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The Roadtrip Diaries – Byron Bay fun times and farewell to the swedes!

It was an early start to catch the sunrise at the Cape Byron lighthouse. This is the first place the sun graces the shore in Australia a spectacular sight worth getting out of bed for!

First light rising over the swell lines of the Pacific Ocean
First light rising over the swell lines of the Pacific Ocean
We witnessed first light in Australia, at the Cape Byron Lighthouse
We witnessed first light in Australia, at the Cape Byron Lighthouse

After we cooked pancakes down at Wategos beach and assessed the surf.

Hannah from Sweden relaxing in the hammock
Hannah from Sweden relaxing in the hammock
The Swedes make pancakes for breakfast
The Swedes make pancakes for breakfast

It was Gemma’s first time surfing and although the conditions weren’t ideal for learning she still bravely conquered some waves.

Gemma from Scotland stoked on surfing
Gemma from Scotland stoked on surfing
Gemma from Scotland tries surfing for the first time at Wategos Beach
Gemma from Scotland tries surfing for the first time at Wategos Beach

We enjoyed the sunset at the Pass in the afternoon.

Lonely surfer girl stares in to yonder at the pass
Lonely surfer girl stares into the yonder at the pass
Jamming at the Pass
Jamming at the Pass

After jamming on the beach and  a few cock + bulls we headed out to town.

Party night in Byron powered by Cock + Bull
Party night in Byron powered by Cock + Bull

We witnessed an amazing band at the Great Northern Hotel that night.

House of Lawerance preforming at The Great Northern Hotel Byron Bay
House of Lawrence performing at The Great Northern Hotel Byron Bay

The next morning ,we said farewell to our Swedish friends. They had an amazing time being a part of the experience and we were sure glad to meet them and share the experience, it was a sad goodbye. Enjoy your time in Australia swedes and hope to see you again!

We say our goodbye
We say goodbye to Jonah, Erik and Hannah

 

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Filming for YHA Hostels – Surfers Paradise

During the next two weeks, We Travel Co will be making video’s for the YHA hostels of Australia and has now six travellers on board for a trip from Surfers Paradise to Cairns.

After our road trip from Sydney to Byron Bay, Sam, Camille, Roi and I arrived in Surfers Paradise where we met Alex, Yuki, Jonathan and Tobbe, four new travellers from England, Germany and Sweden joining the We Travel Co adventure for the next two weeks.

After a quick break in the hostel to put down our bags in the rooms, we all went to The Spit beach to take a surf lesson! (The first one for most of us!) After some recommendations from the instructors about how to paddle and get onto the board, we all hit the water to face the waves.

What a good experience! (And we all managed to stay in the board even for a few seconds!)

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1rst part of the surf lesson
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1rst part of the surf lesson
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Amazing moment!

After that exhausting afternoon, we all met in a pub near the hostel where we had a beer, dinner, and tried our luck on the slot machine! Unfortunately, none of us won anything excepting Yuki who won 50 dollars!

After our first night in Surfers Paradise we woke up early to go see the sunrise on Surfers Paradise Beach. I think I will definitely never get bored of it!

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Sunrise in Surfers Paradise beach


After having a swim in the beach, we rent bikes in the hostel to go to the town where we walked in the street and the shops. You can’t imagine how peaceful it is to peddle along one of the most beautiful beaches!

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Bike riding along the beach
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Bike riding along the beach

Then we came back to the hostel where a BBQ on the balcony was organized: a nice way to meet other young travellers from all around the world!

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Barbecue time at the hostel

After that greedy dinner, we came back to the town to visit the market and enjoy the Sin City by night; we spent the night in different nightclubs where the We Travel Co travellers invaded the dance floor!

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Crazy party
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Crazy party


After that short night, we left Surfers Paradise to Brisbane.

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See you in my next post to learn more about our stay in Brisbane!

Marie-Alizé

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