#TAKEMEBACKTUESDAY : BRISBANE 07.27.14

I was thinking about posting this 2 weeks ago right after moving here at WordPress. But these past few weeks has been an exhausting week for me and wasn’t in the mood to blog. Even if this post is 1-year overdue, I still wanted to share this with y’all ’cause this is gonna be my very first Travel Post.

It was 27th of July last year that I had this chance to visit the beautiful City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.ย But first off, how did I really get the chance to visit Brisbane anyway?

Just to make the story short, my Aunt asked me to give a try on lodging my papers to get an Australian Tourist Visa. I didn’t even know that she was planning to fly out, she just said that “just in case” that I wanted to come with her for a vacay sometime. And so I did, I’ve lodged my papers at the Australian High Commission here in PNG and submit all the documents required. I wasn’t really hoping that I’ll get approved nor wasn’t expecting. So after 2 weeks of lodging the papers, I’ve received an email from Aussie HighComm, visa was granted and good for 1 year. Yipee! I wasn’t actually expecting it. Can you just imagine? I am holding an Australian Tourist Visa? Hihihi ๐Ÿ™‚ So my Aunt immediately booked our flight 2 weeks before. And a week before our flight, I’ve felt the excitement. I had those sleepless nights. I am thinking of it each and everyday. I even packed my bags for 3D2N vacay. Hey, 3D2N wasn’t bad at all. Just wanted to have a break and stay away from pressure.

And so the day came. I had to wake up early and get ready for our out of the country vacay. We have to be at the airport 1 hr before our flight so we arrived at the airport 6am.

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Me and my cousin while waiting for boarding ๐Ÿ™‚

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Honestly, I hate riding on a plane. It’s not that I am afraid of heights, it’s just that I don’t want the air pressure does to my ears. And because we were talking about “going to Brisbane”, I have no choice but to take the pain and I don’t really care how painful my ear was.

It takes 2 and a half hr travel from Port Moresby to Brisbane. So we arrived there half pass 10. So from Brisbane International Airport, we headed straight to DFO(Direct Factory Outlet), we had our lunch there and of course, did shopping ๐Ÿ™‚

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After having lunch and done with the panic buyingย esteย shopping, we’ve decided to get into our apartment. So we ride on a taxi so it will be easy for us to locate where the apartment is. And what a coincidence thatย manong taxi driver is a Filipino too ๐Ÿ™‚ ย We’ve been telling stories toย manong until we’ve finally arrived to our destination.

After checking in to the apartment, we put our luggage and things we have bought from DFO. Even I was dead tired, we still explored Queenstreet during the night ๐Ÿ™‚

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It was winter that time so we have to wear our sweatshirts, beanies, scarves, long pants and socks just to help keep us warm. But still freakin’ cold ๐Ÿ˜

On our second day, it’s Theme Park Day. We went to Australia’s largest theme park located atย Gold Coast, Queensland, DreamWorldย andย WhiteWaterWorld. We ride on a train and it takes 1 hr travel from Brisbane to Gold Coast. But even though it takes a 1 hourย travel, I didn’t even get bored because the train is a free wifi zone. Wow!

So it’s me and my cousin while waiting for the next train. He looks amaze with my monopod(whispering).

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And finally we arrived.

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Dreamworld is having a promo, if it’s your birth month, you’ll get your ticket for free. Just in time, it’s actually my Aunt and cousin’s birth month so they’ve got their tickets for free. And since I am not getting a free ticket , my Aunt paid it for me, hihihi ๐Ÿ™‚ This ticket is accessible for both, DreamWorld and WhiteWaterWorld and valid only within the day of purchase.10361279_844811785529312_1089268987625286580_n

We first went to WhiteWaterWorld.

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How I wish I can take home these big slippers with me, lol ๐Ÿ˜€

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Your WhiteWaterWorld Adventure is not complete without riding on this Hydro Coaster. Look our epic faces in here ๐Ÿ˜€

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It was getting cold so WhiteWaterWorld had to close 3PM so we hurriedly changed our clothes and went to DreamWorld – and yes we did ๐Ÿ™‚

As passing on to the DreamWorld’s entrance, we first saw this Madagascar Madness.ย “I like to move it, move it”.

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Jerr and I waiting for our turn to get a photo with Madagascar’s Mascots, but we missed it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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It’s King Julien and Alex the Lion ๐Ÿ™‚

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And Po the Panda too ๐Ÿ˜€

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After exploring the park, we visited the Coroboree Park(a Zoo) which is located right inside of DreamWorld Park. And look who I’ve met, It’s Mr. Kangaroo ๐Ÿ™‚

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It was actually my first, to see, touched and fed a Kangaroo. Oh what an experience ๐Ÿ™‚10394562_844834248860399_45508403049948041_n

I’ve seen a Koala too but I didn’t capture it ’cause it was sleeping(Koalas are nocturnal).

We went back to Brisbane around 6pm and headed to night market to buy some souvenirs.

Third Day, I wasn’t feeling like going back to Port Moresby but I have to. I’ve already spent 3 days vacay, work is waiting for me and I have no choice but to come back ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Goodbye Brisbane. I am sure that I’ll visit you again SOON.

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I’ll say that my 3D2N in Brisbane was one of my best days ever from last year. Start calling me mababaw, well I don’t care. I’m happy like a kid ๐Ÿ™‚

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These souvenirs are little reminders that “I WASN’T DREAMING, I’VE BEEN TO BRISBANE”.

PS: Sorry for the not-so-good photos. I don’t own DSLR Camera, so I just used my iPad Mini on taking photos. I hope I’ll get my own DSLR Camera SOON ๐Ÿ˜€

x lin x

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Author: lingoongeung

Lin. 20+ Crazy Cat Lady. Traveler. Stylist Wanna Be. Frustrated Photographer

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