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Posted by mariahenke 13:24 Tagged 2012 Comments (0)

Orchid after the trip

sunny -2 °C

Believe it or not but the orchid is still alive after being taken care of by Linnea.
One flower is gone but two out of three must be considered a really satisfying result.

Well done Linnea and thanks for taking care of the apartment!

Orchid after

Orchid after

Posted by mariahenke 12:27 Archived in Sweden Tagged stockholm sweden 2012 gröndal Comments (1)

Wild Animals

Turtle at Great Barrier Reef

Turtle at Great Barrier Reef


Fish at Great Barrier Reef

Fish at Great Barrier Reef


Shark at Henley Beach Adelaide

Shark at Henley Beach Adelaide


Kangaroos outside Perth

Kangaroos outside Perth

Lizard

Lizard

Bird on Heirisson Island, Perth

Bird on Heirisson Island, Perth

Dolphins in Swan River

Dolphins in Swan River

Lizard on Rottnest Island

Lizard on Rottnest Island

Quokka at Rottnest Island

Quokka at Rottnest Island

Stingray at Hamelin Beach

Stingray at Hamelin Beach

Quokka at Valley of Giants

Quokka at Valley of Giants

Funny fish at Ocean Beach in Denmark

Funny fish at Ocean Beach in Denmark

Lizard in Albany

Lizard in Albany

Kookaburras at Point Walther

Kookaburras at Point Walther

Cricket

Cricket

Southern Cassowary in Daintree rainforest

Southern Cassowary in Daintree rainforest

Water Dragon in Daintree Rainforest

Water Dragon in Daintree Rainforest

Spider in the rainforest

Spider in the rainforest

Crocodile in Daintree River

Crocodile in Daintree River

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos at Blue Mountains

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos at Blue Mountains

Bird family in Sydney

Bird family in Sydney

Flying fox in Sydney botanical garden

Flying fox in Sydney botanical garden

Ibis in Sydney

Ibis in Sydney

Black Swan in Lake Rotoiti

Black Swan in Lake Rotoiti

Pigeon

Pigeon

Water dragon at Manly Beach

Water dragon at Manly Beach

Echidna close to Manly beach

Echidna close to Manly beach

Lizard

Lizard

Fur seal at Kenepuru Sound

Fur seal at Kenepuru Sound

Posted by mariahenke 12:56 Archived in Australia Tagged 2012 Comments (0)

Freezing in Hong Kong

overcast 14 °C
View Nya Zeeland & Australien 2012 on mariahenke's travel map.

It was a very tired couple that arrived in Hong Kong early sunday morning.

We got to the hotel and hoped for an early check in, but no luck so we left our bags and got out on town.
We took a tram for 2.30 HKD each, 1 HKD is about 0.90 SEK so you understand it is very cheap.
The big minus though, that everybody thought it was warm outside, many of the windows in the tram where open, so we where
freezing. It was cloudy all day and about 14-15 degrees.
We got off in Happy Valley and walked our way back to the hotel, no brunch with beer this time, only McDonalds ;-)

Back at the hotel we learned that we´ve been upgraded to a suite.
A very nice room and a bed so high that one had to jump up to the bed.

In the night we took the Tram Peak up to Victoria Peak for some nice views on Hong Kong and Kowlon.
Maria Victoria Peak

Maria Victoria Peak


We had a nice dinner at the luxory Pearl at the Peak even if it was very cold.
Maria had to wear both Helly Hansen and a sweater, still freezing.
Dinner Pearl at the Peak

Dinner Pearl at the Peak


dinner in Helly Hansen sweater

dinner in Helly Hansen sweater


our steaks

our steaks

After 10 hours sleep in really good beds, we where ready for a new day with a lot of walking.
Botanical garden, check-in at central station and Man Mo temple which was really exciting.
Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple

Then we went to Kowloon to go to the market on Temple street.
Maria got some nice things there..
We were happy to find a nice chinese restaurant just in time before the beautyful Symphoni of lights, that is even more
stunning than any photo can show,
so here is a photo that does not show all colours..
symphoni of light

symphoni of light

Now we are at the airport and our flight departs at 1.30, the flight is 13 hours, but we travel back in time so we arrive 6.30 in London.
After a few hours there we take the last flight for this time.
Hello Sweden we are soon home again.

Posted by mariahenke 08:06 Archived in Hong Kong Comments (0)

Last day, first Kangaroo!!

overcast 33 °C

Suddenly it´s here, the last day in Australia, the last day in Fremantle.
The last two nights both Barbro and us have been guests in Lis and Maartens house.

So this morning we spent some time together taking photos.
Look at this wonderful pics of my lovely family in Australia!
me and aunt Barbro

me and aunt Barbro


Maria and Lis

Maria and Lis


Barbro Maria Lis Maarten

Barbro Maria Lis Maarten

We went to Mundaring Weir to walk on a trail in the Perth Hills.
Mundaring weir

Mundaring weir


Maria Lis on bridge

Maria Lis on bridge

Suddenly Henke saw a kangaroo in the bushes!!!
can you see the kangaroo

can you see the kangaroo


There is a Kangaroo in that pic!

After shooting 20 photos from that place we thought of getting closer, and the
kangaroo still stood there, watching us.
first kangaroo

first kangaroo

Getting up even closer we saw they where two.
mother and daughter

mother and daughter

Henke was very proud being the one to spot the kangaroo.
i saw them first

i saw them first

We had lunch at a Mundari Weir hotel that use to have live music on weekends and had a lot of nice spots to sit in there garden.
close the door

close the door

Before the trip was over we had seen 6 kangaroos so now we have evidence that kangaroos really exist :-)

Now its just about an hour before we go to the airport and want to say to our
wonderful family here in Australia that we love you, and thanks for letting us stay here, for sharing your time with us, take us out to see a lot of things.
- Annette and Linda
- Vivi and Charlie
- John and Drew
- Lis and Maarten
- Barbro.

We will be back again!!
Next stop Hong Kong

Posted by mariahenke 04:34 Archived in Australia Tagged australia perth fremantle 2012 Comments (1)

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