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Another Day in Brisbane City

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Up to now i’ve only spent one day in Brisbane City. All the other days were moreless around Brisbane or Goldcoast. So I decided to go another day to the actual city to see if there’s any more interesting things to see.

The morning

Breakfast in Brisbane

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I went to have Breakfast at “Harveys” in James Street at about 8am. I don’t exactly remember the name of the meal but I’ll try to describe it. Some poached egg on potato-feta roesti with cooked sweet corn, avocado cream and herb curd. May sound a bit weird the way I describe it but I can assure you, it was really really delicous! Also the service was really good and I can definitely recommend this restaurant to you.

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After being done eating, I wanted to get to “Myers Center” to meet Kathy. As there were many Bikes for rent on every corner of the street, I thought about renting one. Though to be honest, I was just too lazy to sign-up (for CityCycle) so I decided to take a bus!
I just noticed once again that public transport in Brisbane is really expensive if you buy single-tickets on the bus!

TIP: If you plan on staying a couple days in Brisbane using public transportation, buy a GO-Card! With this card it’s always at least 30% cheaper than a single-paper-ticket.

Walking along Southbank

As I arrived at Myers Center and met Kathy, we walked together to Southbank where she would show me around some nice places along Brisbane River. Probably most famous for Southbank is its Ferris Wheel right next to the river. You’ll probably have a nice view from up there, but I actually didn’t try it.
A couple meters further down, we reached the “Nepalese Pagoda”. The Nepalese Peace Pagoda is kinda left-over of the World Expo ’88 in Brisbane and was built by an german architect on behalf of the Kingdom of Nepal.

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After another few minutes walking, we arrived at the man-made beach next to brisbane river. It’s a nice big pool with a white-sand beach. You can go chilling or swimming without paying any fee and even a life-guard is there for your safety all the time!

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Tour on Brisbane River

A boat-tour is probably one of the best things you could do to see the Skyline of the City. Of course you could do a guided boat-tour but I actually just wanted to chill a little bit and watch the skyline so we decided to go on a CityCat. This kind of boat is just a public transport on Brisbane River to bring you from one site to the other. We just missed one CityCat and waited a few minutes for the next one to come. Though in the meanwhile another boat arrived at the dock. I quickly looked it up on the internet and saw that it is mainly doing the same as a CityCat but is for free! So we hurried a little bit to get on the boat and went on an about 1hour ride. I don’t want to talk to much about it, just have a look at the pictures ;).

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The Afternoon

Lunch @ Treasury Casino

After enjoying the boat-tour for about 1hour, it was already time to get some lunch and think about what we could do in the afternoon.

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Eating at the Casino? – Yes, right! There is a famous restaurant called Fat Noodle. If you’ll ever visit Brisbane and like asian food, check it out! As we were seated, they served us some hot tea right the way. I ordered some spring rolls as appetizer and as a main course roasted duck with noodles, vegetables and soup. The roasted duck was sooo delicous! And btw, the restaurant has a pretty good price-quality ratio.

Looking for sunglasses

Did I already mention I lost my good beloved sunglasses somewhere in Alice Springs? Pretty sad! Anyway, I decided to not buy any good ones again for this trip in case I’m gonna lose them again. So we walked through the city to see if there’s any shop with some good-looking, cheap sunglasses that suit me. But even after spending a couple hours I didn’t find any. We were kinda sick walking in so many stores without finding anything, that we decided to do something else.

Pool Billards & Airhockey

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In Brisbane City are a couple places where you can play billards all day. We went to “Cue City” which I can totally recommend! They have a lot of pool-tables in really good quality and a nice athmosphere.

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Right next to it there is a Timezone where you can play a lot of games like airhockey, car race-simulations, shooting games etc. We spent the last hour of our day in the city over there and had a lot of fun!

Before every one hit his way home, we made another appointment for wednesday to go to Dreamworld and Whitewater-World. As you remember I’ve already been to Dreamworld once but only for half a day, so I wanted to see if there’s any more fun stuff over there :).

Read my next blog-post: Dreamworld 2nd & Whitewater-World (probably coming on friday)

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