hours. What comes along the way is the National Capital of Australia, Canberra. We stayed there overnight before continuing our way towards the valley, since the travel was long enough to exhaust ourselves and the kids.

WHAT TO PACK?

A single day trip to Perisher Valley is usually enough to explore the sightseeing. We packed a few clothes and snacks for the kids. The essential garments to take along were the Jackets, Sweaters, Mufflers, Gloves (the ski equipment is available on site for hire).

We woke up early, at 5 AM, and transiting towards Canberra by 7 AM. We rented a Mazda CX9, a super-smooth car, and perfect for the family since it allows ample space inside.

DRIVE TO PERISHER VIA CANBERRA

We saw Kangaroos, horses, and other farm animals on the way. The road trip was splendid. On the roads of Canberra, we enjoyed the nightlife and food (we’ll write a separate post on our tour to Canberra).

The next morning, we left Canberra early to arrive at the Perisher car park (As always; we continued to wake up early in the morning for a trip) to explore the place thoroughly. We arrived at 9 AM, while the kids were still asleep in the SUV!

Parliament House, Canberra

THE WEATHER

Given the time of the year, it was quite surprising to experience relatively warmer temperatures (15 degrees if we remember it correctly). We brought sweaters and jackets with us, but eventually had to keep them in the car’s boot, since a single layer of clothes was enough!

THE ACTIVITIES

We heard that Perisher is great for newbies for learning to ski, since the slopes across all four resorts are suitable for beginners. We traveled in July, typically considering a desirable season for skiing. We didn’t opt to learn to ski so far as there were a lot more incredible things to do beyond skiing at Perisher Valley. We enjoyed building a snowman and rode on the chairlift.

TOTAL TRIP COST

The trip to Perisher Valley is generally expensive if you choose to hire ski and snow gear. But since we didn’t ski, the entire two-day trip added up a little under $1000 for our family of four. That included meals, car rental (you can travel by your car too), chair lift tickets and accommodation (Finding how to travel with a low budget is easy, here is our post to guide you).

WRAPPING UP

Traveling is a lifetime experience, and quite frankly, you’ll regret the missed opportunity to pay a visit to Perisher Valley on your tour to Australia. Our latest trip to the Perisher Valley was both exciting and thrilling. People covered in round helmets, neck warmer, and reflective goggles are also the kindest from inside. The culture and spirit of Perisher inspires us on every visit.

We hope you loved reading Walk of life today.

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WALK OF LIFE # 4: MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY

Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.”  Edward Smith-Stanley  

Hi there, I’m Ashar, father of two boys and a fitness freak. Ever since I lost 121 pounds, I’m tremendously attentive towards my weight, diet, and fitness. I want to share my weight loss journey with you through this blog to drive you for a healthier living. Here’s my story:

You’ve probably read my bio there and wondering, “If that figure is even real?” I know why you’re thinking this way, because, with that amount of weight, someone would look like this:

Now look back at my bio image. You’re correct if you’re thinking, “Well, the bio-picture is filtered.” Yes! It’s brightened enough to post here, though quite frankly, the filter didn’t cut the fat on my cheeks, chins, neck, and body. Otherwise, I’d be the happiest person in this world.
I was overweight since I was a child, and I used to weigh 298 pounds (135 kgs) two years back. I’m not even joking!

Watch this video to get to know how to maintain your weight by just staying at home.

Weight transformation 2014 vs 2018

I was blessed with love…

I was bulky back in my teenage, though I was an active, lively, and energetic personality. I traveled often, and I loved eating. I got genuine love from my parents, siblings, and cousins, and I had generous friends.

I was ambitious…

Like several youngsters, I was an ambitious guy, and I worked with a major firm in my home country where many dreams to get employed. Though I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth, I strived to get that dream job as life is all about hardships. I studied my postgraduate course at the same time I was working since I was 16.

My dream marriage…

In the late 20s, I was lucky enough to marry the girl with a heart of gold, Sana. Her family gave me an abundance of love and respect, and with the blessings of Almighty, I became the father of two adorable children. Not to forget that I even traveled to Australia and thoroughly explored it. I was on cloud nine.

On the whole, I had everything that I could ask for (and still have), and sometimes I feel like I’m living in a fantasy world. Though, I always felt bothered and distressed.

I was suffering…

I imagine you’re probably thinking about why I was suffering this entire time. I’ll come to that in a while, but first, I want to ask you: “Can you remind of something that ever triggered you to adopt a good habit?” Well, I can undoubtedly recall the incidents that prompted my weight loss journey, which I’ll tell you later; otherwise, this post will never end.

So, I was stressed out because I was Obese. I lacked confidence because I was chubby. I couldn’t do skydiving because I was overweight.

Weight transformation 2016 vs 2020

My Goal

By this point, you’re thinking of why am I telling you about my journey? Because I want to create value for your health, your life, and your well-being. I want to motivate you for better and even happier you!

I’ve been able to shed 55 kgs of fat along with a full-time job and kids. So why can’t you?
In the later posts, I’ll share my experience, tips, and tricks for losing weight, maintaining your body and adapting to a healthy lifestyle. You can check some tips we’ve shared a while ago, to stay healthy Here.

Leave a comment below if you relate to my story and share it as much as you can.

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