Hey there conquerors!
Welcome to some Dee-time. We haven't been going on an adventure for a while. Therefore I figured we should satisfy our wanderlust which is why I am going to take you on a trip to Byron Bay. So far I have been there twice.
For those of you who never heard of Byron it's a small beachside town in New South Wales in Australia. Although it's a rather small town it has been hyped extremely over the years. You'll notice how overcrowded this place is even before you entered the town due to the congestion. We were quite lucky as the traffic wasn't too bad when we went there. Looking for a parking spot can be hard depending on how long you want to stay but we were lucky again. However I must say that 10 bucks for four hours parking is quite expensive though.
The weather was really good that day so many people were at the beach but the streets were still full of people. Byron is well-known for attracting backpackers. Most of them go there for fun, drinking and partying. But it's also a nice surfing spot.
At lunchtime we decided to go back to the car and have something to eat and drink. While we were sitting there we were watching the people when we realised that a small group of friends were checking out the license plates. They suddenly stopped at the car next to us. There was a guy sitting in the campervan and they went straight up to him. They only talked for a few seconds when he gave the girl a small bag. I couldn't believe that the guy was selling drugs right out of his car. When I was still thinking about whether I should call the cops or not he realised that I was staring at him. Then he drove off. I was really shocked that this cute small town was obviously known for its drug dealers. But I still think Byron is worth to be checked out.
The lighthouse in Byron is iconic which is why we definitely wanted to go there. When you drive up the hill towards the lighthouse there is a small parking area and then there is another one right in front of the lighthouse. You have to pay for both parking areas again. I can't remember the exact amount. I believe something between 5-10 bucks but don't quote me on that. That is just insane considering that you'd probably only take a few photos for 10 minutes max. which is why we then decided not to go there. Paying almost 20 bucks for a few hours parking is just way too much in my opinion.
Other than that Byron is a nice place. Cute little shops with amazing clothes and other things. I bought a stunning denim jacket and a lovely bag by Kate Hill both second hand. It's easy to get lost in all the little shops but I really enjoyed the vibe of the town. I highly recommend visiting Byron Bay although there are a few downsides.
That's it for today conquerors. Lots of love and remember to conquer the world!!