1JUL 01 2016
Gonna start to live my Dreams! See you in 9hrs! Shout out to the Birthday Girl
2JUL 02 2016
It’s my day!
Make HAPPY HAPPEN!
Touch down Happy 23 birthday to me! So much excitement & truly blessed to be here! Indeed a DREAM COME TRUE!!! Let the #jourNie begin
Yep! Our accommodation were free ‘coz we have relatives in Sydney. You really don’t need to be reach to travel well, you just need connections Thanks Auntie Emmy and Uncle Bern
When we arrived at home, we met our cousins, (Ariel, Ariane and John Cena aka Aries) then we had our lunch, unpacked our things, had a home tour (their home is beautiful) and had some rest. #jetlag wow!
Long story short, when i was a child i really wanted to go to Disneyland ‘coz they say it’s the happiest place on earth that’s why I went to HKG on my 22nd birthday then i wish to celebrate my next birthday in Australia ‘coz i want to experience winter on my birthday and here am i, living the life that i’ve been wishing for 1yr ago
If you can DREAM it
you can ACHIEVE it!
23 and blessed
3JUL 03 2016
Our first destination is the famous SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE Indeed a captivating tourists destination. No wonder why people love it
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS
Fashion is comfort before style
Wear your most comfy shoes
It’s essential to use rubber shoes rather than any other shoes otherwise you’re used for
a looooong walk.
One thing i love about walking around the street here is because of the view, aside from the clean environment, there’s also a lot of beautiful people around, totally recommended for #baehunting you really wouldn’t mind for a long walk especially if you have your pet with you
So we had our city tour all day & night. We went to
Sydney Opera House
St. Patricks Parish
Pancakes on the rocks
4JUL 04 2016
Trip to Wollongong!
Car pooling with John Cena playing the epic song!
Make sure your phone are fully charged for this kind of road trip!
I’m the kind of person who cannot live a day without music it has been a part of my crazy life. Thanks #Spotify for cool playlist
Top of the charts
It’s a hit
Pop right now
Songs to sing in the car
“A day without music is like a Year without Rain”
This place reminds me of the most peaceful place I’ve ever been to, Basco, Batanes in the Philippines. I’m truly madly deeply in love with nature My heart beats fast attempting to jump of the cliff
Travel is never a matter of money but of courage
It took us 2hrs drive from home to this breathtaking place & it’s worthy I can imagine this place during summer
Here’s the list of things you can do in Wollongong
Cliff Diving (i dare u)
“Muni-muni” (google it!)
Tour Highlight Wollongong
Sea Cliff Bridge
Sandon Point Reserved
Flag Staff Point
5JUL 05 2016
I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list
Meet my friend, Lou! No she’s not just a friend, she’s my BFF (Booger Freaking Friend) We’ve known each other since college (2009), we were best buddies! We have a lots in common like adventures, travel, music and definitely LOL . After graduation, we often see each other (once a year I guess) because of busy work schedule but we still have our communication through internet. Thanks #Facebook 🏼 And like me she travel first Australia to visit her relatives and then after a year she already left for good and we never had a chance to see each other to say goodbye. Apparently, It’s a small world after all. We were able to see each other again in Sydney. She lives in Haberfield, a well known village near the city. #richKid By that time, we spent half of our day chatting each other at PAPAS (Italian café)
Since, our aunt don’t know yet each other, it has been a great time knowing each other. They both Pinay so it’s easily to befriend
HABERFIELD SYDNEY AIRPORT
After our short visit, we go straight ahead to the airport to pick up our cousin, another traveler from PH!
SYDNEY AIRPORT BLACKTOWN
6JUL 06 2016
Get up & dress up before 9am ‘coz we are coming for you Blue Mountains!
BLACKTOWN BLUE MOUNTAINS
I can barely move. The coldest place so far with temperature of 8 deg C we are totally freezing 🌬
It was my first ever wind battle in my entire life. I know i’m not the only one but the thing is that i wear the wrong clothes that’s why I suffered so much. (I’m wearing thermal,3/4 sleeves and my cardigan 🏼) yeah I’m idiot
Check out the weather of your planned destination to know what you’ll be needing.
After our short trail to Blue Mountains, we had our lunch at Canton Palace, A Chinese restaurant in Katoomba. It’s funny because there’s a lot of tourists in the place and 90% of them were Chinese and it’s a long queue before we had our table and the service is totally crazy like we’ve waited for an hour before we had our dish but nevertheless the food taste good!
KATOOMBA SCENIC WORLD
One of the amazing theme park i’ve ever been! Highly recommendable for family and friends There were four ways to enjoy the view, each way has its different payment but we had the unlimited access
And the first thing we try is the Cableway, it is the biggest cablecar in Australia & can carry up to 84 people
Walkway, which is the longest boardwalk in the Southern Hemisphere (2.4km) definitely worth the walk, surrounded by tall trees, hearing the whisper of birds, feeling the breeze of the wind & don’t look back until you get there
Railway, my favorite! 🏼 if you’re into extreme rides, you’ll love this! This Railway is the steepest in the world can turn your stomach for like 52 degrees going up & down
And Last but not the least is the
Skyway, 270 metres which is the highest cable car in Australia Like the Cableway, this will show you the widest view of blue mountains looking down will freak you out!
SCENIC WORLD GOVETTS LEAP LOOKOUT
“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try”
GOVETTS LEAP LOOKOUT BLACKTOWN
Highlights of the Day
Canton Palace Katoomba
Scenic World Australia
Govett’s Leap Lookout
7JUL 07 2016
Today we try different transportation going to the city.
BLACKTOWN PARAMATTA ROAD CIRCULAR QUAY
AU AUat 11:05 AM AUat 12:00 PM
“You have to get lost before you’ll be found “
A coltish weather trying to ruin our day but we don’t mind, we made fun under the rain and sun. We meet pretty cool kids who’s raucously singing “You raise me up” under the bow clashing through the rain drops.
After 1hr of picture taking, singing in the rain & enjoying the “amazon river view” in the ferry, we started our tour again at the famous Sydney Opera House because of our cousin who haven’t been there yet.
Gotta take more instagramable shot here! (ig: @chickletrooocks)
CIRCULAR QUAY SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
I will never get tired of walking around these astounding place
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE GOVERNMENT HOUSE
Despite of the unpleasant weather, we continue our journey and walk from the Opera house to Government House which is open for public but unluckily it was closed for visiting on that day, however we were able to have a glance in the glass door. All of a sudden, the rain pours and we only have one umbrella (we are 5) that’s why we stay for like 15mins waiting for the rain to stop then walk again to the coffee shop nearby.
ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS AUS ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL
After a long time of walk, uncle bern picked us up going to St. Mary’s Cathedral, the most magnificent i’ve ever seen in my entire life.
I’m not exaggerating, look down the photos and see it yourself.
ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL PADIS POINT, NSW
Time to eat our late lunch & then go shopping!
Padis Point is the “divisoria” here in Sydney, like in the Philippines they were also invaded by the Chinese
“Shop now or cry later”
Spending the rest of the night at the shop because of the hectic schedule.
Did you know that the shopping hours here in Australia is from 9am to 5pm only except on Thursday (7pm)
Highlights of the day
Parramatta Ferry Ride
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Mary’s Cathedral
8JUL 08 2016
“A journey to a thousand miles begins with a single step “
Road trip to the Capital of Australia
The longest ride! 273km, like 2-3 hours drive from home.
Did you know why Canberra is the capital of Australia?
The site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation’s capital in 1908 as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, Australia’s two largest cities. (Thanks wiki!)
So after a long drive, we stop at Commonwealth Park to eat our packed lunch
A great place to spend time with family
After lunch, we visited the Australian War Memorial…History it is!
I didn’t spent much time inside although it’s free, i’m quite bored reading a story and it’s so big & you need like at least 1day to finish that but one thing amazed me is the name of the soldiers who fought on war that was written in the wall alphabetically, it’s a thousands of people and some of them were really young for a battle. Nevertheless, their Museum is great & high tech!
Our rest house is very cozy, i can stay there forever
Highlights of the day
Australian War Memorial
Cooma Ski Rental
9JUL 09 2016
JINDABYNE PERISHER VALLEY
Here we go! So much excitement for this day because finally we’re going to experience snow! Super thankful another on my bucket list #experiencewinter
The feeling of seeing & holding a snow for the first time was like a child who saw a brand new toy. It was totally fun!
“You are never to old for Snow fight”
So here we are moving up to the mountain with our toboggan wearing our combat shoes,beanies,gloves and winter ootd.. The struggle is real ‘coz even though it’s cold you’ll be sweating inside of your triple shirts which makes me uncomfortable
Here are the things you can do in Snowy Mountains
Slide using Toboggan
Build a snowman
Snow ball fight
Freedom!! You can be free here, do whatever you want, make friends, walk, crawl & slide as far as you can, build as many snowman as you can, who cares? You’re here to live free!& everybody’s having a great time and that what’s matter
“Adventure will hurt you but monotony will kill you”
We spend the whole day having fun in the snow, broke our bones and go back at our rest house for dinner
10JUL 10 2016
It’s such a great feeling spending your time & money on experience rather than buying things another memories will be treasured
Off to Parliament House, Canberra
One thing that’s amazing in this place is that it’s open to public for free and yet remains good & clean as new
Very disciplined people
After we eat pur lunch we’ll go back home to Blacktown
It’s not always the destination but the journey
11JUL 11 2016
Waking up & realizing that it’s your last day in this beautiful country got me like but guess what autie emmy made my favorite dish, Champorado for breakfast
BLACKTOWN PAUL’S WAREHOUSE
Looking for a shoes for tsong & tsang here at Paul’s warehouse. The shoe outlet of nike, new balance, aesics, etc.
PAUL’S WAREHOUSE FEATHERDALE WILDLIFE PARK
Of course we will not be able to complete this tour without seeing the famous kangaroo & kuala bear in Aussie that’s why we go to the featherdale wildlife park nearby our home. The entrance for adult is 31AUD (around 1K plus in Peso)
There’s a lot of different animals inside but i just wanted to feature those 2
FEATHERDALE WILDLIFE PARK BONDI BEACH
Gosh! Time flies so fast and I wanna stop it for a while but every story has its ending..
Anyway, this photos will make you wanna go to Australia
The wall along the beach walk is full of different art work
Perfect place to unwind
You were not born to just go to work, pay bills, and Die
And that’s the end of our tour… Ooops! Not totally the end, we drive & walk around the city for the last glance while playing the throwback music and go home to pack our things because we’re leaving tomorrow morning
12JUL 12 2016
and look for the blessings in all situations”
BLACKTOWN SYDNEY AIRPORT
The feeling of “we don’t wanna go back to the real world” struggle is real. #Nostalgia
We arrived at the airport & checked in, get our boarding pass and have our last breakfast with uncle & auntie at the airport while talking about coming back again
See you when i see you
Special Thanks to
Uncle Bern & Auntie Emmy Milan for everything
Ariane, Ariel and Aries for making our vacation more fun
Mom & Dad for the love & understanding
Tsong & Tsang for the support & love
Philippine Airlines for discounted tickets
Spotify for everyday music
Cotton On for OOTDs
Fila & Nike Shoes
British Knight Travel Luggage
Friends for life
Australia for making us fall in love
And above all, Thank You Lord for this wonderful journey 🏼