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Digging for gold on the Golden Coast!

While waiting for my next trip (to London in one week), I would like to take you with me on a dive through old memories that haunt me over and over again. I visited this destination years ago, but I can still hear it calling for me: “Come back, Charlotte”, and I hope to get to go there again soon. The destination I am talking about is: The Golden Coast in Australia!

It cannot get more golden than this - the Golden Coast!
It cannot get more golden than this – the Golden Coast!

I was there years ago for one month, visiting a good friend of mine who studied there. And I loved it. Go with me on a picture journey to dig for gold; golden memories!

I flew to Brisbane (with a stop in Singapore, which was amazing – Singapore Airlines was a wonderful experience on its own) and stayed in Surfers Paradise on the Golden Coast:

The Golden Coast!
The Golden Coast!

My tip: rent a car and do a road trip! Visit places like Mooloolaba and Noosa on the Sunshine Coast – these places are absolutely amazing!

So, let`s start the photo journey. I hope you enjoy and get inspired:

The Australian beaches and the ocean blow you away with their beauty!
The Australian beaches and the ocean blow you away with their beauty!
It is not hard to understand why its called Surfers Paradise!
It is not hard to understand why its called Surfers Paradise!
I was constantly surprised by nature - here a colorful parrot in a palm tree!
I was constantly surprised by nature – here a colorful parrot in a palm tree!
I didn`t swim much in Australia, that did have "natural" reasons I have to admit! This is in Mooloolaba!
I didn`t swim much in Australia, that did have “natural” reasons I have to admit! This is in Mooloolaba!
Mr. Koala Bear - to see these wonderful animals up close was very impressive!
Mr. Koala Bear – to see these wonderful animals up close was very impressive!
A kangaroo-baby sleeping peacefully in the afternoon sun!
A kangaroo-baby sleeping peacefully in the afternoon sun!
Peaceful beach - I could walk for hours and hours and never get tired of this sight!
Peaceful beach – I could walk for hours and hours and never get tired of this sight!
The combination of the big city, pure nature, ocean and beaches as far as the eye can see, makes this place magical!
The combination of the big city, pure nature, ocean and beaches as far as the eye can see, makes this place magical!
The famous Bondi Beach!
The famous Bondi Beach!
Sidney - a city that spellbound me!
Sidney – a city that spellbound me!
Dolphin following our sailing boat  - we "sailed" together so to speak!
Dolphin following our sailing boat – we “sailed” together so to speak!
Beautiful Beach - one of many!
Beautiful Beach – one of many!
Charlotte in paradise; Surfers Paradise!
Charlotte in paradise; Surfers Paradise!

You should take the journey down to Sidney and visit Manly Island and Bondi Beach. One of my favorite places in Sidney was the Paddington area – great for shopping and people-watching in one of the many cute cafes.

Thank you, my friend Aina, for this wonderful experience! I need to go there again soon!

For more information about traveling to Australia, visit: http://www.australia.com

Dare to make your dreams come true – the journey starts with a single step!

– Charlotte –

 

 

 

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