Brisbane’s Wonderful Jacarandas

Thetraveljunkie.org – One of the things that I like most about Spring is going for a Jacaranda picnic. The Jacaranda is an iconic tree in Brisbane and the city during Spring looks super lovely. Although Jacarandas are native to Central and South America, they have been planted in Brisbane since 1864 and have become a city favourite. Most of the Jacarandas in Brisbane come from seeds from the first tree planted in the city. Some of the best places to see Jacarandas in bloom are New Farm Park, Dockside Walk at Kangaroo Point, the University of Queensland at St Lucia, William Dart Park at St Lucia, and Jacaranda Park at Yeronga.

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Javanese Indigo Batik In Fashion Diplomacy

Thetraveljunkie.org – Photography work for Kelir. The Javanese luxury house organized a Javanese Indigo batik party to celebrate fashion diplomacy. Brisbane as the stage, and Kelir X Silk Laundry as the host. The rest? All surprises. Kelir launched a book, “JAVANESE INDIGO BATIK: Discovering the ancient wisdom of the indigo natural-dyeing process”-written by batikologist Zahir Widadi, at Silk Laundry.

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Staycation at Pullman Brisbane King George Square, Australia

Thetraveljunkie.org – Omotenashi is a Japanese concept that means hospitality and it’s related to the delicate and refined art of making others happy. It’s a word with so many nuances and there is no word in English to define it. And is related to everything that is not tangible and that helps us build a comfortable and safe space. Something like that is what I felt at the Pullman Brisbane King George Square, a perfect balance between the exquisite design and lifestyle for business and leisure that I love. How do I define omotenashi? When space is more than just a place to be and becomes a place to feel and grow.

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Celebrate Indonesian Independence Day In Brisbane on August 17

Thetraveljunkie.org – August is all about taking a break and doing the things that enhance your quality of life. And we’ve devised a celebration of Indonesian Independence Day in Brisbane – to make life just a bit nicer. From volcanoes to surf beaches and the Komodo Dragon, Indonesia is a drawcard for holiday-makers from all around the globe. While I can’t travel there at the moment, I can still celebrate Indonesian Independence Day on August 17 by sitting at my favourite spots and enjoying the city changing to red and white like the Indonesian flag.

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Brisbane In 24 Hours

Thetraveljunkie.org – Unreal! I lived in Brisbane now for a better life. In today’s post, I wanted to take you around the city and show off the many different things Brisbane has to offer. The best thing to start the morning is to have a cup of coffee (especially when it’s 9 degrees outside). Australia has one of the highest coffee consumption rates in the world and finding a coffee shop is pretty easy. This time we went to The Brooke in Fortitude Valley. The coffee is delicious and the location is great with outside seating giving views of the Church across the road.

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Checking In To Capri by Fraser, Brisbane / Australia

Thetraveljunkie.org – I stayed at Capri by Fraser, Brisbane. This little hotel certainly punches above its weight. I stayed there just for a weekend after 2.5 years of not traveling because of the pandemic. Great location, top hotel. Great value and very nice room. The bed was very comfortable and I had a wonderful night’s sleep. Brisbane, Queensland’s capital, is a cosmopolitan hub for arts, culture, and dining. It has lots of laid-back charm and the living is super easy. If you love Stockholm, you will love Brisbane too.

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Study Visit To Yogyakarta With Bowie Holiday

Thetraveljunkie.org – This visit is open to anyone who is interested in knowing a bit more about Indonesia and in learning Indonesian language and culture. If you are under the age of 18, you still can join if you travel with a parent or guardian. The program is a still at a draft stage, but the length of the visit and language components will (most likely) stay as they are.

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Eating Nasi Goreng on Mount Coolum’s Summit

Thetraveljunkie.org – Today I bring you to eating Nasi Goreng on Mount Coolum’s Summit, Queensland, Australia. Here’s one for your Sunshine Coast bucket list. Mount Coolum is an awe-inspiring volcanic dome that presides over the Sunshine Coast landscape. Climbing to the top of this 25 million year old laccolith is a must-do when visiting the region – the views from the top are absolutely spectacular!

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Sunshine Coast Sunset From Mt Ninderry

Thetraveljunkie.org – In today’s photos we spent some time in one of our favourite areas, Sunshine Coast, as the sun went down. Our first stop in the area was at Fairhill Native Botanic Garden, an amazing space where you can get your hands on some really cool native plants. We then drove to Terella Brewing, the sustainable farm-style brewery you need to know about, one of our favourite breweries nearby. Pete the Greek and Mango beer are one of the best collaboration.

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