What a grand library. Even has a exhibit of history of books.
First scripts used to record information. Quite tiny. (Melbourne Library)
Believe it or not, these books were very popular back in the day. (Melbourne Library)
Chess room at the Melbourne library. Displays the some fun chess facts as well.
Statue in the library
A few of these statues can be found in the Melbourne library. Reminds me of kids gathering around and listening to a magical story.
View of Melbourne
View of Melbourne from the 35th floor of the Sofitel hotel bathroom. Nice place to use the toilet for free if you happen to be in the area.
This alley in Melbourne is full of graffiti.
No matter where I see these plant clocks, I always like them. (Melbourne Royal Park)
Interesting Roundabout Art
I thought this was an unique roundabout art. (Melbourne)
Manual Relocation Campervan
Didn't realize that this van was a manual until it was too late! Both of us are amateur manual vehicle drivers. I could have gotten the van to our destination, but glad that my travel friend took over all the driving. Btw, this company is horrible! Avoid camperman rentals if you can. Camperman = crappy service + shady conduct + worn-down vehicles
View of Canberra
Standing on a hill looking down on Canberra. Got a great local to show us around. Canberra is the capital of Australia for people who didn't know.
View from the War Memorial. Crazy how long this straight road stretches. All the way to parliament. Hard to tell, but on the left is a Turkish flag. Many Australians had lost their lives in Turkey due to war, but still they display the Turkish flag by the War Memorial.
War Memorial in Canberra
Was blinded by the sun when I took this crooked photo... Anyways, the War Memorial is worth visiting. Much bigger in the inside than it appears. Contains a fantastic museum.
Old Airplane used in War
Lots of old war items can be found in the War Memorial Museum.
National Museum Australia
The section of the museum we wanted to see the most ended up being remodeled.
View of the National Arboretum Canberra
Was closed when we arrived, but still provided a great view.
View from National Arboretum Canberra
Seeing Canberra from a different angle. This was a short walk up a hill from the arboretum. There are some longer walks available as well.
View of Canberra
Canberra has lots of trees in the city. So it's hard to tell from here how big the city really is.
Iconic Opera House
This Opera House in Sydney is world renown.
Cello Concert in the Sydney Opera House
I was privileged to listen to a cello concert here. Alisa Weilerstein, a famous cellist, played.
Sydney Harbor Bridge
This bridge was somewhat of a miracle. Before technology helped figure out life, the builders started constructing the bridge at both shores and hoped both ends will meet in the middle. It did!
Hilarious Street Magician
This hilarious magician couldn't hide all of his tricks with viewers at various angles, but some of the tricks put me in awe and the whole show had me laughing.
Shooting a Ship
3....2....1.....Fire! This canon can be found under the Harbor Bridge. (Sydney)
The Rocks is the area Sydney first got settled. There is an awesome museum 2 blocks way from shore I'd recommend you go check out.
Found a few of these birds along the Sydney waterfront. This one is tagged.
Found this building in the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney and liked the way it looked like a castle.
Royal National Park
Visiting the Royal National Park nearby Sydney.
Walking a short stretch of the coast track in the Royal National Park to get to our waterhole.
This hidden waterhole is mostly known by locals. (National Royal Park)
Very windy the day we visited. Great for surfers, but less then ideal for swimmers who prefer calm water. Enjoyed sun bathing instead. (National Royal Park)
Statues by the Blue Mountains
Thoughtprovoking in my opinion.
The reason these mountains are called "blue mountains" is because the chemicals from the eucalyptus trees create a blue haze.
Few different animal statues are found on a trail by the Blue Mountains. Can you find them all?
Found this parrot while walking. Australia has a lot of different wild parrots.
Snapped this captivating sunset while on the road.
Relocation Campervan #2 in Australia
Biggest campervan we had so far. Could have slept 6 people!
View of Brisbane
This city had a great vibe to it, probably because of South Bank Parklands.
South Bank Parklands Waterfront Walk
This waterfront walk is great. Even though the temperature was quite hot, the walk was enjoyable because the majority of the path is covered by these flowers.
South Bank Parklands Waterpark
Awesome that the city of Brisbane provides a free waterpark. The locals love relaxing here.
Did a detour to stop by this viewpoint driving from Brisbane to Cairns.
Panorama of View Point
The second mountain on the left is the mountain from the picture before. Nice view, but not worth the extra time and gas spent to go out of the way for it.
Caterpie fell out of a tree above us at Mackay Regional Botanic Garden. The catch was unsuccessful. (Pokémon reference)
Purple Water Lily
Love the purple water lily in the pond. (Mackay)
Campground Outside of Townsville
Another excellent free campground to spend the night.
Sometimes I have to restrain my urge to destroy other people's creation. This time is one of them. I'm sure the ocean leveled the castle hours later.
Campervan #3 in Australia
Jucy has good customer service and van layouts. The color and especially the verse on the side of the van makes me question.
On a Boat in Cairns
Riding out on the ocean to a corral reef for snorkeling!
A Fishy Poster
Fish that swim in the waters by Cairns. Saw a few of them. My favorite was two blue starfish.
Got into my suit and ready to snorkel! This suit is supposed to protect from blue jellyfish stings. There weren't any jellyfish, but I'm sure I would have been burned all over since the only spot exposed to the sun was bright red after my excursion. Yes, I put on sunscreen multiple times, but my whiteness can't help it.
Come on, can't help doing weird poses with a ninja suit!
Stepped up a level with my pose.
Find me if you can!
Did not have a good time at all holding onto a net pulled by the boat. Not the only one disliking the activity. Thought this was a test of strength. Ended up being a test of "how tight is your bathing suit tied" and "how much salt water are you willing to swallow."
The waterfront path provides a scenic walk, but your are exposed to all the elements. In our case: sun. Can only enjoy walking in heat for so long.
Liked this tree decoration. Saw another tree full of live bats hanging from the branches, but was driving at the time and couldn't take a picture. (Cairns)
Public Waterfront Pool
Free pool at the Cairns waterfront is an excellent way to cool down from the hot weather.
View of Cairns from the Plane
Besides this waterfront area and maybe few other things, there isn't much else to do in Darwin. 2 locals on different occasions told me "Besides drinking, there isn't much more to do here."