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"Did ya getcha win?"

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 13 Aug 2015 | By stephmonahan | Views [488]

So yesterday was the public holiday for Ekka. Ekka (an Aussie abbreviation for exhibition) is the "Royal Queensland Show" which is sorta like a really big state fair. Anyway we had the Wednesday off so that people could go to the horse races for Mekka ... Read more >

Tags: australia, brisbane, doomben, ekka, horse races, mekka wednesday, queensland

First 2 Weeks of School Plus Some Weekend Adventures

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 7 Aug 2015 | By stephmonahan | Views [327]

So I've had the first two weeks of classes at the University of Queensland (located in the Brisbane suburb of St. Lucia) and I can honestly say that I'm super excited about all of the classes that I am taking. I'm fufilling a couple of my general education ... Read more >

Tags: australia, brisbane, study abroad, university of queensland

Bushwalking and Dragon Boat Training

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 28 Jul 2015 | By stephmonahan | Views [397]

I had a pretty adventurous Friday and Saturday this past weekend. I spent pretty much all day Friday bushwalking (Aussie for "hiking") up in the Mt. Coot-tha Forest just outside of Brisbane. Then on Saturday, I had my first training session for the Dragon ... Read more >

Tags: australia, brisbane, bushwalking, dragon boat, hiking, mt coot-tha, south bank

Brissy: A Food Lover's Paradise

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 22 Jul 2015 | By stephmonahan | Views [368]

I've been in Brisbane (aka Brissy) for exactly a week now and let me tell you, that is more than enough time to truly fall in love with this beautiful city. You get the big city feel, but with a lowkey, laid-back atmosphere and unbelievably friendly ... Read more >

Tags: australia, brisbane, food, food market, south bank

Sunbathing in Brisbane

USA | Wed, 24 Dec 2014 | By aamato20 | Views [726]

The morning after the siege was gloomy, literally and figuratively. There were police everywhere and a part of the city shut off from cars and foot traffic. So I walked over to Darling Harbor and then up to Circular Quay and grabbed a ferry to Toranga ... Read more >

Tags: australia, beaches, brisbane, jellyfish, sydney

First steps - UK to Brisbane, Australia

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 9 Dec 2013 | By clare-tamea | Views [328]

Finally, house sold, contents stored, rucksacks packed and ready to go - all 35 hours of travel by train, plane and foot from Shrewsbury UK to Brisbane, Australia. Brisbane is a very relaxed, friendly and civilised city full of parks, museums, galleries ... Read more >

Tags: brisbane

Day one from Brisbane to SP

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 10 Sep 2013 | By knoxknoxrocks | Views [401]

First time blogging...so bare with me friends..............After a day of travel all i can say is...It's been an adventure so far. Soooo long flight, landed at Brisbane airport and it was away we go...... First order of business.I needed to get in contact ... Read more >

Tags: brisbane, knoxknox, surfers paradise, travel

Pre-trip freakout.

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 28 Jul 2013 | By lliddell | Views [241]

So I'm sitting here and I've got my passport, my flights, my backpack and my board. My exchange applications have been approved, I have sufficient bank to last the whole 6 months (hopefully), I've got a house sorted in Gdl and a lift from the airport ... Read more >

Tags: brisbane, family, guadalajara, home, mexico, packing, panic, pre-trip anxiety

Quokka spotting

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 27 Jun 2013 | By hannahhackett | Views [3886]

I'm a little behind as the last few days have been a bit hectic but thought I should close the chapter on WA. The couple days after we left Coral Bay were pretty uneventful as we were just driving back down the coast.  Some very long straight ... Read more >

Tags: bay, brisbane, lions, quokka, rottnest island, sea

The Sunshine Coast, Queensland

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 23 Jun 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [723]

My first sighting of Brisbane coincides with the most magnificent sunset I have seen in a long time. Typically it would be the first time I have not had a window seat, but this was too good to miss and so making my apologies, I leaned over to get a couple ... Read more >

Tags: australia, brisbane, glasshouse mountains, maleny, montville, noosa, premier motor service, secrets

Photos: Brisbane, Gold Coast & a little bit of Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 3 Jan 2013 | By nancyunderthestars | Photo Gallery

A quick visit to Brisbane for my bestie's wedding with a side trip to Gold Coast to visit family & New Year's
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Tags: australia, bbq, brisbane, champagne, gold coast, paradise, sailing, surfers, sydney, wine

Landing in the land down under

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 26 Oct 2011 | By dreamjourneyer | Views [311]

Day 1   Tomorrow  X base hostel  Brisbane, Queensland   On the 14 hour plane ride over, I watched on the Australian news coverage about the arrival of the queen. Had I arrived two days earlier (or on U.S. time) I would have tried to be where she ... Read more >

Tags: brisbane, landing in oz, travel

Julian Who????

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 10 Jun 2010 | By vixietrixie | Views [334]

Got to Brisvegas and spent the first hour marvelling at both the crazy reception man and the Hammer Horror style ancient lift at my Base hostel. Then went for a walk on the Southbank and in the Farmers market- possibly the best food related freebies ... Read more >

Tags: brisbane, down under bar, koalas, lone pine

first week

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 16 Sep 2009 | By bigwill-kenyon | Views [448] | Comments [1]

Hi I arrived after a really long flight, after which i was ridiculously tired. I ended up sleeping all day once i got into my room boring but i needed it so bad .lol The next day i ended up meeting some people who are also on the ranch program .Unfortunately ... Read more >

Tags: australia zoo, brisbane


AUSTRALIA | Wed, 16 Sep 2009 | By adam_hamish | Views [1945]

It has come to the last blog for the boys on this epicness as road trip. The orange beast has made it to the last destination which is the Brisbane massive. We shacked up at one of the best back packers of the whole trip called BUNK. It really ... Read more >

Tags: adam rikys, adventures, australia, backpackers, brisbane, hamish, queensland, road trip, van-tastic adventures, world nomads

The first, highly caffeinated, title

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 11 Aug 2009 | By shorn | Views [355]

So, yeah. Last minute shennanigans out of the way, sitting around at an internet cafe in order to avoid sitting around at the airport.  Because that's so much better :)  Actually, it is - much better coffee here; Holy Bob am I going to miss Cosmo.... Read more >

Tags: brisbane, coffee, smart.fingers

BUNKin' in Brisbane

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 27 Jul 2009 | By smarkas | Views [1530]

Well, we think it is safe to say, that after spending eight months in hostels in southeast Asia, the backpackers in Australia really take things to a different level. We bounced into BUNK  Backpackers this afternoon to meet with Ben and check out ... Read more >

Tags: australia, brisbane, hostels, road trip, travel, van-tastic adventures

Tasmania - Queensland

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 9 Apr 2009 | By smorg | Views [693] | Comments [2]

Right it's been a while and a lot has happened since I last posted nodoubt I will forget things but i'll do my best to remember it all. The hostel in Launceston was awful very dirty and bugs all over the place, the only highlight here was the beautiful ... Read more >

Tags: brisbane, gold coast, surfers paradise

Packedin Brisbane

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 18 Oct 2008 | By iainob1 | Views [1025]

  Brisbane feels a lot slower and more relaxed than the bustling Sydney that hits you when you step off the plane on the first day on your Aussie experience. You can walk up the streets in the city centre at a slower pace and not feel your keeping ... Read more >

Tags: australia, backpacking, brisbane, packedin

Ssssssssspringbrook National Park

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 19 Jun 2008 | By blue_skies | Views [22039] | Comments [2]

While walking through a dense sub-tropical rainforest:   Nora: I wonder how many snakes are in this park. Kelly: Don’t be silly. It’s winter. They’re all hiding. I think they're hibernating. Nora: Hibernating? Do snakes ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, brisbane, hiking, springbrook national park, trekking, waterfalls, world nomads

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