Monday, August 04, 2008

Visiting Brisbane?

Planning a visit to Brisbane, well, do I have a itinerary for you!

Day One: A wild bird will sit on your head.

Day Two: Visit the local Japanese Garden*.

Day Three: Take a photo of some sheep.

Day Four: Hug a koala and then feed some wallabies**.

One of our friends from Japan recently came out for a short holiday to visit us so we've been doing the tourist thang lately. It was actually kind of fun to look at our home town through the eyes of a tourist - a Japanese tourist at that.

Miki was a friend of the guy who ran the coffee van, Daisuke (pronounced Dice-kay if you are interested). Daisuke introduced Buster to Miki and then Buster introduced me to Miki which is the way things are done in Japan. Anyway, Miki finally got a week off (she's a librarian) and came to visit us and meet Squirmy.

It was so much fun to catch up and show her around. She couldn't believe how multi-cultural Australia is. In Japan, most people are Japanese or white foreigners, so she was really surprised at how many different skin colours there are here. Nor could she believe how much we ate. Everytime we went out for breakfast or lunch, she could only eat about half of what was on her plate. She arrived as skinny Japanese Miki and went home as fat Australian Miki.

*Yes, I know she's Japanese.
**Not the rugby playing variety.


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