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Belem, Portugal

Our second day in Lisbon we decided to head to the town of Belem. There was a lot of history in this little town, and even the place of resistance for the Portuguese President.  We walked around the town, and looked at all of the historical monuments that were set out on the water.  TheContinue reading “Belem, Portugal”

Lisboa, Portugal

On Monday morning, after a long journey on our over night train, we arrived in the motherland Portugal! My mother and her family were born in the Portuguese islands of the Azores, they were from the largest island Sao Miguel. My mother came to Canada when she was 5. Even though we have been toContinue reading “Lisboa, Portugal”

Happy New Year!

For New Year’s Eve I spent the day at the Royal Botanical Gardens with thousands of other people anxiously awaiting the fireworks at midnight. I arrived there at 11:30 am and got a great spot right on the hill. I had a picnic lunch all packed, and layed out in the sun all day untilContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

Phillip Island

After the Great Ocean Road tour I spent my last day in Melbourne 2 weeks ago exploring Phillip Island. Phillip Island is a beautiful little island at the edge of Victoria which is home to the smallest penguin colony in the world…coincidentally they are called the “Little Penguin”. They are so cute and tiny, andContinue reading “Phillip Island”

Lawn Bowling

A few weeks ago I made friends with some local Melbourne boys. This week, they were nice enough to invite me over for a BBQ and to join them in a game of lawn bowling. I was so grateful for the BBQ as this was the first time since I left home that I haveContinue reading “Lawn Bowling”

Scenic in the City

Melbourne is filled with many gardens and parks surrounding the city’s edge. The other day I went for a walk through Melbourne’s Fitzroy and Treasury Gardens, which we absolutely stunning. They are located at the edge of the city, and both are filled with acres of trees, plants, and gardens. In the middle of TreasuryContinue reading “Scenic in the City”

Melbourne

Melbourne is very different from Sydney. Sydney was like Toronto or New York City; very busy, lots of people everywhere, and everyone always in a rush. Here in Melbourne, it is very peaceful, no one seems to be in a rush and everyone is extremely nice! It is a quiet little city, and is surroundedContinue reading “Melbourne”

Blue Mountains

Yesterday I took a solo excursion to the Blue Mountains. It was an extremely hot day, but was the scenery and view was worth it!First we went to a native site where they showed us drawings in the stone that have been there for thousands of years. This is a picture of a Kangaroo.The storyContinue reading “Blue Mountains”

Sydney Aquarium

Yesterday we went to the Sydney Aquarium. I have been to a couple of different aquarium’s before, but this one was particularly interesting as most of it’s ocean life was found right here in Australia! There are many different types of marine life that I have never even seen before. Here is a long neckContinue reading “Sydney Aquarium”

The Harbour

Yesterday we finally made it to Sydney’s harbour!!! It is very pretty, and very busy. All along the side of the harbour are little restaurants and cafes that over look the harbour. Giving you the best views of the Opera house and the bridge. I hope to indulge in a fancy night at one ofContinue reading “The Harbour”

Sydney

Two days ago we arrived downtown Sydney. It is such a busy little city. Somewhat like Toronto, but such pretty architecture everywhere! We haven’t been able to do any of the touristy things yet; we just walked around a small portion of the city. There are these beautiful purple trees that I have become obsessedContinue reading “Sydney”

Don’t stop believing

There are so many pretty parts about Australia so far, and one of my favourite’s is the cool rock formations. They look like pieces of toffee, and are so fascinating to look at. We even saw some people sitting in them reading. Definitely a perfect spot to sit…read a book…tan…and watch the surfers! We foundContinue reading “Don’t stop believing”

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