Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hopping Around: Perhaps, My Best Vacation... Yet... For Now :Day3

My travel Bucket List:  Tiger Pie ✔Winter Beach

Our third day in OZ started a little late (sakit ng bakasyunista and late na magsing... like 10-am-wake-up-time late... naku naku...) ... perhaps too late for our own comfort. But, that does not hinder us to get on our Sydney-wared shoes and head to our destination for the day...

Our first stop is the famous well-aged Harry's Cafe de Wheels to try their world renowned TIGER-PIE!!!
(para sa di nakaka-alam ang tiger pie in short #Mangmang... para syang meat pie topped with mashed potato, mashed green peas or muncher at pepper gravy... gets? akala mo may stripe no?)

#Yumyum #FirstWorldStreetFood #HopiaSpecial 

#CapitolSquare #LeaMiserables #YupLeaYan #SaKanyaPinangalanAngPlay #ChikaLang

We (still the #HalfFamily) then made a semi-stroll (compare naman sa nilakad namain nung first day... semi-stroll talaga to) from Central station to Circular Quay...
#JapanJapanPag-asaNgBayan #MedyoBarat


#BuildingLang #NothingSpecial

At Circular Quay, we caught a ferry to Manly Beach. It was only a 20 min boat ride with a panoramic view of Sydney's noontime-skyline... Harbor Bridge and the Opera House looks stunning in contrast to the glistening parcel of the Pacific Ocean... (ano ba tong pinasok ko... nauubos ang English ko...)

#SkyLine #Gooondaaa #WizPollution 

Once we arrived in Manly, I felt a little lighter and giddy. It must be the captivating view, the cold sand against my bare feet, the calm waves as it gently crash into the powdery paralleled beach... I am nearly not sure... But what I am sure of is that we had fun... (note to self: kahit pala malamig magkaka sunburn ka pa rin... mag sun block basta nasa direct sunlight...)

#Yagangyang #ManlyBitch #NagmumurangKamatis 

Manly also had beach volleyball sand courts... too bad I had no one to play with... <soft sobs X 247885>

A few minutes past seventeen minutes before quarter to 3PM (may pa math problem... para exciting), we rode a multiple-stop-bus directly heading to Chatswoods. We then had our late lunch at Maccas and went back to their apartment to prepare for an overnight trip to the Snowy Mountains.

End of Day 3

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hopping Around: Perhaps, My Best Vacation... Yet... For Now :Day2

My travel Bucket List:  Kangaroo Koala Wombat Dingo Echidna Tasmanian Devil

Waking up my first morning in Australia is both surreal and ice-cold. Everything seemed to be a far-fetched dream until the cold winter breeze sifted thru my body and suddenly I had the urge to release my first Australian Fart. (Wahahahaha... haba ng intro... uutot lang pala... pwe...)

Our second day schedule was to meet and greet our great and not-so-great endemic Australian faunas. We traveled by train from Chatswood to Blacktown and caught a bus from Blacktown to Featherdale  Zoo. Featherdale Zoo is medium size, quaint, clean, semi-outbacky and open (pwede hawakan ang karamihan sa animals... pwede ka ding magpahawak... lol) . We (the half-family) were very lucky that we went there on a weekday because it was not crowded and we can enjoy the place with little competition. 

Warning: Photo-spamming below
#KoalaLumpur #Kangaroo2.0 #Zoomba

I enjoyed this day to the fullest because I love animals soooo mucha...(sa katunayan kung hindi ako naging Engineer malamang animal ako... wahahahaha). We head back home around 3PM Australian time (2 hours ahead sa Pilipinas) and we had a little detour at Lid & Jar for our mandatory evening coffee before we head back to their apartment for a nice home-cooked dinner by Tita Annie.

End of Day 2