Blogs from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Oceania - page 3


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane June 16th 2017

Well, here we are at Brisbane airport. Marcus and I are both very excited and, due to Marcus' extreme organisation, are ready for our next four-week adventure to Scandinavia! We are currently enjoying the relaxed Qantas Business Class lounge, with an hour to go to fly Qantas to Adelaide for a four hour stint, before flying to Dubai for a three hour break. Emirates then whisks us away to our first destination- Copenhagen, Denmark. We are due to arrive Saturday 17 June at 13:15.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane April 17th 2017

Hong Kong, the birth place of Bruce Lee and Anita Mui (called daughter of HK) and the place where high sky-scrappers touch the sky. I live in Brisbane, Australia's third largest city. Brisbane city is small and less crowded. Being in HK was therefore a different experience for me as the city is crowded and full of high rise residential buildings. I went to HK with a friend and mostly did my commute in taxis because taxi usually works out cheaper and more convenient if you can share the expenses with a co-traveller. Funny thing about taxi drivers in HK is that they keep talking on phone or watch videos on their mobile while driving which was strange for me as it is strictly prohibited in Australia. HK mainly is made of Kowloon city and HK ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane April 8th 2017

Brisbane, The River City. Today my plans were to go in to the City of Brisbane, the night before I arrived in the holiday park I made sure to ask the receptionist for some information regarding what to see and do in the city. I quickly realised Brisbane was not like any other city I had gone to before in Australia as in my opinion it seemed quite limited in things to see and do. Well thats the impression I got from the receptionist as she did provide me a map and showed me some things to see but nothing famous like the harbour bridge in Sydney or the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. The receptionist told me that it was quite easy to get in to the city, there was either a bus station outside ... read more
Another View from the Bridge
Original Bridge Monument
Nice Walk through a park in Brisbane

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane March 14th 2017

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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane March 13th 2017

Brisbane is about 1 1/2 hour's drive from Noosa Heads and is Australia's 3rd largest area with a population of 2.3 million people. It's been well over 20 years since our last visit and I think about 1 million people lived there at the time. The changes have been dramatic and there is on going construction that's obviously fueled by continued growth. The Brisbane river runs through the city and drains into Moreton Bay to the north. The city has done a great job in developing the river front and the waterway is an efficient transportation artery. There has certainly been great thought given to infrastructure planning as the Airport, with train connections throughout Queensland, is close to the Cruise port that is connected to downtown through a well run ferry service. We were able to ... read more
Meeting with more friends in Brisbane!
Carlos Sandblow
Carlos Sandblow

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane February 4th 2017

Geo: -27.4676, 153.028FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3We got up early for sunrise and I went to straight deck 7. There was a straight back chair, so I could sit comfortably and do my morning devotions and cross stitch. Glenn met me and we walked up to level 8 for O'Sheehan's Bar and Grill where I normally "park" myself.We attended the 10am lecture on Sydney by Peter. Then we ate lunch at the Versailes, and got there to be one of the first to be seated. We sat at the very back. We needed to be at the 1pm presentation that they had for us "going on the back to back" cruise. It was just a formative meeting about how our luggage will be handled especially since we are changing staterooms. We started talking to some folks from Atlanta. ... read more
Met some former missionaries
Cargo Ship - Captain Philips

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Kangaroo Point November 24th 2016

We took a break from the beach and headed into Brisbane for 4 days. Overall, it was a good experience, but nothing super exciting. 5/10 recommend. Maybe I have just seen too many different cities this past year, but this one was nothing particularly special. The free boat ferry was super nice, although we somehow managed to go the wrong way every time we got on it. I don't think our relationship would have survived another argument over whether we were going up or down river. Our airbnb was pretty much a frat house, with people partying and fighting all night, and a kitchen so dirty that rivaled my college apartment during finals week. We had our own room and bathroom, so we were able to keep to ourselves and avoid the chaos. The best day ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane August 13th 2016

Geo: -27.4676, 153.028Michelle woke up this morning with blisters on her blisters on her blisters she was in a state, it looks like she'll be going around the zoo bare foot. When we arrived, we found some flip flops for Michelle but we had to make some alterations here and there cutting bits out so as not to chafe, whilst I was doing this Jake and Sophie had made friends with an iguana on the wall. Modifications complete I set off with Jake and Sophie to grab seats in the Crocoseum for the Wildlife show, eventually Linda & Michelle picked us out in the crowd and joined us. High up on the opposite side of the Crocoseum rangers were releasing Macaws into the air they immediately flew around the arena and then made a beeline across ... read more
I'm glad he was emptying and not filling up
Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
We're here I've always wanted to come here

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane August 10th 2016

Geo: -27.4676, 153.028When we woke up we were taken back by views from our villa over the creek, we would have loved to have spent the day on the patio watching the wildlife that abounded there but Brisbane was calling. On the out we made a stop off to take photos of the Big Banana which is a famous tourist attraction in the city of Coffs Harbour. we were hoping to have lunch at Cape Byron Lighthouse but time was against us so we settled for having lunch on the beach which the kids enjoyed. The journey up to Brisbane was horrendous slow going because of road works diversions which were badly signed and left us on desolate cratered roads with fuel running low ( before taking the diversion the next fuel stop was only 20Km ... read more
View from our Villa
View from our Villa
View from our Villa

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane June 19th 2016

It didn’t look like it was going to be a good day in terms of the weather. In fact it was supposed to be a huge storm and torrential rain and would possibly cause some flooding. So we decided to do the Queensland Museum that day. It wasn’t very far from our accommodation at all and we were staying in a very central location so we didn’t have to get up too early that morning to still get there at a reasonably early time. The Queensland Museum is located near to the state library and there are several museums and other things like that around too. Coming up to the museum we passed two huge whales which were cool and we could see in to various dinosaurs and things in the windows. Entry to the museum ... read more

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