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Up to warmer weather and sad partings

sunny 27 °C

March 24

Today was again moving day. We packed up and Dean and Rachel came over and we went for breakfast. Rachel left to go job hunting and Dean and us strolled the pier and wasted time just enjoying each other.

Too soon, it was time to leave and it never gets any easier letting go of the boy! He is pretty sure that he will come back to Canada for Christmas so at least it wouldn’t be quite as long before we meet again.

We flew to Brisvegas (as the Aussie’s call it because of its growth) and like Canada, you always have one state that doesn’t do Daylight Savings Time so we had to change our clocks back one hour.

This hostel is another one of great character. From the front, it looks like a small sunken little house but once down the path around the house, it is a hidden treasure….very English! It is about 110 feet in depth and a two storey. The owners have their own living quarters here and are very, very hospitable. We do not have an ensuite but the bathroom is next door and we are the only ones down here (our doors open to the blue sky up above). We have a little seating area down here and it is very private. Very hard to describe but maybe some pictures will help.

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We are very close to Chinatown so last night after check-in, we ventured down (only had to stop 4 times for John to consult Orion as to our directions) and had wonderful Thai food. Dean would have been proud and enjoyed the food, I am sure!

Back at the hostel, we had a very interesting conversation with a young lad from Indiana who has his eyes very wide open with respect to his country and their politics.

So, after 12 hours, we are enjoying Brisbane, it is hotter than Melbourne and smaller population wise. And, as I speak, clothes are getting washed in preparation for Tonga which will come sooner than we realize.

Today will be a day of getting to know Brisbane and the wonderful winding river that runs through it.

Posted by Bada Bing 16:06 Archived in Australia Tagged backpacking

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