Bathing boxes along the Brighton beach

Bathing boxes? Well they are actually beach huts which went way back into the late 19th century when Brighton was the destination beach for many Australians. These iconic colourful bathing boxes are located on Dendy St beach and the stretch of beach was really pretty despite the gloomy weather in July. Out of the current…

探索达塔斯马尼亚布鲁尼岛|Wildlife haven Tasmania Bruny Island

澳大利亚达塔斯马尼亚(Tasmania)堪称野生天堂,沿海地带和离岛的野生生态丰富。 布鲁尼岛(Bruny Island),位于塔斯马尼亚南部。那里除了可以品尝新鲜生蚝,一定还要出海寻找成群的野生毛皮海豹(fur seals)。 从充满文化气息的市中心Hobart开车出发,大概需要一小时。 Tasmania is a wildlife haven. Whales that were not seen for long periods in this area have returned to breed. If you are traveling from Hobart, it will take an hour before reaching Kettering Pier. Bruny island is a 15-minute boat ride away. Kettering码头 抵达Kettering码头后必须再要15分钟的船程,才能达到布鲁尼岛。想参考渡轮时间与价表可点击这里。Check out the timetable in the link!…

街角的咖啡香|Toby’s Estate Sydney

它,并不起眼,坐落在寂静的街角。冬天早晨,我沿着街道走着,闻着咖啡香,来到了Toby’s Estate咖啡学院。 对于Toby’s Estate,我久仰大名。人在悉尼,不探访也太对不起自己。 I was brimming with excitement as I walked down the streets of Sydney, finding my way to Toby’s Estate’s on a sunny winter morning. Nope, I wasn’t going for any barista training, but having heard loads of good things about Singapore’s Toby’s Estate, I told myself I had to make a…

Katoomba and Blue Mountains | 蓝山一日游

有时候,在内心萌生的欲望,疯狂似地吞噬我,想冒险、想出走。 这样的我,偶尔也会被安逸征服,躲在保护我、爱护我的家人怀里,外面风雨再大也不怕。 因此,我喜欢一日游。离开城市的喧嚣,乘着火车奔向不知名小镇的感觉,有种小出走的感觉。 一日游结束,回到熟悉的爱人身边,安全舒适,明日继续探险。 I love the idea of day trips, being away from the city for a while, taking a train to somewhere unknown (alright, not that unknown), and coming back to the familiarity of your loved ones at the end of the day. Had a few days in Sydney this May, wanted to…

Surfers’ Paradise, indeed | 海天成一片 冲浪者的天堂

I love beaches. An afternoon along the charming chilly Surfers’ Paradise, the amazing clouds blew me away.  This was really different from my Boracay experience. 我爱海滩。 冬天的黄金海岸,也很漂亮。 忍不住耍宝say yeah! | Cheeky me (Photo by Susan) When the sun’s out, it’s awfully pretty. From Surfers’ Paradise to Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast has a long stretch of…

Up up and away! Hot air ballooning in OZ

How do you actually get to spot the moon, catch the sun peeping through the mountains with a rainbow all within a flight? I did, on a hot air balloon flight at Gold Coast just over the recent Vesak day long weekend Around 445am, we set off from Surfers Paradise and drove towards Canungra Tourist…

Farewell Sydney Monorail

30 June 2013 marks the end of Sydney’s monorail services. For 25 years, the monorail has served as a quick and convenient way to visit the main attractions within Sydney city, picking up passengers at intervals of 3 to 5 minutes. 踏入悉尼市中心,不难注意到悉尼上空着的“小列车”,贴着“Farewell Sydney Monorail”的标语。到过悉尼的人,不少都曾见过它,或乘列车从空中俯瞰这座城市。 1987年开始服务悉尼市民与游客的单轨列车,由于载客量不足,将于今年6月30日结束服务,正式走入历史。喜欢乘搭公共交通工具探索城市的我,也赶搭“末班车”,做一日的悉尼流浪客。 The monorail network is a 20 minute circuit loop that…