Wednesday, November 23, 2011

guide to life: brisbane.

welcome to my first 'guide to life' post...
ive come to the realisation that i am full of what i believe to be very useful information and what better place to share it then right here for y'all...
and so here it is...
my guide to...
BRISBANE.
(QLD, Australia)

 mayhem 2011.

ive only been to brisbane a handful of times...
but ive loved it every time!
the recent AASCF cheerleading nationals were held in brisbane and so all the advice below is up to the  minute!!!

ACCOMODATION
we stayed at quest apartments on mary street...
great location, easy walk to queen st and great shopping...
only a 10-15 minute walk to central station...
nice lap pool to play/relax in...

motel pool.

friendly staff who let us leave our bags in their office for the entire day after we had checked out - so convenient...
big apartments, with great closet space and nice bathrooms...
not the nicest motel ive ever stayed but id definately go back!

GETTING AROUND
oh the convience of a big city, where you can just hop on a train or hail a taxi in minutes...
the trains were all soooooo clean!
we caught the train from the airport to central station and then got a 5 min cab ride to our motel - soooo easy!
we also took the train out to boondall to the entertainment centre a couple of times and everything was always running on time :)
yeah we stunt in the street.

SHOPPING
you just can't go past queen st...

taking a break from the shops.

we hit up myer, sportsgirl, dotti, supre, toyworld, to name just a few...
and they certainly made plenty of money out of us!

THINGS TO DO
if you ever find yourself with a few hours free time in brisbane you MUST hit up south bank!!!

pyramid in the pool

the free outdoor pools that feel like you're at the beach...

maddie's basket back tuck!

the best lil lolly shop...
rolling grass to sunbake on...
the pretty flowers...

south bank 2011

views over the brisbane lake and across to the city...
heaven!

EAT ME
 you just can't go past jo-jo's restaurant...

at jo-jo's.

we had dinner here on our first night and lunch on our last day...
which meant i got to enjoy both the pumpkin pizza and the vegetarian pad thai...
both delicious!

my GIANT pizza at jo-jo's!

everyone enjoyed their meals here and it was great for a big group like us because there was just soooooooooo much choice!!!

have you been to brisbane???
any advice to share??
anything i missed?


:)

xx

4 comments:

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I would LOVE to go to Brisbane though I have never been to your neck of the regional woods whatsoever. Would love to come down there! These pictures look a lot like Orange, California (near LA), really similar actually. Loving all the poses this entire post, ahah.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

We went to Brisbane last year and just loved it and Surfers. Such a cool and laid back place!!! WITH SUN!!

Holly said...

aww this post rules. i was in brisbane in 2005 and this brings me back. its so pretty!

Jane@ Things to do in Brisbane said...

Seems like you had a blast in Brisbane.

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