Dinner in Brisbane

After a day of intense theme parks my friend and I decided to go to Brisbane for dinner. It’s only about an hour away from Surfer’s Paradise, where we were staying, and Emma had a friend up there willing to meet up. The weather wasn’t going to be so inviting, but it’s Queensland and it’s notorious for being…

An American abroad during the “Trump Era”

I’ve been abroad since 2013 and I’ve only been back to the USA once during that time. Being an American abroad means different things in different countries. Sometimes I’m glorified and popular, other times I’m part of some hidden joke and avoided. I’ve learned to stand tall in some places in the world where I’m most…

Theme park hopping

Being from Florida, I pretty much grew up riding extreme roller coasters. My family would always take me to experience the parks whenever they could for as long as I can remember. It’s always been a fond memory for me of my childhood. So after yesterday’s taste of just one ride at Movie World, I was…

A spooky evening and a burlesque show?

Movie World Part 1 I posted the first half of my first day in Straya here, if you’d like to read the events leading up to this evening. My friend Emma surprised me with 2 tickets upon my arrival. The first being a ticket to all the theme parks in Gold Coast, and the second…

First impressions of Australia

Longer lines than Disney After probably the best international flight I’ve been on since coming to Asia, we finally arrived in the Gold Coast. The air was hot and dry and for the first time in months I felt like I could breath fresh air. ( I mean I would hope so being so far…

Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Gardens

Check out After a very hard goodbye, I decided to get a late start and just hang out in my hotel room until check-out. For those of you that don’t know me, let’s just say I love to be a house bum in my undies just as much as I like traveling and exploring new…

Macau: The Las Vegas of Asia

Monday in Macau Getting pretty bored with the scene in Hong Kong, we decided to take a ferry to Macau. Luckily for us, the Causeway Bay station isn’t too far from one of the main ferry terminals. We got there in about 15 minutes and only had to wait an hour for our ferry. One…

Surprise visitor, Wan Chai, and 3 hour lines

A happy new year indeed The first day of the new year I got a message from my current boyfriend that he was on his way to Hong Kong! He spent his entire new years eve on the bus watching the countdown from his phone. This was certainly a big shock for me as I…

Hong Kong the New York City of Asia

Day 1- Arrival After traveling all night from my small city of Mokpo, I finally arrived in the bustling city of Hong Kong at around 9AM on the 31st. The plan was to meet my long time friend Kevin to celebrate New Years Eve in one of the top 10 cities in the world for this…