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I had spent three full weeks in Brisbane and and apart from my cash-in-hand job there I also went around exploring the city and even done a lot of side trips like down to the Gold Coast, visiting the city’s world-famous koala sanctuary and even went out to North Stradbroke Island for a full day trip …
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What to do in Brisbane? 5 Highlights

Last updated: August 14th, 2014 | in Beyond Thailand
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Unlike many other backpackers I met in Australia, Brisbane is one of my absolute favorite cities down under. While it’s true that there aren’t as many tourist attractions and that you can easily visit one after another in five days, I like Brisbane for it’s good mix between big city feeling that offers many quiet …
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Perfect Shot: The Best View over Brisbane

Last updated: August 14th, 2014 | in Beyond Thailand
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Located on a hill 7km southwest of downtown Brisbane, the lookout on Mt Coot-tha has the best view all over Brisbane and its surroundings. I just found out about it more or less by accident on my way back from the Koala Sanctuary as the group of backpackers that I met there told me about it …
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A Trip to North Stradbroke Island

Last updated: August 15th, 2014 | in Beyond Thailand
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I had just gotten back to my hostel from Brisbane’s Koala Sanctuary as I started figuring out another cool day trip that I could take during my stay in Queensland’s capital. So it just happened that I was talking to some local Australian guy and he recommended me North Stradbroke Island, located just 30km east …
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A day trip to Brisbane’s Koala Sanctuary

Last updated: August 15th, 2014 | in Beyond Thailand
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I had already been traveling along Australia’s east coast for three weeks – and still not seen a single kangaroo or koala. Quite sad about that I tried to figure out if there is any kind of zoo in Brisbane that has Australia’s famous animals. If I couldn’t see them in the nature (actually, later …
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The world is full of beautiful beaches and especially during my travels through Oceania and South East Asia, I have seen a lot. I often get asked: “What is the most beautiful beach you have ever seen?” That’s actually quite a difficult question and a lot more hard to answer like what place has the …
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My First Job Abroad

Last updated: August 29th, 2014 | in Beyond Thailand
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Finding a job isn’t always easy. Especially if you are in a foreign country, 19 years old and just finished high school. I was confronted with this situation however and a few days helping out in a warehouse in Brisbane wasn’t enough for getting together a sufficient amount of money that allowed me to travel …
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