I posted a list of food photos on Medium, check it out!
Here are some of the pictures I took during my trip to Las Vegas in December 2009. I spent most of my time walking up and down the strip, visiting different hotels/casinos and restaurants. Check out the photos and let me know what you think. Here are some of the places in the photo album
So where should I start… this is the first blog post of my 2009 trip to Australia. I have been looking forward to visit another country for such a long time, so I’ll post the random thoughts I have throughout this trip. However, I didn’t have internet access up till this point, so the details may appear to be random… I know at least the grammar will be all over the place… (I am on vacation, hence, not subject to use my brain nor to be organized in writing.)
The flight from Toronto to SFO was actually pretty decent. There were a bit extra leg room at the Exit rows… the flight was about 5 hours and I was sitting with a nice person on the way there to SFO. Its usually hard to be able to chat with nice person in a cram flight. She was on the way moving to Australia for a year… I wished I can be as adventuress… drop everything in Canada and move to another country for the experience. Unfortunately, on the way from SFO to Sydney, we were not seated together in the same row.
So after the flight there (or here, whatever) at the Sydney airport, I was helping her to get the bags and continue the chat till we are out of the custom security… nonetheless, she seemed to be a nice and caring person.
My cousins were at the airport to pick me up. It was nice to see them again!
Once I settled down, my cousin and I went to Coogee to get some sun baking! And here are a couple pictures at Coogee:
I was surprised that the jet lag didn’t affect me too much… must be the sun and the sand. And I can’t get over the nice weather here in Sydney.
Goulburn is a bit of a tourist attraction because of the large sheep building they have. The Australian Merino Wool! It is a must see pit stop on between Sydney and Canberra!
There is also a look out point on the way to Canberra at Lake George with nice views. You can see the near by landscapes. The lookout point, to me, is a good indication of how the country appreciate nature. On the side note, I have reservation about the recycling policy however.
Also on the way to Canberra, I think there are as many “speed limit” signs as the “are you speeding” signs along side the highway. I don’t recall seeing as much speeding reminder signs in North America.
Canberra is a nice place to be. The roads are a bit more organized than Sydney to be honest. And I still can’t get over the nice weather at this point.
The sky is blue, the air is clean, the sun is bright, the streets are clean…
The old and new parliament buildings are definitely the place to be for one to absorb the history and culture of Australia, at least, the east side anyways.
As we move west from this point on, I was able to see that the field is not as green. Hopefully they will not turn into a dessert from the lack of rain.
Tetsuya – I highly recommend this place to anyone who would like to try some fine dining in Australia. It is the top restaurant in the country, 10+ course meals (preset) with some interesting combinations of food/seafood. There seems to be a long queue to reserve a table there, and in general, it is very enjoyable dinner experience. But do not expect you’ll be full after the meal.