MID YEAR MADNESS | MY YEAR IN PICTURES SO FAR

MID YEAR MADNESS | MY YEAR IN PICTURES SO FAR

Can you believe it?! we are already in August and I am beyond shocked! Like truly where has the time gone? I’m afraid I’ll blink and it’ll be Christmas again ahhh scary! I supposed the saying is true that time really does go by when you’re having fun or new phrase – when you work full time and try to have fun in between haha!

My year so far has been jam-packed full of well, work, adventures, photography expeditions, plane flights, exploring the unexplored and ticking items off my bucket list (that I never thought I would!) WOWZA!

I do realize the life I lead is incredibly lucky, like everyone it could be more so but when I take a look back I think hmm not too shabby for Manon not too shabby at all.

So below are some of the highlights of my year so far.  View Post

A SUMMER HOLIDAY ON LANZAROTE | CANARY ISLANDS

A SUMMER HOLIDAY ON LANZAROTE | CANARY ISLANDS

What is better than hopping on a plane and a couple of hours later you end up on a volcanic island with some unique ‘moon-like’ landscape, blissful weather and cool beaches.

This is exactly what I did during a trip to Europe last year.

Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa is known for its year-round warm weather, beaches, and volcanic landscape.  Here is what I did during my holiday there.

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A ROAD TRIP TO JERVIS BAY NATIONAL PARK

A ROAD TRIP TO JERVIS BAY NATIONAL PARK

Jervis Bay National Park is the perfect place for a quick getaway when you need to escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney living. This stunning national park is located about a 3-hour drive from Sydney and offers not only the worlds whites beach but also whale watching and fishing opportunities and lots of Aboriginal heritage.

I hired a groovy campervan from Wicked Travel with my friend and headed off to this national park for a 3-day and 2-night trip.

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SYDNEY’S BEST SUNSET SPOT | MRS MACQUARIES CHAIR

SYDNEY’S BEST SUNSET SPOT | MRS MACQUARIES CHAIR

Sunsets in Sydney are scandalously beautiful! If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you would often see me attempting to capture these sunsets from different locations throughout Sydney.

On a warm winters evening I ventured over to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens to see if Sydney would put on a bedtime show that night, and boy she did.

In this post, I will take you with me and show you what it was like.

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THE ULTIMATE ULURU TOUR | SLEEPING UNDER THE STARS

THE ULTIMATE ULURU TOUR | SLEEPING UNDER THE STARS

Probably one of the coolest holidays I have been on what was a 3-day 2-night trip to Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and Australia’s most recognizable natural landmarks – Uluru.  I slept underneath a starry night’s sky in a swag, I walked the base route of Ayers Rock and hiked to the Garden of Eden.

It was just one thing after another with its unique and breathtakingly beautiful scenery and that all whilst learning about the Aboriginal culture.

If you are thinking of taking an organized trip but don’t want to spend a fortune, then check out this blog post. I will take you along with my trip and show you what it was like, whether I recommend going on this tour or even at all. (Spoiler alert: This trip is bloody brilliant)  View Post

THE SACRED MONKEY FOREST SANCTUARY IN UBUD | BALI, INDONESIA

THE SACRED MONKEY FOREST SANCTUARY IN UBUD | BALI, INDONESIA

If you are planning your first trip to Bali, Indonesia, then a trip to Ubud Monkey Forrest is kind of a must! Ubud Monkey Forest, also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, is one of Ubud’s most popular attractions. A natural forest sanctuary that is home to a large horde of grey long-tailed macaques.

I visited this sanctuary during my trip to Bali last year. Due to some nastiness at the end of my holiday, I kind of forgot to write a couple of blog posts, including this one.

So in this blog post, I will take you along with me to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. I will show you the best way to get there, what it costs, what to do and what not to do when wandering around this amazing jungle whilst being surrounded by cheeky monkeys.

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NEWTOWN’S AMAZING GRAFFITI LANES | A SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR

Newtown Graffiti, A self guided mini tour

Newtown in Sydney’s inner west is a unique neighborhood in Sydney. With a thriving music scene, many amazing restaurants and lots of unique clothing shops making Newtown a vibrant inner-city neighborhood.

But the main reason for me to venture to this neck of the woods is because of its infamous graffiti scene. Newtown has a large number of excellent artworks to check out through a vast area. So, if you want to check out some of these cool paintings as well, I have made a short self-guided 1-hour walk that will take you along some of the largest and most known pieces.

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WHAT TO DO DURING WINTER IN SYDNEY

WHAT TO DO DURING WINTER IN SYDNEY

That time of year has come once again. Where the days are shorter and cooler, but the fireplace is warm and your boyfriend doesn’t mind cuddling you. As they used to say on Game of Thrones: Winter has come.

Now, this might come as a shock to a lot of you, but it does get actually quite cold in Sydney. If you’d go to the Blue Mountains, you can actually get some snow, I kid you not. Now, please don’t cancel your ticket if you were planning to come during winter, because there is still so much to do.

In this blog post, I will show you just some of the things that you can do during winter in Sydney.

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A WHALE OF A TIME ON SYDNEY HARBOUR

A WHALE OF A TIME ON SYDNEY HARBOUR

Last weekend it was the queen’s birthday and in Australia, that means we get a long weekend woohoo! Extra day off! Thank you, Queen-e, (get it, hopefully, you do tehe) of course we had to help her celebrate, I mean the legend is 93 years old… so I thought what is better to do than go din, din, din……. WHALE WATCHING ARGH!

I have wanted to do Whale watching in Australia for as long as I can remember, and I can honestly think of no better place than on the Sydney harbor… one of the most beautiful harbors’ in the world!

The main species of whale that you will probably see on a Sydney Harbor tour is one of the greatest, biggest, most beautiful living giants of the ocean, let alone the world! it is the magnificent Humpback Whale! WHOAAAHH! How lucky are we?

So don’t you dare think about clicking out now! or you’ll miss out on all the magic awesomeness of what was truly a wonderful experience.

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A MINI BREAK IN AIRLIE BEACH, QUEENSLAND

A MINI BREAK IN AIRLIE BEACH, QUEENSLAND

Every year for my birthday I go on a mini holiday, my holiday last year was very interesting as I ended up in the hospital. So this year I decided to stay a little closer to home and go to Airlie beach the gateway to the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef.

I was also here in 2017 after I became a hotel manager for a quick break and I absolutely loved it. So, I thought I would come back for round two. 

Underneath is a bit of a photo diary of my holiday. I hope you enjoy. 

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