Photography Credit: Janneke Storm
Well, Queensland you certainly haven’t disappointed! After a 24 hour journey (London to Dubai to Singapore to Brisbane) I touched down in Australia just before 1am on Sunday morning. I was dreading having such a long flight but I need not have worried. I flew with Emirates, who Iâ€™ve never experienced before, and they were amazing! The planes not only had wifi (!!) but power outlets behind every seatâ€¦ which, when youâ€™re a computer addict like me is a total revelation! I spent most of my time in the air obsessively devouring Homeland episodes (my latest TV obsession) and writing â€“ bliss!
I checked into The Emporium HotelÂ which was decked out in Asian-inspired dÃ©cor. The reception was lined with bright ruby high shine walls and a giant glass chandelier hung from the ceiling. Gala and Shauna didnâ€™t arrive until the next morning so as soon as Iâ€™d checked in I went up to my room and was out like a light in approximately 5 minutes flat! The bed was, without a doubt, the most comfortable Iâ€™ve ever slept in. The pillows were like marshmallows and the mattress more like a feather-stuffed duvet (there was even a pillow menu if you wanted something different!) It was totally heavenly and just what I needed after such a long flight.
I slept through right until 9am the next morning, when there was a rapturous knock on my door from Gala and Shauna who had just landed from LAX. There was no time to rest though as weâ€™d been booked in for a foot rub, 30 minute massage and hour long detox facial at Endota Spa. I swear this should be a mandatory requirement after you get off a long haul flight. We felt like new people afterwards and it totally set us up for our busy week.
The following day we were booked for a morning at DreamworldÂ theme park where we rode rollercoasters until we threw up (quite literally in someoneâ€™s case, not naming any names!) but the real highlight was meeting â€“ and cuddling â€“ Brandy the Koala. Thatâ€™s a life changing moment right there for sure.
We then jumped back in the car and headed to Surfer’s Paradise where we had a surf lesson. It was certainly not my finest hour but I did stand up on the boardâ€¦ onceâ€¦ for about 2 seconds – and I have photographic proof!
Be sure to pop by the Green Room tomorrow too because Iâ€™ll let you in on some of the other activities we did in the latter half of the week in my Business Bites intro.
Just you wait!
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