Thursday, December 23, 2010

Burmese Road Trip 21-22 Dec 2010

Road Trip Day 1

Brekkie at McDonalds'

87 Kriedeman Road
North Tambourine

Wine Tasting

This vineyard is famous for their Port (Vinho do Porto)
Tawny Port $29/btl
Rich Old Port $48/btl
20yr Thumm Port $120/btl


German Cuckoo Clock Nest
143 Long Road
Gallery Walk
Eagle Heights

Whistling Duck Village

There's this shop that sells fairy stuff

Rotary Lookout, Mount Tambourine

Witches Falls National Park Walking Track

Surfers Paradise

My Olivers Kitchen
Cnr Hanlan St. and The Esplanade
Surfers Paradise


Fish and Chips

Tropical Fruit World
29 Duranbah Road
Murwullimbah Exit 40


Yellow Mangosteen

Mamey Sapote


Macadamia Nuts

Avocado Mustard

Back to Surfers Paradise

We had a swim, played with the waves
and returned home..

Traditional Burmese Dinner

Road Trip Day 2

Glass House Mountains Lookout
group of eleven hills named by Captain James Cook in 1770
as the peaks reminded him of the glass furnaces in his home country of Yorkshire
formed by molten lava 27 million years ago
local aboriginals disliked climbing the mountains for unknown reasons

Mount Tibrogargan
Tibrogargan was the father of all other glass house mountains except Beerwah (his wife)
he saw a rising of waters from the sea and called his son, Coonowrin to take his mother to a safe place, however Coonowrin failed to do so, in anger Tibrogargan clubbed Coonowrin and broke his neck

highest mountain, Mount Beerwah (556m above sea level)

Australia Zoo
Steve Irwin Way

Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura cornuta)
primarily found on the Caribbean islands
their name derives from the bony-plated pseudo-horn or outgrowth which resembles the horn of a rhinoceros on the iguana's snout.

Galápagos Giant Tortoise (Geochelone nigra)
life expectancy in the wild is over 100 years
spanish explorers who discovered the islands in the 16th century were purportedly struck by the resemblance of the local tortoises' shells to the shape of a saddle known as a 'galápago'

Watch video here

Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus)
aka Forester Kangaroo

Red Kangaroos have distinctive markings in black and white beside their muzzles and along the sides of their face. Grey Kangaroos do not have these markings, and their eyes seem large and wide open.

Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
mainly solitary; distinguished by their black nose and paws, white stripe on the upper lip, and grizzled medium grey coat with a reddish wash across the shoulders

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
lives almost entirely on eucalypt leaves
spend about three of their five active hours eating;
has a very low metabolic rate for a mammal and rests motionless for about 16 to 18 hours a day

Asiatic Elephant (Elephas maximus)
rather long-lived, with a maximum recorded life span of 86 years

llama (Lama glama)
South American camelid, widely used as a pack and meat animal by Andean cultures since pre-hispanic times

Python Reticulatus
adults can grow to over 28 feet (8.7 m) in length
non-venomous constrictors and normally not considered dangerous to humans
large specimens are powerful enough to kill an adult human

Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus)
Common wombats are a territorial species, with each wombat having an established range in which it lives and feeds.
In this area, they dig a tunnel system, with tunnels ranging anywhere from 2 to 20 metres in length, along with many sidetunnels. There is usually only one entrance to the burrow, although they may create a smaller one to escape with.
Often nocturnal, the Common wombat does come out during the day in cooler weather, such as in early morning or late afternoon.

Fish and Chips
popular take-away food that originated in the United Kingdom in 1858

includes the alligator, crocodile, gharial and caiman families
alligators and caimans have wider and shorter heads, and a more U-shaped than V-shaped snout. The alligator's upper jaw is wider than its lower jaw, and the teeth in the lower jaw fit into small depressions in the upper jaw. The upper and lower jaws of the crocodiles are the same width, and teeth in the lower jaw fall along the edge or outside the upper jaw when the mouth is closed

so THIS.. is a crocodile!

小白 the Maltese (8 months)
aka "Roman Ladies' Dog"

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Plaza
154-164 Horton Parade

The shopping mall was entirely built on stilts

KMART marked their water
probably due to frequent cases of theft

Mummy's dreaming of a quiet christmas


Looks like FOREVER 21

Rice Cube
Invented by Ross Patten
who didn't make it past Masterchef Top 100

Thai Lotus
20 Brisbane Road

Spring Rolls

Deep-fried Prawn in Coconut Shavings

Spicy Fish Cake

Curry Puffs

Seafood Tom Yum Rice Noodles

Thai Vegetables Curry

Chicken Pad Thai

Thai Spicy Minced Chicken

Everything is absolutely delicious and authentic!
Taste exactly like what it would be in Thailand or Golden Mile Complex
Two thumbs up

More photos here

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