We drove up to the vibrant city of Brisbane on Saturday, parked at West End and took the ferry to South Bank (the North Quay terminal is currently under construction). One of the first things we did was get our Gong Cha fix at Elizabeth Arcade. And just to let you know, there is a very well-stocked natural and organic health food shop next door called My Little Health and they offer many vegan, raw and gluten free hand-crafted desserts. It is also a great place to stock up on your kale chips, coconut water, Quest Bars, activated nuts and what have you.
We wandered around the city with our drinks and watched a few street performers (there were so many around). We also took a walk around the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), watched some bizarre short films and looked at some interesting local art. When we got a little hungry, we made our way to Little Stanley Street and had some delightful tapas at Olé. We filled up on calamari rings with sea salt and aioli ($13), goat empanadas ($14), anchovies, blue cheese and mint on toast ($11), pan-fried scallops, squid and chorizo ($15), churros with caramel sauce ($10) and lemon tart with passionfruit cream ($10).
After perusing the market stalls at South Bank, we caught the ferry back to West End. The drive back to the Gold Coast was made infinitely better when we started playing Celebrity Heads with each other. Best idea ever! We did this non-stop for the entire hour and kept going even after getting home! Best way to pass the time!