Category Australia

My Australia Itinerary

My Mom’s childhood best friend lives in Sydney Australia and usually flies to the US to visit us and then to Canada to visit her family and for as long as I’ve known her she has asked us to fly to Australia to visit her. She finally gave us her ultimatum to visit her. She […]

Cabramatta, Sydney “Little Saigon” Vietnamese Food and Market

Australia – Day 14 – Sydney – Cabramatta (and Day 1) So there is Chinatown in Sydney and there is a “Little Saigon” as well. Cabramatta is a suburb in south-western Sydney and relatively close to my Aunties House.  I shared a couple posts about Cabramatta like and Lobster Sashimi at Iron Chef Cabramatta. On Day […]

Sydney Chinatown: Taiwanese Breakfast and Paddy’s Market for Souvenirs

Australia – Day 14 – Sydney – Chinatown Our final full day in Australia! I didn’t plan anything to make sure we had some time to rest, pack, and do anything we may have missed.We spent the day re-visiting a few local places. We started our day by heading out to the city (from Sydney […]

Papa Rich Malaysian Delights – Parramatta

Australia – Day 13 – Sydney After a long drive back to Sydney from Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains we picked up Uncle and headed out for dinner in Parramatta. Since Uncle didn’t join us last time we had Malaysian / Singaporean food at Temasek a few days ago, this was Uncles turn to try […]

Jenolan Caves – Lucas Cave Tour

Australia – Day 13 – Blue Mountains (part 3) As mentioned in my previous post, we kind of rushed our morning at Katoomba Blue Mountains because I wanted to go to Jenolan Caves. There are quite a few day tours that take you to both Three Sisters/Scenic World as well as Jenolan Caves, but I […]

Blue Mountains Scenic World (more views of Three Sisters)

Australia – Day 13 – Blue Mountains (part 2) As if we hadn’t seen Three Sisters enough from Echo Point and the Three Sisters Giant Stairway, we went to Scenic World for even more views of Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, and easy hikes. Scenic World is a privately owned tourist attraction that gives you some […]

Blue Mountains Echo Point Lookout and Three Sisters Giant Stairway

Australia – Day 13 – Blue Mountains (part 1) As our trip was winding down to the final few days left, we kind of planned a rather ambitious day to head out to the Blue Mountains to see the Three Sisters and then to Jenolan Caves. We started our day bright and early and drove […]

Lunch at Canberra Centre Hokka Hokka AND Canberra Museum and Gallery

Australia – Day 12 – Canberra (part 4) We were in the area for lunch and returned right after visiting the Australian War Museum to check out a nearby museum. We were originally looking for Hungry Jacks, we wandered into the Canberra Centre hoping their would be one in the food court. Nope. Just McDonalds. […]

The Australian War Memorial and Museum

Australia – Day 12 – Canberra (part 3) The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and […]

Flowers and Spring in Australia at Floriade Canberra 2015

Australia – Day 12 – Canberra (part 2) It was September and it was Spring in Australia. It’s now April and it is Spring in California (I mean the Northern Hemisphere). Yes, that is how behind I am with my Australia trip. “Floriade is Australia’s biggest celebration of spring. It showcases one million flowers in bloom […]