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Ahh Brisbane…the perfect river city, with the ideal balance of relaxed lifestyle and vibrant city culture. 3 days was barely enough to enjoy Brisbane but I gave it my best shot. 

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This was the first time in the road trip that I was going to be staying with Base - the ultimate backpackers hostel. Base has a reputation as the most fun hostel that a traveler can stay at. There are events pretty much every night and there is almost always a great bar attached to the hostel. The staff knew the ParkMyVan crew was coming and I was treated to Chocolates and a welcome letter on my arrival - sweet. This was going to be fun. 

That first night in Brisbane I did little else but party and got the 5-star treatment from the great staff at both the reception and bar. Good times were had. 

Jethro Batts, JethroBatts, Jethro Clayton, JethroClayton, Brisbane River, Capital of Queensland, Park My Van, River City, Road Trip, Travel Diary, Travel Stories, Australia, Backpackers, BrisVegas, Brisbane, PMV, ParkMyVan

The next day required a healthy breakfast to negate the pounding of the chimpanzees playing a clashing symphony in my head. I opted for bacon and eggs, but my mate William got this rather Instagram worthy plate of fruits. 

Jethro Batts, JethroBatts, Jethro Clayton, JethroClayton, Brisbane River, Capital of Queensland, Park My Van, River City, Road Trip, Travel Diary, Travel Stories, Australia, Backpackers, BrisVegas, Brisbane, PMV, ParkMyVan

Then it was time to explore the city! Brisbane is a fantastic city to explore by foot. There are a few self-guided walking tours one can take that leads you through old alleyways, past cathedrals and shopping centres, down to the river and across the bridge and finally through the river-side lagoons and big ferriss wheel. Here are some snaps I took on the walk. 

Jethro Batts, JethroBatts, Jethro Clayton, JethroClayton, Brisbane River, Capital of Queensland, Park My Van, River City, Road Trip, Travel Diary, Travel Stories, Australia, Backpackers, BrisVegas, Brisbane, PMV, ParkMyVan
Jethro Batts, JethroBatts, Jethro Clayton, JethroClayton, Brisbane River, Capital of Queensland, Park My Van, River City, Road Trip, Travel Diary, Travel Stories, Australia, Backpackers, BrisVegas, Brisbane, PMV, ParkMyVan

In the afternoon it was time for our first Park My Van sponsored BBQ for the guests of Base in Brisbane. Everyone loves a free feed (especially backpackers!) - so it was a well received event indeed. To make it even more fun we gave out a ton of free product from some of our sponsors for the road trip and played Limbo to some dancing tunes. Can't wait for the next BBQ!

Jethro Batts, JethroBatts, Jethro Clayton, JethroClayton, Brisbane River, Capital of Queensland, Park My Van, River City, Road Trip, Travel Diary, Travel Stories, Australia, Backpackers, BrisVegas, Brisbane, PMV, ParkMyVan
Jethro Batts, JethroBatts, Jethro Clayton, JethroClayton, Brisbane River, Capital of Queensland, Park My Van, River City, Road Trip, Travel Diary, Travel Stories, Australia, Backpackers, BrisVegas, Brisbane, PMV, ParkMyVan

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