Made it to Brisbane! Got to sleep in this morning aside from waking up to say goodbye to one of my backpacking friends from the Whitsundays and Fraser tours. After checking-out of the hostel, I caught the Greyhound bus and headed south. Four hours later, I arrived in Brisbane.
Brisbane is the first proper city that I have seen in Australia. It’s also the first time that I have checked-in to a hotel in this country. Hooray for a private room, clean shower and no bunk beds! After I spread all my backpacking crap out onto the floor, I turned on the TV (what!) and found Modern Family was on. Praise the Lord!
Yes, I did actually leave the room eventually. I took a walk down towards the river, had dinner at Harajuku Gyoza and walked through a couple of stores on the way to the Botanical Garden. Tonight will probably be spent planning out the rest of my time in Australia.