Our next destination was Surfers Paradise where we would stay with my friend Brad, whom I’ve met on my previous (vorherig) travels through Australia two years ago.

We took the Greyhound bus down from Brisbane and I was very excited to see Brad who lives in a nice flat on the 13th floor with a spectacular view over the river and the city.

On the 21st, Tom and I had a walk along the beautifully wide (breit) white sand main beach of Surfers Paradise, had a stroll (bummeln) around the city and then headed to the newly renovated (renoviert) Pacific Fair shopping centre, where we did a little bit of Christmas shopping.

In the evening Brad and his girlfriend Rachel took us to a place called Longboards, where Brad had taken me, Nathalie and Johanna on my previous trip two years ago. Good memories 🙂 Longboards does this huuuuuge 1,8kg burger, which we shared (teilen) between the four of us.

As I would go back to Brisbane the following day to meet up with my au pair kids from Melbourne (who moved to Brisbane on the 20th of December) Tom left in the evening and headed towards Port Macquarie where we would stay with another cousin of his. I would then get the same night bus down a day later.

Thank you again Brad for letting us stay with you and for being such a wonderful human being!