Saturday, March 17, 2012

Another Aus-some Holiday

March 11-16 saw us on yet another trip to the Land Down Under... our second within a span of 6 months. After an aus-some trip to Melbourne last September (and obviously not having enough of it), daddy and mummy came back and immediately booked our next flight to Perth (also to fully utilize the visa which is valid for a year). Yes, my folks are that crazy haha!

Well, here's a summary of our trip to the beautiful state of Western Australia:

1. We took the 11:50pm midnight flight on Sunday and arrived in Perth on Monday morning at 5.30am (Perth is in the same time zone as Malaysia).

Here we go again, AirAsia again...

2. The weather in Perth was extremely hot and dry. Although it's officially autumn now, the maximum temperature was 40C during the day while at night and in the early mornings, it went down to a chilly minimum of 14C. It was so scorching hot in the afternoons that we kept applying sunblock... and we nearly finished a whole bottle of Sunplay SPF130. It was also so dry that no amount of skin moisturizer, lotion or lip balm could help. All of us ended up with cracked lips and flaky, wrinkly dry skin :(

3. This trip was a self-drive, sight-seeing road trip. We rented a car from Hertz and traveled at our own comfort where both daddy and mummy took turns to drive. Thanks to daddy's very well-planned itinerary, the long hours that we spent on the road turned out to be very relaxing and absolutely enjoyable! With the help of our GPS (that we always criticized till no end back here in Malaysia but was surprisingly good and accurate over there), we clocked a mileage of 1340km at the end of the trip.

Daddy's dream of driving a hybrid car was finally fulfilled... the Camry Hybrid that reliably brought us around... 

4. This trip being my 5th holiday abroad, mummy thinks I'm qualified to be a seasoned traveller already hehe. Traveling with me was easy. I adapted to the new surroundings very well. I ate well, slept even better (I slept a lot in the car) and was overall on my best behaviour. There was no fuss and no tantrums even if it meant waking up at 6am every morning or when my legs and feet hurt due to too much walking. On the last day, we even had to wake up at 3am to get to the airport by 4am (our flight was 6:35am) and I just went with the flow without any complaints. Mummy gives me 100% for being a good little traveller :)

5. I loved and enjoyed the trip very, very, very much! I was so happy, excited and full of gratitude throughout the trip that I thanked daddy everyday. I thanked him over and over again a few times a day (while we were there) and as soon as we got home, I sat down and made him a card...

Australian animals on the cover of the card (koala, kangaroo and echidna)... I drew everything on my own (referring to pictures in one of my books) except for the outline of the kangaroo's back
The inside... I wrote and drew this on my own (I only asked mummy for the spelling for "Perth" and "bringing")

18 comments:

  1. wah...you becoming a little world traveller already :). Next time auntie wanna go Australia can call you for advice?

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  2. wow, what an awesome holiday. can't wait to read more.

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  3. Great one... Chloe writing is so neat and beautiful.

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  4. You are a very good girl Chloe. You must have made your Daddy and Mummy very proud.

    Aunty is also very proud to be able to read about you. Your blog always gives me a smile on my face.

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  5. Chloe is such a lucky girl to be able to travel at such a young age! ;)

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  6. Oh...thought where you disappeared to. Definitely great a great holiday. Looks like nice weather too besides the one extremely hot day. So includes farm stay?

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  7. This is definitely a good holiday trip.
    With so many thanks, surely Chloe's papa don't mind to go down-under again in next coming school holiday. Which is your next destination? Sdyney or Gold Coast? :)

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  8. Chloe is such a well behaved girl! It is enjoyable to read your post. Keep it up :)

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  9. Wow, another wonderful trip to Australia during the short holidays~

    A fuss-free kid is always welcomed during any trip. Good girl, Chloe!

    Aunty Yvonne is looking forward more "road trip" photos ;)

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  10. Nice trip, I been Perth before, very relaxing place. Envy with the little frequent traveler.

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  11. Nice trip...can't wait to see more pics of u...without the tooth? ehheheheh

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  12. This must be happy and great trip for your little princess.

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  13. This post can shows how much she loves her holiday to Perth! Btw, how much you paid for your flight?

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  14. This post can shows how much she loves her holiday to Perth! Btw, how much you paid for your flight?

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  15. Hi Anonymous, the flight all-in was about RM2k+ for the 3 of us, including meals and baggage up-size. We booked it in Oct last year :)

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  16. wow wow....wise choice for utilizing the visa. haha...

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  17. Chloe can write and draw very well.
    Bravo!

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