Europe in Australia

You don’t have to leave Australia to taste the flavours of Europe.  Take a walk along the South Bank in Brisbane where you are literally spoiled for choice of restaurants and cafes.

IMG_6555Last week I took a mini-break to Brisbane, a slightly warmer climate than down south, to discover the delicious array of restaurants on offer.  Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Greek cuisine, most of Europe is represented.  It was like taking a step back in time to my holidays in Spain and Greece.  Taking a bite into a delicious Greek gyros and sampling fresh seafood paella took me back to some glorious moments. Of course, Spanish food would not be the same without a cool glass of fruity sangria.  Brisbane’s South Bank will leave your taste buds wanting more.

IMG_6493But it is more than just the food.  The service and the atmosphere make your dining experience more special. Dine inside or outside and people watch as the crowds pass you by.  After a long day of exploring the sights and sounds of Brisbane, there is nothing more relaxing than finding the perfect spot to relax with a nice glass of wine.  Australia boasts some of the best wine regions in the world and these are reflected on the menus.

IMG_6539Unlike Sydney or Melbourne, the city of Brisbane does not feel like a big city.  Looking across the Brisbane River from the promenade you may see the skyline of office buildings, but South Bank feels like another world.  Take a leisurely walk, cycle or jog along the river behind the Brisbane Wheel, a smaller version of the London Eye.  Here you will also find a small rainforest that allows an escape from the hustle and bustle of city craziness.  Take a seat on the benches to reflect, re-connect, and re-balance your mind, body and spirit.

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2 Replies to “Europe in Australia”

  1. I was just reading that some of the cattle ranches/farms out west are as big as some European countries and that just blows my mind! The city there reminds me a lot of Atlanta here in the states.

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