Saturday, January 20, 2018

Brussels, Belgium

Belgium, a country filled with loads of beer, chocolate, mussels and frites. Alas, the country is small  but its culinary offering will be sure to whet your appetite. For seafood lovers in particular, one of my favourite pit stops was lunch at Noordzee - Mer Du Nord in Brussels where you make your picks from a large selection of fresh seafood. 


Oh, and don't forget to visit the main square of Brussels at night. All the buildings in the square light up, making it feel even more grand than it already is. If you ask me, it is a pretty spectacular 360 view. 

Finally, if you are visit Brussels by the Eurostar and if you can spare an extra day (or even two) then I would encourage you to make the most of your journey by making a day visit to Bruges and / or Ghent. Unfortunately I was only there for a weekend and ran out of time. Nevertheless, these two destinations have been added on my travel wish list. 

- Memories in Brussels - 












Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lisbon, Belem and Lagos / Algarve, Portugal

Before visiting Portugal, I continuously heard loads of great things from friends but at the back of my mind, I was wondering exactly how amazing can this place be? So after visiting Portugal myself, l can verify that the place is bloody awesome. The food, the culture and the sea caves. Oh my lord. What I would give just to be back there in a heart beat. 



Benagil sea cave - another bucket list item ticked off

First stop in Portugal was Lisbon. The first Portugese was the classic peri peri chicken. I thought I knew what peri peri chicken was but no (and it certainly isn't close to whatever Nando's serves). Did you know peri peri sauce is actually an oil based sauce where you literally brush it onto the chicken?? At first, the peri peri oil seems subtle but a few seconds later, the chilli really kicks in.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Barcelona, Spain

Ahhh Barcelona. You are seriously such a fun and vibrant city. The energy thriving throughout Barcelona is very contagious.



Stained glass for days 

One of the highlights of Barcelona is definitely the architecture created by Mr Guadí. Absolutely breathtaking. There is really nothing quite like it. I still remember the moment I walked out of the metro station, turned around and got the first glimpse of the Sagrada Familia. I was completely speechless and my mind just shat itself from being so taken back. The building was larger than life yet you could still see the intricate details on the building. Incredibly surreal. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Madrid, Spain

Ola. ¡buenos días. cómo estás?


Jamon for breakfast? Sure, why not. 

Where do I even begin with Spain. All I can think about is all the mouth watering jamon and all the tinto de verano DC and I consumed when we were travelling through Spain. Good food and booze followed by daily siestas.. now that is what life is all about.

Monday, June 27, 2016

#shananddennis wedding

The story all began on 25 October 2008. After 6 years, DC finally popped the question after following the bread crumbs at Sculptures by the Sea on 25 October 2014. We celebrated our engagement with our closets friends and family 6 months after and finally, on 20 March 2016, DC and I finally made it official!

welcome to the #shananddennis wedding
photographer: Katherine Williams of Something Blue

its official!

the new family portrait

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Uluru Ayers Rock, Northern Territory (Part 1)

So one of the most "random" places I have ever been to has got to be Uluru, aka the red desert smack bang in the middle of Australia. In saying that, after being there, I would definitely say it is a must-visit during your lifetime, especially as an Aussie. Although you may think it is just a couple of large rocks, it is pretty different unique and even more of a must-go if you are into hiking. 

Uluru, Ayers Rock

The sunset at Uluru