May 02-03, 2016
Finally, 5 weeks of night ward call are over for the both of us! On to 5 weeks of holiday! Including getting married! Can you imagine how excited we were to embark on this adventure?!
Thank you Yoni for picking us up when we landed in Brisbane, obviously so good to see you again! 😀
We were so excited to enjoy a delicious Japanese lunch at our collective favourite – Wagaya – in Chinatown. Unfortunately, it was closed! Not sure why, but perhaps it was a holiday (May Day)?
Instead, we had lunch at Thai Wi-Rat, with very cheap options off their lunch menu!
Both Yoni and I got rice with roasted pork (approx $10). Rather than succulent pork with crispy skin, Thai Wi-Rat appears to further fry/bake their pork after chopping – which made it quite tough and dry 😦 I have also never liked the bland cooked vegetables that often accompany such meals – I would much prefer a dressed salad or a bit of stirfry, but I suppose it’s standard! My Thai iced tea was good though!
Mike quite enjoyed his rice with roasted duck 🙂
We then checked into our serviced apartment at the Meriton on Herschel Street. Beautiful view and a good value for the space – which is also perfect for entertaining some friends!
Our amazing view – we missed Brisbane!
I asked the Meriton to leave a note from me to Michael in our hotel prior to checking in. It wasn’t a problem and a welcomed surprise for him!
Cheers to our holiday!!
Night view was just as nice!
In the evening, we caught up with one of our favourite gals – Fiona! Had some delicious Korean food including crispy chicken wings and bulgogi at another favourite – Maru!
So good to see this one!
Yoni dropped by after his evening shift to hang out with us some more – and he drove us to their airport the following morning, you’re the best!
Gloomy morning before checking out!
No problems with checking in for our flight and soon we were on our way to North America! First, Brisbane to Los Angeles with Qantas. Then, Los Angeles to Toronto to Ottawa with Air Canada!
I’ve always liked the better quality of food with Qantas airline!
SOON… HOME SWEET HOME!