This blog will document my exploration of Brisbane throughout the next year, as a former Sydney-Sider. I'll be providing useful local information and bringing you along the journeys my heart and mind will travel.
When colleagues find out I live in the city, their first
reaction is to say “Wow! You’re in amongst it all!” It’s really amusing to me
because, unlike Sydney and Melbourne, nothing much is open on weeknights or
even on the weekends (even most gyms!). Intrigued, I found out from many locals that most people
go to the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast on the weekends. Many even live out
that way and commute to Brisbanefor work.
Easter was a four day holiday so I took up an invitation to
have a little break by going to the Gold Coast. A honk from a cruising car welcomed
us, along with the fresh breezes from the sea air nearby. Tourists had already
found their place at the cafes on the main strip of Broadbeach, Surf Parade, but we managed to find a cosy little table for brunch at Lust Cafe and
Restaurant. I thoroughly enjoyed my food despite a little mistake the
waitstaff made in their ordering but the owner rectified it and I walked away
happy. What else can I do on the Gold Coast? Head to: Seafood and Sea Breezes at the Burleigh Heads Surf Club; To Fishy Adventures at Sea World! and; On the way up to O'Reilly's on the Gold Coast Hinterland.