Friday, 3 May 2013

Return From OZ: Highlights

First of all, I would like to apologise for the lack of posts while I've been in Australia, it turns out it's a lot more difficult to get hold of the internet than I had anticipated! But after a 27 hour plane journey, I am back in the UK with lots to catch up on! But before I immerse myself back into the world of beauty, I thought I would show you some of the highlights of my trip to the other side of the world. Prepare yourselves for a lot of pictures!

Without a doubt, the biggest highlight of the trip was achieving my PADI at the Great Barrier Reef, it was one of the best experiences of my life. In Cairns we spent two days pool diving before getting the chance to dive into the underwater world below. When we finally took the boat out to the reef, as soon as we jumped in we were surrounded by shoals of fish, one of which, pictured below, was a friendly Napoleon Maori Wrasse named Wally who loved to be stroked!

One perfect blue skied day in Sydney was spent visiting Taronga Zoo and the Botanical Gardens. The Zoo was where my camera really came into its own with its optical zoom.

Melbourne was by far one of the greatest cities we've visited. The coffee is like no other I have tried anywhere else, and the food is to die for. It truly is the food and drink capital of Australia! While there, we had the chance to work at the Grand Prix and see the race from the starting line, which was both very exciting and very LOUD. Melbourne showed us how cultural and diverse Australia can be, with its skateboarding competitions and night markets, and we met some amazing people there (and consequently had some great nights out too!).

We also had the opportunity to go on a 2 day trip to the Whitsunday Islands, meaning we were able to step onto the perfect white sands of White Haven beach! The sand was so soft that it melted between your toes, and the sea so warm it felt like you were dipping into a hot spring. 

So those are the highlights of my trip to Australia, I hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures as much as I did taking them! Now that we're caught up I'm very very excited to get back into talking about some products I've purchased recently. Thanks so much to everyone who's commented and to all my newest followers!

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