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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Southbank October 5th 2015

L'aventure australienne commence plutôt bien. On a prévu de loger chez Ken et Karen des amis d'une amie d'Alexis qui nous ont proposé de nous héberger. Et quand on arrive chez eux, on voit qu'ils ne sont pas du genre à blaguer... "Mi casa es su casa". On se retrouve dans une villa, avec des pièces à foison, des plafonds sans fin, et une piscine presque olympique. Cerise sur le gâteau, ils partent en week end pour la semaine, et nous laissent la maison à nous tous seuls. Well... Notre séjour à Brisbane se passe donc pour l'essentiel dans la piscine ou à regarder les matchs de rugby sur leur écran géant. On fait toutefois quelques excursions vers le centre ville, la plage (2:30 pour y aller en train et bus, record à battre!), ainsi que ... read more
Notre chef d'œuvre
Noosa sunset
Arbre à chauve-souris devant la maison

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Southbank March 11th 2015

5/3 Despite going out last night I managed to get up early, pack my bags and get my bus to Brisbane. I got to my hostel about midday where Kennedy was already there waiting for me. We got the bus into town so that Kennedy could book her east Coast trip up to cairns, hopefully at the same time as me. We managed to get all the same hostels and we're going to be travelling to all the same places at the same times, the only thing is the Fraser Island and Whitsundays trips I'm booked into were full so Kennedy is doing it at the same time just with different companies. I'm happy with that though because we both get to travel together but also spend some time apart to make other friends which is ... read more
Using our underwater cameras
Southbank markets
The lagoon

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Southbank July 20th 2014

Nedeli jsme se Sophii (ktera je mozna moje vzdalena pribuzna-jeji deda emigroval z Ceska a nese stejne prijmeni jako moje prababicka) vydaly prozkoumat Brisbane na kole. Po meste je nekolik stanku, plati se 2$/den,do 30 minut pak vypujceni zdarma, nad 30min se plati extra. Dojely jsme na Southbank,kde se konal festival jidla a varily celebrity, mne zcela nezname.potom jsme vyslapaly kamsi dal od centra a.daly si vietnamskou nudlovou polevku,ktera by stacila pro dva. Jinak cestovani na mestskych kolech: Uff! Najit helmu u kola byl zazrak. Zlaty rucicky jsou nejen cesky.. Ve meste objevit prazdny stojan navraceni kola byl mnohdy pekny orisek. Jednou jsme kvuli tomu o 3 minuty pretahly, grr. Dalsi 2,2$. Pokud stojan pekne a specificky nepipne, znamena to, ze kolo sice stoji,ale uctuje se, jako by nestalo. Hodina a 27 minut je jeste krasna ... read more
food festival,celebrity dovarily
australska celebrita
giganticka vietnamska polevka

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Southbank June 24th 2013

Today was the official launch of our Origin build up – the milestone that signalled this momentous state of affairs was a visit to the famous XXXX Brewery located just a Cooper Cronk 40/20 from the spiritual home of Queensland Rugby League – Suncorp Stadium! We also had ride on the Wheel of Brisbane, and cruised the City Cat up and down the Brisbane River. Full on day! But firstly we woke up to good news as Jeanette was feeling much better after a good night’s sleep and was a keen for a day of exploring! XXXX BREWERY We decided to public transport it today, starting with a train trip from Enoggera Station which is near Don and Sue’s place in the northern suburbs to the city. The trip went smoothly and we had just one ... read more
XXXX Tasting
Mid Winter Brisbane

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Southbank March 25th 2013

Dear Grace and Mag, Been to couple of places since my last entry in Sydney but a couple of places I just passed through. First I stopped in Byron Bay for 3 nights where I was still in the state of New South Wales not Queensland. It's a small little town where a lot of people go for surfing and chilling on the beach and going out. I went out one night and the place was so busy because it was really small. I did have a good night though. I met two lovely girls (Sophie and Nikki) on the overnight bus from Sydney and although we weren't staying in the same hostel I met up with them. One of the days I hired and bicycle from the hostel - they were a really funny shape ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Southbank August 31st 2012

It was a long day of travel getting into Brisbane; 14 hours from LA to Brisbane alone. When Sophie picked me up at the airport I am sure that I was smelling a bit ripe. We took a quick trip to her apartment where I had a shower and was able to meet one of her roommates, April. I had gotten in around 7:00 am so we were both ready for breakfast. Sophie took me to someplace called 63, the place had the most extensive breakfast menu I may have ever seen. There was some clarification needed on the menu but for the most part I could tell what everything was. No, I did not try vegemite; the stuff smells like death. I had some French toast, eggs, and two rashers of bacon, the nice thick ... read more
Brisbane Skyline

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Southbank April 7th 2012

Most of you know that Eileen loves tea so we began our travel with a tea party, the Mad Hatter's tea party. We flew from New Zealand to Brisbane on 3 April to see Blair Wood, Eileen's son, perform in the Queensland Ballet season of "Alice in Wonderland". The audiences, young and not so young, expressed their appreciation for Blair's portrayal of the character with resounding applause. The biggest and proudest fan in two performances was Eileen as she watched her son take his first principal role in a full length production. Bravo Blair! On Easter Friday we relaxed with Blair, laughing at amusing backstage stories and we heard about the Company's next production, Don Quixote. This left Eileen dreaming about how she might be able to return for Blair's next exciting role. The next morning ... read more
Rachael Walsh and Blair

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Southbank March 30th 2012

Okay, so for those of you that would like to know my every detialed move, here it is so far. I am going to do this is parts as if i were to write the entire itenirary it would go on FOREVERRRR, plus things might change in the mean time. So this is what you get, be happy, greedy little person. Arrive at the airport nice and early for 8:25am flight with KOOORRREAAAN AIIIRRIIINNEE (say that in a loud asain accent). Below is the exact flight itenirary. KOREAN AIRLINES KE 124 Q 24APR Brisbane/Seoul 8:25am - 5:35pm 24th April KE 907 Q 25APR Seoul/London 1:15pm - 5:15pm 25th April KE 908 Q 21JUN London/Seoul 7:35pm - 2:20pm 20th June KE 123 Q 22JUN Seoul/Brisbane 8:00pm - 6:50am 21st June You may realise we have a ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Southbank March 30th 2012

So as of Today, our flights are booked and payed for! Flight - $1747 inc. Taxes Insurance - $337 BusAbout - $779 Total pre-trip expenses - $2883 So as you can see we havn't even left the country and have spent almost $3000. Thats travelling for you! All of these costs were incredibly neccisary so if you are planning on going yourself then prepare to break the bank. For those of you who do not know what BusAbout is, check out this website to get an idea.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Southbank March 26th 2012

Asia was beautiful, but all in all, nothing on our trip can really compare to the views on the Great Ocean Road... After we finished writing our last blog entry we headed back to our hostel for cheap pizza and beer, and played a little table tennis (got told we were pros, didnt mention having a table at home!) and thought we should have a fairly early night seeing as we had to get up early for the great ocean road tour. However having had a few drinks we were still pretty awake and played some music and room volleyball with our two canadian roomates for quite some time. There were 6 beds in our room but only four of us, so when we eventually got to bed Amelia had the genius idea of taking the ... read more




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