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Aloha Brisbane! The Gold Coast

We checked out Australia’s famous beach city, the Gold Coast

Posted December 17, 2012 by Melissa Chang

Wow, I can’t believe it’s taking me so long to pump out my Brisbane blogs. Usually, when I travel, I blog each night, but it was difficult due to connectivity problems. For you geeks: the wifi issue is not just in Brisbane, but throughout Australia. Keep this in mind if you’re a social media addict like me.

If you go to Brisbane, remember that it’s a gateway to other destinations. If you can, get out and explore other parts of Queensland so you can get a better feel for what the region really looks like. We took an excursion to the Gold Coast — Australia’s famous beach — and met up with our friend Kay Russell, who took us around. I rarely say this about any other beach in the world, but I’ll say it here: The Gold Coast’s beach is way nicer than Hawaii’s. If you’re into sand, surf and sea, this is the place for you. I was almost ashamed when I looked at their ginormous beaches, imagining how Australian visitors must feel when they see our tiny, crowded ones. Well, see for yourself.

Aloha Brisbane! (1 of 35)

Aloha Brisbane!

We got to the train station to go to the Gold Coast. Do you know why Cat is kicking up her heels?

These are just the highlights. If you want to see the rest of my photos, click here.

Other blogs from this trip:
The Daily Dish
World Wide Ed
Island Trails

Next: Our last day in Brisbane, and some travel tips!


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About Melissa Chang

Melissa has been blogging regularly since 2007 and has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and public relations. She is currently an independent marketing consultant, specializing in social media. 

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