Picture with a surf board to start my second Gold Coast post because why not! :)
Second day began with beautiful view of the sunrise from our apartment. Breakfast was ham and cheese on toast and some coffee, simple but just how I like it.
We then went to Wet n Wild, a large water theme park here. Don't have pictures there so I'll just summarily describe the experience! It was a shame that sis didn't join us because she was feeling ill. It was August and non-peak season so weather was a bit chilly and there was little crowd. The good side was that we could easily go on all the rides more than once almost without any queue! The down side was of course the lack of exciting ambiance and energy that a water park usually has.
And who was glad this ride was not operating the day we visited? ME! LOL. (Picture credits) I don't even remotely like the idea of having the floor underneath my feet taken away and in an instant finding myself dropping to my doom.
After the water park we got back, fetched sis from the apartment and went to the beach. :) Had a lovely time in the water even though it was not sunny that day!
Dinner that evening was at Costa D'oro, a famed Italian restaurant of great reviews here. Sis found this place and I'm glad she did! We had the Oysters Fiorentine, Fettuccine D'oro and Pizza Marinara to share and I had a glass of Annie's Lane with my meal. Both food and ambience were really good and I enjoyed my dining experience here.
Costa D'oro Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
27 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise
QLD 4217, Australia
We saw this fortune telling machine en route to the restaurant so we stopped and asked lil bro if he wanted to try it. I took a coin out of my bag and put it into the machine, and lil bro pressed the button. The machine issued a fortune printed on a ticket. We read it and together we thought, this does not apply to lil bro at all! Even half way reading lil bro would occasionally murmur, no..? LOL.
Then it occurred to us that I was the one putting the coin into the machine. So maybe the fortune was directed to me! Reread, and I was instantly enlightened!! LOL it was an accurate reflection of me and where I was at emotionally at that time. Specifically, it was a difficult time when I was having serious doubts about Tim and I's relationship- whether or not it would go distance and would it be worth it in the long run to continue the fight for it. This fortune struck directly to my heart and safe to say I was comforted by what I read. And everyone knows I am hot headed person with very direct speech. You may call it a coincidence but to me it was a really amusing yet fascinating experience!
We spent our last day here at Warner Bros Movie World. Roller coasters, theme park food and all. Need I say more. :)
Then we headed back to the hotel, check out and headed to the airport for our flight back to Melbourne and then back to Malaysia. Above pictures were taken before we left the beautiful city.
Last picture before I sign off on my Australia posts. :)
For our theme park tickets here in Gold Coast, we got them in a bundle of four: Wet n Wild, Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World and Paradise Country. It's a shame that we didn't get to visit Paradise Country due to shortage of time. And it's a shame I didn't get to meet a kangaroo or a koala while here! :C I'm sure I've seen a kangaroo in the Singapore Zoo during my younger days however its not the same as seeing a kangaroo in its place of origin! And what's it like to hold a koala? I wouldn't know! LOL so dramatic I know. But yea, this was the only regret I have from my Australian trip.
Aside from that tiny issue, I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. :) Appreciation time! Thank you mum and dad for sponsoring this trip and thank you sis for arranging everything! Since I am always away from home I really enjoyed the time spent with my siblings. And so much new found love and appreciation for this country. Would very much love to come back again.
With all the love,