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Written on: Monday March 31st, 2008

A journal entry from: Around the World in 80 Days!

Day 11 - Surfers Paradise, AUS - distance travelled: 14,560 km

Hi all!

After a couple days here in paradise we are wishing we had more time!  The 'apartment' hotel we were in was awesome.  270 degree view of the ocean front.  Couldn't have been better!  Also we were just across the street from the beach so it was pretty amazing.  Tried our hands (legs, rather) at surfing... Matt did really well... was able to stand up several times.  It wasn't until I saw the pictures that I even knew I did stand up!

 Spent the rest of our time trying to avoid sunburns and rip tides in the ocean.  This is the life!

The bus ride here was pretty gruelling... 15 hours is a loooong time to sit.  But we made it and are glad we decided to do the next leg on the plane.  Off to Cairns and the great barrier reef in about an hour here, so on to the next sunny, beautiful place!  Hopefully our hostel there lives up to the fantastic accomodation we've had so far.

Keep writing to us!  We love to hear from you!

~Leslie and Matt



From Kayla on Mar 31st, 2008

Yay surfing! Sounds like you guys are having an awesome time, have fun at the reef!

From Greg on Mar 31st, 2008

G'day mate! How ya goin?The pictures from Sydney looked awesome on and off the boat in the harbor. As did the Tooheys. Be sure to try Hahn Premium and some Bundy too. Have fun at the reef!

From Chelsee on Mar 31st, 2008

wow, looks like you guys are having fun!!!! Have fun at the reef and take lots of pictures :)

From Stine :) on Apr 2nd, 2008

Hey guys! The pictures look awesome! I was disappointed to see NO LIFEJACKETS!! Are you two crazy!! Miss you!