With all the World Cup excitement, the Sydney Winter Festival went almost unnoticed this year. I was walking past Hyde Park when I saw these strange balls floating in the pool at Cook Park. You could get into these new flotation devices and walk o [...]
We went out for a day of golf at The Coast Golf Course at Little Bay. It was ridiculously cold and windy, but our professional golfers made the most of it. And I was there to record it all, behind them and a little off to the side, safely out of th [...]
Ocean Park has an aquarium too!
A nautilus, a most fascinating creature. Too bad their tanks are always so dark!
Very graceful jellyfish. Ve [...]
Ocean Park was, and still is Hong Kong's premier amusement park. Not only was it cheaper than Disney, there was more to do inside and a larger variety of attractions. Food was also both edible and affordable, no complaints here!
Well, the arrival [...]
The other main attraction at the aquarium is the collection of jellyfish. Yeh I can see the question marks over your heads, but there are so many incredible types of jellyfish here that you can't see in Sydney.
Sunfish, or Mola mola (!?), are my favorite fish in the world. They are a crazy flat fish, with big fins on the top and bottom they use for swimming. The giant fish are quite docile, and quite clumsy. They have a net inside their tank so that they [...]
Oh the pufferfish are always so cute, so lively. And moving so fast! Can they ever sit still (and let me take a nice pic)? They're like the fish equivalent of ADHD + red cordial.
They swim and look at you like they are inviting you to try to fo [...]
Osaka Kaiyuukan 大阪海遊館 was the sole reason we went to Japan. OK not really, but it is the only place I would go to time and time again. It was probably the largest aquarium in the world, with over 7 storeys of tanks.
Here's the main tank in action, [...]
If you haven't seen it yet, it's too late. Himeji's White Egret Castle, considered Japan's most beautiful castle, is undergoing a once-in-50-years maintenance as of Sep 09. It's world heritage main keep will be covered in scaffolding for the next 5 [...]
Naruto is a place I had wanted to see for a long time. Naruto is on Shikoku on the opposite side of Kobe on Honshu. Due to the shape of the seabed there, during high and low tides, huge whirlpools appear in the middle of the sea. The whirlpools last [...]