Brisbane: Beautiful One Day, Perfect the Next.

Brisbane skyline (Photo c/o

Brisbane skyline (Photo credit: wonich from


Brisbane is a bit overlooked as a tourist destination in Australia because it is often viewed as a hub city, a jumping off point to get to Fraser Island or the Gold Coast, Queensland’s more famous tourist attractions. As a major urban center and the capital of Queensland, it has plenty to offer someone visiting for more than a day or two.

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Netball Is Just Like Basketball. Except That It Isn’t.

While Australia is certainly associated with Rugby and Cricket, it is less well known for its enthusiasm for a sport called Netball. This game is popular in many of the Commonwealth Nations and there are over 70 national teams in the International Federation of Netball Associations.

When I was in Australia, I was offered the opportunity to play a game in a Brisbane Netball league. I agreed because I was told that Netball is like “a women’s version of Basketball”, which I later learned refers to Mr. Naismith’s school developing a version of Basketball for its female students who couldn’t run around in their restrictive 1890s corsets.

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