Blogs from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Oceania - page 7


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane September 11th 2015

Just hanging around the lounge waiting for our call to board. We are both now travelling 1st class - the instant upgrade at the check in was about $200 cheaper than what we paid in the first round. I left the office today at 2.30 and find that I have only just given it a thought. That is what I call letting go of work and really relaxing into the holiday.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Bulimba September 7th 2015

Hi Everyone Welcome to our Blog After many years of dreaming about this change of lifestyle we are finally living the dream. We will attempt to keep it up to date with where we are and where we are heading next along with some of the things we see or experience along the way. We left Brisbane on 30th July and travelled to Bowen stopping over night at Gin Gin and Flaggy Rock. We spent 4 weeks at Bowen in the Queens Beach Tourist Village which is in excellent condition with friendly owners and excellent facilities. Bowen has plenty to offer with a 9 hole Golf Course alongside the beach, fishing, snorkelling, Lawn Bowls, walking trails and a historical Cinema. The caravan park was full when we arrived with 90% Victorians, it is a popular spot ... read more
Bowen Golf Course - 1st Hole
Bowen Golf Course - 9th Hole
Bowen Golf Course - Clubhouse

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Spring Hill August 21st 2015

In general I’m not one for weddings which involve international travel. In this case, I had to make an exception for two reasons- the first being the groom, the second being the location. I had met both the bride and groom about five years prior, while participating in an exchange program through my university. I had not returned to Australia since, so when the invitation came I quickly booked the twenty-four hour plus trip to Brisbane. The capitol of Queensland, the eastern coastal city of Brisbane is named for the Brisbane river which runs through it. The most populated city in Queensland, it is also the third largest city in Australia, though often overshadowed by Sydney and Melbourne, whose residents refer to Brisbane as ‘sleepy country town’ or a ‘poor cousin’ to the larger cities and ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane July 4th 2015

Geo: -27.4676, 153.028Despite leaving so late we arrived in Brisbane almost on time but were held up for 20 minutes with a flight inspection because one of the passengers was removed unwell. We had to have quarantine board to check out the details.Mac struggled to get the gear out of the overhead locker and struggled to make his ways through the walkway but was determined to make it without the aid of a wheelchair. For the first time on the trip I was responsible for the luggage pickup and managed to take us to the wrong carousel and to wrong customs exit to make our exit even more laborious for Mac.Michael's arrival was a welcome relief and he was quick to offer Mac the Ventolin puffer. Despite Michael's insistence we didn't detour to the hospital and ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane July 1st 2015

I only spent a day in Brisbane to bridge the gap between staying in Gold Coast and flying to Melbourne. I arrived in the late afternoon on an 18 AUD, 1 hour train from Gold Coast and walked to Chill Hostel, another enormous hostel. Coming across a bridge into the city, I could see a network of trails along the rivers, including an unconventional, spiralling pedestrian walking bridge that serves as a centerpiece for the city. The way the evening light plays on this bridge and the building behind it, and the uninterrupted trails that continue for miles along the river, made for a nice run. Then to the supermarket, cooking in a crowded kitchen with no plates or cutlery, then drinks on the rooftop, and an early night making use of my free upgrade of ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane June 25th 2015

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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

13th of February-So after my depressing goodbye to Malou and many early mornings I had a nice long lie in in my beautifully air conditioned hostel :) I then began to feel quite lazy as the afternoon dawned on me so decided to do something with my day and went on the organised hostel walk to the Cape Byron lighthouse. So many people have told me to do this as it's supposed to be lovely....and it was. I met loads of friendly people on the walk, one of them being an English girl called Jess. We chatted loads and had selfies on the beach on the way home....she's got this real nasty looking bite on the back of her leg though that's making her leg swell...looks ming. I decided to keep my shoes on on the ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane June 13th 2015

Geo: -27.4676, 153.02872 Hours in Brisbane (sans children)WHY GOBrisbane/Brissie/Brisvegas is capital city of the state of Queensland, it has grown a lot in the past decade and has a lot offer gastro and arts wise.A few of my Aussie friends thought it was strange choice but then I remind then I'm European and city breaks is definitely one of our things!It's an amazingly pedestrian and cycle friendly city, access to the water is refreshing and the use of the river for public transport is great.WHEN TO GO?I am told August is an ideal month to visit the Sunshine State, with an average top temperature of 24C in Brisbane; but we went in June because we had a benevolent grandmother who wanted to take her grand-children off our hands! (We did try in go in February as ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane May 30th 2015

Gensyn med en ven fra Kos Jeg ankom til Brisbane omkring klokken 12. Nick ville samle mig op når han fik fri. Da jeg ikke havde lyst til at rende rundt med min rygsæk i Brisbane, blev jeg i lufthavnen indtil Nick kom. Meget afslappende dag. Det var skønt at se Nick igen! Det er vildt at det ca. er to år siden at vi mødtes på Kos! Han viste mig rundt i Brisbane og fortalte om alt han har foretaget sig de sidste par år! Jeg kunne næsten ikke kende ham! Han er kommet langt fra den dreng jeg kendte på Kos. Da klokken var rimelig mange da vi kom hjem, blev jeg kort vist rundt i underetagen. Jeg fik mit eget værelse!! Så fantastisk!! Dagen efter viste Nick mig rundt i hans lokalområde og ... read more
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