Continuing on my Photo Friday post last week, New Zealand Dreaming, I’d like to invite to continue our photographic journeys together through New Zealand’s South Island. This week, we travel from Mount Cook through to Queenstown, and we head towards Milford Sound, one of New Zealand’s premiere tourist attraction.
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Here are some snaps from my previous side-trip to Macau while I was in HK. Didn’t get to see too much of the city unfortunately, time dictates that I only spent a day-trip there, and truth be told, I was running out of money as well. Thankfully, Macau boasts free shuttle buses aplenty, tho only towards the glitzy parts of town (casinos).
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For this week’s entry into Photo Friday here’s a collection of snaps taken from Losari Coffee Plantation, Central Java. This collection of photos reflect the charming nature of Java and the idyllic nature of vacationing at the heart of Java itself.
The resort itself occupies 22 hectares of an active coffee plantation, surrounded by mountains and within driving distance to the mystical Borobudur. The scenic view was remarkable, a perfect place to rejuvenate and refresh. It is the perfect place to experience Central Java and its rich history of ancient kingdoms and vibrant cultures.
Visitors can take various tours such as the steam train tour, where you get to ride in a classic Dutch steam train through stunning rice fields, plantation grounds and traditional Javanese villages. There is also a tour through the coffee plantation, for the caffeine lovers, where you get a walk-through from growing to grinding coffee. Finally, there are also tours to Borobudur temple itself, and to various Hindu religious shrines around the area.
After showcasing one of the highlight of our day-cruise around the Port Hills in Christchurch, we have some other photos to share, from the various part of that drive. After passing by Castle Rock, we went on down (missed the Gondola) towards Sumner and passed through the Avon River before heading back into town. Had a small hiccup at the Sign of the Kiwi, we went the wrong direction, but that misadventure led us to this beautiful view of the Governor’s Bay, well worth it. All in all a very refreshing and relaxing drive through some of the most amazing scenic landscape around!
Castle Rock (Te Tihi O Kahukura) at Christchurch, New Zealand, was one of our sight-seeing stop during our scenic drive around the Port Hills. The drive started with a steep climb passing the Sign of the Takahe, Victoria Park, Sign of the Kiwi and Rapaki Rock, before finally reaching Castle Rock. A short hiking trail leads to this picturesque vantage point.