We left Hervey Bay to head towards Surfers Paradise for a few days before heading towards Sydney. We checked in at Islanders Backpackers which is the best Backpackers place I have ever stayed in - we had a major swimming pool, steam room, jaccuzi, spa, tennis courts, badminton courts, balcony, double beds, casino, games room, beautiful bar and last but not least the beach was in view of our room, total paradise for a backpackers rate of $27 per night. We arrived late so decided to go for a quick drink then off to bed early before heading to the beach the next morning. The weather was not too good the next day so we went for a spot of shopping which was nice as Surfers is a really clean place. While shopping we found a shop called Condom Kingdom which was excellent, check out the picture of my friend Cheryl infront of the vibrator section, it was hilarious!! In Surfers there was a big Xmas Tree which was next to a Palm Tree in the Shopping Centre which was really weird cos it was red hot and didn't feel like Xmas at all...... as we all know Xmas is meant to be cold not warm!!
That same night our friends Paul and Mar who we met in Airlie Beach decided to come and pay us a visit with their friend Kenny. We decided to hit the bar once again for a few goodbye drinks as us girls were due to head down to Sydney the next day. If we had not paid for our accommodation in Sydney for Xmas I would have loved to have stayed in Surfers for Xmas as the place was beautiful and the Hotel was Five Star!!
Just a funny note to add to this one to make you all giggle. On the first night in our room we had a bit of Korean invasion once again (we always seem to share rooms with Koreans) and as you all know they are about 4ft tall - well this tiny Korean chick was staying on the top bunk and was trying to climb up without a ladder - it may not sound funny to you but we laughed for about a week after this not to mentioning laughing right in her face when she was doing it!!