Never before have I had such a sunshiney winter. People back home were complaining of torrential rain and hail, and there we were- blue skies everyday, all through July. Even when it rains in Queensland, it comes in real fast and hard, and bustles its way out again in a rush , as though it never really belonged there in the first place.
Mmmm. One of the mysteries of life- does Queensland make better beer, or does beer just taste better in Queensland?
3. Really Friendly Folks
Especially in the south east. It’s amazing how wonderful people have been all along the trail reLly. But South East Queenslanders will invite you to breakfast, lunch and dinner, hand you the keys to their car when they don’t know you from a bar of soap, right after handing you the keys to their house and telling you to make yourself at home. And failing this, you’ll no doubt still be invited in for ….
4. Instant Coffee
Queenslanders seem to love this stuff. Perhaps because they tend to work hard, live large, and don’t have the time to fiddle around with making the real stuff. Or maybe it’s because they’ve got no inclination for fancy, gourmet airs, and like to keep things good and simple. Either way, we drank a lot of it there. And like the beer, it tasted great.
5. Brahman Cows
We saw those beauties everywhere through Queensland. And how gorgeous are they? If there was a bovine beauty competition, Brahman would win it hands down.