Just to make it clear from the beginning: I’m not trying to start a rant here. I just found myself thinking about my past 10 years of travelling, and evaluating what I would do again and what is changing about my travel habits. “How do you choose where to go next?” is a topic that I discuss quite often, so it was easy to do 1+1 and integrate the whole sightseeing mentality to this article. Let me switch the main question from “What place are you chosing to go next?” to “What do you REALLY want to see and experience?”. And answer it honestly.
If I will ever be able to choose in which kind of place worldwide I want to live, then probably somewhere with a vibe like in this cute little town. What impressed me the most during my trip on the Australian eastcoast weren’t the huge cities like Sydney – but more the smaller oasis spread around the CBDs. Let yourself get wrapped in. This is Eumundi state of mind.
When I stepped out of the coach that took myself to Noosa, I was feeling quite weird. In the beginning, I had no idea why: I just arrived in a lovely town, I had warm air around my ears and a beach pretty close to me. It was a choking feeling, like air was almost missing in my lungs…
I spent the most time I was in Australia by hanging around in Brisbane. This happened because I was trying to avoid thunderstorms coming up on the northern coast. As you might have noticed, I am a coast lovers, but I have to admit that Brisbane was one of my favourite cities of Australia. I walked through the different districts, and I put together a list of my favourite places.
It was pretty clear for me that during my month in Australia I wanted to see Koalas and Kangoroos once. I am not a fan of caged animals though, so I tried to figure out where I could see them in a friendlier environment. We were lucky enough to be served by an amazing staff at the YHA Hostel in Brisbane City, where they reccommended us to go and visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
Yesterday I started my trip back south, I’ll be soon in Brisbane since my flight to Bali will leave from there. However, the lovely City of Brisbane doesen’t have a beach nearby, so I decided to stop in between, in Rainbow Beach.
I have mixed feelings when it comes to arranged day trips. I’ve seen various of them and I didn’t experience always supersweet stuff. Depending on where you’re travelling at, you’ll see how differently organized this trips can be.