Roma Street Parkland

Have you ever wondered where to walk around and relax in Brisbane? Or do you want to hold an outdoor event in Brisbane? Or maybe you want to do volunteering work in a parkland environment in Brisbane? Well, Roma Street Parkland is the answer!

Roma Street Parkland (ref)

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary located in Currumbin, a coastal suburb in the Gold Coast region of Queensland, Australia. It has an area with 27 hectares of lush bushland to walk through. In this vast sanctuary we can meet various Australian native animals such as kangaroo, koala, wombat, dingo, emu, and many more. The sanctuary itself is open from 8.00am – 5.00pm daily.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

I got the chance to visit the sanctuary during the Gold Coast Orientation Trip with QUT on 25 February 2017. It was my first time to see many Australian native animals. I spent my time there wandering around the sanctuary to see those animals.

Kangaroo

Koala

Emu

I also watched some shows and attractions when I was there.

I had the chance to touch a kangaroo for the first time ever in my life in this sanctuary.

Me Touching a Kangaroo

All in all, it was a great and unique experience for me to visit such place because I could meet many indigenous Australian animals. The shows and attractions were also interesting. I hope I could visit this sanctuary again in the future.

CityHopper: Free Ferry Service in Brisbane

Did you know that there is a free ferry service in Brisbane? Yes, you can use a free ferry service, which name is CityHopper, if you want to travel along the Brisbane River for free. This is the only free inner-city ferry service in Brisbane. This ferry can be easily spotted by its red and white colour.

CityHopper

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Discover Brisbane: CBD

Brisbane

Brisbane’s CBD, or more commonly known as the City, is located in the heart of Brisbane. It is also right next to QUT’s Gardens Point Campus, making it a favourite destination among students. What I love about the City is that there is always something new to do and discover. Here are a few of my favourite things :

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The Coffee Experience: Australian Edition

 

Ordering coffee is not as easy as it seems...

I need coffeeAustralia is well known for its coffee culture. Add that to being a university student, and the chances of you drinking coffee while studying at QUT are quite high. In fact, there are about 6 different places on QUT Garden’s Point campus where you can get a quick caffeine fix.

When I first moved here to start my degree, I learned the hard way that ordering coffee here is usually not the same as back home. For instance, my coffee of choice is black, which is sometimes known as an Americano in some countries. The first time I tried ordering black coffee here, I was met with blank stares from the barista. This is how the conversation went:

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Lost in Translation: An American Frist Hand Experience

One of the reasons I decided to study in Australia was because the official language here is English . Considering that my first language is English, everything should work out great. Well, that is what I thought. Read more

Vegemite, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Vegemite

 

If you’re in Australia, the chances are that you have already tried some Vegemite. It’s one of those things that you either love or hate.

As for me, well my first taste of Vegemite went something like this: Read more

Discover Brisbane: G20 Events

 

G20

You have probably heard by now that Brisbane is hosting this years G20 Leader’s Summit. Usually, that means the heads of the world’s major economies come together to discuss important topics such as the world economy.

Y’all are probably thinking, what’s in it for me? Well, you are in luck because Brisbane is also hosting cultural celebrations leading up to the G20 Leader’s Summit.

Here are some of the events being held:

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