From Christchurch Janetta and I split; she went back to Sydney to finish her Masters, and I headed straight to Brisbane to continue my Australian adventures.
I found a free historical walking tour, so spent my morning wondering through the city, and admiring their architecture and dedication to art. They had destroyed many of their historical buildings before realizing they should be preserved, so the remaining ones are heritage sites and new developments are required to spend a proportionate amount of money on art projects in and around their development.
From here I joined the hop on hop off bus tour. There’s two routes, and I choose the one that went to the Mount Coot-Tha lookout first, as the sun was still shining (and not the forecasted rain).
And then I was on the regular bus for another tour around the city.
All in all, I liked Brisbane a lot more than I expected, and was excited to be here for a few more days.