Page 6 of Camilla Elin and Becky Travel Blog Posts


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane November 17th 2010

On our final day in Brisbane the weather was yet again wet but luckily Sophie had taken the day off of work to show us Brisbane so we had the luxury of a car!! The weather did clear and we enjoyed cheese and biscuits on the river front and walked around the city. Sophie wanted to hear Becky's musical talents so we even ended up having a ling-a-long in the music shop before heading back to the car! We then enjoyed a chilled out evening of Indian food and cinema which was just what we fancied after a hectic few weeks on the move!! ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Southbank November 17th 2010

We awoke to our favourite weather....tons of rain! so there was only one thing for it! chocolate pizza!!! we managed to get a free ride on the ferry to Brisbane's Southbank and we found the heavenly Max Brenner where we indulged in masses of chocolatey things including the infamous chocolate pizza! however we maybe over estimated our chocolate capacity and so we spent the rest of the afternoon walking around art galleries with a take-away chocolate pizza box!!!... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane November 4th 2010

A little tired from the night before we 'decided' to miss our 9am bus to Brisbane and instead caught the much more sociable 1.10pm one after having sampled some of Surfers finest fast food (which led Elin to run up the down escalator in the shopping mall before falling over at the top!!) We arrived in Brisbane a little confused by the Southbank which resembled a mini London one and waited by the farmers market (which had amazing free samples!!) to meet Becky's cousin, Sophie. Sophie took us back to her home in the Brisbane suburbs and treated us to homemade pizza and mango ice-cream before taking us up the mountain to see the amazing views of the city by night!... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland November 4th 2010

Day 42 saw the return of the clouds and so much of the day was spent mooching around coffee shops and trying to wangle student tickets for the Q1 tower for the following day! Luckily we succeeded and the next morning there wasn't a cloud in the sky and so Camilla and Becky headed up to the 77th floor of the Q1 building (which took aprox. 20 seconds!!) to see the amazing views across the coast! They made it back down to the ground to join Elin on the beach where the waves were just a little large! Having learnt from their previous error in Bondi, Becky and Elin managed to stay within the flags this time and luckily there were no wardrobe malfunctions either! We returned to the hostel and decided to head out again ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland November 4th 2010

Day 42 saw the return of the clouds and so much of the day was spent mooching around coffee shops and trying to wangle student tickets for the Q1 tower for the following day! Luckily we succeeded and the next morning there wasn't a cloud in the sky and so Camilla and Becky headed up to the 77th floor of the Q1 building (which took aprox. 20 seconds!!) to see the amazing views across the coast! They made it back down to the ground to join Elin on the beach where the waves were just a little large! Having learnt from their previous error in Bondi, Becky and Elin managed to stay within the flags this time and luckily there were no wardrobe malfunctions either! We returned to the hostel and decided to head out again ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Surfers Paradise November 4th 2010

Today we were heading to our next stop on the Gold Coast...Surfers Paradise! We'd heard it was the Australian equivalent of Magaluf so we had high hopes for the nightlife, especially as it was Halloween!!!! After a walk round the town in search of face paint we headed back to the hostel to prepare our faces, much to the amusement of our new room-mates! Rocky-horrored-up we had some goon before heading out to the town where our faces were well recieved!! The night ended with the amazing discovery of free wi-fi outside McDonalds which was soon to become a well frequented evening spot!! ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay November 4th 2010

On our final day in Byron the sun was shining and we decided to take the 1 hour walk around the bay and up to the lighthouse! The climb was a little steep to say the least but the views were amazing from the most Easterly point of mainland Australia and we were even able to spot some dolphins! We headed back down to one of the beaches and made the most of the sunshine before heading back to get ready to leave Byron the following day (but not before sampling one of the many new varieties of dairy milk which we had been resisting for weeks and hearing some rather disturbing stories from our dear room-mate Gordon!)... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay November 4th 2010

On our third day in Byron Becky was very excited to be heading out to the bush to see her aunt and uncle in Kyogle, whom she hadn't seen for 6 years! Upon arriving she was greeted by champagne and a delicious lunch on the veranda before going for a bush walk with her uncle! Deciding that walking in flip-flops was not the best idea she was offered to use her cousins gum boots, however they were a tad small and so she ended up in her uncles!! The walk was eventful, as the first slithery spotting was made in the form of a giant python as fat as a small dog, but luckily she was in safe hands and was even able to take a video!! She explored the lovely farm and returned to Byron ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Nimbin November 4th 2010

Today was the day which we had been most curious about....Nimbin! Famous as a hippie cannabis-smoking town we were told we would get high just by standing too close to the locals!! The bus there was amazing! Our driver John picked us up in a bus which Elin said was like her old school bus and we drove the hour and half journey to Nimbin, with John narrating (we learnt a lot about macadamia nut farming and the many MANY uses of them!!). Set in a valley, we saw the famous rocks of Nimbin before walking up the main street where we were approached by several locals who were selling 'special' cookies!! Browsing through the shops we discovered Becky's true home, as her hair perfectly matched some of the alternative headwear including a beautiful shaggy multicoloured ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay November 4th 2010

We arrived in Byron at around 8am and decided to check in and have a little nap before hitting the beach! Luckily the sun had returned and we enjoyed a chilled afternoon on the beach before heading back to a bargain $5 meal at one of the backpacker bars!... read more




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