It’s that time yet again where I have to update my diary, and I think this may be the longest I have left it but luckily I haven’t actually done much to update on so I should be able to remember, let’s begin then…..
Agnes Water – 14th – 16th November
So in my last post I was in Agnes Water, the hostel we stayed at was the Southern Cross Hostel – REVIEW CLICK HERE
I didn’t do a lot in this place, Beth and Christy had a surf lesson but I knew not to do it as let’s face it I can get a little bit angry if I’m not very good at something and also I don’t seem to do well trying to learn something new in large groups – plus I’m holding out for the sexy Australian man that I am destined to meet to teach me on his own! A bit of one on one training!
Hervey Bay – 16th – 18th November
After Agnes water we went down to Hervey Bay where we stayed at The Friendly Hostel – REVIEW CLICK HERE.
When we arrived here it looked like quite a big place but there wasn’t too much to do there, we spent most of the time in the hostel making the most of the oven and the free Wi-Fi by streaming movies and cooking fish fingers. It was nice to do this after all the travelling around we had been doing.
We went out walking the next day and I just felt miserable, it was getting closer and closer to the end of the month and I just wanted to feel settled somewhere and get a job and meet some friends that I was actually going to be with for xmas and new year’s, so on the same day I decided to grab a cab back to the hostel and just booked my bus to Brisbane.
That’s the thing about me, if I want to do something or get an idea to do something it needs to be done then and there, I’m very impatient (probably something I should work on) but I know what I want and I know what makes me feel comfortable, and travelling around for so long without a steady base around xmas time is not something I want to be doing (unless I’m with friends of course, and while yes I was with Beth and Christie I also knew we wouldn’t be spending xmas and new year together so I was feeling a little lost)
After I booked the bus I spent a few hours searching for good hostels for me to stay at as I know I am going to be spending a month or so there it had to be perfect or as close to perfect as I can get. After a lot of searching I came across a hostel called –The Aussieway and booked it. It seemed perfect for me as I read a lot of reviews on TripAdvisor and found that people tend to stay here long term while working and also read that there is a lot of weed smoking, which is perfect for me! –
(That is one thing I will not be putting in read at your own risk! WEED SHOULD NOT BE ILLEGAL!! END OF STORY!!!!!)
So after I booked the hostel I thought ok I will look for some jobs so perhaps I could just start working basically straight away, I went on gumtree and applied for a hostess job in a strip club. I got a reply almost straight away asking me when I could speak on the phone, so they gave me a call and arranged an interview for the next day after I arrived in Brisbane. So I started getting excited as it is just around the corner to my hostel and the place is called Honey B’s (seemed like it was meant to be with the Bee’s!!!)
Me, Beth and Christy spent the last night together watching crazy stupid love on Netflix and drooling over Ryan Goslings sexy body!! It was a beautiful evening.
Brisbane 18th – 24th November
I woke up in the morning said goodbye to the girls and then got the bus to Brisbane which took around 5 hours. When I arrived I went to the hostel and checked in had a bit of a swim in the pool and got to know some of the people staying here, I love this hostel it’s so chilled and everyone is really nice.
My interview was at 7pm so I didn’t venture out of the hostel and just chilled and walked up the road to the club I thought I was interviewing at, filled some forms out and went in for the interview and half way through we both realised I was in the wrong place and I was supposed to be in the club down the road. Luckily they were both part of the same company! (Such an idiot sometimes!)
I walk down the road to the correct place and wait a little while to go downstairs for the interview, as I’m waiting I see many girls walking around in their underwear or lack thereof and think wow these girls are HOT!!! One of the girls comes over to me and asks me what I’m interviewing for and I tell her the hostess job. She tells me that I should go for the dancer job and that it’s really easy.
When I go down to the interview the woman interviewing me starts telling me about the costs of some courses I would have to do and the uniform to be a hostess and as I’m not planning on staying and working in Brisbane for too long it would end up costing me quite a lot in these costs, she then mentions dancing and that I could give it a go!
‘Hmmm, I’ve never really thought I could do stripping as a job, can I really do this??’
She tells me I could come in for a trial and they will go through dancing on stage and a lap dance etc. and tell me how much money I could be earning.
‘I feel like I was supposed to come here, should I just give it a go?’
I decide to say ok and that I will go in for a trial shift and see what happens! I will give anything a go once, how else am I supposed to know If I will like something or be good at something if I don’t try it first? I tell them I will come back in 2 days’ time so it gives me a bit of time to prepare myself.
Fake tan, nail polish, waxing etc.…..god it’s been a while since I have actually looked after my body! I used to do it all the time at home but on the move it’s been hard to keep up with looking good and gets pushed to the back of my priorities!
‘I guess it will be nice to feel beautiful again’
I venture back to the hostel and have a chill with everyone downstairs and think about what I have just said yes to! Am I seriously going to do this??
After messaging my amazing mom she tells me to go for it and puts my mind at ease!
I woke up quite early and had a stroll down to the Southbank where I came across a free museum so I spent some time in there wandering around and learning about aboriginal culture and of course the dinosaur’s and Australian animals. – Who have I become! I don’t walk around museums on my own! I guess I’m growing up a little bit.
I came out and carried on walking around the south bank where I saw the ‘city beach’. It’s just a big pool with some sand and grass banks to laze around that’s right next to the river! It is really nice but I didn’t do any sunbathing!
I spend the majority of the day shopping for xmas pressies to send back home and buying some makeup etc. ready for my new job! It was a really nice day and the city was amazing! I think I’m going to really like living here for a while, it’s not small and it’s not too big either which is perfect! Everything seems to be in walking distance.
I went back to the hostel and chilled by the pool for a bit and then got a bit of an early night as one of the lads in my room suggested we go for a spliff! This seems to happen quite regularly here which is great but it also means that it’s taken me a long time to get around to writing my blog updates! I can see this may become somewhat of a recurring issue!
Luckily I had put on my fake tan etc. before the spliff, I can see that going horribly wrong while a bit spacey!!!
I again wake up quite early and walk down to the transit centre where I catch a bus down to a suburb called Toowong, where they have a K-mart for cheap underwear (sort of like a Primark for all those back home)
I buy myself 3 sets of new undies for $50 so that’s not too bad! And then buy a few more Xmas pressies, catch the train back to the centre and then walk into the centre to go post all my pressies home. The postage cost me more than the bloody presents! They didn’t seem to have much options for post! It was either pay $40 for 3 month shipping or $120 for 7 days! Well I obviously have to pay the 7 days don’t I!! Ahhh well.
Again back to the hostel to chill for a bit and then start getting ready for my new job which I needed to be at for 7!
Now while I am not in any way ashamed of what I am doing for work I know certain family members are not going to want to read about what I have to do so I am sticking it in read at your own risk! So CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT TO READ!
I got in around 4:30am and got straight into bed, had a few hours’ sleep and then got up and went downstairs to chill by the pool for a bit with everyone. We all decided that we would go watch the sunset from Mount Gravatt.
Beth and Christy called and said they were in Brisbane for a few days so I told them to join us on the sunset trip.
Shockingly I ended up getting rather stoned so everything went into slow motion and then it was time to leave. We met Beth and Christy at the bus station and off we went, we had to catch 2 buses there and we could see the sun coming down and down and we knew we were going to miss it. After 2 buses and a 2km walk up the mountain we finally got to the top and even though we missed the sunset we managed to see the beautiful sky and it was still a fantastic lookout of the city.
SERIOUSLY LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! And I get to live here for a month or so!! Yayyy!!!
After the sunset we walked back to the road and went and got some food from a red rooster which is a bit like a kfc. It was so good!!! Then we got the bus back to the centre and walked back to the hostel for an early night as Me, Beth and Christy were planning on going to the zoo the next day.
We woke up early and checked the weather and it was supposed to be raining all day at the zoo so we chose not to go to the zoo.
Instead I stayed at the hostel, got stoned and played the Aussie version of cards against humanity which was funny! I do love that game.
Then a group of us went to the cinema to watch the new hunger games at the cinema just down the road to us! (We are in such a good location, we have lots of bars and even supermarkets etc. around us)
TIP*** – if you say you’re a backpacker at palace cinemas then you can get the ticket for the price of a student – $13.50 instead of $18.50.
After the cinema we went to a bottle shop and got some wine, went back to the hostel and got ready. It was Nicole’s last night in the hostel so we were going to go out to some gay bars for the last evening as she had never been to one before! So we had to show her how good they are!!
Beth and Christy came and had a few sneaky drinks at the hostel with us (you’re not supposed to have an alcohol here but be sneaky and your fine)
We used an app called UBER to get a taxi which is usually a lot cheaper than a normal taxi as they are just normal people in their normal cars. We got dropped off in the valley and went to a club called Family, or Fluffy on a Sunday!
There’s me thinking Yayyy….Gay club means cheesy music and drag queens galore! Oh how wrong I was!! It was hard techno music, the drinks were extortionate and just not a great atmosphere really. So we didn’t stay too long in this club. We went upstairs for a smoke and spoke to some people who told us to go to another club called The Beat.
We went there and as soon as we walked in there was a big plate of cheese, pickled onions and olives we were told we could eat if we wanted to so of course while we were paying our entrance fee we did, and then we made our way upstairs where we found another plate of sandwiches which we started eating too! – What is this place?? I LIKE IT!! FREE FOOD!!!
This club seemed much better, it was quiet but they had all the cheesy pop songs on and we seemed to be the only girls in the place, the place was filled with lots of gay men who wanted to dance with us. After a lot of dancing on stage we went outside to the smoking area where one of the men wearing a long dress and pearls came and joined us and asked me if I wanted a tarot card reading!
DOES A BEAR SHIT IN THE FOREST?
I went for a general reading and he told me that it seems like I am on the track to being where I want to be, but that something isn’t quite right, he said he thinks I may have started a new job that I am not too sure about but that I seem to be in the right location and around the right people now. He also said that he thinks that if I continue to ‘push through the shit’ I will get to be exactly where I want to be and be happy.
I find tarot cards so interesting, as I hadn’t said anything to him about a new job but he knew! I don’t know if they are real or not but it was interesting to have it done.
We stayed in the club dancing and making up dance routines to the spice girls and vengaboys until they shut at 3:30 and then went and sat on the floor outside while waiting for Nicole, where we met 2 lads who wanted to go to a strip club! We said yes and started walking down the road only to find it was closed. But there was a man passed out on the floor covered in sick which a couple of us helped him up (I did not! I didn’t want sick all over me)
Of course I needed a kebab! So we went and got one of those and then got a taxi back to the hostel and finally got into bed as everyone else was getting up for work at 5am.
I woke up at 10am when Nicole was checking out and grabbed all my stuff off the top bunk and switched with her! Yayyy I have a bottom bunk! It’s so much easier to be on the bottom, and plus the top bunks here don’t have any railings so you can fall off! And obviously I am clumsy so it wouldn’t be long until that would happen!
I went to meet Beth and Christy down at the city beach and had a bit of a sunbathe, we then went for some Mexican food at a place called Cactus Republic. It was AMAZING!!!
I walked back to the hostel and had some food then went for a spliff with Luke and Tom which then made me feel so tired! After a few days of hardly any sleep I wanted to get a really good night’s sleep so I was in bed by 8pm!
And that brings us to today! I am now sat in the common area at my hostel, I went for breakfast this morning at a place called Chelsea Bistro which is right by our hostel.
It was so bloody good it was unreal! I had a BLT but this was no ordinary BLT! It was spectacular! With a side of hash and feta! Mmmnnn my mouth is watering thinking about it again! I would definitely recommend this place!
I think I need to do a post on all the good places to eat around here! Everywhere looks and smells amazing! – Yep I’m going to start making a list of the good places!
I’m also pretty happy with the WiFi here as I can upload pics pretty fast so that means my posts should look a little better now!
So after food with Beth and Christy I walked back to their hostel and chilled by the pool for a little bit and then said our final goodbyes! So its official I’m back on my lonesome again now, although everyone in the hostel is really nice so I’m not alone. But it seems so strange to have left them after travelling with them for so long, but I guess that’s the way of a traveller! You meet people who become a part of your life for a little while and then you go your separate ways!
That’s going to take some getting used to for sure!
Well I am now just waiting around until I go back to work again tonight which is going to be a quiet night but means I can practice a bit without feeling like anyone is going to laugh at me so that’s something.
And I will try my very best to update my blog again tomorrow! But let’s face it, we all should know what I’m like by now and know that’s probably not going to happen!
Oh well, it’s the thought that counts….right?