Aloha Brisbane! The Gold Coast

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Wow, I can’t believe it’s taking me so long to pump out my Brisbane blogs. Usually, when I travel, I blog each night, but it was difficult due to connectivity problems. For you geeks: the wifi issue is not just in Brisbane, but throughout Australia. Keep this in mind if you’re a social media addict like me.

If you go to Brisbane, remember that it’s a gateway to other destinations. If you can, get out and explore other parts of Queensland so you can get a better feel for what the region really looks like. We took an excursion to the Gold Coast — Australia’s famous beach — and met up with our friend Kay Russell, who took us around. I rarely say this about any other beach in the world, but I’ll say it here: The Gold Coast’s beach is way nicer than Hawaii’s. If you’re into sand, surf and sea, this is the place for you. I was almost ashamed when I looked at their ginormous beaches, imagining how Australian visitors must feel when they see our tiny, crowded ones. Well, see for yourself.

Aloha Brisbane!

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We got to the train station to go to the Gold Coast. Do you know why Cat is kicking up her heels?

These are just the highlights. If you want to see the rest of my photos, click here.

Other blogs from this trip:
The Daily Dish
World Wide Ed
Island Trails

Next: Our last day in Brisbane, and some travel tips!

8 comments
dbjack
dbjack

Nice pics, really want to go to that area sometime. Maybe next time down under I will make my way up there. OK, why is Cat kicking up her heels? Saw a spider? Where is the next trip going?

M
M

Hello Melissa!

Great pictures! Looks like a very clean place, no litter and graffitti.

Annoddah_Dave
Annoddah_Dave

Delicate Blossom:  Were the beaches filled with cigarette butts like here?  Probably not.  Since it was summer, how hot was it?

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @dbjack She 's kicking up her heels because in the next photo, we see there is wifi on the train! Next trip for us together, or in general? I'm in Paris now.

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @M very clean!! I wish Hawaii peeps could take better care....

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @Annoddah_Dave nope, now that I think about it, it was quite clean. Like their benches. We are sad! Oh, the heat was high—it gets hot anyway, but there was a heat wave, so I'd say it was in the 90 degree range....

dbjack
dbjack

 @Melissa808  @dbjack Paris eh? Been to Lyon but not Paris. Hear it is awesome. Must go there some day.