Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Discover one of Australia's greatest drives, the Great Ocean Road | Part 2


After leaving Cape Otway Lighthouse, drove almost two hours straight towards Port Campbell National Park (Stopping at Princetown for fish & chips for lunch) to the highlight of the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles. No surprise, it was by far the most well built observation deck and the largest car park full of buses and cars I have seen so far along the drive. Considering we hardly saw too many tour busses along the way (main local tourists), I was a little bit shocked to see a sea of foreign tourist at the Twelve Apostles. The 45 metre high limestone structures sticking up in the Southern Ocean is certainly impressive it's its size and beauty. However now only eight "apostles" remain, five have fallen since their discovery. 

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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Discover one of Australia's greatest drives, the Great Ocean Road | Part 1


Our three day journey on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia, started in Melbourne City. After about an hour and a half's drive, we hit our first stop, Torquay. It is also the official start of the Great Ocean Road. Torquay is the surfing capital of Australia and is home to world famous Bells Beach. Despite the dreary weather, it didn't stop surfers from heading out.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Laksa King, Melbourne


Laksa King, located in Flemington, Victoria, was one of the popular Malaysian eateries recommended by a fellow local friend of my. Given the poor weather in Victoria and along Great Ocean Drive, we decided to head back to Melbourne earlier than anticipated. On the plus side, I got the chance to try Laksa King for lunch. Given how it's famous for it's curry laksa, I couldn't miss the opportunity to try it despite being more of a fan of Malaysian assam laksa.

Given how popular the place looks like and from what my friend tells me, popular among the locals, I wasn't surprised to find a rather large and modern looking interior to the Malaysia restaurant. The service and staff were efficient and friendly. The food was quick, as expected in most Asian restaurants and cafes.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Wickens Delicatessen & Provedore Deli, Victoria


In October 2013, during my three day trip to travel the Great Ocean Drive, Wickens Delicatessen is one of more popular cafes which we found along Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay. We started our second day on the road with a warm breakfast at Wickens. The internal cafe furnishings give off a rustic yet beachy setting, with it's wooden shelving and tables and old-school drink crates.  

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Halo Espresso, South Perth

Halo Espresso, located on Angelo Street in South Perth, next door to a local favourite of mine, Gusto Food. This area is popular for breakfast/lunch on the weekend. You'll easily find people strolling into the cafes on the street after their morning exercise. I always enjoy coming to this part of South Perth. On this particular Sunday, I was catching up with a few uni girl friends for lunch. We picked Halo Espresso for it's central location for all of us, one even lived walking distance to the cafe.