Wowzers. It’s been over a month that Kels and I have been here in Australia! I guess time flies when you’re having fun!
The last couple weeks have been full on with job searching, interviews, stuffing our faces with (A LOT) of good food and working on becoming less pasty white Canadians.
Job wise – it’s been a lot of time spent online looking at job sites to see who is hiring and what sort of jobs we want. We’re so used to working jobs that take up so much time and don’t give us an opportunity for much of a social life. Back home I was working weekdays from 11 in the morning until 9 at night, and then about a weekend a month as well; Kels was working weeknight evenings as well. We knew we had goals – to save money to get ourselves to this side of the world; so we worked hard to get there. Now that we’re here, we don’t want to devote almost every hour of our day to our jobs. So we want jobs where we can make enough money, but also have opportunities to enjoy the Aussie life!
So keep those fingers crossed for us that the perfect positions pop up! We’re not desperate for jobs just yet, we’re still attempting to get something in our field more or less.
A couple weeks ago, Kels and I decided to take a break from the internet job search and channel our inner nerd. There was a Marvel exhibit at GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art). We got to see a bunch of props, costumes and behind the scenes stuff from a bunch of the films. It was actually pretty cool!
A few weeks ago we met up with two of Kels’ friends from back home in Canada. One of them is originally from Brisbane, so they invited us over to their parent’s place for a BBQ. It was my first time meeting them, and they were so much fun (Thanks Alex, Thanks Shauny, Thanks Alex’s parents)! It was so great to have good food and good company and meet new people! Later that week, on Friday night, Kels and I visited Eat Street with them.
Eat Street is basically a massive food market. There’s over 70 vendors and they operate out of shipping containers. They’re open Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons every weekend. It costs $2.50pp to get into the venue, and then from there it’s up to you how much you’d like to spend. The food options ranged anywhere from Indian curry, to Japanese pizza, to Greek Yiros to fresh Australian fish to your typical burgers, chips and sausages. And that’s just for the main course!
Kels and I decided to split a chicken yiro and a piece of marinated lamb. The lamb was marinated for 72 hours and then slow cooked for 10 hours, it was soooo good. Both meals were so delicious, and we were so hungry that we didn’t manage to snap photos of the feast before it was gone! We also treated ourselves to dessert, I ordered a raw cookie dough ice cream sandwhich and Kels ordered a Nutella infused doughut. As we enjoyed the food, we were also treated to an entertaining musical act. There was singing and dancing and really good music. It was so much fun, and so much food.
If you happen to find yourself in Brisbane on a weekend, I highly recommend you make your way over to Eat Street and bring your appetite!
I wish I could say that Eat Street has been the only time that we’ve indulged here; however, we have definitely had sushi, homemade pizza, plenty of fresh fruit and coffee here as well (among other things).
Don’t worry though, Kels and I are still biking all over and going to the gym; so we’re putting all the food to good use. 😉
Winter weather in Queensland is SO GOOD. It’s hilarious to hear the Aussies complain about it while I sit on the deck in a bikini. That being said, there have been some chilly nights where it gets down to 8-10°C, and I do get cold. But during the day when it’s 21°C and the sun is beating down – I really can’t complain! We had a few rainy days a couple weeks ago, but we survived, and even biked through it!
All in all, Brisbane is absolutely incredible. We can go into the city and something is going on. We have beautiful weather and are surrounded by the friendliest of people! Now just to get those darn jobs sorted.
That’s all for now though!