Australia – 2011 12 15-16 – Surfers Paradise

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It took fourteen hours by coach to reach Surfers Paradise.
I’m surprised about my capacity to bear with such long traveling times… It wasn’t like this few years ago.

Once arrived at the coach station after a few minutes the pick-up service of the hostel was there.
This is a free service that I understand all the hostels and not only offer all around Australia, this is something that at my advice they should introduce in London as well.

That was my first time in a hostel after a long time. Pretty simp,e as accommodation, but clean and pleasant.
The funny thing is that my room mates were two girls from Clapham, South London, and a girl from Glasgow, Scotland.
Later in the evening I also met another girl, she was from Manchester.

It looks like that all UK went on holidays in Australia!!!
By the way none of these people was really prone to conversation so I ended up to a very early sleep after a nice burger on a local fast food shop.

All the afternoon I’ve been walking around the town centre because on the beach the wind was so strong that you would freeze sitting on the sand.
The beach extends uninterrupted for 100 kilometres and is all surrounded by nice and modern skyscrapers. From that and from the way the centre is organised you understand that the place is born like a touristic town, no differently than many of the Italian coast resort areas, with the small difference that here in Surfers Paradise is summer 365 days a year.
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Honestly speaking the stay here on the Golden Coast have been enough boring also due to the bad weather conditions.

Exception to that has been an hour of amusement in swimming on the ocean at 5 a.m. The following morning when the sun wasn’t already shaded by the clouds.

Before leaving the Surfs Paradise I will visit the Sea World theme park, then I will head towards Brisbane.


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