Monday, 13 May 2013
Friday, 10 May 2013
Even how short this trip was, we still managed to squeeze in a weekend trip to Melbourne in our itinerary. I thought it would be like The Amazing Race for us, given we only had 2 days to see the place. But it turned out to be an "it-feels-like-home" weekend spent with family and friends.
Brekky stopover with the road trip troop
Road signs along the way
The view outside the window
The Twelve Apostles lookout
We usually spend 15-30 minutes taking group and selfie shots.
Magnificent indeed. The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attraction.
We just can't get enough!
The apostles were formed by erosion: the harsh weather conditions from the Southern Ocean gradually eroded the soft limestone to form caves in the cliffs, which then became arches, which in turn collapsed -- leaving rock stacks up to 45 metres high. (wiki)
The seaside town of Lorne has such charming scenery with a Mediterranean feel to it. Boutiques, galleries, shops, and cafes are just around the corner. We had a stopover to grab a bite, enjoy the park, and did a little basking in the sun before heading home.
*This photo diary is inspired by Patty Laurel's post -- aside from the fact that I have a lot of travel entries to catch up on, and with more trips to come.*
Thursday, 9 May 2013
"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness." -Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Oh girls just want to have fun..."
Of love and friendship <3
photos: Rainbowfish Wedding Photography
* medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
* garlic, peeled and minced
* 1 cup lemon-lime soda (Sprite/7up)
* 1 tbsp. butter
* 1 can tomato sauce
* red bell pepper
* salt and pepper to taste
* onion (optional)
1. Soak the shrimp in lemon-lime soda for 30 minutes.
2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the garlic in butter until golden.
3. Add the marinated shrimp and bell pepper. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
4. Add the tomato sauce and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Serve hot with rice.