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Trip to gold coast and surfers paradise

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 15 January 2007 | Views [1250]

Arrive at the airport in gold coast and get bus from airport to hotel, looks very mush like America with all the high rise buildings and buffed up bodies. Great to hotel and it is very nice, air conditioned big pool and huge reception area. After walking around the hotel it reminded us both of emmas place in Portugal, as porters drove golf buggies round and there was a shuttle bus service into surfers. Ana likes the idea of playing golf as our room looks over the greens. We discover later that there are over 100 golf courses dotted around in one area. The first evening is spent calling around the banks and police about anas card fraud L we do notice the hotel buffet is sea food and there are masses of prawns and crab J

After all the phone calls and hassle we relax in the hotel bar and meet at kiwi guy who feels sorry for us and buys us our drinks for the rest of the evening. Following day we get a shuttle to pacific fair to do some shopping and explore. I buy a sketchbook and ana gets bored. loads of good cheap food tho!!

Very hot so spend the afternoon by the pool and soakin up sun.

Again spend evening making phone calls to sort fraud dilemma out.

Next morning treat ourselves to buffet breakfast and after breakfast head to the tennis courts. Where I thrash ana 6-3 gets very hot and jump in pool.

Play tennis 6-3

Have buffet, prawns crab smoked salmon, lobster ace

Surfers paradise beach town few shops

Uni student types everywhere

Try find accommodation no luck as v busy weekend, as beach cricket and big day out concert on

Stay longer in raddisson go shooping have crepe, play tennis go swimming, have buffet, watch cricket and tennis on tv.

Play tennis 6-4 7-6

Watch tennis

Make sandwiches for dinner

Leave hotel to move into our apartment, it is so cool, kitchen, living room, pool and amazing views of the beach. We chill here watching tennis walking along beach front to main beach which is a lot further than we thought, arrive there sweating like anything and all the people are poshos with loads of money look down there noses at us when I go into there art galleries :0)

Go to an ice bar called minus 5 where you have to wear massive jackets and gloves and boots and everything in there is ice, really cool loads of sculpture around. Loads of surfer dudes around here good to watch from the living area balcony J look forward to Thailand and my birthday in Sydney.

Ana has been working v hard on work and we have been chilling out man!!!!!!! Australia day today loads of people about in cars hooting there horns etc

Chill our beans as much as poss watching tv and soaking up views. Book a trip to the water park. Where I thrash ana at every ride going he insists we go on them a gain and I beat him a number of times! Go on a v high steep slide where you cant see drop down from top its so high. Really good fun day.

Next day is our fight back to Sydney.

Tags: Relaxation

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