Thursday, May 10, 2007
Brisbane: Dull City, Awesome Daytrips
After spending the last 5 days in Brisbane, I can tell those of you on a time crunch, budget, or any sort of logic, to SKIP IT! Ok, I'll give the tour guides some credit, it's overpriced but kinda cute. In a Victoria, BC kinda way (without the ocean)...nice to visit, dine at restaurants, see the cafes, meander along the river, but that's it! There is one main bar, a backpacker bar, full of...you guessed it, backpackers. Not too bad, but so fully packed you can hardly talk. Also, it's a good realization that you've been in Singapore too long when you forget your jacket at an internet cafe at 1 am, come back 6 hours later looking for it...and genuinely expect it to be there! Nope, my black fleece is gone...which in Canada, is no problem, but after Singapore's humidity, 17 degrees is COLD!
So, I'm headed to Byron Bay to check out the beaches, meet people at hostels and go to a mini surf camp this weekend. Soak up the sunshine...before this Aussie winter turns really cold!
The slideshow below is a quick look at a few of the gorgeous animals at Lone Pine and Steve Irwin's zoo...so cute!