I went around my city of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia posing as a tourist.
I love this city so much, as it is full of life and constantly evolving to become one of the future cities of the world.
Brisbane can be divided into 3 places of interest, for a tourist who has got only few hours to spare and this can be done in half a day while you are here attending a conference, summit or just passing by.
The 3 places are;
1. Fortitude Valley
This is home to places like China town, numerous clubs and restaurants of Asian origin, top of the range car shops like (Mercedes Benz, BMW, Land rover, Jaguar, Volvo). I will get photos from this location on another day.
2. South Bank/South Brisbane
This is the home of fine dining with all the side attractions you can think of. There are lots of restaurants, hotels, offices, residential apartments, educational institutions, hospitals and entertainment sites. It is home to the Queensland museum, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Brisbane Convention Centre, The Wheel of Brisbane, ABC news station, The Mater hospital, The Maritime Museum and a host of other tourist attractions.
3. Brisbane Central Business District (Brisbane CBD).
Popular streets are Queen, George, Adelaide, Edward, Ann, Eagle streets.
This is the heart of Brisbane city. It is the seat of state government and the Brisbane city council. It is home to shopping malls like the Queens Plaza, which consists of top brands like the David Jones and designer fashion shops like Zara, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel.
Queen Street is the most popular street because of the food court and various shops and side attestations like musical bands performing all year round celebrating one occasion or the other. My favourite restaurant on Queen Street is ‘Jim on the Mall’ known for their yummylicious Moreton Bay bugs which is a dish work every cent spent.
Numerous hotel brands like The Hilton, Sofitel, The Marriott (where president Barrack Obama & the US team resided in while here for the G20 summit), NEXT Hotels, Stamford Plaza, Mercure & Ibis, Casinos, pubs, clubs, residential apartments like the Meriton (they have the tallest building on Herschel street consisting of 80 floors) and various corporate offices of multinationals dot the landscape of the city of Brisbane.
I love my city of Brisbane, so give me Brisbane any day.
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