ADVENTURE SERIES #2 | GALLIPOLI STEPS TO SPIT JUNCTION RESERVE

I love a good secret location! Be it a beach, park, viewing spot or steps! Oh, talking about steps have you heard about the Gallipoli steps at spit junction? Ooops shhhhiiiizzz!! I guess the cats out of the bag now! Haha. Recently a friend of mine who used to live in Sydney was here visiting family and needed a bit of a breakaway, so she told me about this really cool walk that has incredible views and some secret steps that really only the locals know about. Well not anymore haha! Situated in Sydney’s north shore this beautiful area has a great viewing platform of spit junction from the top of Seaforth and is where the Gallipoli steps begin. So if you are visiting Sydney and just want a bit of peace and quiet from it all, then make sure to take your camera and your sneakers and enjoy this beautiful little walking trip I have made out for you! Adventure time #2!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!

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AUSTRALIA DAY IN SYDNEY | A PHOTOSHOOT AT SYDNEY HARBOUR

For Christmas Santa gave me some money to spend however I wanted. Since I have been into photography lately I decided to spend that money on a new lens. (I know, I am such a dork, but I like doing it, so leave me alone haha)  Since I already have a zoom and a standard lens, I wanted to invest in a lens that is great for astrophotography as well as landscape photography.  I was adviced by the internet as well as by people who actually know what they are doing to look into getting a wide-angle lens. After extensive research, I found a lens that was not too extensive and got some great reviews. I bought it and tested it out during the Australia Day long weekend.  Underneath are some pictures of Sydney harbor during sunset and after dark with my new fancy pants lens. 

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GETTING AROUND IN SYDNEY | PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Sydney is a massive city! There is no way that you can walk everywhere. Of course, you can hop in a taxi or Uber, but you can only do that if you are made from gold. Getting from the city to Bondi Beach, for example, will cost you (With Uber) $51,00. That is a waste of money if you ask me. The most effective way to get around a foreign city is public transportation.  Sydney has an extensive and pretty reliable bus, train and ferry services which won’t cost you an arm and a leg.  In order to ride the public transportation system, you need to get yourself an Opal Card. In this post, I will show you how to explore Sydney using these opal cards!

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AUSTRALIA IN PICTURES

I know I blog a lot about Australia, but I just can’t help myself. It is the most amazing country I have ever been too! For me, it tops countries like Mexico, India and the Maldives with ease. It has a roughed coastline, A never-ending hinterland, a red center, stunning nature reserves with mile-high waterfalls and a unique bunch of wildlife. In this post, I will show you Australia in pictures and show you just some the incredible sights you could encounter if you decide to travel Down Under.

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SYDNEY’S ICONIC BUILDINGS | QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING

Rich in history and architecturally stunning, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) occupies an entire block on Sydney’s George Street and has more than 180 of Sydney’s finest fashion boutiques, blingy jewelry shops, cafes, and yummy restaurants. If you are unfamiliar with the building then I am sure you have noticed how beautiful it is, but there is a lot more then meets the eye. In this post, I will take you inside the building and show you why this is one of Sydney’s most popular buildings.

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CHASING THE STARS | BALMORAL BEACH, PART 2

Yeap she did it again. I told you, once I love doing something I get hooked and I just cannot stop! So, for the second time in a few weeks, I took my tunes to the beach after dark and shot some Astro pictures… Or at least I have attempted to take some. Underneath are the pictures and what I did differently than my first time and whether it has made a difference. Of course, feel free to let me know in the comments below, what you think of these pictures and if you have any tips or tricks for me. Would love to know.

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WANDERING THE STREETS OF SYDNEY DURING SUNSET

Are you getting tired of me saying how flipping cool Sydney is? Then sorry here is another post on how flipping amazing and stunning and beautiful Sydney is. The other week I went for a walk right before sunset and took my fancy pants Camera with me. Right, when I reached the harbor the sun started to set and the city looked more amazing than ever. Underneath are just some of the picture I took. (Once I start, I find it hard to stop taking pictures). Do you guys have the same problem or is that just me?? HMMMMMM

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ADVENTURE TIME | SYDNEY TO WATSON’S BAY VIA ROSE BAY

This past Thursday was a hot, bright, sunny day in Sydney and the beginning of the Australian heat wave! Woohoo! Not lol (Well depends haha)… So the first thing I did, of course, was the beach! BEACH BEACH BEACH (cheering voice). So, I felt like going somewhere different than to my local beaches, not that they aren’t great or anything, but a change of scenery is always good for the soul. Keep on reading if you wish to hear more about this fun day and all the tips and tricks I have for navigating the crazy Sydney ferries – particularly this ferry track – my goodness, what a ride!!

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A DAY TRIP TO THE BLUE MOUNTAINS | BEST PLACES TO VISIT

The blue mountains are an amazing phenomenal nature that you must see when traveling to Sydney. The mountains are so tranquil, breathtaking and unique. In December I had friends over from the Netherlands and we rented a car to go see some of the highlights of the mountains. If you are planning to do the same thing (renting a car) then I advise you to check this post out. As somewhat of a local I know some cool spots to see, including a place where you can see kangaroos (Wild ones, not the ones at Featherdale Wildlife park lol)

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BEST PLACE TO SEE KANGAROOS IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

You have hopped on a plane to Australia to see all the amazing sights that this country has to offer. You have been on the road for 2 weeks and you ended up in Sydney to spend your last couple of days in this pretty amazing city. BUT… You haven’t seen any kangaroos! This happened to a friend of mine who had flown all the way from the Netherlands to spend Christmas and new years in Australia. I wanted to make sure that they did not leave Australia without having seen the local wildlife, so I asked around and was told about this amazing place. We took our chances, hopped in our rental and drove up to Glenbrook National Park. Here is what happened next.

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