Saturday, August 31, 2013

day 92

The festival of lights lasted 2 weekends, and we went again on Saturday. Fulvio took this photo during a Bhaksar's Art Academy performance, at Plaza Singapura.

Friday, August 30, 2013

day 91

This gorgeous husky is Randy. I know huskies are beautiful and it is "fashionable" to have this kind of dog, but it is so hot here!! and I bet their owners do not wear a coat the whole day. Or at least, do not abandon him! Because he is not the only one, and I was told that a few years ago there were even more.
From my point of view, this kind of breeds should be forbidden in countries like Singapore and also where summer is very hot, like some places in Spain.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

day 90

Some flowers for today. We watch a movie about John Lennon, and would like to share one of his songs with you.
Give peace a chance

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

day 89

I was near Botanic Garden and went there for a walk. This pic is to all my friends who just became a mum and all the ones that are mother-to-be. I'm looking to meet all the babies!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

day 88

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix Circuit is almost ready!! I'm thinking about buying a ticket....

Monday, August 26, 2013

day 87

I want to get on the Singapore Flyer before leaving Singapore, but I think I'll wait until someone comes to visit me. Somebody come, please!!!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

day 85

Marina Bay Sand from another perspective. I would like to take this picture at night too, because of the bridge lighting. But I need to buy a tripod first...
That day I overheard some tourists saying how ugly this building was. I have to say that I do like the Marina Bay, what do you think?

PS. Happy birthday Marta!! Una tarta especialmente para ti, jajaja! 

Friday, August 23, 2013

day 84

It was the festival of lights this weekend, and the entrance to some museums was free. I found this quote at the Singapore art Museum.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

day 83

I find all these Chinese ornaments very interesting. I thought they were only used in festivities, but I've been seeing them all year-round, not only in Chinatown, but also in many houses. Anybody knows their meaning?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

day 80

This is Ida, a pretty 8-years-old-female dog who has spent too much time at the shelter :(

Sunday, August 18, 2013

day 79

From now there will be an active contribution by Fulvio. Enjoy the view of Olympic walk from Marina Sand.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

day 78

As every weekend, we went to the library@esplanade to take some movies for the week. This is outside the Esplanade.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

day 76

I went this morning to the Spanish embassy, and after that, I went to the library@esplanade and I found this nice exhibition of some school students. Their paintings are inspired in different values, such as truth, courage, trust or harmony.I think they did it for the National day. I specially liked what a girl wrote about courage: "You will never discover new oceans unless you have the courage to step out of the shore"

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

day 74

I had to go to the "city" today, and found out there are many sculptures around that area. "The Thinker", of Auguste Rodin, is one of them and it is located at the OUE Bayfront building.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

day 72

On Sunday, the idea was going to Carnarvon National Park, but the last the road was unpaved and we were worried about the car since we had to take a flight the next day and we were 800km from Coolangata, so decided not to go.... However  it was worth it, because we saw many kangaroos!!!! There were many packs of them, but the were scared of cars, and it was difficult to take pictures of them. This one gave us enough time to take at least one shot! They are so cute! Unfortunately, we also saw too many dead kangaroos on the road....

Saturday, August 10, 2013

day 71

One of my favorite things in Australia was the wildlife. This is a honeyeater, as a woman who saw me taking the picture told me.

Una de las cosas que mas me gustaron de Australia fueron los animales. Una mujer que me vio haciendo la foto me dijo que era un "honeyeater"

Friday, August 9, 2013

day 70

On Friday we wanted to hire a kayak, but it was very windy and the most important thing, there were not kayaks available in the morning. So we went hiking on Conway National Park, next to Airlie Beach. This picture is at Swam Bay. The shore was full of this kind of "fossils", although it is not know how they end up there.

El viernes queriamos hacer kayak, pero habia mucho viento, y ademas no habia kayak libres hasta por la tarde. Asi que fuimos a hacer senderismo en Conway NP, cerca de Airlie Beach. Esta foto es en Swam Bay. La orilla esta llena de este tipo "fosiles", aunque no se sabe como han llegado hasta alli.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

day 69

Thursday was a great day. We joined a tour with Whitehaven Xpress  and it was very good (maybe because there were not bus and resorts, hehe). They took us to this lookout on one of the islands and then we went to one of the beaches (Whitsunday beach, I think), where we spent some time and had a good BBQ for lunch. And after lunch, snorkeling at the Great Reef Barrier!

El jueves fue un buen dia. Cogimos un tour con Whitehaven Xpress y resulto una buena eleccion. Primero fuimos a una de las islas desde donde hicimos esta foto. Luego nos fuimos a una de las playas (Whitsunday beach, creo), donde nos dejaron un rato y comimos. La barbacoa estaba incluida, y la verdad es que estaba muy buena. Y despues, snorkel en la Gran Barrera de Coral!!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

day 68

We wanted to get to Whitsunday Islands, and since it about 800km from Fraser Island, we spent most of the time driving, so I didn't have many other option this day. But I like it.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

day 67

If you are going to the Fraser Island, you have to hire a tour. Or you can rent a D4 car, which it is pretty expensive. But there are not internal buses. We tried to hike to one of the lakes, but signs were confusing (at some point it said 6km, 10 minutes later it said 7.5km, and we were walking in the right direction...) And whether you like it or not, you have to go to the resorts they have built in the island... So, if you don't like those tours in which you spent a lot if time in the bus, you stop 1 hour for a coffee in every resort, and only have 10 min to take pictures in the places you want to visit, I don't recommend this island. It's a pity, because I'm sure the beaches are beautiful....
At least we took some nice pics and saw some goannas climbing trees.

Monday, August 5, 2013

day 66

We slept at Noosa Backpackers Resort, in Noosaville. In the morning, we went to Noosa National Park for a hike, where we met this "little" lizard. I was told it is a goanna, and we saw many others in others places too. I had seen some similar animals in Singapore, but never had the chance to photograph them before. Maybe these ones are more used to people. I took many pictures of him too, but I didn't take a shoot like this one of Fulvio. Did you see the tongue?
We saw a koala too! he was in a very high tree, but it was exciting to see a wild one.

El domingo dormimos en el hostel Noosa Bacpackers Resort, en Noosaville. Y por la mañana fuimos al parque Nacional de Noosa, donde vimos a este "pequeño" lagarto. Por lo visto es una goanna (ni idea de como se llama en español). Habia visto algun animal similar en Singapore, pero nunca habia tenido la oportunidad de hacerle fotos. Parece que estos estan mas acostumbrados a las persona. Aunque yo le hice muchas fotos tambien, no pille este momento. 
Y tambien vimos un Koala! esta en un arbol muy alto, pero no siempre puedes ver un koala fuera del zoo.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

day 65

I chose one of Fulvio's photos for today.
On Sunday morning we went to Springbrook National Park for a hike. In the afternoon we drove north until Noosaville. In our way we stopped in Moolooba, and I discovered that Australians don't like shoes, hahaha!! I don't know if it is only in that area because there are many surfers (I saw it too in SB), but I saw many barefoot people, even drivers! It was funny when I saw in a restaurant that they specify that it's mandatory to wear shoes. Although something similar happens in the Spanish coast, where restaurants have to specify to wear a t-shirt, right? But without shoes you can get hurt or step on something "unpleasant"; maybe they streets are so clean they don't have that problem...

Para la foto de hoy he elegido una de Fulvio.
El domingo por la mañana fuimos a hacer senderismo a Springbrook NP, y por la tarde nos fuimos hacia Noosaville. Por el camino paramos en Moolooba, donde me fije en que muchos australianos van descalzos, jeje!! No se si es solo es en esa zona porque mucha gente hace surf (ya lo habia visto en SB), pero es que habia mucho, incluso conductores! Me hizo mucha gracia que en un restaurante especificaran que habia que entrar con zapatos. Claro que algo parecido pasa en la costa en España, donde especifican que entres con camiseta, no? El problema es que si vas sin zapatos puedes hacerte daño o pisar algo "desagradable"; lo mismo las calles estan tan limpias que no hay ese problema...

Saturday, August 3, 2013

day 64

We arrived to Coolangata around 8.30am and after picking up the rental car, we went to a nearby Springbrook National Park. The idea was to sleep in a camping site, but the only one we could find didn't have showers and hot water, so we tried to find something else, which wasn't easy. After asking in different places, we were told about Rumbalara Bed&Breakfast. It is a lovely place, the owners are very nice and the breakfast was really good. It's a pity we couldn't stay longer and meet some of the local wildlife.
This photo is at Natural Bridge.

Despues de llegar a Coolangata el sabado sobre las 8.30 de la mañana, y recoger el coche de alquiler, nos fuimos al Parque Nacional de Springbrook, que estaba cerca. La idea era dormir en un camping, pero el unico que encontramos no tenia duchas ni agua caliente, asi que fuimos a buscar otra cosa, pero como era fin de semana estaba complicado. Al final, en uno de los hoteles nos dieron la direccion del Bed&Breakfast Rumbalara. El sitio esta muy bien, los dueños son muy agradables y el desayuno esta muy bueno! Una pena que no pudieramos quedarnos mas dias para ver a algunos de los animales que hay por alli y que se acercan de vez en cuando a la casa. 
La foto es en Natural Bridge.

Friday, August 2, 2013

day 63

I didn't post during the last 10 days since we went on vacation. Here we are at the airport. Destination: Gold Coast, Australia!

No he publicado nada en los ultimos 10 dias porque hemos estado de vacaciones. Aqui estamos en el aeropuerto esperando el avion a Gold Coast, Australia!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

day 62

Of course, Haw Par Villa is full of flags too.

Por supuesto, Haw Par Villa tiene banderas tambien.