Australia

Hello From Down Under

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Plane to Down Under!

I’ve been in Melbourne for nearly a week now.
I finally took a break from work and am enjoying every single day of it.
I am very fortunate to be crashing at Tony Marin’s place. He is a photographer I met in Singapore and can really cook up a good meal<3
He specialises in wedding photojournalism so if you guys want something different from your usual cheesy wedding photos; take a look at his work and give him a ring.

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First day in the tram looking really tired thanks to a screaming kid on my 7.5 hour flight.
Image by Tony Marin

Blessed with the amazing winter weather; the food here is just amazingly delicious with a delicious price to match…
There are little cafes everywhere and the people here are really friendly; have I talked about the amazing winter light?
The Leica’s colour really shines here as this place is so beautiful to photograph.

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Carlton Gardens against the beautiful sky and a bit of the moon

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Flinders Station

One of the main things I wanted to see:

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Yes I know we get penguins back in Singapore too. But who can resist the beauty and grace of a penguin swimming underwater at the Melbourne Aquarium?
They even gave me a bit of a discount on my ticket which is a huge bonus point on the ‘enjoyment meter’ for me<3

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So fluffy!

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Love this little poser

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Beautiful weedy seadragon

I also took some time of to catch up with some of my friends living/ holidaying here.
The world just seems so much smaller when you know people living in a place and they show you the best places instead of all the touristy spots.

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Win.
Testing out his really old 50mm Summilux.

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Beautiful Christiane at St Kildas

I am getting really spoiled here which is a good thing as we should all treat ourselves once in a while.
Yes I still get lost half the time but good lord. The difference between getting lost in an english speaking country as compared to well; almost everywhere else I’ve been to.
Google maps has been kind to me as well.

I was really fortunate to leave Singapore the moment the haze hit the country.
I know a lot of people and even my dog is suffering from the haze as I look at pictures of Singapore looking like its just been hit by a nuclear bomb or something; it really makes me appreciate and grateful for the beautiful air and clear blue skies here.
Hopefully the haze blows over by the time I get back next week.
In the meantime take care everyone; drink lots of water and wear a mask if you are in Singapore and I’ll blog again soon.

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Last few days to vote for No Foreign Lands at this year’s Singapore Blog Awards 2013!
If you enjoy my images or my general ramblings on this blog, I would really appreciate it if you could spend some time to vote everyday if possible and may good karma be upon you!

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