Beach, Bruny Island, TAS
'There's nothing like a sunset experience with good friends, each personality as different as the sea, sun and sand but together, a lasting memory to be cherished.'
Fun, friends and sunrise over a white beach - it was all a world away from Raja's “boring and downright insane” study schedule in Malaysia. Raja and three of her friends had just finished another demanding semester in their architecture degree and were desperate for a vacation. They all agreed that Tasmania, with its pristine nature and tranquil pace, was the best place for a study escape.
“The vacation was memorable because both the company and destination complemented each other. What began as a simple road trip brought us closer as friends, despite our different nationalities and differences in opinions. Together, we were united and awed by the breathtaking sights of Tasmania's nature,” Raja said.
Raja and her friends spent most of their vacation in and around Hobart, where as photography enthusiasts, they had a special appreciation for the historic architecture. They captured lots of great shots of Salamanca Place, with its cobblestone streets and rows of Georgian warehouses. They also climbed craggy, windswept Mount Wellington, photographing the panoramic vistas over Hobart and the Derwent River. After their descent, the group enjoyed what Raja described as “one of the best fish and chips” of her life, from a little shop near the Hobart waterfront.