Brisvegas

Living in Perth means that you usually don’t get to see a whole lot of the rest of Australia.  Why?  Well, it’s expensive to travel in Australia, it takes time to get everywhere and it’s expensive when you get there.  Why would you spend $1,000 on airfares and accommodation to get to the Eastern States…

Silly in Surfers

We are playing tourist today – hard core tourist.  We’ve got the tacky t-shirts, sunnies and hats and we are ready to hit up a whole bunch of attractions that we normally probably wouldn’t go near (without a disguise anyway). But we have to return the hire car first, so after doing that we hop…

I Hear Tamborines!

Yay!  Road trip day today.  My sister and I have hired a car for the day and decided to take a drive out to Tamborine Mountain, about 30-45 very windy, hilly minutes away from Surfers Paradise.   As we head into the outskirts of Tamborine, we spy a sign for a mushroom farm. We love mushrooms,…

Stalking the Streets of Surfers

The day has dawned beautifully, full of sun and light.  So we step out onto the streets to start exploring.  Meandering through the streets, the first thing we come across is a statue.  It’s of an incredibly small looking man, ironically named Bruce Small.  Born in New South Wales, he was responsible for making Malvern…

Coasts of Gold

My tenancy agreement for the two bedroom stunner is all signed and accepted, water, gas and electricity applications lodged.  All that has to happen is that I sign the lease and pick up the keys.  I reckon there’s time for one last trip before I make the move to Melbourne and it just so happens that my sister…