Last year on Christmas Day, I ended my road trip in Brisbane. This year on Christmas Day, I started another road trip from Brisbane. I wanted to 'continue' my journey northwards.
It was a beautiful day in Sydney when our flight departed the airport for Brissie. We could see all the beaches: Coogee, Maroubra, Bondi, Palm and others which we could not recognise from that high up.
The first thing we did after checking in to YHA Brisbane City was to meet up with Xin Wen's cousin, Brandon and his wife, Vivian.
We found it funny that despite telling ourselves that we would not be consuming junk food on the trip, our first meal out of NSW was at Hungry Jacks on Queen Street Mall. Hm, should not be complaining because we did not pay for the meal, the Lees did. Thank you!
Brandon took us sight-seeing at Mount Coot-Tha, where from the Lookout, we could see the entire skyline of Brisbane city.
Not surprising with Mount Coot-Tha standing at 287 metres above sea level.
We also took a stroll in the grounds of the University of Queensland. Xin Wen wanted to see where her baby sister reads her degree. There was a tad of envy but she is more glad that her sister gets to study in such a lovely environment.
I quenched my curiosity of wanting to see what that lake I drove around last year looks like. And much more, too, as I made friends with its resident turtles, lizards, ducks and other feathery friends.
Our day ended with lots of girl gossip under the cool breeze of the air-conditioner. Girls, tomorrow onwards, we have more than two thousand kilometres to cover before arriving at our final destination. Gambateneh!