One year

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?” – John C. Maxwell It has been a year since I started this blog (but the concept of it started when I was recuperating from my stroke some 2 years ago). I started it primarily to serve as a memoir for my family and…

12 photos for 12 months

“The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen and the memories you’ve made along the way.” – unknown It is nearly the end of 2019 and oh how time flies. I will be having a short break for this busy time of the year but before that I want…

Multiculturalism

” We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.” – Catherine Pulsifer Saw this on the way to having brunch with the family in Abbotsford near Melbourne. This is for Sami’s Monday Murals Challenge – Multiculturalism        

Roaming the Streets of Paris – Wanderlust @92

“Paris is not a city; it’s a world.” – King Francis I Aside from Disneyland, Paris is the only other place that was in my bucketlist when I was a lot younger. I thought to myself that when I find a boy, Paris is the place to be, because it is the City of Love…

Seine River Cruise in Paris – Wanderlust @90

“Paris is always a good idea.” Walking on foot along the streets of Paris is a wonderful thing to do, but viewing it on water level is a greatly different experience. Discover Paris through a Seine River Cruise and you will be amazed as it winds its way through the heart of the city. You…

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…

Covent Garden’s Colourful Surprise – Wanderlust @89

“Life is like a box of crayons.” – John Mayer When my husband and I first went to London, I did some research on what we wanted to see. I like colourful places, so I told myself that we shouldn’t miss Neil’s Yard. In the middle of The Seven Dials district, near Covent Garden, tucked…

Nightcap in Poitiers, France – Wanderlust @88

“A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window.” – Dejan Stojanovic The city of Poitiers is a French city located west of France. It is such a clean place and we didn’t even see any rubbish on the ground! Our tour in 2016 just happened to pass by this…

Amboise: an Unexpected Magnificence – Wanderlust @87

“All you need to know is that it’s possible.” – Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker Amboise is a small town in central France which lies on the banks of the Loire River. It is such a beautiful place of castles, old towns, villages and views of the river that makes this an ideal stopover. Here…

Passing Through Bordeaux – Wanderlust @86

“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” Bordeaux is a small port city in southwest France. It is not the cheapest city but it is still worth to visit, as it is said to be France’s most elegant city. The heart of Bordeaux is made up of narrow streets as well as grand boulevards…

The Guggenheim of Bilbao, Spain – Wanderlust @85

“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian proverb Bilbao is an industrial port in northern Spain and is surrounded by lush green mountains. It is made famous by the Frank Gehry designed, curvy, silver building, the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao. This was opened in 1997 and the museum…

Walking the Streets of Florence (part 2) – Wanderlust @70

“Visiting Florence was like attending a surprise party every day.” – Jennifer Coburn, author Florence, as foreigners and tourists call this city, is known to locals as Firenze. Previously, it was called Florentia in Latin, then Fiorenza in Old Italian. So many things to see in Florence so I had to have a second part to…

Passage Of Time in Budapest

“Can we just skip to the part of our life where we travel the world?” – travel quotes This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, showcases the architectural grandeur of the Hungarian Parliament, the fairy tale like Fisherman’s Bastion, the cosmopolitan streetarts, the grand spas and indoor pools plus…

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…