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Travel Tips – Gold Coast Australia – the Southern Coast Queensland.

by kimbro
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LOCAL GOLD COAST STORY- by Local “Kitty Jellinek” Ask anyone who has traveled extensively which journeys they have enjoyed the most and I think you’ll find a surprising common answer. An answer that no travel agency advertises – because they can not provide it. I know this answer is true for me – and I have traveled extensively. The answer is; having a knowledgeable local show you the area you are visiting. Let me tell you of one of my experiences to demonstrate. I had traveled the world many times since leaving my birth place in Austria at the age […]
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The Importance of Happiness

by kimbro
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LOCAL GOLD COAST STORY- Submitted by Local “anon” I live on the Gold Coast because this beautiful area makes me feel HAPPY! Happiness is the unending quest in which humans give their eyes and teeth for. A person has never reached true success if he has never felt real happiness. As a matter of fact the declaration of independence states, that happiness and the pursuit there off is man’s in alienable right. Meaning it is a god given right. Why Do We Have to Be Happy? People say that life is complicated enough without having to be moody or sad […]
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Local Stories & People Of The Gold Coast

by kimbro
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Generally speaking the people who live on the Gold Coast are very relaxed and friendly. It is as though the great climate with plenty of sunshine has permeated into the very core of the people who live here.   Where else in the world can you find beautiful gold bikini clad girls,  [Meter Maids], who will top up your parking meter so that you won’t get a parking fine? Introduced by local businessman Bernie Elsey in 1965, the Meter Maids are still walking their beat around Surfers Paradise streets in 2009. In the 60’s they used to insert sixpence into […]
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History of the Gold Coast

by kimbro
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Geographical formation: The Gold Coast  is situated south of  Brisbane in South East Queensland. It stretches from the Albert River in the North to  the Queensland border in the South approximately 56 km [35 miles], and extends from the coast to the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. [commonly referred to as the Gold Coast Hinterland]. 23 million year old Wollumbin/Tweed volcano. Just 30 km inland from the Gold Coast shoreline the land rises to 900 m above sea level. The Hinterland is part of the   cauldron of  these extinct volcanos centered around Mt Warning. This gives rise to […]