The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

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Hello Everyone!

The Royal Botanic Gardens is the perfect little escape away from the city for a few hours even though it is situated close to the CBD area. You will notice some buildings and skyscrapers around in the background but good thing it is full of ponds, plants and flowers to give that feeling of being amongst the enchantment, particularly in the Calyx area where the installation of walls are full of plants and flowers. Stunning! I don’t know all the plants name taken in the images below, so if you do, please do tell us! 😉

It’s a great place for a picnic, to read a book, chill out with that special someone and friends or hey even just spend some me time. Here are some images I snapped, hope you enjoy these images and have a lovely week! 🙂

Don’t forget to look up, you might almost get pooped on by a beautiful bird 😉 Mr B. in the photo. 

Photo credit below by Mr B.Those colours.. Lets just take a moment..My dream would be to have this plant of walls at home..  And no exploring is without a pitstop after for some breakfast and coffee. Oh yessssss!!! I’m really excited inside to eat this Skakshuka even if I don’t really look it, and the coffee was … spot on! 

One of the 7 Wonders of the World… The Great Barrier Reef

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Adventure Is Out There

This post is a little late but rather late then never! On May 6th 2017, I headed for an adventure to The Great Barrier Reef which is truly an amazing beautiful gem and I am so happy and proud it is in Australia. How lucky! I have been wanting to go there forever since I can remember and in search of nemo… From Cairns, I joined Sightseeing Tours Australia and spent the whole day exploring the magnificent Reef and first time snorkelling. Here are some images I snapped of me and the sea. I also created a Youtube video which you can watch by clicking here.

Hope you enjoyed this and have a lovely week! x

 

 

 

 

Uluru the Australian Outback Adventure

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Just do it. You will be very glad that you did. 

A World Heritage Site, Uluru (Ayres Rock) is really a magical and spectacular on Earth, an impressive Australian landmark, sandstone and a monolith in Uluru-Kata Tjuta. There are free transportation from Ayres Rock airport to your accomodation and it is free to get around from your accomodation into the small town. Here are some images I snapped of the beautiful Uluru.

Enjoy and hope you have a lovely week x

 

Yarra Valley, Winery in Melbourne

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The Chandon Winery, Yarra Valley

The Chandon Winery, Yarra Valley

Winery, Yarra Valley

The Chandon Winery, Yarra Valley

St Huberts Winery, Yarra Valley

St Huberts Winery, Yarra Valley

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People watching inside the Higher Ground

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The view from level 2

The Higher Ground - 650 Little Bourke Street, VIC 3000

The Higher Ground – 650 Little Bourke Street, VIC 3000

Happy New Year!! Hope you all kicked off 2017 on a good start.

During the New Year period I explored Yarra Valley, a different kind of exploration I usually opt for, it was nice taste testing different types of wines from different wineries and enjoying the landscapes. Here are some images I snapped of Yarra Valley and of course, no adventure is without breakfast first and coffee. This delicious breakfast dish consists of kale and cauliflower salad, almond hummus, avocado, poached eggs and salted seeds. Yum!

Hope you enjoyed this edition and have a lovely week lovelies 🙂

 

Tasmania part 2 – Cradle Mountain

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Nature fills my soul. Because when you stop and look around this Earth is pretty amazing.

Tasmania will always have a place in my heart. The beautiful Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park, is a place which should be added to your bucketlist, one of Tasmania’s natural attractions. We did the Dove Lake circuit walk which took about 2 hours, 6kms long and board walked for most if its part all around Dove Lake and underneath the peak of Cradle Mountain, passing through the stunning temperature rainforest known as the Ballroom Forest.Here are some images I snapped, aside from the one’s Im in, snapped by my partner in crime.

It’s been a great year of adventures and I’m looking forward to 2017!!

Hope you enjoyed this edition and i’ll see you in the New Year.

xx 🙂

 

 

Balmoral Beach, Sydney, Australia

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img_2496img_2498img_2472img_2462img_2497img_2499Sydney has the best kind of blue. And its only Spring.

Balmoral Beach has a very nice and relaxing vibe, quite family oriented, than some other famous beaches such as Bondi or Manly. Here are some images I snapped show casing Sydney in its natural prime. Of course, no exploration is without finding a good breakfast and coffee point, and thats exactly what I did. You can make friends with salad with these tasty roast pumpkin and fennel with cos, labne and seeds was so delicious. With a side order of good coffee at Boathouse Cafe as seen in image 3!  😉

Love the blue stripes and the cosy laid back feel the cafe has with vases of blooms overlooking the water. Balmoral Beach is definitely worth a visit especially if you’re wanting a much more ‘chilled out’ place.

Hope you enjoyed this edition lovelies and have a great week.

🙂 x

 

 

 

 

Hotspots in Sydney, Australia

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Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House. Location of photo being taken, Circular Quay.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge. Location of photo being taken, Bangaroo.

Mrs Macquarie Chair

View of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge from Mrs Macquarie Chair.

Mrs Macquarie Chair

View of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge from Mrs Macquarie Chair as the sun was ready to set.

Take the journey to enjoy the view… Just get out and do it. You will be very, very glad that you did. Mrs Macquarie Chair and Bangaroo are 2 great locations to sit and relax and wait for the perfect setting to take photos of the iconic landmarks, being the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Ideally, you can pack yourself a mini picnic and chill as you set out to explore or better yet, people watching 😉 Here are some images I snapped and with summer coming on board now, I sure will be spending more time at these  hotspots as I try to capture more sunset photos with the beautiful iconic landmarks as splendid backdrops.

Happy snapping! Enjoy your week lovelies.

 

 

 

 

The Grampians, Melbourne

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The Grampians

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Overlooking the Grampians on a rainy day

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Caught my sister ‘gramming’

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Chasing Waterfalls


Collect moments. Not things.

Thats exactly what we did as we chased waterfalls and walked around, and the day began to clear on a wet weather day over the rugged mountain ranges of the Grampians, a National Park in Victoria filled with unspoilt beauty and breathtaking landscapes.

Never stop exploring.

Here are some images I snapped, hope you enjoy them.

Have a great week lovelies x

Sydney Winter

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Whatever Sydney stop showing off now 😉

Sometimes Sydney really puts on a show with blue skies and cool breezes in Winter. I must say its my favourite time of the year to people watch with a coffee in hand or a visit a museum…

Here are visuals I captured with the first 2 being natural images.

Hope you enjoy them lovelies x

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The Great Ocean Road, Melbourne

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Its a great big world out there. Go explore.

Go see Australia with different tones of blue, the natural beauty of the Great Ocean Road needs to be on your bucket list, the 12 Apostles (there’s 8 remaining) is one of the world’s scenic coastal routes and is an Australian National Heritage listed site.

Here are some images I snapped back earlier in January 2016 this year in hot 40 degree weather!

Hope you enjoyed this my lovelies and have an adventurous week!

x

 

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Welcome 2016!

Happy New Year, hope you all had a safe and enjoyable one.

I was in Melbourne visiting family and did a last minute trip to the Great Ocean Road in hot 40 degree weather, swarmed by an army of flies but the fact that I got to meet people from all over the world such as America, Korea and China to name a few on tour and getting to see the epic Apostles was all worth it.

The 12 Apostles, theres actually 8! Is absolutely stunning… you can choose to see the Apostles during sunset, however, I opted for a day one. Here are some images I snapped in order; The 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and again from below where I went swimming in my clothes to cool down…

The next image is part of the beautiful Port Campbell National Park with that blue sky showing off. And lastly, that’s London Bridge. I highly recommend seeing the amazing Apostles if you’re in Melbourne, it usually takes a whole day but a day you won’t forget.

Hope you enjoyed this and have a great week lovelies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney, Australia

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G’day mate

After living abroad as an expat for a few years in NYC and London, I am currently back home in Sydney for Summer. Severely jetlagged as it took 48 hours of travel from the United Kingdom to Sydney with a 5 hour layover in Jakarta.

I’ve learnt you actually don’t need alot to live and came back with 21.8kgs and a backpack after 3 years away from home! On the third day after arriving I explored the beautiful city and finally got to try food and coffee at The Grounds in Alexandria.

Here are some images I snapped in order; the first image is the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a steel arch bridge across Sydney Harbour is an iconic image. Shaped like the sails of the boat and holding many events, image two is another iconic building. The next three images are from The Grounds of Alexandria, a place I highly recommend for food and coffee, there tends to be a queue but it’s worth the wait. Image three and four are some exterior of The Grounds and the last image is me with my knight in shining armour, coffee and brioche – oh yes, I’ll have it anywhere, anytime. 😉

Hope you enjoyed this piece and enjoy your week.

🙂