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... and his partner Ian.
A few minutes after getting back upstairs Mark offered us a drink to which we graciously accepted. After enquiring what we’d like we hesitated, as all Brits do when confronted with making a decision, and Mark drew out copious amounts of alcohol so that we might make a more informed decision. Naturally I went for a glass of Port.
We went to sit out on the decking to chat and watch the sunset over the hills. Mark and Ian were ...
... t be too fussy I suppose. The bar crawl was ok. The 200 backpackers that were supposed to be on it were only about 70 something (number, not age like in Noosa!). We went to a bar called Melba's and then The Beer Garden. That was quite good actually, there was a live band. Both nice places and I'm sure Brisbane would be really cool to live in and Surfers would be a great town in the summer. BUT, I have a confession to ...
... and I tend to agree with them.
What was it for me though? It wasn't the food, it wasn't the different cultures... it was the one culture - England.
Other than a family trip to Vietnam and a few trips around Australia & New Zealand, I hadn't actually been anywhere before London. This was my first real overseas trip to a place that I had always wanted ...
... guided tours at 11am and 1 pm. (With the exception of Walvis Bay every city we have visited so far has had a botanic garden).
Brisbane’s botanic garden was situated on the site of the old Brisbane Prison and some of it was the old prison farm where the self sufficient prison grew its crops. It became a garden in 1855 under the stewardship of one Walter Hill who was a botanist who had come to Australia in the hope ...
... old and married just 7 years ago and his wife was on the ship with him. He was a charming man. Every dinner would be themed, such as International, English, French, Italian etc. At the latter, just before dessert was served, an elderly Phillippino waiter sang O Sole Mio in Italian for us without any music. He had a wonderful operatic voice and all the dining room staff greeted us in Italian too. The food was wonderful especially considering there were 2000 passengers ...
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