Same but different: Brisbane, California

It’s a long way to travel just to end up in Brisbane.

The small Californian city of Brisbane - pronounced “Bris-bain” by locals - sits about 13 kilometres south of San Francisco, nestled between San Francisco Bay and San Bruno Mountain in San Mateo County.

But for Australian Brisbaneites, it’s a 12-plus-hour flight over the Pacific Ocean, a one-hour connecting flight and a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it turn-off from the main highway connecting San Francisco to its airport.

Read more about the US City of Brisbane at Brisbane Times.