Fergburger, making a big name out of this small town.
There is only one thing on everybody’s mind during the southern hemisphere winter (July – September) in Queenstown: THE SNOW.
But Queenstown offers so much more as a great escape town – this is my top 5 things to do in Queenstown, winter edition!
“Do we need to activate our roaming in Tasmania?” …I wouldn’t reveal the identity of the person that asked me this question. But I have to admit, going to Tasmania somewhat felt like going abroad for some Sydneysiders like us.
I’d heard so much about the beauty of the Tasmanian wilderness so I was quite excited about this trip. On the UNESC World Heritage listing, the whole of “Tasmanian Wilderness” is a cultural and natural site in its own right.
Mikey took me to the Madison’s Mountain Retreat on our 6th year anniversary for an open day during the National Alpaca Week.
What? Yes, there’s a such thing known as the National Alpaca Week, dedicated to these cute, fluffy and silly-looking creatures!
Barcelona is one of those cities that has a mob of passionate advocates that would recommend you to allow at least a week to explore, because “There is just so much to see“.
Like most time-short travellers, I couldn’t afford spending a whole week here, but I dedicated 3 full days for it. Here’s my highlights of my 3 days in Barcelona.
I had so much good food in Barcelona that I had to dedicate an entire blog post just for them.
Here’s my review on Quimet & Quimet, El Quim, Taktika Berri, Granjala Pallaresa & Travel Bound’s paella cooking class. Mmm, I wouldn’t mind re-living that week of my life again…
The highlight of Porto for me was definitely the fancy feeling of being on a Harry Potter set!
Porto was where J K Rowling spent most time in when she lived in Portugal in the pre-Harry Potter era. And a visit to this magical city would give you an insight on where she may have gotten her Harry Potter inspirations from.
Portugal was never on my bucket list. I only decided to add it into our itinerary because it’s the closest to Spain and the weather seemed warmer compared to the other countries in the month of February, when we planned to travel.
Who would have known, our two short days in Lisbon turned out to be the best days of our entire trip!
For the beautiful weather, lively city, friendly people, and down-to-earth living expenses, Lisbon is a holiday destination that I would recommend to everyone.
Amsterdam was the first stop of my 2013 2-week Europe trip. It was one of the best trips of my life as I was lucky to have travelled with my longtime Taiwan bestie, C, and my younger sister, Ju.
We picked Amsterdam as a meeting point before we embarked on our journey to Spain and Portugal (click to see my trip report). Even though we had, overall, 3 full days in Amsterdam, we didn’t cram too many tourists attractions in our itinerary as it was mainly a stopover to overcome our jet-lag. We only had three main things that we wanted to see: the windmills, “coffee shops” and the red light district.
If there is a single event that signifies Sydney to arrival of Spring, it’s the Sculpture by the Sea. It has becomes a ritual and a must-do Sydney activity in recent years amongst my group of friends. It’s the perfect excuse to organise a gathering and to soak up some early spring sunshine in Sydney.