My whirlwind trip to Australia

It seems no matter what my intentions are, I fall off the “I am going to write often band wagon”. I have every thought of writing frequently and I get side tracked with mundane things. There was the trip to Sri Lanka, from where I ended up heading to Australia to see my nephews and Malaysia to see my niece.

Today sitting at my new favorite coffee shop, sipping on a cup of coffee, watching the rain come down seemed like a good day to catch up on some writing. I used to have my favorite coffee shop near my old apartment, but since I moved away, I have not been able to find a replacement for it.  But now I have found a new one closer to where I live and just maybe that will help motivate me to write a little more frequently.

There are no words describe how wonderful Australia was.  The food, the coffee, the sites, the catching up with friends and family I have not seen in almost 20 years, did I say food? Life seemed so different and a little slower and people seem to be not caught up in a constant rat race. Maybe this is was my impression because I was on vacation, but every friend I met would only rave about how wonderful their life was in Australia.

I could go on and on about my trip and how I was dragged to the airport kicking and screaming, but instead I will share some of my favorite pictures from my trip.


Flinder St station, Melbourne



Church Downtown Melbourne



Street Art in Melbourne, which changes almost daily



Chinese New Year Celebration in Melbourne



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Sunset at Brighton Beach


Boats in Luna Park, Melbourne



Opera House


Opera House and Harbor Bridge



Harbor Bridge Sydney


Sydney At night

About my random musings

I am originally from South East Asia and I moved to the US about 15 years ago to follow my heart. My heart has since been broken a few times, but I continue to be on journey of trying to mend it. I could talk about running, baking or writing in a small crowd, but put me in a room full of strangers and I will be the one standing in a corner people watching. When I am not writing or running, I would be in my kitchen, flour strewn all over the kitchen counters, music playing in the background and me just rolling and folding dough, excited about what my creation will turn out to be. Besides that I love passionately, when I love, I give it my all, not always a good thing, but that is who I am. I jump both feet in and sometimes I come out with regrets but having learnt a lesson. I believe everything happens for a reason and this is my place to share bits and pieces of my life, my adventures and sometimes misadventures. Hope you enjoy reading my stories as much I enjoy sharing them with you.
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16 Responses to My whirlwind trip to Australia

  1. lesleyconnor says:

    So glad you enjoyed our part of the world

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  2. Oz is such a cool place. Crazy how I’ve yet to see it but I do plan on visiting eventually. We just spent 3 months in neighboring New Zealand. What a blast. Gotta love this part of the world.

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    • I enjoyed my trip to Oz so much that I am planning one for next year and hopefully I can add New Zealand as well, since I have only heard great things about it. Hope you get a chance to make it to Oz soon.


  3. Sounds like an awesome trip! The pictures are beautiful!

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  4. Great photos! Australia is amazing isn’t it, I agree, it’s worth making the journey for!

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  5. vividual says:

    Sounds like you had a great time in Australia! It’s just such a beautiful country. I write about my own experiences in Australia on my blog. Feel free to check it out 🙂

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  6. Ann Coleman says:

    Thanks for sharing the photos of your trip to Australia! They look amazing. I really, really hope to make it to Australia some day.

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