I then decided to hit shops afterwards but was horrified when it rained down on me!! It was warm so didn't wear a waterproof coat, ooppss! :) I explored Queen Street Mall but I wasn't impressed with it I soon left it and explored the small shops. So far on my travels, I have found I prefer small independent shops to big shopping malls. I then got unique gifts and headed back to the hostel. I chilled a bit up on the roof eating food and enjoying the views. What a bliss!
The next day, it was sunny and warm. I decided to rent a bike, it was bright green - perfect! I wanted to explore South Bank by bike and decided it was the perfect day for that. As soon as I arrived in South Bank, I fell in love with everything there. I rode my bike on a path for bikers, along Brisbane River and locked it up beside the only man made beach in Brisbane and hit the markets nearby. As usual I got few unique stuff. I love markets, there are always unique clothing, stuff and gifts! Also, it's a great way to support local people :) I then went back to the beach and sunbathed there. It was so lovely! I then rode back to the hostel, got some food and went to bed happy!
I was so tired the next day, and in pain so I decided to stay in the hostel to rest but was up on the roof almost all day chilling and sunbathing. Of course, having food and took a dip in the pool. It was a perfect way to rest my poor feet. Then in late afternoon, it got colder so I went up to TV room and watched TV/movies with other travellers and got back to my room after that. Another perfect day!
I loved exploring via riding a bike so the next day I rented a bike again but this time it was orange my favourite colour! I again went to South Bank to sunbath, chill and ate out. More riding around South Bank, it was a beautiful day exploring and sunbathing. At some point, I stopped and sat beside Brisbane River, having a bit of thinking. I soon got sad when I realised it was my last day in South Bank as I knew I would spend the next few days packing and getting ready to go to Sydney for flights back home. Just perfect area, to sit around to do some thinking or writing! I then took my time riding back to the hostel :)