Down Under ’18: Brisbane

As soon as we stepped off the bus in Brisbane, I knew I was in for a humid few days. The change in climate, even coming from just down the road in northern NSW, is so noticeable. I guess I’m just going to have to get used to it – it’s even worse from now on!

I’ve spent the past few days staying in Albany Creek with Sue and Chris, and it’s been great! They are wonderful hosts and I absolutely love having my own room. You never appreciate a bedroom and proper bathroom more than after a month of hostels.

The past few days have really just been relaxing and exploring Brisbane. On Sunday, my friend Kaibrya, who I met in America last year, and I went on a tour of the city. We started off in the CBD and walked all around the river and Botanic Gardens before heading over to Eat Street in Northshore. After lunch, we went down to the QOMA to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibition before heading back to hers to pick up the car. As it was now nearly sunset, we drove up to Mount Coot-Tha to see the city at twilight.

Yayoi Kusama exhibition at QOMA

The view from Mount Coot-Tha

Monday was the most relaxing day I’ve had in a very, very long time. I woke up super late, had an amazing lie in and spent the day doing laundry and hoping in and out of the hot tub. Tuesday was pretty much just as relaxed – I went down to the city on the train and got the City Hopper ferry down the river. It was nice to see the city from the river, and it’s free, so that was a bonus. In the afternoon I walked around South Bank some more before heading back to Albany Creek.

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