Greetings, fellow traders! ?
Roughly 3 months ago, I embarked on a 2.5 week trip to Australia, and although the weather was blistering hot, I would say it was well worth the experience.
The main highlight for me was the Australian Open 2019, where I got to see all the legendary tennis players.
I also explored the city of Melbourne, including a trip to Phillip Island to visit the fairy penguins.
I spent a couple of days completing the “Great Ocean Drive”, checking out the famous “12 Apostles” rock formation, and chilling along the beaches.
Lastly, I also visited Tasmania, which included some unique highlights such as the Lavender blooms, Wineglass bay, fruit and oyster farms, Sullivan Cove distillery, and Bruny Island.
Needless to say, my mobile “15 minutes a day” trading system allowed me to continue trading on the go, at any time and any place, so I did end up taking a couple of trades during the trip.
To see the full photo albums for this trip, please visit: https://synapsetrading.com/travel-log/
Here are some photos from the trip, with a brief intro snippet from Wikitravel:
1. Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, at the head of Port Phillip Bay, is Australia’s second largest city and the capital of the south-eastern state of Victoria.
Serving as Australia’s undisputed cultural capital, Melbourne is bursting with Victorian-era architecture, famed cafés, great bars and restaurants, extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theatres, and large parks and gardens. Its nearly 5-million residents are both multicultural and sports-mad, and the city has year-round festivals, sporting events and the best of Australian culture on display.
2. Australian Open
The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. The tournament is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events held each year, preceding the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. It features men’s and women’s singles; men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles; junior’s championships; and wheelchair, legends, and exhibition events.
First held in 1905 as the Australasian championships, the Australian Open has grown to become one of the biggest sporting events in the Southern Hemisphere. Nicknamed “the happy slam” and often referred to as the “Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific”, the tournament is the highest attended Grand Slam event.
3. Great Ocean Road, Australia
The Great Ocean Road is more than a road – it represents a coastal region of south-west Victoria, Australia, running from Bellarine Peninsula near Geelong to Portland near the border with South Australia. The Great Ocean Road was built as a work project for veterans returning from World War I and was completed in 1932. The core of the Great Ocean Road, highway B100 from Torquay to Allansford near Warrnambool, runs for 243 kilometres.
4. Tasmania, Australia
Tasmania is the smallest of Australia’s six states, with an area of 68,401km². It is separated from mainland Australia by the Bass Strait, from New Zealand by the Tasman Sea, and otherwise surrounded by the Southern Ocean. It is located right in the pathway of the notorious “Roaring Forties” winds that encircle the globe.
Most of Tasmania’s population is concentrated around the south east and north coasts. The Midlands (the area between Hobart and Launcestion) is primarily used for agriculture. The Huon Valley and the area between Launceston and Burnie is used for both agriculture and horticulture. The Central Highlands, the West Coast and the South West are all mountainous forested areas, a majority of which are protected inside national parks.
Once again, to see the full photo albums for this trip, please visit: https://synapsetrading.com/travel-log/
Spencer is an avid globetrotter who achieved financial freedom in his 20s, while trading & teaching across 70+ countries. As a former professional trader in private equity and proprietary funds, he has over 15 years of market experience, and has been featured on more than 20 occasions in the media.