We had the chance to be invited by the lovely Vicki from Boiled eggs and soldiers to stay a few days in her lovely home. I have to specify that we visited Townsville, North Queensland in the hottest month of the year: february.
So, we were lucky to stay at the Pineapple House, invited by my food blogger friend.
Look at that sunset! We enjoyed this view every evening from the deck.
10/10 Photography Circle March 2016: Arts inspiring photography
Melbourne… Wow! Such an arty city! And we didn’t visit all the museums, the galleries, the street sculpture, the street art spots…
I felt arts present everywhere. I know we are not all touched by the same piece of art. We all have our own sensitivity. I chose to present you on this 10/10 the places that touched me. I love bright colors, I also love B&N editing.
I just wanted to add that I only took 1259 pics over the month travelling (well there were some pics delated but not that much…)! It’s only 40 pics a day… Haha!
When you think « arts in Melbourne », a lot of people will think about streetart. The famous Hosier lane is full of street art and graffitis. It’s also very touristic. Let’s start with street art.
It was difficult to chose, I had to struggle with myself not to post 30 pics!!!
I’ll try to present you some of my favorite views of the city. This is just my point of view and I’m sure another tourist would have chosen different views of Sydney. Oh and I tried to link all the pics to touristic informations, you know… just in case you are preparing a Sydney travel!
I had to start this 10/10 with the Opera house. You know as I love to take pics of details and avoid generalist pics. Sorry if I disappoint some of my french readers.
Have you ever experienced culture shock? The first time I’ve heard about it was during my first trip alone in the US. I was 19 and went for summer school in Florida. The teacher was talking about it and I had a friend who was really homesick. I’ve never experienced it myself. Even in the most different places where I’ve travelled like the Sahara for exemple.
I wanted to share about this because we really feel at ease in Sydney. Of course there is no problem with langage and I have amazing friends helping us around the city. But I’m sure even without them, I would feel very well in this city.
Playing writing in the sand at Balmoral Beach with Sam
I must have some gipsy blood as I can feel at home almost everywhere I go. I might live as a nomade and be ok with that. But I’m a slow nomade and I like to take my time in places I visit. That’s why I chose to spend 2 weeks in Sydney. I wanted to get the best of the city and have time to enjoy gathering with my blogger mates.
So, sorrybutnotsorry, no culture shock for us. Even for the big girl who is slowly trying to express a few english words.
Really? Culture shock? Petting a koala? haha!
What makes our life easier?
The transport system is easy, especially with the Opal app, I really advice to my tourists readers to load that app.
The people are really friendly, if you need help, they will assist you.
Take an australian simcard with datas. Don’t forget that Google is always your best friend, and Google map is our street walking friend.
Oh yeah… the only shock I had is the jetlag. It took me a week but now I’m good. The hot and humid climate may cause some trouble for some people. Really, that’s all!
What did I find surprising or amazing or funny?
You can wear flip flops all the time even in the subway because yeah it’s ok, we live at the beach!That’s so cool! Well, I never wear flip flops because I have flat feet (yeah I’ve told you that private secret arrhhhh) but that’s so cool to see!
People are so well behaved compared to parisians! They queue in line to wait the bus! Amazing!!! And there is no rush or pushing even on the pick hours.
Even when you walk, you’d better be on the left side! This is very well organised.
The animals are from a prehistorical time, well some of them at least! We saw some strange reptiles, very strange. They are what I call the dinosaurs of our journey.
The food especially fruits and veggie is very good. As we don’t grow avocados or mangos, we enjoy very much the good fruits.
Fruit corner decoration at the Boat house restaurant in Balmoral (review on restaurants very soon)
The shops close very early, around 6pm but are opened everyday.
The restaurants also close very early (to parisian standards), people here prefer to meet for breakfast or coffee than diner. Diner is usually at 6 pm. That suits my metabolism perfectly but that can surprise some tourists. I’m sure there is a very rich night life but I won’t be able to tell you about it.
I’ll be back asap to share with you more pics, beaches review, restaurant review and especially my friends meeting in real life story! A lot to write!!!
What about you? Have you ever experienced culture shock while travelling?