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Friday, January 23, 2015

Sydney Harbour during Vivid Festival.

Australia is a vast land to travel to. It is a country and a continent as well. If you're going to travel around Australia, you have to expect to adjust the time on your wrist watch depending on which part of the country you are going to visit.

The country has different states and territories: Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (VIC), Tasmania (TAS), Western Australia (WA), South Australia (SA), Queensland (QLD), and the Northern Territory (NT). So, depending on the time you allotted to travel the country, the money you want to spend (Australia is not that cheap to travel..but there are options you can explore for a budget trip here), and the reason for travelling, then for sure, your travel itinerary will be full on!

Most of the travelers will make use of all the time they are allowed to stay here (for Visa reasons). Some will spend up to three (3) months here (the maximum allowed stay per entry on a tourist visa), while some will just spend four (4) weeks or less.

Depending on what you want to do, your travel interests, and if want to tick off something from your bucket list, a very careful planning of your travel itinerary is a must - to save time and money! But if you just want to explore the top most attractions of Australia, then you don't need to visit all the states and territories. The following are suggested travel itineraries you may use. I will be posting soon the specific itineraries per cities listed below.


Sydney Opera House

You can spend 3-5 days here, visiting most of the attractions near the city, the beaches (Manly & Bondi), Taroonga Zoo, and the Blue Mountains.


Melbourne CBD

A 3-4 days here would be enough, covering attractions near the city, the Great Ocean Road tour, and the Phillip Islands.

Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles


Gold Coast CBD

Three (3) to four (4) days here would be enough as well. Within your stay here, you can visit the theme parks, check the attractions at Surfer's Paradise, or do some tours in the rain forest of Queensland.

You can also add up to your itinerary a visit to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, and the famous Uluru (Ayers Rock).

So what are you waiting for? Plan your itinerary now! Make sure you include some rest periods along the way!

This blog is becoming bigger and better!

The blog has migrated to its new domain ( with a new name and logo as well. From the stories of the wandering camera, capturements (old blog name), will be known as Journey Captures - a photo blog of travel moments. Still showcasing stories of the wandering camera, but this time, bigger and better!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's been awhile since I last posted on my blog. Now I'm back! 

You might be asking why? 

Well, I've moved to Sydney, Australia since 2013. I've been busy sorting out things for the past months (or a year?), and now everything is under control! Thank God!

I will be posting in the coming days my travels within almost two years time.

For the meantime, I just updated the layout and design of my blog. I hope it's good!

Catch up soon!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Davao food scene is continuously evolving through the years. Numerous food establishments, local or international, are gearing up to serve Davaoenos with the best gastronomic experience they can offer. Hog's Breath Cafe, an Australian-based steakhouse, opened late last year (2012) their first branch in the Philippines. The people of Davao are very privilege of being the first in the Philippines to experience what Hog's Breath can offer.

Location: Ground Floor (In front of the dancing fountain), SM Lanang Premier, Davao City.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Food scene in Davao offers not just local flavors but as well as international cuisine. If you want an experience while consuming your food, try Korean cuisine. Check below the photos of what we experienced at Korean Seoul Ga Restaurant. Don't forget to read as well the verdict.

Location: Victoria Plaza Compound, JP Laurel Ave., Davao City

The Place

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December! Almost everyone is busy this holiday season, and so am I (Hahaha). It's been a while since my last post here, thus I thought of sharing some of my experiences this holiday season. Last week, I was invited to join the Christmas party of my previous employer. For this year, they decided to divert most of the funds for the victims of typhoon Pablo, and just organized island hopping for their party.

It has been known that Davao has so many experiences to offer, from highlands to islands, and one experience you might explore is to enjoy the beaches of Samal. You can visit the Sta. Ana Wharf few days (or weeks, during peak season: summer and December) before the scheduled activity to book and arrange the itinerary for the whole day island hopping. You need also to indicate the number of people, as rates may vary according to the capacity of the boat you will use. For our island hopping, the company paid Php 7,000 for the whole day activity, inclusive of the boat usage with a capacity of 40 people.