Australia – Brisbane

– MAY 01-04, 2015

The travels have taken us to the city of Brisbane.  Back in Vancouver, Jill used to work with Nancy until she moved to Brisbane with her long time boyfriend Tristan (he’s originally from Australia).  Nancy and Jill kept in touch and arranged for us to get together when we hit Brisbane on our adventure.

Nancy and Tristan were amazing hosts who went out of their way to make our time there memorable.  Fantastic hosts who proactively set up things for us to do while understanding that we are on a travel budget.  They made our time in Brisbane among our best experiences yet.

Tristan, Nancy and Jill chilling at the pub on the Brisbane boardwalk

Tristan, Nancy and Jill chilling at the pub on the Brisbane boardwalk

Nancy and Tristan organized for us to all ride the Brisbane ferris wheel.  It gave us some great views of the downtown city core while an audio recording informed us of some of the history of the sites we observed.

The Brisbane Ferris Wheel

The Brisbane Ferris Wheel

The boardwalk contained some interesting design details, such as these lightboxes.  They function as seats and pieces of art, which marry aesthetics and functionality.

The Brisbane boardwalk contains interesting light boxes that come alive at night.

The Brisbane boardwalk contains interesting light boxes that come alive at night.

Brisbane has some interesting buildings, but this one was the one that really caught our eye.  It had an LED design that made a DNA type structure appear at night.

The lights making a DNA structure of this building was cool at night.

The lights making a DNA structure of this building was cool at night.

Nancy and Tristan arranged to drive us out to some nature sights.  This park area had some easy walking paths, a waterfall and vegetation that could inspire anyone.

Tristan, Nancy and Jill in the nature park

Tristan, Nancy and Jill in the nature park

 

Another plant came down onto a tree and sapped the life out of it, in return it took over the original trees home.

Another plant came down onto a tree and sapped the life out of it, in return it took over the original trees home.

 

A waterfall

A waterfall

 

A waterfall

A waterfall

 

The space at the bottom of the waterfall contains a cave-like area for bats and glow worms.

The space at the bottom of the waterfall contains a cave-like area for bats and glow worms.

To be honest, we reached a point on this journey where we really needed a friendly face and a taste of home.  Nancy and Tristan really stepped up and made our time there exactly what we needed.  Thank you Nancy and Tristan for your hospitality.

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For more photos of our adventure go to our flickr account here.

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