Thursday, May 5, 2011

surfers paradise

I'm finally back from my 5 day trip up the north to the Gold Coast. I didn't really have much time to access the internet, which will explain my absence from my blog.

We started our trip with a fine dining experience out at Aria restaurant. The food was amazingly good, perfect ingredients, fresh, perfectly cook and perfect proportion too. The service was impeccable and the view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera house was spectacular.

We arrived to GREAT weather, blue skies and warm weather pretty much just like summer. We had booked a hotel, Circle on Cavill, about 5 minutes away from the beach in Surfer's Paradise beach. The view was pretty amazing and the hotel was so central it was easy access to everything.

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It was good to have a few days off to just relax. We literally just went to the beach to surf, lazed around, saw Rick's friends and family, went fishing and did the quintessential tourist thing and went to Wet 'n' Wild. The rides were pretty crazy, a few of them nearly had me at tears too!

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On our last day we had a massive thunder storm which closed down the entire Wet 'n' Wild early. Our flight was also cancelled due to a  bird hitting one of the planes engines so we were put up in another hotel and arrived back home the following day.

Sorry there are no outfit posts, didn't really have an occasion to dress up and most of the time I wore a bikini and havis out to the beach.

Hope everyone had a great week. What did you guys all get up to?

X

24 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures! it looks like you had an amazing vacation! beijossss

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  2. I haven't been to the Gold Coast since I was a child. Seems to have changed a bit!

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  3. Babe!!

    Hehe I checked your blog everyday when you were away, so glad to see you back online with a new post. ♥♥

    I have always been wanting to go to Aria, but I am not really one for fine dining. I doubt I can appreciate the gourmet cuisine.

    Did you take any photos there?

    Anyways glad you could be out and about in a bikini on your trip, I am freezing here in good ol Sydney.

    Anyways I used to work super near Ikea at SOP haha, next time I shall keep my eyes peeled for you when I go to Rhodes. :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  4. Looks like you had an amazing short break. I guess 0 outfit photos is a good thing!!! Aria sounds AMAZING, I'd go there in a heart beat. ♥

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  5. Looks like an amazing time - can't go wrong with sun and beach :)

    K.

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  6. Hey darling, thanks for the compliment! :) I've always loved drawing, but I also think that (honestly, in this case, hehe) practice makes perfect (although they say, nobody's perfect, so why practice?) lol but yes, drawing also takes a lot of practice, and i think you have to find the right medium that suits you and your style... For me its definitely pencils, but it could be like others, too, like say, charcoal or pens... Pens would definitely look really good, but I'm too chicken for it. Hehe anyway, I'm not quite sure yet about the tutorials website that you're looking for... I don't know any, but do you know/use Revit at all? Revit is (apparently) going to be the bomb. They're good, but they're very very hard to use. :( I tried it once (thought I could self-study it like SketchUp), but it took me 3 hours to do the stairs and i didn't even finish it. BIG LOL. What software do you want to learn more...? So far i think i have only mastered AutoCAD...

    BTW, your holiday looks amazing, I'd do anything to get out of this coldness... And I love that first panorama and that birds-eye view of that circular park thingo... Its really captured from the right angle!!! LOVE! :)

    xx

    http://hippopotamey.blogspot.com

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  7. Hey girl I was looking for your contact info to shoot you an email but you don't have one? I didn't know you surfed. Here's an informal invitation to couch crash and paddle out stateside if you ever find yourself in California hahah. And we'll have to meet or something if I'm going to be out in Oz.

    xx THE CHEAP (thecheapblog@gmail.com)

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  8. Omg that place looks amazing! Beautiful photos, I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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  9. Ohh, these photos bring up so many of my memories from my Australian adventure...
    I hope I'll have the opportunity to visit this amazing country again as soon as possible. :)


    www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com

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  10. Amazing pictures! I wish I could go to Australia someday (:

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  11. Such relaxing looking photos. I miss the beach so much already.
    I'm glad you got a bit of sunshine up there because it's been quite miserable and dark here :(
    Glad you had a good time!!
    Giveaway will be out tonight - yay!

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  12. your trip sounds like so much fun and just relaxing.. :) I like.. I'm going to stroll around the city tomorrow and relax in the sun:) yayzerss.

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  13. Thanks for the checking out my blog!

    These pictures are amazing. SUCH a beautiful view!

    www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

    xoxo Uyen

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  14. OMG hahahah a bird hit the engine????? did you have to pay for another night in a hotel or did the airline compensate for that? hahaha (sorry to laugh at the inconvenience but that's just so random) anyways, about a month or two ago i had a post called 'sin city' where there were pics of friends and i partying with lots of shots- that was at circle on cavil :D we had an apartment party then went clubbing afterwards haha. i got a lift back to brisbane afterwards though luckily :) glad you had a good time. beautiful photos!!

    xx

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  15. Beautiful shots! I love the surf shot. I'm glad you had a great vacation :D

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  16. gorgeous photos as always. im in dire need of a vacay. so jealous! xx

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  17. Super jealous of your trip. Definitely wish I lounged around in bikinis with sunny skies and a great view.

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  18. love those ray ban aviators, so classic!

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  19. wauw! youre so pretty!
    really love youre blog!
    I'm following now!
    wanna follow me?
    love,xx

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  20. those pictures are incredible!!!!!!!!!!
    SUPERJEALOUS!

    http://pulcinellata.blogspot.com/

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  21. Wow the photos you took make Surfers Paradise look so beautiful. I don't remember coming home with photos like that!
    - http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com

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  22. Thanks for your visit and a cute comment! Wow, fantastic photos! I wish I could visit this place as it seems to be a paradise! :)
    xoxo
    dolceedamara.blogspot.com

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