This is more of a travel post than a food post (as I didn’t eat anything particularly exciting apart from camel and kangaroo while I was here). Visiting the incredible landscapes, learning about the rich ancient cultures and camping (sans tent) under the stars for the first time made this an amazing and truly unforgettable experience.
Alice Springs at sunset
Animals we encountered
John Flynn’s Grave Historical Reserve
Stuart Town Gaol
Royal Flying Doctor Service museum
Glen Helen Gorge
Ellery Creek Big Hole
Although I was constantly on alert for pickpockets, I love-love-loved travelling through Spain! I loved the language, the history, the castles, the palaces, the churches, the monuments, the artwork and of course the food! It is a beautiful country that I must definitely return to.
Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
Plaza de España
Port de Barcelona
Barcelona Olympic Stadium
(or more popularly known as La Pedrera)
Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
El Oso y El Madrono
(the Bear and the Strawberry Tree)
Aqueduct of Segovia
The Market of San Miguel
I sampled churros from various places and found that the churros in Spain are less sweet and more crispier and lighter than the churros in Australia. The chocolate dipping sauces in Spain were also different in that they were less rich (but still delicious).
Roman Bridge of Córdoba
Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba
This place has such a rich history! Over time it has been a temple, a mosque and a cathedral.
Royal Palace of Madrid
(on a very FOGGY day)
Plaza Mayor in Madrid
Orange trees lining the picturesque streets of Seville
This was a very short visit and my sole regret was that I didn’t get to sample any authentic Portuguese barbecued chicken. Talk about first world problems.
Portuguese Custard Tart
From Pastéis de Belém. Known to have the secret recipe of the ORIGINAL custard tart, this store was established in 1837 and sells around 18,000 tarts per day! The pastry was light, flaky and crispy, while the custard was creamy and mildly sweet. These delicious morsels are sold fresh from the oven and are a MUST HAVE if you are ever in Lisbon.
The lighthouse at Cape St. Vincent
Portuguese Black Eyed Bean and Tuna Salad
Monument to the Discoveries
Ponte 25 de Abril Bridge
Resembling San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, the name of this bridge commemorates the Portuguese Carnation Revolution that occurred on 25 April 1974.
A conventual dessert from the south of Portugal that comprises of sweet egg threads and cinnamon. This delicacy is typically wrapped in colourful metallic paper and presented in a pyramidal shape.
Portuguese Orange Roll
This post is more travel related and less food related as I was only in Cambodia for 3 days and spent most of my time exploring the magnificent sites rather than the local food. I suppose that will have to wait until my next visit!
(Cambodian fish curry)
The Victory Gate
Ta Prohm Temple
Siem Reap Art Center Night Market
Chicken Kuy Teav
(Cambodian rice noodle soup)
Preah Ang Chek Preah Ang Chorm Temple
Wat Thmey Killing Fields Skull Monument