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Year End in Brisbane – with Sebastian

January 6, 2013


West End Market

IMG_8602Under the gum treeSebastian, Wanda, Paul

154486_10151307929144346_747341504_n[2]relaxing at the market

16696_10151307928934346_1275565110_n[1]Some dodgy business going on at the edge of the market ?


528487_4924604510885_1941403199_n[1]Graffitti art 

IMG_8606Mount Coot-tha – Brisbane in background

Pre-Christmas Drinks at Birkalla Street

 IMG_0633[1] Bacia, Francisco, Wanda, Charliany, Paul             photo Daniel Santos

IMG_0632[1]the French lesson team


BBQ at Jacek’s

IMG_8608Marek, Gaby, Renata, Sebastian, Jacek and Wanda

IMG_8609the story of a beloved pair of trousers

IMG_8610serious discussions going on

Mount Tamborine

IMG_8616lunch at the Polish House


shot_1356845854308Paul and Wanda          photo Gaby Wheeler

397714_10151313186549346_1106453142_n[1]short walk in the rainforest

550905_10151313186504346_1414155131_n[1] - Copiemother and son


New Year’s Eve

IMG00087-20121231-2020 - CopieGaby and Wanda ready to dive into the new year

IMG00089-20130101-0129Happy New Year – Wanda and Margozata

Tamborine Revisited

January 26, 2012

Wanda and Karolyna preparing for a horse ride 

December in Queensland

December 13, 2011

Mount Tamborine

Andrzej and the lorikeet

Andrzej Dragan visited Brisbane for a week. He stayed at our place and we showed him around 


Rainbow Lorikeet

Laughing kookaburra


D’Aguilar National Park – The Rainforest

Andrzej and Wanda

Nice little walk in the rainforest. Foggy humid weather, very romantic.  

Chouette promenade dans la forêt subtropicale. Temps humide et brumeux. Très romantique 

photo Andrzej D. (I-phone)

photo Andzej D. (I-phone)

photo Andzej D. (I-phone)

Only problem was that there were many active leeches, due to the wet weather. They especially liked me.  

Le seul problème était qu’il y avait beaucoup de sangsues, à cause du temps humide. Elles m’ont tout particulièrement apprecié

checking on leeches after the walk / à la recherche des sangsues après la ballade


Sunshine Coast – Noosa Head

photo Andrzej D. (I-phone)

Noosa – Wanda under the tree / Wanda sous l’arbre




Gold Coast Hinterland

February 27, 2011

We went to visit our friends Hanny and Christine who are spending six weeks in Broad Beach (Gold Coast). We spent the night at there place and went the next day for a forest walk in the Hinterland

Avons rendu visite à nos amis Hanny et Christine qui sont pour six semaines à Broad Beach (Gold Coast). Nous avons passé la nuit chez eux et le jour suivant nous sommes allés faire une randonnée en forêt dans le Hinterland

Tamborine Moutain, at the Polish House. Our friends the parrots were awaiting us

Christine and Wanda

Broad Beach, view from the apartment

Last year the two towers on the front (Pepper towers) were still under construction and the works were on hold due to financial difficulties. They obviously managed to solve the issue and complete the constructions. Not all  apartments are sold, I saw a promotional ad at the movies the other day

Dinner at Moo Moo’s. Christine and the steak

Moo Moo is a trendy restaurant in Broad Beach. They specialize in steak. Christine ordered a steak, to be well done. It took ages before it came. When it finally was served it looked miserable, was burned on both sides. We complained. They were not very apologetic, mentioned this is the way they prepare it, but if we are not satisfied they will not charge it. So Christine had a very light dinner. Wanda, Hanny and myself had fish which was OK. I would not recommend this place for it’s meat.  

Had a long walk in Binna Burra (a section of the Lamington National Park), in the mountains, approximately 40 km from the coast. Beautiful world heritage rainforest.

Avons fait une longue randonnée dans le parc national de Lamington (section Binna Burra), dans les collines (ici on dit montagnes), à environ 40km de la côte. Belle forêt subtropicale faisant partie du patrimoine mondial .    

Balundjui cascade


Restaurant Alchemy  

Met again with Hanny and Christine, in Brisbane this time. We had dinner together at restaurant Alchemy. The restaurant had been closed because of the floods and had just reopened 

Christine ordered again a “well done” steak. Again not such a success, this time it appeared to still be red. The restaurant apologised in a friendly manner, admitted the mistake and took it of the bill. The rest of the meal was excellent. We can keep on recommending this restaurant  

This photo is not very sharp, I don’t remember what we drunk that evening. That’s maybe why….  / cette photo est bien floue. Je ne me souviens pas ce que nous avons bu ce soir la. C’est peut-être ça la raison…

Wet Week End / Week End Humide

December 8, 2010

We have been having a lot of rain the past weeks. Parts of Queensland and New South Wales were flooded. Magda, a friend of Wanda from Amsterdam spent a week at our place. We took her out the week end and managed to show her around despite the unfavorable weather conditions. We actually had a very good time and I believe she appreciated.   

Il a beaucoup plu ces dernières semaines. A un point que certaines régions à l’intérieur du pays sont inondées. Magda, une amie de Wanda nous a rendu visite pour quelques jours. Nous lui avons montré les environs , malgré les mauvaises conditions méteéorologiques. En fin de compte tout s’est bien passé et je pense qu’elle a bien apprécié.  


Rainforest in the rain / forêt tropicale sous la pluie 

Magda and Wanda

Mount Tamborine in the mist / Mont Tamborine dans le brouillard 

feeding the kukabarra

Loan Pine between two showers / Loan Pine entre deux averses

photo Wanda michalak