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57: Brisbane + Sydney (Living the Australian Life)

April 11, 2019
Spending almost three weeks in Brisbane and Sydney helped us truly understand the ins and outs of Australian life. We enjoyed our time with our two friends, Nick and Kathryn, and their kind family. BBQs, rugby, and laughter dominated our time in Brisbane. We had a chance to walk the coast in Redcliffe, get some ink like an Aussie, and cheer on the Lions. The wide range of bars and restaurants provided many chances to discover what the Brisbane nightlife is all about. Transitioning to Sydney and the beautiful Bondi Beach provided long walks along the coast, a surfer’s vibe, and many options for coffee or drinks. The Opera House is a world-renowned symbol of Australia, and it did not disappoint with its beauty. Walking around the downtown area gave us a chance to feel the diversity and big-city atmosphere that comes with the charm and kindness of the Australian people. We really enjoyed our time in these two major Australian cities, come along as we share a few tips and tricks we learned along the way. Main Topics Covered: Brisbane, Australia Travel Sydney, Australia Tips Links Mentioned in the Episode: Check out all of the PARTNERS that have made our lives easy while traveling the world.  Nikki’s first published book - Passport Joy - can be found on the Kindle store on Amazon.  We enjoyed our time hanging out with our friends in several parts of Brisbane. Be sure to take your ID if you plan on going out after 10pm. We went to Michelton to visit a classic Brisbane barber shop at Aldo’s Barbershop.  The TAB outlets around town make it easy to gamble on basically anything in the sports realm.  Eat Street Northshore is a great way to discover a wide range of food options and listen to local live talent.  The Treasury Casino is a classic casino with all of the typical game options, great party vibe, and live music on occasion.  The Waterloo Hotel was a favorite bar hangout when we visited the Newstead area.  Rugby is an important part of the Australian culture. We went to a Brisbane Lions game where they won 102-58.  We ended up having our own wing challenge at Lord of the Wings.  Getting an Opal Card is very important when you land in Sydney to save money on transportation.  One of the best walks in the world can be found along the coastline in Sydney.  Sign up for our Newsletter to get the latest tips in Travel and hear about our weekly visits around the world