Tom Chun's Travels - Rolling Downunder


More from Tom Chun as he lives the life of leisure writing from Surfer's Paradise, Australia:

Surfer's Paradise, Australia

Hi Friends,

I left Brisbane and headed south to Surfer's Paradise. The waves are a surfer's dream, but the city is big, reminds me of Miami or other big Florida cities. There are lakefront homes with boats docked nearby the ocean. There's a huge party scene every night in Surfer's. During the week, Surfer's was the host for the Uni Games, where drunk college students from all over Australia come to party. I think I attended college in the wrong country.

One day, I spent the day at the DreamWorld amusement park. There were some crazy rides: Tower of Terror, shot me up a steep tower and then dropped right back, The Claw swooped up and down, like a giant see-saw, as my legs dangled everywhere, and the Giant Drop ascending me up 38 floors and then dropped my in free fall for 4 seconds (supposedly the tallest free fall in the world). Great way to increase the adrenaline! Sorry no pics at the theme park, forgot my camera. Around Surfer's Paradise, in the Gold Coast, there are "heaps" of little coastal towns to relax and enjoy yourself. The sand is soft and fine. The beaches stretch for miles!!!! Burleigh Heads is a small town and has a great beach and views of Surfer's. Coolongata is a little more busy. Byron Bay is a popular getaway for hippies and celebrities, with a lighthouse on a hill with amazing views. There are so many spots on the Gold Coast where you can get away from everyone and everything. Truly the Gold Coast is a mecca for beach bums! Sign me up for the surf contest! I am now in Sydney. I believe Nemo is just around the corner somewhere. I will find him! More pics to follow (I need to find a good internet connection): Old blog at
Cheers Mates! Tom "International Man of Leisure"

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