The whole world and her husband seems to dream about visiting Australia. I’m sick and tired of dream, so I chose to make it a reality and visit the absolutely beautiful city of Brisbane. I have travelled to a fair few destinations in my short life, but few can rival the beauty of this remarkable city.
When you think of Australia, a lot of images will spring to mind: kangaroos, the Sydney Opera House, alligators and Kylie Minogue. What people fail to tell you about is the food – which is incredible. Seriously. I have never enjoyed food more – and that’s not because I filled myself up on plenty of Goon (which is basically a cask wine that will blow your head off).
One of my favourite places in the city had to be South Side Diner, which offered one of the best burgers I’ve had in a very long time. Honestly, they offer some mouth-watering meat patties that will have you grinning from ear-to-ear once complete. I recommend a visit to anyone who is headed to the city.
You will never be short of fun things to do in Brisbane. I did plan on going into a rugby game, but time ran away with me and it’s an experience I hope to enjoy one day in the future. One of my favourite areas has to be Adelaide Street, because there are so many stylish stores and restaurants – I wish I had the money to spend in them all. I’m a bit of a fashion fan, and most definitely a big foodie, so I could spend my life here and I’d die a very happy man.
I’m not ashamed to say I enjoyed my fair share of drinks in Brisbane – and my favourite spot had to be Alchemy Restaurant & Bar. Not only did offer a laidback atmosphere, but it was an idyllic place to view the Brisbane River with a glass in hand, surrounded by good friends. Moments don’t get much better than this, really.
Australia has well and truly grabbed a hold of my heart and won’t let go. Despite the fact I plan to travel the world, I feel as though I’ve left a little piece of me back in Oz and I long to return. You never know, I may one day call this country my home.