Thursday, September 28, 2017

Oz Day 12: Parramatta River Cruise...

~ 17th November 2015 ~
Our one day trip ended with the Parramatta River Cruise. I prefer the local ferry ride but this was taken from a different route. Still got to enjoy looking at expensive homes by the river. 
Lots of watersports activities taking place on the river itself. Looks really fun compared to our rivers which are heavily strewn with rubbish even fish could not survive in the class IV polluted river.
We were dropped off at Circular Quay where we made our way home to Ah Ching's abode. There's no photos for dinner. Did we not eat at all????

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Oz Day 12: Echo Point, Blue Mountains...

~ 17th November 2015 ~
Why is it called the Blue Mountains? Is the mountain blue in colour? It can't be because the leaves of the trees are still green in colour. If the leaves turned blue, then they must be sucking food from some other plants. The mountains looked blue because of the reflection from the sky... I think I fail Science already. It's called Blue Mountains because the mountains are blue in colour... I do not want to go further trying to explain. It's just a vast piece of God's unique creation. Enjoy the view. 
The three sisters. You can think of a story to tell. Once upon a time, there were three sisters, holding hands as they walked into the valley. Nobody knows why the three sisters walked towards the valley. It happened that they froze mid-track and turned into rocks. Sorry, I don't know the story either. I just made that up. They are unique rock formation which I enjoyed taking photos. Other than that, I don't know.
We took the cable ride which was really fun coz it went backwards and into a tunnel. Mi madre and I had a good walk in the tourist-friendly woods. And then I don't remember what we did already. It must be a long walk. I think I was really blessed to get to view Katoomba Falls.
As we were going off, the guide stopped at one part of the forest which was charred due to forest fire.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Oz Day 12: The Little Town of Leura...

~ 17th November 2015 ~
Before our next stop, the guide gave us our lunch break. We paid for our lunch. Shared lunch with mi madre. Mi madre is a small eater, while I can eat a horse whole chicken on my own. 
I like the countryside compared to mega cities. Lunch was wonderful with a huge chunk of frittata and my hot chocolate at Loaves and the Dishes. I know what's a frittata because mi madre has made them a few times at home if not we would be like those coming out from a jungle, wondering what was frittata. That piece of brownie was wonderful~!
After downing our lunch, we went to have a little walk in the shops. We found the shop that we liked most. Leura Whisk~!!! I think I can spend all my money in this little shop. We bought a few items to upgrade our kitchen. Small stuff only because we couldn't manage big items. If I stay in Leura, I'll be in this shop every week, just to spend some money inside the shop to get things that I do not need.
Time was against us. We had to continue on with our journey. The guide stopped a little while for us to enjoy the cascades. Haih... no tripod.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Oz Day 12: Featherdale Wildlife Park...

~ 17th November 2015 ~
After reading about Featherdale Wildlife Park online, I was really excited because finally, I could get to touch a koala. We were only given an hour so, the first thing we did was rush to the queue where koalas were on display.
The queue was only starting and it was a short wait. We were not suppose to touch it's face but only the ass. It's like molesting the koala's ass and the ass was so soft, it should be the pillow. 
I caught a video of a koala snorting like a pig. It was crying out loud or maybe he was just complaining about his boring life, all alone without friends, seeking compassion and attention. Don't know... I don't speak koala language. Maybe a pig would understand better since they speak the same language. A pig's life would be worse as it would turn out to be bacon on platters.
There were quite a lot to see but I only wanted to see the wombat. I like wombat, but I have never touch one before. There's also an albino kangaroo. And yeah, kangaroos looks muscular, like a boxing champion. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Oz Day 12: Off to One Day Tour in Sydney...

~ 17th November 2015 ~
We woke up before everyone else at 6a.m. again, that was 3a.m. Malaysian time. Crazy time~! We sneaked out of the house as not to disturb Ah Ching and hubby. Caught the train to central and find our way to the pick up spot. 
Get your exit platform right or you would appear in another place and get yourself lost. Ah Ching's hubby checked out for us that we should exit at platform 6 but when we asked the lady on duty, she told us platform 3. We came out completely lost but I seriously think I have built in GPS in my head. We found our way. 
The bus came almost an hour later. If we knew it was going to be so late, I wouldn't wake up so early or maybe we could find a good spot to have breakfast. Seriously, no breakfast again. Must make huge mental note not to go hungry for our future trips.
Got stuck in the morning traffic but all was well. The tour guide cum driver was not as comical as the guides in Tasmania. This one spoke in monotone, it was like lullaby but he's very knowledgeable with all the facts and stories. Must have said the same thing repeatedly countless times.

Oz Day 11: Dinner at Bondi Pizza...

~ 16th November 2015 ~
Mi madre and I are not fans of pizza. Reason being was because mi madre isn't much into cheese while I do not enjoy thick pizze base. Let's talk about Pizza Hut. I'm talking about my preference, not running down on any other pizza joints found locally. Pizza Hut has such thick bread base that it's like eating French loaf instead of enjoying the pizza topping. I used to like Dominos but after that the topping was made too thin. There's no more joy in having pizza until US Pizza appeared in the picture.
Bondi Pizza was a completely different pizza player. They really know how to make a pizza that's really satisfying. I'll choose Bondi Pizza over any other pizza. The crust was so crunchy and the base was biscuit thin, it was done to perfection.
The ribs were really juicy~! Excellent dinner~! It's not because I was so hungry that anything goes. I'm one fussy eater.

Oz Day 11: Eastern Beaches Coastal Walk, Sydney...

~ 16th November 2015 ~
I actually followed my own plan to the dot for this one. Ah Ching was very kind to take us around. She became a tourist on that day as well. We started off with Bondi Beach. It was summer and surfing class for children were on. I will be on the surfboard joining the lesson if I have the time and provided there's no shark in the water. 
The place was quite happening and then we continued with the walk. Along the boardwalk,we arrived at Hunters Park. There's a huge building with infinity pool. From that point onwards, I have always wanted an infinity pool inside the house. I have finally found my dream house with a swimming pool inside and that's the only thing I could think of right now.
Then, Marks Park was next. The rock formation was really breathtaking. It was like somewhere in a national park.
Mackenzies Bay was awesome, too.
I like Tamarama Beach the most. It made Bondi Beach kids-friendly. The waves at Tamarama was fiercer, suitable for professional surfers. 
Bronte Beach was a little quiet. The suggested time to finish the coastal walk was 1 hour but walking with a camera would take a longer time to complete. 
We did not walk back to where we started. Instead, we took a bus back to Bondi. So, we spent a few minutes at Bondi Junction before we took a train back to Carlton. Time for dinner.