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 🙂

 

 

Tasmania Adventures – Part 1

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She flirted with life, and life flirted right back with her, as if all the universe, became more alive just for her, and everything felt her glow, in the dew, in the stars, in the colour of the sky, it all shone for her, bright as it could, in the hopes to catch her eye – Atticus. 

On November 30th, I ventured out to a beautiful island called Tasmania in Australia with a population of just over 500,000 people. The first thing I noticed as soon as I arrived was that the air was much fresher. Ah! It was a pretty cloudy day as my adventure first started in Wineglass Bay, Tasmania’s east coast of the rugged and stunning Freycinet Peninsula. A highly recommended place and there are easy options to walk around this National Park.

Here are some images I snapped in order except the first was snapped by a friendly traveller overlooking Wineglass Bay. The next image are some granite mountains around. Image 3 is a Wallaby very friendly animal!

And of course no exploring is without a good coffee, here is a great joint called Machine Laundry Cafe. 😉

Hope you have a great week lovelies.

x

 

 

Its been one year since London…

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Twenty years from now you will only be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the train winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover – Mark Twain.

It’s been one year since moving back from London. Oh how time flies. So it only seemed fitting to share some happy captures of my wanders. The iconic Big Ben with that rare blue sky 😉 Wandering around Westminster, I quickly crossed the road and stood in the middle of the island as I had seconds to capture the famous red bus with the backdrop of the beautiful big trees. The stunning architectural design of a transparent roof by Sir Norman Foster in the Great Court created more light and more open space which has preciously been closed off, seen in image 3.

And no adventure is without coffee. 🙂

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Door Stalking

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The obsession continues… I have a thing for doors… I’ll Never Stop…Door Stalking… 

Feeling somewhat nostalgia about my days as an expat abroad in London, one thing that I miss often is wandering through the streets and standing in front of peoples home and stalk doors, not in a weird way of course 😉

Here are some images I snapped; the first image of the door is so cute and acquainted, but yet there is something about that blue colour which reminds me of the water, so calm and refreshing. The colour theme continues with the second image, love the matching door and garage.

Number 16, is no attention seeker but that’s what probably makes it more that adorable, love the yellow coloured building with the pop of green door. Number 67, so minimalistic and simplistic. Perfecto. Say no more, with this striking pink door found in Notting Hill. Subtly dramatic.

Hope you enjoyed this edition of door stalking. Have a lovely week lovelies.

x

 

 

 

 

 

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

Adventure Is Out There

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What started as a fun hobby turned into a journey of adventures, finding a purpose and my passion…

About 3 years ago, I decided to take the plunge and risk it all, packing some belongings in a suitcase, sold my car and went abroad to live in NYC and London. No solid plan. But I was searching, looking and yearning for something.

I enjoyed what both cities had to offer as they are filled with lots of culture and diversity and theres always something to do. Though, there were some challenging periods such as finding work, friendship and myself. Travelling and venturing out to explore different boroughs, cafes, parks, meeting people and capturing these moments and places took a different turn in how things would eventually unfold. Being creative and sharing it with people allowed the opportunity to express myself in a positive form.

And thats how forthecurious started.

Here is a video I put together as a small gratitude for getting me through, all your likes, comments and positiveness has helped me in so many ways, THANK YOU! You guys are amazinggg!!

If you ever have the idea to start a blog, then please please please DO IT!! You don’t need to be an expert. You just need the passion. I never owned a camera at first and was using the camera phone to capture images. Creating visuals makes me so happy. I have no idea what will happen next… but I’m excited.

Hope you enjoyed this edition and your 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

Don’t be a stranger – insta: @forthecurious  twitt: @vandy_tang  facebook: ForthecuriousByVandy

 

 

The Grounds of Alexandria

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Good coffee and food is one way to my heart and that is exactly what The Grounds of Alexandria offers.  Its beautiful decor gives it a romantic feel when walking around and anywhere you turn will be a good photo opportunity – oh the bliss!

Here are some images I snapped around The Grounds – enjoy darlings!

Thank you for dropping by, you can also catch me on instagram @forthecurious for more creative visuals an twitter @vandy_tang

x

 

 

Bayon Temple – Siem Reap, Cambodia

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It’s moments like this that I do not take for granted…

If you ever visit Siem Reap make sure you explore Bayon Temple, it will take your breathe away. Literally. On March 8th 2016, I was fortunate enough to have that opportunity as I began walking around my mind automatically began going back many hundreds years ago… thinking what life was like then…who were those people… that carved the rocks which are now symbolic faces… the rumbles around… how they got there in the first place… It’s almost like going back into time. A different world.

You can opt for a tour or negotiate a price with a tuk tuk driver if you’re feeling adventerous and is cheaper than a taxi. Either way, just do it.

Here are some images I snapped with images 1 to 3 being inside Bayon Temple and images 4 to 5 being outside.

Hope you enjoyed this and have a great week lovelies!

x