When we travel, there are always some places that stay alive in our memories. Either for the good moments we had, the landscapes or just by the experience in itself. My experience in Fraser Island was a combination of all kinds of good memories. It was three days in a very special island on the East Coast of Australia. One of the most unique places in Australia, and therefore also very touristic.
Australia is a country that are part of many people’s imaginary, and I wasn’t an exception to such admiration for a country so far away from my corner in the world. In fairness, Australia is far away from almost everything, even from Australia itself! Flying from Sydney to Perth, two cities in opposite coats, takes longer than flying from Singapore to Perth! Just so that you have an idea how massive that country is!
People often ask me how much I spend during my travels. Each person has their own way of traveling, therefore the travel cost will always be relative. However, two months should be enough to make a few assumptions, and during the whole trip I kept record of all my spendings. But, how much does it really cost to travel in Australia for two months?
Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland state, and not surprisingly, also the city with more population in the state. It is also the third city with more population in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne (where I was before).
Gold Coast is one of Australia’s cities with more population, and the second one in Queensland. It was also my first stop in this state. The Gold Coast is known by its massive beach, the parties and the man-made canals. The area with more population is centered in one area by the beach, a strip of land bordered by the canals and the ocean, while the rest is very well-connected by the canals and with a more suburban look.
A trip becomes immensely more exciting when plans change…, well, I bet not all of you would agree with this though…, and to be honest, when this happens I don’t get that amazed either, but then I always end up loving it. So I guess I am going to Nimbin after all.
Now that I am back, it’s time to review how well I packed for Australia. Did I overpacked? Or did I packed a bit way too light? After all, it was two months in Australia, always jumping from hostel to hostel, camping, sailing and a few more adventures. Before boarding to such an aventure, of course I had to think how to pack for Australia, in a way that I wouldn’t carry my house on my back, but also not having to buy clothes while there just because I overlooked some detail. It’s all part of the big plan!