This is the last post for my trip to Australia. These photos are just random photos I wanted to share but didn’t really go with the other posts. Overall, I love Australia. This was my second time visiting Australia, and I can’t wait to come back.
Check out my random Australian photos!
One of the weekends in Australia, I took a trip south of Sydney to Canberra ( Australia’s capital), Kiama, and the Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong.
The first stop was Nan Tien Tiemple, a Buddhist temple. I’ve never seen a Buddhist temple as large as Nan Tien. It was huge and the landscaping was gorgeous! After Nan Tien, I headed to Kiama to check out the famous lighthouse and blowhole. After Kiama, off I went to Canberra, Australia’s capital. In Canberra, I saw the Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, Black Mountain Tower, and Cockington Green Gardens. Cockington Green Gardens is a garden displaying cute models of houses, areas, and activities from all around the world. I felt like a giant in the garden!
Check out photos from my trip south of Sydney! WARNING: picture heavy
I headed into the city aka Sydney a couple of times. It’s just too much to do in 1 day! I was lucky the weather was perfect. It was a bit cloudy, but humid enough to wear light layers. The first time in the city was just to stroll around Darling Harbour to see Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. The second time in the city was to walk around the whole city, maybe not the whole city, but quite a bit of it. While walking around, I was disappointed because the majority of shops and restaurants were closed since it was the holidays. When I mean closed, I mean closed for days. I wasn’t used to everything being closed because back home everything is always open.
Check out photos from when I was Sydney! WARNING: picture heavy
On my first full day in Australia, I went to Blue Mountains to check out “The Three Sisters.” I honestly had no idea what the Three Sisters were. I was told they were rock formations. I had high hopes for these rock formations. I thought they were going to be 3 huge, amazing rock formations. It wasn’t. Overall, Blue Mountains was very pretty. It reminded me of the Grand Canyon except with trees and bushes and not so hot and dry.
Check out my Blue Mountains photos!
I left for Australia as soon as I finished my last final exam. Some advice: try not to plan a long trip so close to final exams. You won’t have time to pack, and you’ll be running around like a headless chicken. At least I was. The flight wasn’t so bad even though it was a 14 hour nonstop flight. I flew on VAustralia, and I thought the plane was niiiice. The flight attendants were very accommodating. There were unlimited snacks, an awesome entertainment system, and pretty mood lights. It was kind of like a hip, happening place. Besides providing the usual pillow and blanket, they also provided earplugs and sleep masks for a goodnight’s rest. Or at least an attempt at a goodnight’s rest. My only complaint: the guy sitting behind me. I wanted to turn around him and punch him! I couldn’t sleep because of him. He kept punching, knocking, tapping, and kicking the back of my seat.
Check out photos from my flight!