Silvan is a town in Victoria, Australia, about 40km east of Melbourne CBD. Silvan is new to me, I would not have heard of this town if not for Tesselaar Tulip Festival. From the festival's website, Dutch migrants, Cees and Johanna Tesselaar left the Netherlands in 1939 on their wedding day with a suitcase full of tulip builds. They set up their shop in Dandenong Ranges growing tulips and offically celebrated their first tulip festival in 1954. Thanks to them, I had a fairly near-ish travel to see tulip farm.
Just to clarify, this is not a very big farm or festival, so if you are thinking of Keukenhof, please abandon that thought! Grin. This year, Tesselaar Tulip Festival is held from 12th September to 8th October.
There were also some sculptures at the side of the tulip farm.
|LOL - nah, this is not part of the sculptures, but a boot scraper :P|
|Not even an ounce of fat|
|Apple tea and Turkish coffee|
|Spinach & cheese Gozleme - fattening but yummy!|
|End with a dessert - baklava|
|Or two desserts - Mint choc chip and turkish delight ice cream :P|
Side note: First (baby) step to learning swimming soon!