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Flashback Friday: Honeymoon

In May 2010 the Hubster and I took our belated honeymoon (after getting married in 2008). We saved up for a round the world ticket and took the opportunity to stay with friends and see some amazing sights. So here is a very very brief travelogue of our trip:

Destination 1: Singapore

We only stayed a couple of days in Singapore but managed to pack a lot in, and it was awesome. We stayed in a hostel in China Town (my favourite part of Singapore) and were really glad to find that the street food market was still open when we checked in, starving, at 9pm on a Sunday.

On the corner of the beautiful Hindu Temple in China Town

On the corner of the beautiful Hindu Temple in China Town

We tried to get to a museum in each destination, in this case the absolutely wonderful Asian Civilisations Museum

We tried to get to a museum in each destination, in this case the absolutely wonderful Asian Civilisations Museum

We like to glam up where possible

We like to glam up where possible

They had a fantastic display of tomb guardians

They had a fantastic display of tomb guardians

Singapore by night

Singapore by night

Destination 2: Sydney

We stopped off a few days and stayed with my old university friend Liz and her fella. Wonderful hosts in a wonderful city!

Sydney's Hyde Park is full of bats!

Sydney’s Hyde Park is full of bats!

Hyde Park beasties!

Hyde Park beasties!

At Manly Beach

At Manly Beach

We watched Iron Man 2 at the IMAX

We watched Iron Man 2 at the IMAX

The pretty cool Qantas museum at Sydney airport

The pretty cool Qantas museum at Sydney airport

Destination 3: Adelaide

We stayed a couple of weeks in Adelaide where we stayed mostly with my old housemate and her husband, and a few days here and there with my old friend Tim and one of my uncles.

Hadn't seen her in 7 years and yet the old Poppy dog remembered me!

Hadn’t seen her in 7 years and yet the old Poppy dog remembered me!

Beautiful Glenelg

Beautiful Glenelg

Shark attack at Adelaide Museum

Shark attack at Adelaide Museum

Dolphin spotting trip for Tim's birthday

Dolphin spotting trip for Tim’s birthday

Tour of the vineyards with my uncle and family

Tour of the vineyards with my uncle and family

Obligatory trip to Cleland Wildlife Park

Obligatory trip to Cleland Wildlife Park

Destination 4: Brisbane

Our last stop in Australia was a quick visit to my uncle in Brisbane and his family.

Trip to the beach with the family.

Trip to the beach with the family.

On our way to the airport we were passed by this Kenworth... with a RUBBER DUCKY!

On our way to the airport we were passed by this Kenworth… with a RUBBER DUCKY!

Destination 5: Hollywood

Our final destination was our honeymoon proper. We stayed in a lovely motel in Hollywood that was decorated all over with film reels and scenes. There was also a great diner next to it. It was a great location for getting around – we hung out in Hollywood, Santa Monica, and out to Glendale.

Hollywood!! As McGruber was the only film showing in the Chinese Theatre main auditorium we went and saw it... :-/

Hollywood!! As MacGruber was the only film showing in the Chinese Theatre main auditorium we went and saw it… :-/

Beautiful Hollywood

Beautiful Hollywood

Terrible and yet amazing Hollywood Wax Museum -    our unanimous favourite possessed John Wayne on a horse from hell.

Terrible and yet amazing Hollywood Wax Museum – our unanimous favourite possessed John Wayne on a horse from hell.

Hubster doesn't believe me that smoking isn't cool.

Hubster doesn’t believe me that smoking isn’t cool.

Our motel

Our motel

The adorable diner next to the motel

The adorable diner next to the motel

Lovely Glendale

Lovely Glendale

My favourite museum of the trip, possibly ever! The La Brea Tar Pits!

My favourite museum of the trip, possibly ever! The La Brea Tar Pits!

Mammoth versus tar pit - dramatic!

Mammoth versus tar pit – dramatic!

Run wolfies run

Run wolfies run

Hubster in Santa Monica

Hubster in Santa Monica

Bubba Gump Shrimp!

Bubba Gump Shrimp!

Pretty much the last shot from our trip before the camera died and could not be revived :(

Pretty much the last shot from our trip before the camera died and could not be revived 😦

Hope you enjoyed this little trip. Just noticed that we’re often in the same few sets of clothes D:
Please note that we did change and wash our clothes and these pics are sometimes days apart, it was just bad luck/timing 🙂

 

 

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