Brisbane Southbank – By Night

Dear Readers,

Eventhough, it has been over a year now that I have left Australia, I wanted to share the rest of my destinations with you. My last post was about the Southbank of Brisbane during daylight, but it has at least as much to offer during nighttime. I can’t tell you what I prefer between the nightlights of Southbank or lying on the greens and at the pool during daytime, enjoying the view of Brisbane’s skyline.

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We were in Brisbane during October and so for those who have been there, you know that it gets dark really fast. Around 6pm it is already night or still sunset. We enjoyed the sunset from the Aquativity pools, sitting on the sand after we went for a shower in the changing rooms.

Snapchat-3147843298351438000On Friday afternoons / nights there is a small market on Stanley Plaza (don’t know if it is also on other nights) where local jewel makers, artists, fashion designer and more exhibit and sell their products. We didn’t buy anything, because we had sworn that we wouldn’t buy anything before we had a job but I fell in love with handmade soaps and bracelets…

For food i can’t really guve you any advice because we ate at Nando’s. We weren’t really patient and just wentfor the first place we saw as we were starving after a day of walking and swimming. Frankly I have to say it was delicious! The chicken was really good (I don’t eat meat or fish anymore since I came back from Australia but at that time it was delicious!) but perhaps it was just that good, because we were really hungry ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Nevertheless we enjoyed afterwoods a long walk along the Southbank Boardwalk. We passed by the Rainforest Green, the Wheel of Brisbane, QPAC illuminated in pink as it was Breast Cancer awareness month, (the BRISBANE letters were only installed a couple of months later), the Queensland Art Gallery (some sort of vernissage was hold that evening), the Queensland Museum & Science Centre, the State Library of Queensland and finally GOMA before we went over the Kurilpa Bridge on the other side of the Brisbane river.

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I must say the Southbank by nighttime is just a beautiful experience and a must do! Everything is beautifully illuminated, not only the Museums, QPAC etc. but also the boardwalks (especially the one where you are walking alongside a pink flowerwall), the playgrounds, the pool and also all the restaurants make an effort with fairy lights and candles. And last but not least the Brisbane Wheel!!!

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Well what can I say we had a blast! Especially because one of my best friends showed up! She was in town for her work and surprised me, how cute is that! We didn’t see each other in nearly a year, because she moved to Dubai and then we bump into each other halway around the globe!

Anyway you will get in a later post some advice where to eat and drink in Brisbane, as my last stop before flying home (more or less voluntarily) was in Brisbane again. So be prepared for mouthwatering dishes and fancy drinks!

I hope you enjoyed this post! I would love to get some constructive criticism ๐Ÿ™‚

Love …

Aline

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