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. 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 🙂 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.
Me and my cousin while waiting for boarding 🙂
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 🙂
After having lunch and done with the panic buying este 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 that manong taxi driver is a Filipino too 🙂 We’ve been telling stories to 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 🙂
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 😐
On our second day, it’s Theme Park Day. We went to Australia’s largest theme park located at Gold Coast, Queensland, DreamWorld and WhiteWaterWorld. We ride on a train and it takes 1 hr travel from Brisbane to Gold Coast. But even though it takes a 1 hour 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).
And finally we arrived.
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 🙂 This ticket is accessible for both, DreamWorld and WhiteWaterWorld and valid only within the day of purchase.
We first went to WhiteWaterWorld.
How I wish I can take home these big slippers with me, lol 😀
Your WhiteWaterWorld Adventure is not complete without riding on this Hydro Coaster. Look our epic faces in here 😀
It was getting cold so WhiteWaterWorld had to close 3PM so we hurriedly changed our clothes and went to DreamWorld – and yes we did 🙂
As passing on to the DreamWorld’s entrance, we first saw this Madagascar Madness. “I like to move it, move it”.
Jerr and I waiting for our turn to get a photo with Madagascar’s Mascots, but we missed it 😦
It’s King Julien and Alex the Lion 🙂
And Po the Panda too 😀
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 🙂
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 😦 Goodbye Brisbane. I am sure that I’ll visit you again SOON.
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 🙂
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 😀
x lin x