About UrbanDuniya

UrbanDuniya is an online journal featuring travel, independent and alternative reviews and discussion, and photography. We are based in four major cities across Australia and the Indian subcontinent, and through our travels are citizens of the world! UrbanDuniya was founded on values of community, quality and integrity, and offers a world of good living, great writing and striking photography..

Urban denotes a local approach, seeking the best that our cities’ personalities have to offer. Duniya is an Arabic word for ‘world’, which also appears in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and at least eight other languages across Asia. It refers to the modern reality of global interaction, in which our lives and experiences are shared worldwide.



Tim Blight 

Tim BlightTim is a writer, traveller and experienced teacher from Sydney. After eighteen months freelancing in Chennai he decided that writing, as opposed to reporting, was for him. He currently splits his time between Melbourne and Lahore.


Cez Krol

We would like to thank Cez Krol (bloginstallations.com, etramping.com) for the behind-the-scenes work building a home for UrbanDuniya. Without Cez’s invaluable technical know-how none of this would have been possible.



Melbourne skylineMelbourne

A city of laneways and artworks, Melbourne is as fickle as her weather. It is a thoughtful, multicultural place of music, espresso, parks and galleries.


Badshahi MosqueLahore

A city of mosques and monuments, Lahore is drenched in a history which spans over 1000 years. It is a colourful cultural capital of universities, poetry, festivals and chai.


Sydney skylineSydney

A city of beaches and iconic landmarks, Sydney is Australia’s face to the world. It is a brash economic hub of business, harbours, skyscrapers and suburbs.


Chennai Marina BeachChennai

A city of temples and urban villages, Chennai is the centre of the Tamil-speaking world. It is a playful coastal metropolis of rickshaws, artisans, ports and idli-sambhar.


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  • Nisha March 26, 2013, 10:31 am

    Great blog Tim!

    • Tim Blight March 26, 2013, 10:46 am

      Thanks Nisha! Will need to check yours out again later tonight 🙂

  • Surya Bhattacharya November 17, 2013, 8:18 pm

    Wow! Cool concept!!

    • Tim Blight November 18, 2013, 9:05 am

      Thanks Surya! And thanks for reading!!

  • aftab khan November 26, 2013, 8:36 am

    assalamualiakum.sir i am yur student esl2 morning class in bets.i am very impressive yur personality.recently iopen yur site and i really enjoy yur experience.take care sir.yur student aftab

    • Tim Blight November 27, 2013, 5:03 pm

      Walikum Asalam thanks so much for reading! I’m glad you like the site! Let’s stay in touch 🙂 And thanks for the support 🙂

  • afshan April 16, 2017, 7:09 am

    hey Tim
    i just finished reading your Pakistan Traveller book for my upcoming trip to the gilgit region. I was born and raised in khi but had to move to canada a few years ago. I just want to thank you for writing this book. It is one of the only 3 “books” that i found related to travel in pakistan. as a traveller and a pakistani, THANK YOU.

    • Tim Blight April 17, 2017, 11:45 pm

      hi Afshan!

      Thank you for your message! I’m glad I could be of some help, and I hope you have a wonderful trip back to Pakistan! It’s my favourite place in the world – I <3 Pakistan!

      If there's anything else I can do to help, information etc, please don't hesitate to contact me through Facebook.com/urbanduniya 🙂 Safe travels!