We walked around the markets in Brisbane South Bank . There are so many creations; it is mind-blowing. I was mesmerized by a photographer and her stall T-Travel full of works of art printed on acrylic panels.
We took the ferry which is the most common public transport during the weekend. The wind in your hair and beautiful trees along the banks of the river. Everything comprised in a growing city with highrises.
We also spent a day in Burleigh Heads which is the South Side of Gold Coast away from highrises and traffic. Burleigh Heads is a pearl. We were at Zoe’s holiday house which was just in front of the creek amist a temperate rainforest. From the balcony I could smell the eucalypts and see the wild turkeys chasing themselves around.
Moreover we managed to put a paddle board on top of a trailer and take it all the way down to the creek where we did some paddle boarding. It was the second time in my life. My first time I was actually surfing with the paddle board which resulted in a distaser…I am better at regular surfing. However, I discoverd how paddle boarding is relaxing and helps to engage your core so feel more balanced and grounded especially if you are in shallow, tranquil clear waters.
Give it a try! With the Gold Coast experience my advise is to do not take things for granted and do not be judgemental, instead when someone says “that place is really ugly” take it is an opportunity to go discover and find the beauty. And do so in your daily life as well. When something doesn’t go according to your plans, see the beauty, the opportunity or the lesson behind it. That will help to see your life differently and become more passionate!
Do you have any experience of a place or event or party where you were not sure whether to go or not and in the end you were glad that you did because you had fun or met amazing people or discovered beautiful places? Share it!
Ciao! My name is Silvia. I am passionate about languages and cultures. After my MA's Degree in Translation and Interpreting I went to Ireland to work for a multinational; I was excited as it is hard to find a proper job in Italy.
After a couple of years although I had a good life and good friends, I realised that there was something missing. The little child within myself had the dream to travel the world and speak as many languages as possible to communicate with people.
In 2014 I decided to quit my job and travel to India and Nepal for 9 months mostly as solo travel.
In 2015 I lived in New Zealand and spent the winter season snowboarding and working. In 2016 I went to Australia and there I stayed.
Now June 2017 I am embarking another journey to Nepal. My new project is about shooting a documentary about permaculture and the rebuilding Nepal after the 2015 earthquake in a sustainable way visiting the community "Hasera Farm".
Please follow my adventures unfolding!
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