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My Australian Journey #24: Brisbane was an amazing chapter in my Oz travels

I didn’t know too much about Brisbane when I arrived. But what I now know is that this was probably my favourite chapter in all of Australia.

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It was everything about the city. The perfect size to have everything I needed and not get bored. It isn’t coastal, however we had the Southbank with a man made beach for when a chill in the sun was necessary. It was a great area for bars and restaurants as well as being adjacent to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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It was big enough to have many events, and every day was a chance to see something different. This time round a huge rubber duck decided to make an appearance, an advert for ‘Australia’s biggest duck race’ for Cancer Research.

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The city was beautiful. I had lost count of how many times I crossed the winding Brisbane River- known locally as the brown snake- to see the city skyline in all it’s glory. A free City Hopper ferry can be taken down the river to various stops within the city centre, useful for tourists and commuters alike to get around.

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And of course the sunsets. I certainly miss watching that sunrise and sunset glistening off the buildings nearby, whether I was starting work early or finishing late at night. And only wearing tshirt, shorts and flip flops… it was a more laidback city compared to Sydney and Melbourne and often gets labeled as ‘a big country town’. A reason I felt comfortable walking through the CBD as if I just got back from the beach.

I went from a Brisbane summer right into a Melbourne winter too, meaning I haven’t seen the sun anywhere close to how much I did here. However looking back at these shots helps a lot, and I can almost feel the humidy again. It sounds strange to say, but it is another thing I miss just because I attach it to my time here.

I know I have readers from Brisbane, say hey if you are and I have a lot more shots to come from Queensland’s capital!

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42 replies »

    • I didn’t get to visit unfortunately Vinneve 😦 However I have only heard great things about Perth, and I know a couple of people that live there. And with it being a similar size to Brisbane, I feel it would have the same kind of smaller city vibe which I like. The only thing for me is that is is pretty isolated compared to the rest of Australia, but saying that West Australia looks naturally stunning.

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    • Just looked at where that is on the map, Townsville/Magnetic Island is the next big stop by the looks of things! I was a little further south in Ayr for my farmwork. I hope you have a great time travelling down the east coast, so many great stops and you will love Brisbane I am sure!

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