First time to Brisbane; so fun!

This was my first backpacking trip to Brisbane, but it definitely won’t be my last. Me and a bunch of buddies stayed at the Brisbane Backpackers Hostel, because we heard it had a pool and a hot tub. That was fabulous; I have been backpacking before and never paid just over $20 for a place that had a hot tub.

The rooms weren’t huge, but they weren’t cramped, and the whole place was really clean. There were also tennis courts, as well as a free bus to the transit centre every hour. The resort isn’t way out of the city center, but the free bus made getting around way easier.

One day, we visitied the South Bank Parklands. With a gorgeous little manmade beach right in the middle of the city that was surprisingly clean and pleasant to swim in. The parklands also have walking paths, gardens and unique little shops all over. We spent an entire fabulous bright and sunny day at the Parklands. It was fun to picnic, but there are better eateries in the city itself.

Also in the parklands is a big ferris wheel called the Wheel of Brisbane that gives you great views of the whole city if you go on it. We just took the bus to the South Bank, but on the way back, we took a little catamaran part of the way. We met someone who recommended it, and it was a lot of fun, and costs the same price as the bus would have.

On a Sunday night, we headed out to Fortitude Valley. While there isn’t much to see there during the daytime, at night, the area explodes. Many of the pubs were packed, and someone told us to go to the Press Room, one of the best known bars and live music venues in Brisbane. Since it was Sunday, the place was packed since there was actually a band playing. There were leather couches and private booths (good luck getting one, though) and after the band was done a DJ played stuff until super late.

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