Thursday, December 23, 2010
Burmese Road Trip 21-22 Dec 2010
Road Trip Day 1
Brekkie at McDonalds'
THUMM ESTATE WINES
87 Kriedeman Road
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
Whistling Duck Village
There's this shop that sells fairy stuff
Rotary Lookout, Mount Tambourine
Witches Falls National Park Walking Track
My Olivers Kitchen
Cnr Hanlan St. and The Esplanade
Fish and Chips
Tropical Fruit World
29 Duranbah Road
Murwullimbah Exit 40
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
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)
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
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
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
TicTac BIG BOX
Looks like FOREVER 21
Invented by Ross Patten
who didn't make it past Masterchef Top 100
20 Brisbane Road
Deep-fried Prawn in Coconut Shavings
Spicy Fish Cake
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