【Hawaii Travel Blog】Mauna Kea, Big Island .::Sunset above the sea of clouds::.

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Mauna Kea is a very special mountain. It is a dormant volcano that stands 4,205m above sea level and it is the only place on earth where you can drive from sea level to 4,205m in about 2 hours. Interestingly, Mauna Kea measures over 10,000m from its base on the ocean floor – that is greater than the elevation of Mount Everest!

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【Hawaii Travel Blog】South Point Hawaii .::The southernmost point of the United States of America::.

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South Point is the southernmost point of the United States of America. For the daredevils, South Point is also known for its epic  cliff jump. I almost decided to give this place a miss because I thought “why bother if I don’t do the cliff jump” – Boy, was I wrong.

The breathtaking view of South Point turned out to be my top-3 favourite of our entire Hawaii trip.

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【Hawaii Travel Blog】Kona Hawaii (Big Island).::You, me; sunset and palm tree::.

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If you haven’t been to Big Island, you haven’t been to the real “Hawaii”. In fact, the State of Hawaii is named after the Big Island, aka “Hawai’i”, which is the State’s biggest island.

Wait, there are different islands in Hawaii? Yes! I only learned that Hawaii is so much more than Waikiki and Honolulu (which, by the way, are on the island of Oahu) as I started planning our trip. The most difficult part was deciding which islands to visit for our 10-day holiday…Each island has its own charm and so much to see – and holidays are always too short.

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【Sydney Food】Big Stone .::Japanese tapas::.

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The Big Stone is a small and cozy neighbourhood gem that offers an interesting fusion of Japanese cuisine + Spanish tapas. I was skeptical at first, but soon pleasantly surprised by how the seemingly unrelated concepts worked perfectly well together.

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Visited: 12 December 2015

Where: North Sydney

Food: 8/10 || Ambiance: 7/10 || Service: 9/10 || Value: Not cheap, but great food

Will I come back: Yes.

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【Sydney Food】Sokyo breakfast buffet

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I have never had a better breakfast buffet in Sydney than Sokyo’s. For $38, you get a continental buffet, an a la carte dish and tea/coffe. Yes, Sokyo’s breakfast buffet is worth every cent of your money.

 

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Visited: 1 November 2015

Where: The Star (Pyrmont)

What I liked: The buffet.

Food: 8/10 || Ambiance: 8/10 || Service: 8/10 || Value: Good

Will I come back: Yes.

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【Sydney Food】The Potting Shed (Alexandria)

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If you are looking for a cozy and fun place to relax and chitchat with friends with a sip or two of fruity cocktail and comfort food while you soak up the warm aussie sunshine, I have the answer for you – The Potting Shed.

Better yet, they take reservations!

 

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Visited: 31 October 2015

Where: Alexandria

What I liked: The atmosphere. They take bookings.
Food: 7/10 || Ambiance: 10/10 || Service: 8/10 || Value: Reasonable

Will I come back: Yes.

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【Travel】Bridestowe Lavender Farm .::Strolling in a field of purple::.

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E: “Can we go to Tasmania in December?”

M: “Tasmania again?  Why?”

E: “I want to see the lavenders…”

M: “OK.”

That’s how our conversation went right before I booked our third trip to Tasmania. Luckily, the moody Tasmanian weather brightened up just as we got to the Bridestowe Lavender Farm and blessed us with a whole afternoon of clear blue sky.

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【Sydney Life】Diner en Blanc 2015 at the Opera House .::The most romantic and magical night in Sydney – Photos & FAQ for DeB noobies::.

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Diner en Blanc is the most fascinating and romantic event that I have ever been a part of.

It is an exclusive, by invitation only, picnic dinner party at a secret location where every participant dresses in all white. It originated in Paris in 1988 between a small group of friends and it has now become an international sensation.

In 2015, Diner en Blanc Sydney truly achieved the unthinkable by pulling off a spectacular sea of white in front of the iconic Sydney Opera House with 4000 DeB members.

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【 Sydney Food】The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea (Redfern)

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I walked out from Rabbit Hole Organic Tea that rainy Sunday afternoon, smiling, skipping with joy.

“I found my favourite cafe!”

 

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Visited: 15 November 2015

Where: Redfern

Food: 9/10 || Ambiance: 10/10 || Service: 8/10 || Value: Reasonable

What I love: free sparkling water, good food, fine tea, classy interior

Will I come back: Yes.

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【Sydney Food】Watson Bay Hotel fish’n’chips

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This was the second piece of fish’n’chips we had that day.

After reading inconclusive articles and blogs on where to get the best fish’n’chips at Watson Bay, Mike and I set ourselves on a quest to find out whether it is Watson Bay Hotel or Doyles. We had a clear winner.

Click [here] to see my review on Doyles.

 

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Visited: 17 May 2015

Where: Watson Bay

Food: 8/10 || Ambiance: 10/10 || Service: 7.5/10

Will I come back: Yes.

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【Sydney Food】Mr Bao (Sydney CBD)

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Mr Bao is now my go-to place in the CBD when I feel like a quick Asian dose of goodness.

So what sort of “bao” does Mr Bao do? Mr Bao has successfully infused popular Vietnamese and Japanese elements to the iconic Taiwanese street food – Gua Bao!

 

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Visited: September 2015

Where: Sydney CBD

Food: 8/10 || Ambiance: 7/10 || Service: 8/10 || Value: 7/10

Will I come back: Yes.

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