Brisbane and Noosa, Australia

Time flies when you’re having fun. When I get too busy to write posts, I sometimes just jot down a few of the highlights real quick. I might be close to doing that, but I think I can come up with a couple of coherent paragraphs right now. Days are meshing together and I don’t know which day of the week it is anymore, but sometime this past week we started making our way up north. The first of many stops was at the bustling city of Brisbane. Australia’s third largest city has a really good vibe, and I wished I had had more time there, but because WiFi is not readily available in Australia as I would’ve thought, I spent some of my time using the one at their library, which was by far my favorite building in the city with their neon colors. Close to it is Queen Street Mall with tons of stores out of my price range and then across the bridge is South Bank Parklands with a beach lagoon near the river, right in the middle of the city.

A couple of hours later we arrived at Noosa, another surfer’s town, but less backpackish than Byron Bay. While everybody went to the beach, I headed to Noosa National Park for one of their rainforest walks. As expected, mosquitoes had a feast with my legs. One of their trails had coastal views, and I could enjoy the tricks of many Australian surfers. I am always amazed at how many people are surfing right in the middle of the day. What do Australian surfers do for work? I guess it must be pretty similar to Tahoe snowboarders where they play during the day and work at night to cater for the tourists.

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