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RTW 5 1/2 – The Oceania Edition

Brisbane & the Gold Coast, Australia

Posted by on Aug 23, 2010 | 1 comment

Brisbane & the Gold Coast, Australia

I was sad to leave the beautiful beaches of Fiji behind but also looking forward to a few days in the city of Brisbane Australia. After 11 days on remote islands, getting back to a big city sounded better than you’d think. Like Sydney, Brisbane is pretty expensive but I’d found an apartment hotel called the Adina Apartment Hotel for my 3-night stay. Located right next to the Story Bridge, reviewers on Trip Advisor gave the hotel high marks for its views of the bridge and the skyline. And, as you know, I’m a sucker for a great view.

When I arrived at the Adina and checked into my one-bedroom apartment, I was pleasantly surprised – it was everything I’d read it would be and more. The best part was the large deck with sweeping views of downtown across the Brisbane River. The second best part was the washer and dryer in the bathroom (may not sound like that big a deal but if you’d been living out of a carry-on suitcase for a month, you’d understand).

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