iPhoto Diary | A Tea Party

 The amazing scenery I saw when I went for my morning jog.

A nice stroll around The Rocks Markets and Circular Quay.

Tea time at The Tea Cosy, which I have blogged about previously.

The Boat House, Balmoral

I've finally finished exams and can enjoy the Sydney summer!

Yesterday, my friend and I went to Balmoral Beach to have lunch at The Boat House. For lunch we had the most amazing chicken, avocado, quinoa and kale salad. We also had coconuts to drink! 

Later on, we went on the wharf and attempted to tan. 

I’m so glad to finally be on holidays!


Recently on Instagram

Here is a collection of my recent instagram snaps. 

From left to right: Baby wallabies, Bondi Beach, Hibiscus flowers, Pink flowers, Melbourne graffiti, The Boat House at Balmoral Beach, Bougainvillea flowers, White flowers, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Carousel, View from Sydney Eye Tower, Blue Mountains and a cute bicycle. 

Let me know the name of your Instagram account in the comments. Mine is bradygeorgia

Cockatoo Island, Sydney

Recently, my mum and I visited Cockatoo Island. The island is located in Sydney and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Historically, Cockatoo Island was a place where convicts had been sent.  Now it is a fun place to visit, where visitors can indulge in the breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, ‘glamp’ and view exhibitions.

It is a great ferry ride to Cockatoo Island, it roughly took us twenty minutes on the express ferry from Circular Quay. Whilst on the ferry, we saw many wonderful Sydney landmarks, such as the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. 

As soon as we arrived, we went on the hunt for food. We sat on lounging chairs and listened to some nice tunes. We thoroughly enjoyed pizza and cocktails whilst we admired the lovely view.

Overall, it was an enjoyable day!

Vivid, Sydney

I must admit that I have been recently neglecting my blog. I am back in Sydney. It has taken me a lot of time to adjust, but now I am settled and ready to blog!

The other night, my friend and I checked out Vivid. It was extraordinary! Vivid is an annual event that happens in Sydney. It has been running for the last six years and every year it gets better and better. It consists of amazing light art sculptures, music and other fun happenings.  

Going to Vivid reminded me how beautiful and special my home city is. Creative light sculptures projected onto some of Sydneys key tourist sites, like the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

If you live in Sydney or visit Sydney, Vivid is an event that you must check out.

What exciting events happen in your city or town?

The End of My Travels

In February, I met up with a friend in Vienna. Together, we travelled to Salzburg, which I loved because I'm a Sound of Music fanatic. We also went to Budapest and Prague. We hadn't seen each for a few years, so we had a wonderful time catching up and exploring some beautiful countries together.

I apologise, I didn't document this part of my trip very well. I had been overseas for seven months and was becoming quite tired. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy my pictures.

I definitely miss my time abroad. Looking back at all my photographs reminds me of how fortunate I was to have such a wonderful experience. I hope to travel again soon...

Bratislava, Slovakia

After travelling to Poland, I went to Bratislava in Slovakia. I chose this destination because it was easy to get to from Warsaw and it was only a short train ride away from Vienna.

Bratislava was a very unique experience for me. The last few moths I had always been in the company of others, and then I was in Bratislava with just me, myself and I. During my short stay here I experienced a few emotions. At first, I detested being by myself. However, soon after I realised that being by myself allowed me time to self-reflect and think about a lot of things I have been ignoring. 

Whilst I was in Bratislava, I met some other solo travellers. We had a great chat and agreed that there are many pros and cons when travelling by oneself. I have found that I am far more efficient and organized when by myself. I saw many more sights and made sure I knew exactly how to get to each sight. However, I must say that it is a lot more enjoyable sharing a special experience with someone your are close to. Travelling can be very daunting when you’re in a new environment and I find it a lot more comforting when I’m with someone else during these times. 

Thus, I have had a very educational time in Slovakia. I definitely have learnt a lot about myself. 

Things I loved in Bratislava

  • The Castle - It had incredible views of the city and showed an incredible contrast in the city. I was able to see the Old Town, the New Town and the communist part. 40% of the town was destroyed and replaced with modern buildings  e.g. The UFO Bridge. It was also communist up until 1976, so the dull communist buildings have been painted to try and brighten the city, but now it just looks like a lego city. 
  • Church of St. Elizabeth AKA The Blue Church or The Smurf Church. The interior and exteriors are both blue, the church was very Gaudi like and there was a school beside it that was also by the same architect. Contrastingly, opposite the church is a dull and abandoned communist hospital. 
  • St. Martins Cathedral
  • Euroviso Gallerioa - a marvellous giant shopping centre.
  • The various statues around the city. 
I highly recommend Be Free Walking Tours. I had a great guide named Lucia. Lucia gave an elaborate tour of the city and had extensive knowledge of the history of Bratislava. I found the tour to be very interesting and informative.

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