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Published: April 17th 2007
Burleigh Heads National Park
Burleigh is one of my favourite spots on the Gold Coast and is situated towards the southern end.It was the first place I visited when I was a small child. Living in the country, it was often very dry. I was amazed by the ocean- all that water!
My first visit home after nearly a year started with a strange feeling of being a little bit alien as I stepped onto the train at Brisbane airport. No pushing and shoving to beat each other to what remaining seats there may be; no cacophony of excited voices; just the piercing, nasal chat of a number of local teenagers enjoying their summer holidays. Their voices sounded really strange to me. It wasn’t until an Asian family boarded the train and started to speak what to me sounded like Chinese that I felt a bit more at home! ”Now, that’s weird!” I told myself.
It didn’t take me long to settle back into the cruisy lifestyle that is the Gold Coast. I stayed most of my time at my friend Lisa’s as my own apartment was rented. Spaz you are a life-saver! The weather was glorious and I revelled in the good old Aussie Summer. It was so good catching up with friends and family, spending time lapping up the bright sunshine, the clean air and the smell of the ocean.
The following four blogs (this one included) are a visual “summary” of my six weeks back home in
So, for my eager students who have been pleading for more photos of my “hometown” and Australia in general, these blogs are dedicated to you! View on and enjoy!
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