Blogs from Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Oceania

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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Fortitude Valley June 22nd 2015

Had a small getaway for 6 days, mainly to see John's Mum Von and catch up with a few friends and family. Arrived on Wednesday and picked up our hire car, rained virtually all day. Headed straight to Nambour to see Von and catch up with doctor and case manager etc. Von is still in Sundale Nursing Home and being looked after beautifully - frail and fading but still hasn't lost her sense of humor. Stayed with our cousins Lindsay and Gaye, was lovely to come home each day and relax and hang out with them. Had a couple of nights with our niece Shelley and her husband Dean and their children Summer and Molly - so nice to see where they are living now in North Lakes and also to see their new business venture ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Fortitude Valley October 14th 2014

Believe it or not, I saw a whale! No wait, I saw whales! I was chilling on the beach with three friends I met at the hostel when suddenly one of them leaped up and yelled: "Hoooly sh*#t a whale!". There they were quite far away jumping high up leaving a massive splash behind when they hit the water. Even in that distance (approx. 1km) they seemed massive. People pay loads of money to see something like that and we saw them whilst sitting in the fine, white sand! Other than that nothing too exciting was going on. On Saturday night there was a huge backpacker's night out as they called it. On that night all the backpackers hostels around that area go out to four of the nightclubs in Surfer's Paradise. There were about 150 ... read more
Sand hiding from the wind
Bubbly leftovers
The beach I'm talking about

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Fortitude Valley August 14th 2014

I had visited Brisbane, Australia many times throughout my life. I always thought that it would be nice to live in this country. I loved the weather and the attractions. I also like the fact that the country has experienced consistent economic growth for the past few years. Additionally, Brisbane is a very diverse country. You can find people from various ethnic groups in this country. Last year, I decided that I was going to make my dream of living in Brisbane come true. I knew that I would need immigration assistance, so I began working with a migration agent. My migration agent helped me get a 457 temporary work visa, which allows me to work in the country for up to four years.... read more
Feeding Kangaroo
Koala
Queenslander house

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Fortitude Valley July 19th 2014

Po cca 19 hodinách letu (s přestupy se to vyšplhalo na 2 dny) jsem dorazila do Austrálie. A hned mě čekalo zklamání: Lídě tu vzhůru nohama NEchodi! A klokan mi přes cestu taky neskákal, ale všechno chce asi svůj čas. Na pár dní jsem se já i můj 30kilový kufr zabydlely u Couchsurfera ve Fortitude Valley, asi 20 min. pěšky od centra. Celkem je nás tu v bytečku 6, včetně mě a další slečny (sólo-cestovnice) z Kanady přes CS. Na dnešek jsem spala pěkných 11 hodin, ale únava se dostavila už po 5 hodinách. Na druhou stranu, mohlo ji způsobit to zimní slunce, které přes den ohřívá město na 20°, odpolední vítr, který mě ofoukl než jsem si stihla obléct mikinu, nebo ta australská souhvězdí...no, astrologii mě ve škole nenaučili, tak se raději nebudu dál pídit. ... read more
mrakodrapů dosti
pohled na centrum z mostu
á tady je, pěkně v noci

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Fortitude Valley June 1st 2014

So, our first blog post is a sad one...time to leave our beautiful place in Brisbane Australia and start the journey back to the UK via Cambodia and Vietnam. It has been a great 2 years, 2 years we will never forget. Such a beautiful country and place to live with fantastic people and lifestyle. We will miss it a lot. It hasn't quite sunk in yet that this is about to be over in 1 hour from now! We are just about to get on the train to Gold coast to catch a flight via Kuala lumpur to Cambodia overnight tonight. There is too much to write about how we feel today, so instead, I will say it with pictures....a tribute to the last 2 years:... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Fortitude Valley October 1st 2012

So….I found Paige Clark on the streets in Fortitude Valley! Completely unintentional. I got a tap on my shoulder, I turned around, and it took me 3 seconds for my brain to register who it was. It was her 21stbirthday so we all went to Birdees club. This week was MIDTERMS in terrestrial and marine. They went pretty well. We just finished our crazy 4 day weekend! So the plan was that Maria and I were going to meet up with Sam and Anna, our Korean friends on the trip (Ano hasay you), to meet their Australian host sister and friends. It completely failed. We were stranded at a bus stop. We called Bird (Colleen from Union) asking where they were. She told us to take bus #169 – bus pulls up…its 169. Guess who’s on ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Fortitude Valley March 1st 2012

So after talking with Macca we have decided to go our separate ways....with the blog that is, GOTCHA. God damn im funny. I will be detailing the countless crazy journies we go on, while he will update everyone on the different places we are going to with dates and times etc. So here we are chillen at work. We have just both purchased the latest high-tech sick ass video recording equipment called the amazing "GoPro HD Hero 2". These things are capable of pushing out some serious footage at 1080p: 1920×1080, 30FPS with an 11 MegaPixal still photo camera. One word for these things..... OMFG SHIT YES I HAVE ONE OF THESE NOW. Click here to check this bad boy out. So that is one item off the list. We still both need to get our ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Fortitude Valley March 1st 2012

Here we are, chilling at work trying to figure out how to use this freaken blog thing. Mack, how do you feel right now? "I feel like you are taking this completly wrong, we need to make our own separate blogs if you are going to do shit like this" Okay, so now that we have realised the ground rules of this blog, we will get straight down to it. For a few months now, Mack and I have been talking and talking and talking about going travelling. We had printed out maps, gone onto billions of websites looking for the cheapest coolest stuff to see overseas, however we never actually got a date set in stone. Well i have news for YOU guys....NOW WE HAVE MTHER FKERS! :D:D:D:D:D Date of leaving this boring country - ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Fortitude Valley February 29th 2012

Here we are, chilling at work trying to figure out how to use this freaken blog thing. Mack, how do you feel right now? "I feel like you are taking this completly wrong, we need to make our own separate blogs if you are going to do shit like this" Okay, so now that we have realised the ground rules of this blog, we will get straight down to it. For a few months now, Mack and I have been talking and talking and talking about going travelling. We had printed out maps, gone onto billions of websites looking for the cheapest coolest stuff to see overseas, however we never actually got a date set in stone. Well i have news for YOU guys....NOW WE HAVE MTHER FKERS! :D:D:D:D:D Date of leaving this boring country - ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Fortitude Valley May 27th 2011

Hello everyone, I wish I could tell you that I am working on a cattle station now, learning and experiencing the life of a wrangler and earning the fantastic pay that goes along with it, but that would be a lie. 7 backpackers from the hostel as well as myself went down to reception a couple week and a bit ago (in my case I actually leapt out of my top bunk and ran down the 2 flights of stairs bare foot) after they announced that there was a rancher looking for 8 people to start work the next day, earning $250 a day. Now $250 a day may sound suspicious, but that is honestly about the going rate for cattle ranging. The job usually entails waking up ready for work at 7 in the morning, ... read more




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