The Great Ocean Road | Victoria Photo Diary

It has been a long time dream of mine to see the 12 Apostles with my very own eyes for as long as I could remember. These things might just be huge rocks to others but to me they are more like art forms that nature moulded and is continuing to mould as time passes. And apparently, there are about 9 Apostles left! (sad face)

To my surprise, There were other versions of the 12 Apostles along the coast of Port Campbell and they were just as beautiful! We took a tour bus there because we found it would be less of a hassle than renting a car and navigating our way there. So we booked a tour through Viator and chose this specific tour. I wouldn’t say this was the most “fun” tour I have been on because a 14 hour day tour is NO FUN. But the views we saw were simply breathtaking(in my opinion). Some might disagree.

Aside from the 12 Apostles, we got to see the London Bridge(not in actual London), The Arch, Loch Ard Gorge, The Grotto, Bay of Martyrs and stopped by Port Campbell for a quick lunch. I would be lying if I said that the tour didn’t tire me out because it definitely did. But it was so worth it though!


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It was a 15 minute walk to see the 12 Apostles from the visitor’s parking because the coastline continues to recede. Global warming 😦 But look at what you are welcomed with… It was definitely one of those “I am so lucky to be here” moments. 
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This is a close-up of how they actually look like. I wish we were able to go down. But thinking how dangerous that might be… Nevermind.
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This area was a well equipped tourist area because they literally had railings to see this beauty all through the coast line.  

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The first peak we went to when we reach Loch Ard Gorge.
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I fell in love with the patterns of the sandstone cliffs, if you didn’t notice by now.

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Upon reaching the cove-like beach at the Loch Ard Gorge.
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Heading down to the water. Just a heads up! The stairway wasn’t bad at all. Any able person who can normally climb stairs won’t find it hard to do this.
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I don’t actually know the man in this photo but he was a good subject for this photo!
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View from the stairs above.
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This was at The Arch, which I didn’t really find that too amusing but the scenery was beautiful nonetheless.

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I was really obsessed with how my camera picked up the texture of the shrubs. 
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Coast of London Bridge
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The London Bridge. The connecting part actually already collapsed years ago. There was a funny story about it as well. 
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The Grotto. I have to say that it was very pretty down there because I did do a trek all the way down, but there were too many flies for me to function normally(city girl problems) and the line to take the photo at the actual grotto was too long. So I just took my photos and left.
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Upon entering our last stop at the Bay of Martyrs, I got this serene but eerie feeling. I thought that it could’ve been the weather because the sun was setting but I couldn’t help but feel a bit heavy for no apparent reason. It turns out that this was where hundreds of problematic Aboriginal people were killed/slaughtered before, hence the name Bay of Martyrs.

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I still found it so beautiful nonetheless. 

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So should you try this out? Definitely, if you have the luxury of time and resources to make it happen. But an overnight itinerary to do all this would be less tiring for you, if you were to make this a road trip. THE VIEWS THOUGH! Editing all my photos from this specific day, instantly made me so sentimental about my whole trip to Australia. 


**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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A Day In The Yarra Valley | Victoria Photo Diary

The Yarra Valley is known to be the best place to visit wineries in Australia, if not, the best place in the Australia and Asiana region(my opinion). This locale has over 100 wineries that grow and produce there own unique blend. The wineries in the area also vary in size. A few are world renowned wine vineyard, while plenty are modest mom and pop estates within the valley. 

In planning this little day excursion, we booked a private tour with Wild Wombat Winery Tours through the Viator website. This is the exact tour we booked, link here! I HIGHLY recommend our tour guide, Gary if you find yourself booking a tour with this company. He made sure we were having the best time, from start to end.


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The first winery we visited was Corniola. This was a winery solely ran by an Italian couple. I found that it was the most authentic among all the wineries we visited. I especially really loved their home blend of Rose. Hands down the best I have ever tried.
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The wine tasting was led my the husband and let me tell you, he made sure we did not so thirsty.

dsc08903ccCorniola website: http://www.corniolawines.com.au/

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Dixon’s Creek had such a picturesque view from the tasting deck accompanied with some mixed blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Dom Perignon. By this time, we were already very tipsy. Haha!

dsc08956ccDixon’s Creek Website: https://dixonscreekestate.com.au/

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The De Bortoli has got to be the most extravagant(in a good way) winery we visited. They had perfectly manicured vineyards lined with some beautiful cherry blossom-esque trees. This was also where we had our lunch and (another) wine tasting.

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dsc08997ccDe Bortoli’s website: http://www.debortoli.com.au/

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Yileena Park was the last winery we visited. It was also ran by a couple and aside from producing such lovely wine, they grew cattle and sheep as well. Their wines had similar characteristics as Corniola. The tasting area was beautifully situated at the center of their property. I could’ve sat outside for hours.

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Before heading back to the city, I(yes, it had to be me) asked our tour guide, Gary if I could see the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie because my good friend recommended it! Plus, I love me some sweetened cocoa. 

This is their website: http://www.yileenapark.com.au/

I am no wine connoissuer but I do love my glass of wine(or two) every now and then. This has got to be one of the best day excursions I have ever took with my family. But bear in mind that we were all of age to consume alcohol and responsible drinkers. 

Let me stress this one more time(for the love of Gary), I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who just enjoys company of kind strangers who share the same love for wine as you. Drink responsibly! 


**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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Bali Photo Diary

If you read till the last line of my previous post, I went on a girls trip with my best friends to Bali, Indonesia last April to celebrate our official completion of university!

This trip was all planned by my friend and I, who enjoy arranging tours, flights and searching for places to stay. This trip we took was 5 days long. We wished we could stay another week because Bali had so much more to offer than what we expected.

We decided to rent a villa through AirBnB instead of staying in a hotel for more freedom and comfort. Since we weren’t really into the whole night club scene, we spent our whole trip in the mountainous rice paddies of Ubud! #NoRegrets –my next post will talk more about it!


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Tegalalang Rice Terraces, a 30 minute drive from the heart of Ubud was absolutely scenic and had a lot of cafes to sit down and just stare at this beautiful site.
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An Eat. Pray. Love. moment along the main road of Ubud, Jalan Raya, looking at this slopping property with a river flowing below it.
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Rice farmer in Tegalalang Rice Terraces
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Tegalalang Rice Terraces
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Watching the sun fall and catching the spirit of good luck from herons in a small Balinese town.
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Coffee and tea tasting at Teba Sari Coffee Plantation
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Showing us how to brew Luwak Coffee
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Temple entrance of the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

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Hindu God, Ganesha, if I am not mistaken.
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Looking at the beautiful twin lakes of Bali, Danau Tambligan and Danau Buyan
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Jewellery factory of Angel to Angel Silver Company
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Batuan Temple

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Balinese handicrafts is a must to see
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Hiked down to the Tegenungan Falls

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Rustic forest beauty
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I felt as if I was in a Tarzan film
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Feel in love with Banyan trees
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One of the 600+ keepers of the Sacred Monkey Forest
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Ubud Palace
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At Dasa Vayu for palm reading and spiritual healing
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Offerings and rituals
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Known as the floating temple
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Painting of Batik
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Hoped you liked my little photo diary of what I got up to during my stay in Ubud, Bali!

** All photos were taken with a Sony A6000*

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New few Bali posts will be a House Tour and a more chatty highlights post!

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