Monday, September 12, 2011
Early days in Brisbane
Our "two bedroom" hotel apartment that we had arranged from Canada turned out to be a one bedroom/"two room" very small accommodation (as I suspected) despite their assurances that it was a two bedroom. Jas and I have been sleeping inthe kitchen/dining room/livingroom area and the kids have the beddroom/bathroom/laundry cuboard. No dresser or shelf to unpack into. Generally we are climbing over each other and suitcases. At first I though we can make this work.... it will be good for us to be less pampered and priveleged. Well, that commitment lasted about 3 days. We have found a new flat to move into on Sunday. It is in a 12 story building, also just a one bedroom (for the bargin price of 700/week, yes that is per week!!) but it is bright and beautiful and on the river with amazing views. Soon the pool will be opened and there is also a communal BBq area and a bit of outdoor space to play in. It is actually only 25 dollars more a week than what we are paying here, so we felt is was well worth it.
I have so much more to share but I have to go as we are headed out on a 5 day road trip in search of kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles and whales!