An Escape to the Gardens

“Escape the every day world and revel in the colour of nature.” “This is really what KaBloom is all about, the splendour of millions of flowers across five acres of planting in the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges. We have a rainbow of fields filled with marvellous Marigolds, sizzling Salvias, cool Cosmos, colourful Cleomes, pretty Petunias, glorious…

Church Doors in Melbourne CBD

“A Church which “goes forth” is a Church whose doors are open.”– Pope Francis Found these pretty church doors in one of my walks in Melbourne. I had an eye check up in the city and it turned out to be a lovely bonding time with my hubby. Always an excuse haha I am posting…

Blue Skies of Madrid – Wanderlust @79

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” –…

Breathtaking Switzerland

“Go where you feel most ALIVE.” – travel quotes Nature is at its best in Switzerland. The view is just spectacular… whether it be the mountains or the lakes! If there is one country that I would like to revisit, Switzerland definitely is the one! This is for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Outdoors and…

The Trail to the Mountains

“A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.”― George Nakashima Walking in the woods is one of the most enjoyable activity there is. Watching the leaves swaying in the wind … strolling with a loved one, even walking hand in hand at times … seeing the sun peeking through the leaves. And in this instance,…

Art and Architecture of Carcassonne – Wanderlust @75

” I’ll look back on this and smile because it was life and I decided to live it” – travel quotes Aside from Cite de Carcassone, there are so much more to see in this wonderful place. It has great architecture, galleries, monuments, walkways, and cafes. Here are samples of the different architecture that can…

Through Nice and the French Riviera – Wanderlust @71

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket And that’s kind of the same thing.” – unknown You can call it the South of france… or The French Riviera… or the Cote d’Azur but one thing is for sure, this region of France is amazingly beautiful. Nice is the capital of the…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Vistas

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay The Scottish Highlands is such a natural canvas of vistas…with its rivers, lochs (lakes) and woodlands… For Frank’s Photo Challenge At the Glencoe Boat Club This panoramic shot was taken with my husband’s iphone. We were on our way to Ben…

Behind the Haunted Doors of the Tulloch Castle in Scotland

“Whenever I wander wherever I rove The hills of the Highlands forever I love. – Robert Burns Tulloch Castle is a 12th century castle, located in the town of Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland. It is now a hotel which has retained its original features, including stone fireplaces and original ceilings. Tulloch Castle is…

The Leaning Tower of Pisa and More – Wanderlust @67

“Travel is not a reward for working It’s education for living.” – travel quotes A few hours travel from Rome took us to our next destination … Pisa. From the common tour bus parking, you need to ride a mini train in order to reach the Walking Street. The Walking Street is a nice place…

Lake Lucerne in Switzerland – Wanderlust @52

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”– Eleanor Roosevelt Lake Lucerne or also called Lake of Lucerne is a lake in Central Switzerland. It is definitely one of the nicest place in this country. We went on this…

Next stop is Heidelberg, Germany – Wanderlust @50

“The biggest risk in life, is not taking one”– Barfi Didn’t have much time to look around Germany, it was just a stop to have lunch. But still, we were able to soak in the character of the country and maybe one day, we will be able to experience it more. This is what you will see upon…

A day to see the canals of Amsterdam – Wanderlust @48

And the adventure begins… I and my hubby went on our first European tour in 2016. It started with a ferry ride from London to the Netherlands. You can imagine the excitement we were feeling as we started our 23 day tour with Cosmos. After the ferry ride we went on a coach to our…

Wanderlust @46 – One fine afternoon in Mornington Peninsula

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”― Mark Twain As my husband always says, the weekend is always…

One Silent Sunday

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Unknown It is nice to see the stillness of the water. Not a sound… just the ripples on the surface of the ocean. For Leya’s Silent Sunday

24 places to see and things to do in London Wanderlust @44

“…and so the adventure begins”– Unknown Every first time traveller is expected to go to the very touristy places of a certain country. The same is true when I went to London for the first time in 2016. Of course who would want to miss out on these iconic United Kingdom architecture. 1) Buckingham palace…

Wanderlust @39 – Walking through the Geelong Waterfront Bollards

“I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little of it.” – unknown Do you know what Bollards are? These are usually used for protection and security…but let me introduce you to the cute bollards of Geelong. Geelong is a city, southwest of Melbourne and once…

The grandeur of the Schönbrunn Palace -Wanderlust @28

“The best education I have ever received was through travel.”- Lisa Ling The moment that I entered the gates of the Schonbrunn Palace, I was amazed with the grandeur of the place. If you are planning to go to Austria’s capital city, then this palace should be on your list. This palace was built for…

Visiting Prague, a City of a Thousand Spires – Wanderlust @19

“No matter how many countries you’ve traveled to or where you’re going, Prague will sweep you off your feet.” Anonymous Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic and it is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I have heard from friends and family about how beautiful it is…but…

Wanderlust @10 Bohol, Philippines

“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty  The Chocolate Hills are a geological formation in the Bohol province of the Philippines. There are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres. They are covered…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Texture

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.“-Mark Twain What country do you first think of when I mention texture? For me, it is definitely Venice. The texture of the walls, the canals, the houses, the churches, the water… I can’t simply…

Wanderlust @8 Cebu, Philippines.

“The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens Cebu is a province of the Philippines, in the country’s Central Visayas region, comprising Cebu islands and more than 150 smaller surrounding islands and islets. Every time there is a mass celebration, this is what you see outside the church….

Wanderlust @3 Palawan

“Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” – Oscar Wilde Palawan is the largest province in the Philippines. One must take a budget airline, like Air Asia or Cebu Pac from Manila to get to Puerto Princesa. Unlike other tourist spots, Puerto Princesa is still untouched by tourism. We were told that they…

“I am busy, Mum…”

I could feel the tears slowly rolling down my cheeks I can’t help but feel the hurt. ”I miss you.”