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Day 323 - 441 - Smart Days

The next few months were mainly about work. I bounced round from one team to another knocking on streets as bizarre as Gandalf Rd, Hollywood Ave battling for recognition & top scores in the company & hanging out with team mates/partying. It was a fun, wild time especially the roadtrips & I saw many people come & go.

February to escape the city me & Vix took a day trip to the beautiful Stradbrook Island off Brisbane's Cleveland rail line. It was cloudy but still pleasant. The ferry ride took less than an hour then we had to bus to the beach area. A walk along the boardwalk through tropical jungle watching out for drop bears (koalas) was followed by chilling on the beach cursing the overcast sky & enjoying a cool swim. A couple of beers at one of the few pubs in the small town & we were on our way back.

We also got to enjoy Australia Day, a public holiday celebrating Oz independence spending it in the park watching the military parades, various concerts, jet afterburns & an awesome firework display timed in perfect synch with music explosions of colour blasting from the barges, bridges & towers over a twenty minute period. Mind-blowing.

In March our team became the City Monkeys (through picking two words out a hat) it was our close-knit team, mainly backpackers from the UK & took part in the Quaterly Cup a countrywide sales competition over two weeks. With the first week on road trip we were able to rack up our sales so that by the end of the second Brisbane channel won it. As a reward me & nine others were flown to Cairns for an Easter weekend break. The self-catering apartments were plush & I only had to share the place with one other guy. Sadly, the sightseeing only lasted as far as the local bars due to the heavy drinking & constant rain. Still it was a nice break!

As the weather was constantly sunny we had plenty of BBQs at one of the many free BBQ spots in Brisbane. I had never spent so much social time with workmates!

The money was flowing in but our time was running out for our visa so we quit our jobs & spent some time with Uncle Kev visiting the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands - Kondalilla Falls where we traipsed through forest & jumped into cool freshwater pools by the waterfalls, before leaving Brisbane.

Posted by Eemail2004 04:17 Archived in Australia

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