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Tamar Valley

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July 9th, 2012 at 10:13 am

All Things Lavender

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Of the many tourist destination in Tasmania, Bridestowe Lavender Estate has got to be our favorite! As we stepped out of the car, we heard the buzzing bees and it they seemed like going crazing over something. And as we turn our heads towards the farm we understood why.

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So pretty! The fields of Lavender was truly a sight to behold—as in WOW!

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Tourists are allowed to stroll through the fields but must avoid walking between rows because bees do not like being disturbed.

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keeping a relax face while praying that the bees won’t bite me hahahahaha

 

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We visited Tasmania around the 2nd week of December and we realized that it was a perfect timing. According to the Bridestow website:

Flowering starts around the middle of November and reaches  full splendor during December and January.  Harvesting for dried flower begins around mid December. Harvesting for oil production and distillation begin in January and continue into February, depending on weather conditions.

 

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Sausage Roll with Tomato and Lavender Relish: We had two orders of this because it was that good! We even bought a jar of the relish from the Visitor Centre as takeaway. And yes, the tomato and lavender combo was surprisingly good!

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July 4th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Houses of Launceston

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Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities. This was very apparent  with the well-preserved Victorian houses that we saw while roaming around the city. It was my first time to see these type of houses and felt like I was in a different era.

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The sign says it’s a dental clinic. I wonder what it feels like inside while your tooth is being taken out hehehehe…

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Check out the terrace!

 

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Very elaborate wood carvings. It kind of look like the old houses in the Philippines.

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I don’t know what this building is but it’s arch-shape reminded me of my old school way back in elementary.

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and this looks like a mini “castle”

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Written by mella

July 2nd, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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