Blogs from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Oceania


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

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane December 18th 2017

To day is our last real day in Australia so Karen took us on a tour of Brisbane. First we went to the lookout at mount Coot-tha which is south of the city. We bought some last minute gifts which will have to be sent home in the post. We then went into the city and had a little walk to the bridge then back along the river alongside the lagoon to a tapas bar for lunch. The waiters girlfriend comes from Cambridge. After dinner we went for a walk along the river to kangaroo cliffs where they do abseiling. We saw a group of kids abbing down the cliffs. Amazing lizards where all along the walk and at the cafe at the end a big lizard sat just under this chaps chair. Back home for ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Moreton Island November 7th 2017

My 48 hours on Tanglooma island resort started at 4:30 am in the morning , with an early raise I was pretty excited to get to Tangalooma a could not wait to start my adventure. Tangalooma Island Resort is only a miserly 75 minutes Passenger ferry transfer boat departing from Holt Street wharf Pinkenba Brisbane. This is the perfect way to get to Morten Island, with 4 services departing daily there is no excess not to visit this magical island. You must arrive 1 hour before departure and book your boarding passes and luggage there is a fully secure car pack to get your car there while you are over on the island. This Resort is perfect for family’s looking for a quick and easy weekend away for the whole family or a young couple who ... read more

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