After our stay in Byron Bay we took the bus to Brisbane which took around 4 hours. We had already rented a room with AirBnB for nine days. At this time there was a heatwave at the east coast of Australia. We arrived at the transit centre in Brisbane and it was 35 degrees celcius. Again we had to carry our heavyweight backpacks for quiet a distance. Covered in sweat and absolutely exhausted we finally made it to our accommodation. Luckily, we were welcomed with a glass of cold water and an A/C!
Our accomodation was simply amazing! There is no way we could’ve chosen a better place for our stay in Brisbane. Moreover the family we stayed with was so heartfelt. Their house was very well equipped and totally neat and clean (just what we needed after Sydney and Byron Bay!). We still think about the comfy bed, our own bathroom and our walk-in closet. We can highly recommend to stay there, if you are ever in Brisbane! Here’s the link.
On our first two days the thermometer was at unbearable 40 degrees celcius. You can’t imagine how this feels im combination with the humidity and the blazing sun. Our host declared us crazy as we wanted to walk to the nearest ALDI, which unfortunately was a 2.5km walk. So she drove us there (so much hospitality).
Of course we also wanted to see the city and decided to go sightseeing, even though it was that hot. Well… we only spent 2-3 hours outside in the end. Even though we drank enough water, we didn’t feel too good in the end and decided to go back home. We still took some nice shots:
Who finds us on the picture? 🙂
Because it was supposed to be even hotter the next day, we decided to spend the whole day in our accomodation. Except from a short walk to the nearest Woolworths (10 mins) which had me (Isabelle) completely sweaty again.
We initially decided to go to Brisbane to find a job. We spent the whole week walking around asking in every restaurant etc. for a job. In the evening, we often had headaches due to our additional online search for jobs. Obviously it was not to be. We handed out and sent numerous resumes, but obviously Australians are not interested in answering them. We learned pretty fast that no answer means No. On our penultimate day we had an actual job interview for a fundraising job for Greenpeace. During the interview we already decided we wouldn’t wanna do this underpaid „Door-to-Door“-job. Maybe that was the reason they didn’t offer us the job in the end.
According to the Australian motto „no worries“ we decided to leave „Brissy“ Brisbane, as there was little to no chance of getting a job for us. Unfortunately we already fell in love with Brisbane and would’ve loved to stay longer. Where we are now? If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram you may have found out already. If not, stay tuned for the next blogpost!