Trip Start Oct 09, 2006
30Trip End Sep 2007
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Brisbane may have many attractions, but our hostel in the city was not one of them, so we caught the very cheap but really handy train, with air con, down to Surfers.
The hostelers in surfers surf during the day, then drink cheap wine that comes in $6 4 litre boxes, before heading out on the hostel organised pub crawls.
Didn't fancy any of that business. We joined them in a few drinking games then chatted with the remaining older backpackers before getting an early night.
At one point in the crocoseum show, a man in a Steve Irwin suit comes running out to shouts of Crikey from the crowd and staff. Bizarre.
Not too much different from the Sydney Zoo but on a much bigger scale and more americanised over enthusiastic staff.
It was a good full day though, from 9 till 3 and pretty good value.
The lady at the motel who incidentley has a 6 foot 8 inch son living in England, gave us a lift to the station in the morning.
We hooked up to a free wireless connection outside the Virgin VIP lounge at the airport for a few hours, checking email and stuff.
Lots of travellers told us about a few things to do on the east coast north of Brisbane, mostly involving sand and sea, so we decided to skip all of that as we knew there would be plenty of sea and sand to come in Thailand. Another cheapo Virgin blue plane took us on a bumpy ride to cairns.