Tag: sights

6-day itinerary of our Tasmanian Road Trip

Tasmania is so diverse, it was hard to make a choice on how to spend our six days at the very far end of Australia. If you’re into hiking, and big empty nature, you’ll probably visit the Western parts of the island with all its national parks, mountains and lakes. We opted for a drive along the Eastern coastline. And…

Tasmania Road Trip: visiting the Bay of fires

It surely was one of the highlights of this trip so far: the Bay of fires. The Bay of Fires, whose indigenous name is larapuna, was named in 1773 by Captain Furneaux who saw fires of Aboriginal people on the beaches. However, I have the feeling that the Bay merits its name even without any actual fires. All along the…

More fish: Sea Life Aquarium

After those fish we eat, we headed to those we look at: the Sea Life Aquarium. As it was still raining and cold, anyway. The aquarium was bigger than I expected, and honestly, a nice past time. A bit crowded – as everyone was looking for shelter from the rain – but we still got a good look at a number…

Sydney Icons: Opera and Harbour bridge

You cannot avoid them, and nor should you. Any visit to Sydney will inevitably lead you to the Opera House and to the Harbour bridge. After our stop at the Royal Botanical Gardens, we went on along the water to the Opera House. It is an iconic building. Recognizable around the world, it symbolizes Sydney like the Eiffel Tower symbolizes…

Sydney Harbor cocktails

What better to start our trip down under than to head for the Opera house for some Sydney harbor cocktails? We took a much needed walk after all those hours on the plane, as the night was warm and beautiful. My sisters shrieked at a couple of low-cruising flying foxes, a species of mega-bat native to Australia. But we made it over…

Valencia’s markets

I love markets. In any city I visit, I’ll make sure I’ll walk through one of the local markets. Even if I probably won’t buy anything, I just love walking through the local produce, the things people buy, the food. Being a vegetarian, my choice is mostly limited. and as a tourist, buying a kilo of local vegetables won’t get…