Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
Friday, 2 July 2021

Roadtrip to Cobar

Cobar, NSW
685km from Sydney

This town had been on my radar for a while. It popped onto my 'visit-someday' list many many years ago when a blogger friend wrote about her trip to Cobar to see her partner's family. Many years later, I discovered that I had actually visited Cobar on the trip to Uluru. However, I have zero recollections and suspect it was simply a toilet break.

 
There was a lull in COVID cases during the October period which meant that intrastate travel was possible.


First stop, Bathurst. A loop aroud the Bathurst 1000 course, cruising at <60kmph as it was bucketing.



Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Snapshots from Animal Kingdom (Walt Disney World)


Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Snapshots from Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World)


Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Snapshots from Hollywood Studios (Walt Disney World)


Friday, 13 March 2020

Snapshots from EPCOT (Walt Disney World)


Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Walt Disney World


A short overview of a once in a lifetime trip.

Thursday, 26 December 2019

Beijing ii


One overnight train from Harbin and we were back in Beijing.

Monday, 23 December 2019

Harbin


Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang, is famous for the International Ice Festival held in January every year.

Friday, 13 December 2019

Beijing i


Beijing - the capital of the People's Republic of China.

Monday, 9 December 2019

Shanghai


Is it embarrassing to admit that I didn't know much about Shanghai apart from pan fried pork buns, xiao long baos, the Bund and the fact it is a financial hub?

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Terracotta Army


The main drawcard for Xi'an is the famous Terracotta Army.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Xi'an


Xi'an - the capital of Shaanxi province and known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor or the Terracotta Warriors.

I'll be frank. I didn't enjoy my visit to Xi'an.
Saturday, 23 November 2019

Giant Pandas


When I was a kid, I watched a Cantonese dubbed movie about a panda cub that was captured by humans, taken to a zoo and then he became depressed and died alone in a zoo. To say that the movie was sad would be an understatement - the final scene where he was remembering his mum (who was killed when he was captured) was utterly heartbreaking. Years later and many obscure Google searches later (i.e. panda movie capture Cantonese) finally led me to the name of the movie -  a 1981 Japanese film called Tao Tao: The Story of Panda.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Chengdu


Chengdu - the capital of Sichuan province and home to the famous giant pandas.

Saturday, 16 November 2019

China: Overview


China was a lot different from what I had expected and in a good way! I had heard quite polarising views from people who had previously visited and, admittedly, was a little apprehensive on what to expect.
Thursday, 17 October 2019

I'm on holiday!


I am currently on my long-awaited holiday! It has been a long year and - yes I know this is such a privileged thing to say- I am thankful that I am able to take some time off.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Melbourne 2019


I have technically visited Melbourne twice over the past few years; one was for a work trip and the other was merely as the gateway to my Bendigo / Ballarat roadtrip.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Canberra


S and I headed down to Canberra over the Queen's birthday long weekend. We stayed at the same hotel as the previous year; perhaps the start of a tradition.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Bangkok


In Bangkok, we walked a lot, ate cheap street food and sweated a lot.
Saturday, 18 August 2018

Wat Pho


Wat Pho, one of the oldest wats in Bangkok, is known for the 46m reclining Buddha. It was first constructed in the 18th century by King Rama I and underwent a series of expansions and renovations by the subsequent kings.