Saturday, May 5, 2018

Raffles Royale: Apartment-Type Accommodation in Gold Coast


It was that specific morning when we suddenly craved for a rice meal after two weeks of steak and chips. So after our coffee sesh, we walked to the nearest grocery and grabbed the foodstuff we needed (which is actually cheaper than fast food). We brought it back to Raffles Place, our home for three days in Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise, and prepped our lunch on our unit's fully functional kitchen. After our cravings were satisfied, we lounged on the sofa for a quick rest and woke up at sundown after four hours of effortless slumber, it was our best nap in Australia so far. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Gold Coast: The Famed Resort Town in Australia


Finally, the sun was out after two days of chillin’ under the gloomy weather. We had one full day to wander around Surfers Paradise and after retiring at the end of the day, we knew that we’ve covered everything. The resort town of Gold Coast felt cold in spite of the warm weather. Nothing happened bad to us but everything seemed so staged here.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Rhapsody Resort: Our Home in Gold Coast


I woke up to the whistling sound of strong winds hitting our floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Occasional heavy drizzles added to the gloomy morning scene in Gold Coast. We planned on going to the beach that day but decided to just stay at the comforts of our huge two-bedroom suite at Rhapsody Resort. It wasn't sunny in Australia’s sunshine state of Queensland after all.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Byron Bay: A Hippie Town in New South Wales, Australia


Time flies so fast when you’re having fun. In Byron Bay, we literally had less than 24 hours but there was never a dull moment in this hippie neighborhood in the southeast of Australia’s New South Wales.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments: Hippie Aussie Neighborhood Hotel


It was nine in the evening when we arrived at Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments. The reception area was already closed at that time (which is not uncommon in boutique hotels in Australia) but they made sure that we got their email on the procedure to check in. It was Amazing Raceish kinda thing as we tried to get clues on how to enter the building and check in to our room. All those time, the staff made sure that they remained with us through text messages. A nice gesture from them.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Australian Wildlife Encounter at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


I never liked animals in any form or shape. Well, I don’t mind being near them as long as we both attend to our own businesses. When a friend mentioned that first thing on our itinerary when we land in Gold Coast was to visit an animal sanctuary, I didn’t exactly know how to react. I am no animal lover but I enjoyed our afternoon session with them koalas and kangaroos.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

SEA 2 Africa 2018


It’s that time of the year again, no, it isn’t Christmas yet. Today is the start of our annual two-month backpacking trip. And this year, we’ll be braving uncharted territories as we go out of our comfort zones and travel to two countries in Africa—our dream destinations!