A bit of a delayed Travel Tuesday today! So sorry! I just started a new job, so I’m just getting my routine back together. And of course, it’s that crazy time of year anyway. So fun fun fun!
Anywayyyy, after all the excitement in Port Lincoln, we started to head back up towards our Aussie home that is Brisbane. We originally wanted to sell the van down south and fly back up there, but with limited money and time we decided to was better to make our way back up there to work and try to sell the van there. Rather than stay in Melbourne or Adelaide and potentially run out of money before shifting the mystery machine.
The plan was to get back as quickly and cheaply as possible! So we headed off on the long drive. We stopped over on service stations or rest stops to reduce cost, all the money we had left had to pay for fuel to get us back. We did see some gorgeous scenery on the way, and a couple of Australia’s landmarks, such as the dog on a tuck box and another of the ‘Big Things’.
Once back in Brisbane, we headed for the hostel, where we were well and truly looked after. We were given a room and told we would be back on the working rosta asap. Thank you Nomads! Oh yeah! Since we had been gone, the hostel had changed from Base to Nomads, which was a little odd but we soon got used to it. Most of the old reception crew had moved on, but we got to know the new guys and had a blast.
Now, there weren’t many big adventures while in Brissy. We were flat broke so it was work, work, work! I was determined to make enough money to get us to Cairns, I just had to see the reef. So we were both working all the hours they could throw at us, including any extra jobs that needed doing for a bar tab or free meal in the bar! Every little helps. We did have some great nights out in Down Under Bar.
I did go on one little adventure with fellow receptionist Alicia. We had a nice little date day out of town to the Piggy Back Café in Jindalee. We had to get the bus out of town, and after two failed attempts and a loop around the CBD, we were on the right bus and headed for the café. The bus dropped us right opposite, which was lucky because we had no idea where we were going. We both had a rainbow coffee and a piece of cake 🙂 The rainbow coffee was beautiful 🙂
Other Brisbane adventures included, regular trips to Southbank (some more sober than others), more girly lunch dates, and even Harry Potter special event with Blackmilk Clothing.
Even though we didn’t get up to anything too wild while we were working, I loved being back in Brisbane. Its our Aussie home and we have some awesome friends there. I loved being back, and was pretty sad when it was time to go again. This was our last goodbye.
Bye for now