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Brisbane, Queensland Australia

Storey Bridge and Brisbane Skyline

A few of my fellow travellers and myself were discussing what is Australia’s best city. Without hesitation, I chose Brisbane.

I guess what came out of it was that each city and each town means something different to each person. Each city and town has it’s own culture and personality, that suits the personalities of the people who live there.

I like Brisbane best (even though I have a certain fondness for quite a lot of other places as well). The climate suited me. Not too hot and not too cold; just a nice temperate climate.

The atmosphere also appealed to me. Brisbane is like a big country town. As recently as the 70’s, I can remember most of the arterial roads were still unsealed dirt roads tracks.

Brisbane Casino

Brisbane Casino

I particularly liked the galleries at Paddington and New Farm, and found inspiration for writing by walking through the city streets to the solitude of the Botanical Gardens on the Brisbane River. Or a quiet afternoon reading on South Bank, before swimming in the only sand beach in any capital city CBD in Australia (again, South Bank).

The people appealed to me. There is a wide diversity of different lifestyles there. There are the long term locals, and a seemingly never ending stream of new faces. About 1,500 new people move to Brisbane every week, from all over Australia and the world. This is the largest movement into any city in Australia, so I argue that a lot of people support me in thinking that Brisbane is the place to be.

Oh, by the way, Jetstar and Virgin Blue have the cheapest flights to Brisbane from most capital cities, if you’re thinking of moving there.

Of course, the others in the party had their own views as to why other cities were the best, and all had merit that I had to agree with. Still, I think it is a personal matter when choosing one place above others.

It is interesting to see what towns or cities others prefer, and why.

http://www.worldtravelx.com/australia-brisbane/ March 24th 2008 05:13

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7 thoughts on “Brisbane, Queensland Australia

  1. HI Craig. Thank you for liking my post “Easter during Fall, does it make sense”?. I’s inspiring that a trainer, a teacher and a writer did like my post. Anyway, about Brisbane, I went there for the first time last December to see my long time friend from the Philippines and her family who just migrated to Australia last November. I did not see the city much because we just stayed in their place and returned to our accommodation at the Gold Coast that night. But just like you, I Iove the weather in Queensland than NSW since I came from a hot and humid country.

    Posted by littleprince68 | February 25, 2012, 15:22
    • I thought back to my own experiences celebrating holidays in the “opposite” seasons when I am in the Northern Hemisphere, which is why your article caught my eye.

      Posted by Craig Hill | February 25, 2012, 17:17
  2. I totally agree… I am a born and bred Melbourne girl, who moved to Central Queensland almost 10 years ago (mining related), now living 3 hours out of Brissy. I spend a week a month in Brisbane. And LOVE it. Last week I climbed the Story Bridge and it was one of the best things I have ever done. I have travelled around the USA and Australia, and Brisbane is still my favourite city.

    Posted by Tracie Louise | February 29, 2012, 09:05
  3. What is the atmosphere of the casino? Is it like our Las Vegas (Noisy, brash, exciting) or Atlantic City (“bring your money, lose it and then go back where you came from”) or Germany’s Baden-Baden (act like your wealthy, bring the hottest chachi that will accompany you, and make sure she wears her gold lame’ jump suit)? Boy that was a long question.

    Posted by Waldo "Wally" Tomosky | March 7, 2012, 09:49



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