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Byron Bay and Surfers Paradise

Surf Sun and Fun

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We've spent the last two days in Byron Bay and Surfers Paradise. Byron Bay is a small beach town about 14 hours drive North from Sydney. I really liked it there, the beaches were beautiful and the main street was really cute. We didn't do much there because we were exhausted from our overnight bus ride. We just enjoyed the waves on the beach while working on our tans. It was all very relaxing.

Surfers Paradise is much larger than Byron Bay. The coastline reminded me a bit of Miami with the large highrise hotels overlooking the beach. The city did have a nice pedestrian walkway kind of like the commons in Ithaca but bigger and louder. The waves here were a bit rougher as well even though we were only 2 hours north of Byron Bay. Lisa took some surf lessons and I laid out and worked on my tan. I'm a bit red now so I could use a break from the strong Australian sun. The wind kicked up a bit in the afternoon and I was getting sandblasted. The good news is that I now have really soft skin :). Last night in Surfers we signed up for the Backpackers bar hopping tour. It was 25 bucks and you get to go to four clubs and dance the night away. We had fun but I was wearing bad shoes (as usual) and I spent most of the night looking for a place to sit. It did make me feel a bit old since the mean age of people out was about 20.

Today is just a day to catch up on some laundry and see a bit of Brisbane. It looks like a really nice city.

Posted by mvencato 20:57 Archived in Australia

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