During the new year of 2017, I decided to take a trip to the other side of the world and experience the differences they have to offer.
To make the most out of this trip, we decided to experience it through a road trip style. We rented a car and drove to all the areas that we wanted to see. Well, we did take a few flights from city to city or it will take months to visit them all. We started off in Sydney, Australia. In my mind Australia is always a sunshine filled place, with beautiful beaches and Koala hanging on all the palm trees. In parts, I was mostly right about the sun and beaches, but we did have to enter the zoo to see the Koala. That was one of my favourite activates we did during our time in Sydney. I was able to see and learn about Koala, and even able to take a selfie with them too! However, we were not permitted to hold them as interacted by the keeper. Apart from the Koala, we also managed to see the Kangaroos, and amongst other very interesting animals.
Of course if one arrives in Sydney, one must see and visit the Sydney Opera House. After doing the most tourist full activities, we went and stroll around the city before having a boat trip dinner. It was a great place to see the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge from day light to night light. With live music and delicious seafood, the night was made.
Once our skin has enough burns, we flew to Melbourne. This city is very different from Sydney, even though they are both major metropolitan cities in Australia. Sydney has much more high rises, and hills, as to Melbourne which is much more plateau, but has equal amount of modern infrastructure. When in Melbourne, you visit the Brighton beach. Here is a beach that is famous not only for the warm sand and clear water, but the boxes along side the beach as well. These are called Bathing Boxes, which are small little house, with various of colours and design on them. As I was chatting with the locals, they mentioned to me that most of these boxes are pass down from generations, and are very rarely for sale. However, if you are lucky, you may be able to rent one if you know the owner.
We also took time to visit the State Library of Victoria, not for the books but for the beautiful architecture of the building. It was built in 1854, which is now the home of over 2 million books. The structure of the building is truly a form of art, with numerous stain glass window at the top floor of the building. With me pretending to be a scholar for a few selfies, we headed off to Auckland, New Zealand.
The next day we took a trip and drove to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and experience the magical sight of the glowworms. I do quite enjoy this tour as we not only get to learn about the cave system, but also the fascinating worms the glows. Being in the little boat guided down the stream it makes one feels as those we are flowing down the milky way. However, this daydream was quickly shattered by the tour guide explaining that the glowing aspect of the worm is in fact their poop. So now imagine flowing down a sea of glowing poop, it changes the magic quite drastically.
Be that as it may, it was a beautiful way to end this trip down in the other side of the world. Not only coming back home with a sun kissed glow skin, but also lots of new memories and experiences to share.
Have any of you visited Australia or New Zealand? Please leave a comment below and let me know which city would you want to visit?
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