Blogs from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane May 21st 2019

This is a report about Brisbane which I wrote when learning English at TAFE and I would like to share with you. I have learned different types of writing, such as report, narrative, exposition, biography, discussion essay, cause and effect essay, and persuasive essay (or argumentative essay). Learning academic writing was a great experience which I have really enjoyed. I hope to become an English teacher in the future, and one of my plans is to teach English at an orphanage in Vietnam. BRISBANE This report is written about Brisbane for the purpose of providing brief information about the city, as well as assisting first time visitors in discovering its attractions. General information about the city’s geographical location and population, in addition to guidance about major tourist sites, will also be mentioned in this report. Geographical ... read more
A man performed a magic on Queen street, Brisbane CBD
Christmas celebration
Buddha festival

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane May 18th 2019

After a long journey via Manchester, Stockholm and Singapore we finally arrived in Brisbane. Martin and Gemma met us at Brisbane Airport. We all set off on the short car drive to their "Queenslander" style home in Clayfield, Brisbane. It was a few days before we fully adapted to the time difference and settle in to the Australian lifestyle. Our first major outing together was North to Coolum where we rented an Airbnb house. From here we could explore the beach and places nearby on the Sunshine Coast, such as Noosa. It was a very pleasant few days and we returned to Brisbane via the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains. The next 2 weeks we spent our time in and around Brisbane city visiting the botanic gardens, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and enjoying walks along the riverside. ... read more
Poppy having a rest
Forest scene
watery scene

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane November 9th 2018

I cannot believe my last article was written in March! After a month of visiting friends and family in Europe, we flew to Melbourne… Rainy and cold Melbourne. It turned out to be a nice city, but we wanted warmth and sun (otherwise, we might as well have stayed in Essex!) so we decided to move South to the Gold Coast. We stayed there for about a month. We lived in an AirBnB in Elanora with a lovely host, Ria, until I found a job in Brisbane (and we realised jobs in the Gold Coast were hard to get by). After two weeks of commuting from the Gold Coast to Brisbane (about 2 hours and a half), we moved into a little studio flat in Brisbane, New Farm, very close to the city centre, where we ... read more
Wildlife on the roads!
RiverFire over Storybridge
Koala in Brisbane Lone Pine Sanctuary

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane September 19th 2018

JUST A COUPLE OF IMPORTANT REMINDERS, First, when I send a lot of pictures you have to click below the text to see the rest of the pictures beyond what is embedded in the text ! ALSO and OF MORE IMPORTANCE - If you haven't made your way over to the website, please don't put it off. 100 percent of your donations are going directly to Cureduchenne and will be used to find a Cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I've been bragging to the Aussie's about how generous people from the fastener and industrial distribution industries are in the US/Europe/ and Asia so please help me keep face :) We've got a long way to go to reach this years goal. I've got a lot of comments on the ride T-Shirts - Don't forget a ... read more
Drover JIm

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane September 18th 2018

Coff's Harbour and The Road to Brisbane Thanks to my wife’s suggestion to leave Sydney a day early, I had a short 2 1/2 hour ride up to Coff’s Harbour from Port Macquiere. Coff’s H is a getaway spot with both marinas and beaches. I wanted a hotel along the beach-however that’s not exactly what I got. That said: what I got was actually pretty cool. I reserved Brodie’s Beach House Bungalow (BBHB) Which turned out to be more of a Air BnB in a residential area. I drove right past it on my first pass thinking I was looking for a resort (see the little sign). Brodie’s consist of a 4 bedroom house with a little 1 room bungalow behind the house. No one was around so I called and got the owner and told ... read more
Brodies sign I missed the first pass by
Brodies other half bungalow view
Brodies Bungalow

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Graceville September 1st 2018

I am setting up a blog post. I will send it to those who I think may be interested. Please ignore it or ask to get taken off the list if you don't want to receive the posts. I promise not to blog too often . Miss Muckenfuss is my nom de plume for my novel "Operation Kill the Cad'. I'm Muckenfuss. Corinne drew my portrait.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane August 20th 2018

Nach Nordkorea habe ich einen großen Sprung gemacht: Mit dem Nachtzug bis Peking gefahren und am nächsten Morgen gleich von Peking aus über Bangkok nach Brisbane geflogen, denn… Ich hatte das tolle Angebot von meinen Freunden Gabriela und Dieter, für 2 Wochen mit nach Ausstralien zu kommen, um in den Whitsundays mitzusegeln. Wer die Whitsundays kennt, weiß wovon ich spreche, für alle anderen bitte unbedingt mal die Whitsunday Inseln googlen und Bilder anschauen: Weiße Sandstrände, türkisfarbenes Meer und tolle Inseln… Schließlich bin ich in Brisbane gelandet und brauchte tatsächlich erstmal ein paar Tage, um wieder im „normalen“ Leben anzukommen. Fotos hochladen, Mails und Whatsapp beantworten usw. Da ich bereits vor einigen Jahren in Brisbane war, kannte ich die Stadt und mochte sie auch dieses Mal wieder sehr… entspanntes Aussie-Leben ;-)…mit Felsklippen zu... read more

We’d heard that Brisbane wasn’t the nicest City but we loved it there. There was so much to see and do and a lot of it was free - which is always an added bonus. After going to a few information centres and deciding exactly what we wanted to do, we got started. We spent the afternoon looking around free markets, trying tasters and buying fresh fruit. The first morning we walked along South Bank, a public area with parks, swimming areas, restaurants and a Chinese temple. It was a lovely place to walk and look around. We always like to head to a city’s China town so after the South Bank we started on our way there. Unfortunately Brisbane’s China Town wasn’t the greatest, it was rather small and most of it was shut ... read more
South Bank Pools
Kings Island

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane March 14th 2018

Once I had settled into my hostel in Brisbane, I went out for dinner with Aisling and Danielle and some of their friends. They insisted on the River Bar, which had a lovely view on one of Brisbane's famous bridges and amazing food. Afterwards, we went to a bar called Brooklyn and they had the best band there! It was upbeat, a lot of the songs were Spanish and they were so talented that all I could do was watch them in complete awe. Later we went to another place to meet Céline, Chiara and Malin, and overall I can say that I had a great night out with all of them! The next day, Malin had invited me to stroll through the city and take the free ferry, and I met Julia and Rahel. It ... read more
View from the River Bar
Brooklyn bar
Can you spot me in the picture?

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Holland Park February 24th 2018

Finally good WiFi!! We just made it to Surfers Paradise! For the past 2 nights we had been staying in Noosa. It was a neat town comparable to Cape Code. Unfortunately the rain has been following us. Not just any rain, but heavy, constant rainforest rain. Even our coach as flooded. Not fun. Yesterday we traveled to Fraser Island. The largest sand island in the world. Home to wild dingos. Aw, they were so cute but don’t the kind of animal you want to mess with. We traveled in this huge 4x4 hummer in order to navigate the sandy terrain. Man, that was a bumpy ride through the sand banks and up into the rainforest. But just wow.. the rainforest walk was impeccable. It was like the doom at the botanical gardens x 100. The wild ... read more

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