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Close Encounters in the Australian Reptile Park

Close encounters with various animals like snakes, lizards and alligators are a creepy idea. Definitely, an idea that will give goose bumps at the least to the faint hearted like me. However, one who’s keen for a close encounter as well as a personal touch of these sleeky and scaly creatures will give the thumbs … Continue reading

A Glimpse of the Landmarks of Paddington

The suburb of Paddington, known by being a fashion mecca of all sorts, is approximately 3 kilometres east of the bustling metropolis. An inner-west suburb that boasts of its historic landmarks, Paddington is not entirely a craze for vogue and couture, but may as well be known for its important markers that have shaped the … Continue reading

Birkenhead Point Dusk

Sunsets never ceased to amaze us with its spectacular bundle of vivid natural colours. This time when we visited Birkenhead Point in the posh suburb of Drummoyne one afternoon, we were astounded with the setting sun from afar, full of life and serenity. Our afternoon started with the BudgetWanderers visiting the largest outlet centre in … Continue reading

Encountering Wildlife in Featherdale

An up-close and personal encounter with numerous endangered and life-threatening Australian species capped our visit to a wildlife sanctuary west of Sydney. This haven for wild animals – big or small and with feather, scales or furs – is Featherdale, which is located in the suburb of Doonside of the Blacktown council. Featherdale, a wildlife … Continue reading

A Look Back at the Three Sisters

In amongst the blue-green mountain range of the Blue Mountains is a mystical yet beautiful enclave very much known to local and foreign tourists, the majestic Three Sisters. They are part of the Seven Sisters-Muggadah Dreaming. The gateway to the frontage of the Three Sisters is the town of Katoomba, a bustling quirky town in … Continue reading

Conquering the Giant Stairway to the Federal Pass

One of the great things to do in Katoomba is going down from the Giant Stairway near Echo Point to the Federal Pass. This stairway, about 1000 steps, is one formidable experience one can have while in the Blue Mountains. Besides the several steps you’ll make, the challenge also lies on occasions when you reach … Continue reading

Floral Banksia

One of the most enchanting natural floras of the Australian landscape is Banksia. It is named after Sir Joseph Banks, a botanist who discovered the plant in 1788 when the first fleet arrived in Australia led by Captain James Cook. Banksia flourishes in all parts of Australia. It adapts well to the harshest environment of … Continue reading

Chinese Garden of Friendship – A Garden in the City

Amidst the busy streets of metropolitan Sydney is a place of solace and serenity. Inconspicuous due to the numerous towering skyscrapers that enclose it, is a garden of tranquility and lush greenery. This garden is known as the Chinese Garden of Friendship. The Chinese Garden, as it is locally known, is a collaboration of the cities of … Continue reading

Black Beauty

It has been a while since we featured animal species that we found in our wanderings. After a thorough search on the black beauty we saw resting on one of the pier post in Manly, we finally came to feature it. The seabird, covered with shiny black feather and dotted with bits of white spots, … Continue reading

Preparing for Spring Cycle 2012

Two weeks since the start of spring, Sean and I are extremely preparing our physiques for another Spring Cycle. This is going to be our third race since we started joining in 2010. Although, we are not competing for any prize, we wanted to be physically fit and ready for the 21st of October event. … Continue reading

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