A living legend
Brisbane Travel Blog› entry 17 of 52 › view all entries
On to Brisbane, capital city of Queensland, and time for some real parties! Byron Bay, where I arrived after the Mojo 'surf' week is advertised as Australia's party town. They don't tell you that there are only two-and-a-half clubs and a handful of pubs though. Sigh. Byron Bay was a major let down: bad hostel, bad surf, bad people, bad everything. I decided to leave after a couple of days and make my way to Brisbane. Because of these lesser times I was really looking forward to Brisbane. The sanity of a major city, more stuff to do and see during the day instead of Byron Bay's Main Beach and some new people. Also, I needed a job, as my money is running out fast. Bring it on Brisvegas!
I was desperate to get some good parties going in Brissy and the Met, a young club in the Valley didn't let me down; they lined up Carl Cox for me on my first weekend in Brisbane, and Axwell on my second! Carl Cox is a legend, up and running for two decades now.
You wouldn't suspect it, but I do other stuff than partying, too. Really. I sleep a lot, definitely. No without jokes, I've been looking for a job the last week, and also getting some loose labour work done. I came in contact with a dutch backpacker who was recruiting people for a job as fundraiser.
What's more this week: Happy birthday Australia.
Because I'm running out of money so fast, I've decided to skip Fraser Island, the Whitsundays and Cairns - for now. It's the highseason, piss expensive and full with tourists everywhere along the coast, and I need to money bad. I've got some five weeks left in Australia, before I move on to New Zealand, and I might as well get some use out of my Working Holiday Visa. I'm returning to Australia in July, and I'll have plenty of time for the upper east coast then.
This blog is a mess, I'll be tidying it later. I'll also update some Carl Cox videos, so make sure you check back later!