After the hike at Wentworth Falls, we headed straight to Michelago, which is approximately further down from Canberra. The journey took us about 4 hours ish, and we arrived at the Ingelara Farm Studio around 1am. The highway was completely empty. There were no other vehicles on the road, not even the police. And then I was told that Australians maximize their work during daytime, and calling it a day at 5pm, resting for the rest of the night until morning. Its definitely the opposite for Malaysians, as some would resume to their part time jobs, or working over time. I mean, people are doing everything they can in order to live up to the current cost of living.
Trying to find the studio was quite difficult since the place is not mapped on Waze, and Iman was constantly on the phone with Gini, the owner. Finding the studio according to the directions as given by Gini and we made several u turns because it was very dark, no road lamps and we were getting quite anxious. Thankfully at this junction where a paintball park was located, there was a man with his truck. Looking at the time, we did not hesitate to ask for directions, and thankfully the man offered to bring us to the studio as his house is located within the same area. Alhamdulillah!
We had to drive in deeper into the alley until a big caravan can be seen. The studio was not locked and my, it did gave a good impression that this place is really nice and comfy. It was really dark so we couldnt what we were surrounded by, but I was pretty sure the place will give an amazing view. The toilet and shower is located outside of the studio. It reminds of our kampungs back at home. I mean, dont we all use to have the toilets outside of the house and at night it is the most terrifiying thing to happen we suddenly the nature calls. Lol. So berteman semua yang nak ke toilet. The studio was named as a studio because aside from the accomodation, like beds and kitchen and dining room and all, Gini also has a space provided for those who intend to do some meditation or yoga. I think this is the perfect place to do your quiet activities since the view itself is just very calming.
Got ourselves cleaned up and Iman/Mun cooked Maggi Ayam ya Allah sedap gila !!!! Alhamdulillah!
And then..we all slept soundly.
The next morning, while everyone was busy I managed to snap some pics around the studio.
Space for yoga and meditation. Cool right?
As you can see, the view was great.
Breakfast outside, with this view. MashaAllah I miss it so much. It was so calming and relaxing. The birds were flying and tweeting. The wind was wrapping our faces. It was the best moment for me.
Acah acah je ni lel
What the inside looks from the outside.
And after everyone had their breakfast and shower, we decided to explore around Gini's property. Her land is massive. And there's also a lake that can allow the visitors to go for canoeing for FREE! She also has a sunflower farm, a tippi that is located quite further into the creek and horses that roam freely around the area.
When I say massive, the land is vast and massive!
Really friendly horses and then they peed..publicly -_-
The tippi. Originally Farah suggested to stay here for the night, but then seeing how far we have to walk from the studio and how difficult to find it last night, we were thankful that we chose the studio.
An old Subaru which reminded me of the new Subaru we have at home. Hehe
Canoeing was the bestest part! We were pretty excited to try it out, but when the four of us got in, the canoe almost sank hahahaha. You can tell by just looking at the canoe. Ni kalau terbalik memang apah tak dapat ahaha. When Syidah was up next, she was really nervous and screaming the whole time, I was laughing at her. Comel sangat awak niii haha
Gaya tu penting.
The rental estima. Penuh ke tak penuh....
So after the short tour around Gini's backyard, onto our second destination which is Lake Jindabye, Illawong Walk in the Snowy Mountains and our stay for the night at Ngaringo Campsite, which is also located in the Jindabyne area. On our way, we spotted a cute pancake cafe beside the road. It was very welcoming and felt so homey. Farah made a sharp uturn and I was so freaking excited to try some decent and original English pancakes.
The price was also not bad. $50 for 6 people. Fair enough right? Alhamdulillah it tasted really nice and original too :-)
I shall continue more on the next post. InshaAllah!