Blog posts from asia australia 2013
Asia/Australia 2013: Sonoma wine tasting

Asia/Australia 2013: Sonoma wine tasting

As you might expect, we visited a few wineries during our two day trip to Sonoma. Kunde Family Vineyards - this was on our lone wine stop on Thursday (i.e. the longest day of our lives) and we made...

Asia/Australia 2013: Sonoma food & lodging

Asia/Australia 2013: Sonoma food & lodging

Hotel Gaige House Back in November, Jetsetter was running a Cyber Monday deal for $75 off any available property. We still hadn't figured out where to stay in San Francisco, but when this hotel...

Asia/Australia 2013: Singapore sights II

Asia/Australia 2013: Singapore sights II

Wednesday Our morning goal was to see the Singapore Botanical Gardens, and knowing the warmth that midday would bring, we got an early morning start. The gardens were about a 30 minute MTR ride...

Asia/Australia 2013: Singapore sights I

Asia/Australia 2013: Singapore sights I

Monday Following our evening arrival we only had time for a short exploratory walk through Chinatown.  With the Chinese New Year approaching the neighborhood was decorated with lots of red, gold and...

Asia/Australia 2013: Singapore food & lodging

Asia/Australia 2013: Singapore food & lodging

Hotel We landed in Singapore around 7:30pm and after negotiating the inner airport transportation to catch the MRT, we managed to buy tickets and grab a seat. I was glad I went to an ATM before...

Asia/Australia 2013: Brisbane

Asia/Australia 2013: Brisbane

Our time in Brisbane unfortunately overlapped with the rather-strong remnants of Tropical Cyclone Oswald. Rain came and went on the first evening but Eric was able to get some interesting shots of...

Asia/Australia 2013: Great Ocean Road parks

Asia/Australia 2013: Great Ocean Road parks

Though we spent a considerable portion of our time driving along the coast there were several inland parks that we stopped at as well. On day one we headed inland from Lorne in search of several...

Asia/Australia 2013: Melbourne sights

Asia/Australia 2013: Melbourne sights

While tennis was our main objective in Melbourne, we still planned to explore the city in our off-time. Unfortunately my 36 hour fever/cold coincided with most of our time in Melbourne so we didn't...

Asia/Australia 2013: the tennis

Asia/Australia 2013: the tennis

The Australian Open, known locally as 'the tennis,' was a motivating factor for our trip. However, tickets didn't go on sale until October, so we had to wait 7 months after reserving our flights...

Asia/Australia 2013: Melbourne lodging & food

Asia/Australia 2013: Melbourne lodging & food

Hotel The main purpose of staying in Melbourne's CBD was to attend the Australian Open, so location factored highly in our decision for the Punthill Manhattan Apartments. Though not inexpensive, the...

Asia/Australia 2013: Yarra Valley wine tasting

Asia/Australia 2013: Yarra Valley wine tasting

Our first winery stop was Innocent Bystander in Healesville, a bustling restaurant and shop with a wine tasting area near the front door. They offered a free tasting that was ok but not really...

Asia/Australia 2013: a day in Hong Kong

Asia/Australia 2013: a day in Hong Kong

We'd been in Hong Kong on our first trip to Asia (Dec 2011), so we were excited to return during our long layover and try out some new spots while revisiting some of our previous favorites. From the...

Asia/Australia 2013: travel overview

Asia/Australia 2013: travel overview

We recently returned from an two week adventure that saw us in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and Sonoma County. Wine, koalas, Grand Slam tennis, tropical storms, and orchids were just a few of...

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