Last year I attended a convention in Madison Wisconsin. While I was there I was introduced to a young man from Brisbane Australia. His name was Eric. He was an extremely bright young man, who had a lot of ideas connected to the future of telecom, and communications. He was at the time making a decent amount of money from a twin peak profits bonus, and talked a lot about some of the ideas that he had regarding marketing connected to the viral videos on the Internet. Some of his ideas seemed plausible, but a few of them seemed like they might be a tad bit far-fetched.
Last month, my wife and I received an invitation from Eric to come and visit him in Brisbane Australia. Now the truth of the matter is we had never ever thought about going to Australia . Our entire impression of the country was based on movies that we have seen, and caricatures of Australians that we have seen either on television or in movies. Honestly, we expected to be visiting a place that was an open wasteland, full of kangaroos and wallabies.
We were pleasantly surprised when we landed, by the beauty of the place. Individuals who live in Brisbane, have the good fortune to live in a beautiful area that is basically a tropical paradise. In doing our research about the place before we visited there, my wife and I learned that Brisbane is a place where tourists like to visit with frequency. There are multiple things that attract people to this beautiful area. One is the natural splendor of the area. The second are all of the interesting monuments and buildings connected to the history of Australia that are all around the city of Brisbane.
The business proposition that Eric had was not one that my wife and I were interested in at the time. However, we did not feel that the trip was a loss because we were able to explore a part of the world that we probably would not have visited otherwise.