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  • Day12

    And we're home

    March 12 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We've made it back home safe and sound. Another cruisy plane ride that left on time and arrived on time, Michael must come with good luck! Gave Triss a quick snug, we missed her! Ciri is hiding but she will be out hopefully tomorrow!Read more

    Jaxie

    Great to see you guys back safe n' sound. Govt is doing half price fare reimbursements at some point over coming months, so you may be able to snag a long weekend away if you're lucky!

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  • Day12

    Brisbane Airport

    March 12 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We've just been Netflix and chilling at Brisbane Airport. Have found ourselves a booth and planted roots for a few hours until our flight boards just after 7pm. Back in the masks (Boo) but we've worked out that if we just have drinks and some food near us we don't have to wear them (Yay). We've had a wonderful time on holiday and now it's time to come home and see Alana and the cats!!!Read more

  • Day12

    Lunch at Three Little Pigs Bar & Bistro

    March 12 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    Relaxing up in the Tamborine Mountains at Three Little Pigs. They're famous up here for there pork belly and their desserts so we thought we'd stop in. We had some small dumplings for entree, then Michael had the Oink 'n Surf and I had the lamb rack. Very delicious. For dessert we shared a mango mouse. Now to head to the car rental place to drop off the car and then into the airport to veg until our flight. The foods been phenomenal up here, but I am looking forward to making myself one of my famous fruit and veg salad plates for lunch tomorrow!Read more

    Jaxie

    Sometimes I wish tech was advanced enough that one could smell and taste the food... looks scrumdidiliumptious! Safe flights home.

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  • Day12

    Mt Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

    March 12 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We've checked out of our hotel (bye Wyndham, we will see you again soon!) and decided to duck up to Mt Tambourine for a few hours before having to drop the car off and head to the airport. Our main stop is here at the Mt Tamborine Skywalk. It's a lovely mix of high up in the trees walking and on the ground through to specific lookout areas. We even saw a lizard eat a caterpillar (and a bird eat a beautiful butterfly 😕). Some lovely view points but a little dizzy after a while!!!Read more

    Jaxie

    Looks peaceful. Serene. LOVE the seat.

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  • Day11

    The Last Supper in Surfers at CocoHut

    March 11 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We've wandered down 500m from the hotel to CocoHut, a local Thai restaurant that got great reviews online. Once again, the internet delivers, as this is gorgeous Thai. Everything is delish.
    On the menu is pink lemonade, entrees of Roti with Satay, shrimp cakes with plum sauce, and lemongrass chicken Wontons. Mains are Tom Yum with Crispy Chicken, Massamam Curry with coconut rice. Every dish and it's condiment are perfectly paired and taste amazing. Michael LOVED his soup. My coconut rice is the best I've ever had (Massamam is awesome too).
    We knew there was no way we would get through all this, so have taken doggy bags of our mains to have tomorrow morning before we check out of our hotel.
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    Jaxie

    What a fantastic meal to draw to a close what looks to have been a fabulous holiday. Safe travels home today (Fri); and once home, start planning the next one! ;)

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  • Day11

    Wet 'N Wild

    March 11 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    We are out at Wet 'N Wild today, and it's not hugely busy. There area few rides closed for maintenance but most are open. Michael is game and going on the AquaLoop! He thought it was pretty crazy but glad he did it. I'm just watching 😁 Won't be taking many pics as we will be busy riding slides!!!! We really enjoyed the speed racers, the big goldrush mountain slides, and the calypso bay lazy river. The pitch black slide was a great one too. It started to pour in the afternoon and we'd had enough as we had done all the rides, so headed home early and relaxed at the hotel before wandering down into surfers for our final night in QLD.Read more

  • Day10

    Lazy Day at Surfers

    March 10 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Our bodies are nice and sore today from the snorkelling yesterday, so we are taking a well deserved rest day. Spent the morning going through the Wyndham timeshare which was a lot of fun, and have headed back up to Cuppa on 41 for brunch. Another beautiful meal made by the students. Now off to the hotel to relax in the hotel and head to the spa once it starts thunder storming later today.Read more

  • Day9

    Asian Degustation at Hideaway

    March 9 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Queensland continues to deliver on the food front. Hideaway in Broadbeach was recommended by our axe instruction and one of our local snorkelling partners, so we figured given the overlap we should give it a go. This place was phenomenal. We think we've hit a peak, and we just keep getting wowed by our choices in venues and the incredible food they provide. Cocktails were heaven as well, I had a Tuk Tuk and Michael had a Spiced Colada. Yummy. We once again opted for small sharing plates and had some of the most gorgeous food I can't even deal. Here's what was on the menu:

    Duck Spring Rolls with Canton Sauce (all spring rolls should be made with duck)
    JFC karaage chicken with lime and spicy aioli
    Crispy chilli salted squid with sriracha aioli
    xia long bao soup dumplings
    Prawn and crab gao-ji
    Satay chicken with peanut sauce
    Pork belly with sweet soy (a top contender)
    Roti with curry sauce
    Wok fried vegetables (divine)

    Comatose.
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  • Day9

    Fish Burgers at the Salty Beardman

    March 9 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Our snorkelling guide recommended this place as the best fish burger in the country so we thought we'd give it a go. We've had about 1 fish burger between us in our lives so not much to compare to but figured why not. They were grilled barramundi and we're bloody delicious. Not normally a fan of tartare sauce but it added a Perfect tanginess and moisture to the burger. We both loved it. Nom nom.Read more

    Jaxie

    I haven't done the grocery shop, so lunch was vegemite toast. Wanna swap?

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  • Day9

    Turtle Island Snorkelling!!!

    March 9 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    We had the most amazing snorkelling experience with Cooley Eco Adventures. The boat ride in and out was super fun and bouncing on loads of waves. We got to see a mummy dolphin with her weeny calf before we got to the island, which was so cute! The snorkelling at the island itself was incredible. We got to see so many fish, coral, turtles and wobblegongs. Some others in our group also saw sharks and a manta ray. Our guides were informative and great, and Michael did an awesome job for his first snorkel ever, as the conditions were tough even on a great swimmer like me. He ended up having mask issues with his moustache and was tiring so went in early whilst I galivanted about with the others. Got so close to the turtles, even bumped into one by accident! At the very end, I was surrounded by 4 of them within half a metre away, it was crazy and I've never had a water park experience like it!!!! Really loved this trip, the best snorkel of my life!!! Photos coming soon as we are purchasing their go pro footage which we should get tonight!!!Read more

    Jaxie

    That does not look like the easiest of sea's for a first attempt at snorkeling. Even now after dozens and dozens of trips I prefer the calmer, glass like waters. Mask issues are the pits, so good on Michael for persevering though!

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