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Surfers Paradise: Exactly What It Says On The Tin

Surfers Paradise, Australia

Arrived: 31/05/06
Left: 10/06/06

Firstly I discovered that a 90 minute fat burning, arse reducing walk along the beach is about 86% more fun than a 90 minute fat burning workout at Fitness First.
I also discovered that attempting to body board (like a poofy version of surfing where you don’t actually have to stand up) at somewhere that warrants the name "Surfers Paradise" is one of the best forms of resistance training there is.
It’s also a fantastic way to nearly drown and increase your salt intake by up to 230%.

Surfers is pretty much like any seaside resort, overpriced and packed with souvenir shops and tourists. There’s plenty to do if you have the cash such as Dreamworld, Wet N Wild, Movie World and Sea World but entry averages about $60 each and while it’s only roughly £25 it mounts up if you try to do everything and we’re a bit skint now.

We only intended to spend a week here but we’ve had a couple of issues with the caravan so we’ve mostly been waiting around for repair men (ok so we’ve been waiting around on the beach in the sun but hey) on account of the fact the bloke who sold us the caravan sold it us without a Safety Certificate and the brakes don’t work so if anyone knows anyone in the Brisbane/Gold Coast area who will break legs for cash, let me know.

We commemorated our last night in Surfers with a BBQ. In the rain of course, I’m still British after all.

This is me throwing another shrimp on the barbie, mate.

Join me next week when I shall be attempting to tie my kangaroo down, sport.

What else can I say about Surfers? Oh, that’s right;
Hot sunshine… blue skies… sandy, clean beaches… clear, warm sea. I *heart* the Gold Coast.

Hate me?
Meh, I’ll get over it.

permalink written by  Koala Bear on June 9, 2006 from Surfers Paradise, Australia
from the travel blog: Sod Off Great Big Mission Round Oz
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