G'day mate!!! hello!! lots has been going on in the last few weeks-
firstly while still in malaysia we met some really lovely people Joonas and anni a finsih couple so nice and funny and naomi and luke from cornwall we all played cards went to the beach and had some lovely evenings on the beach muching! on the amazing monkey beach in malaysia we met a guy called mo who showed us a deadly millipead which can put you in hospital for a month! he also offered us some scuber diving but we done have licences so that was anoying, but mo said we can stay at his anytime in ireland where he is a chef at a castle! really nice guy! monkey beach was so quite half the time we had it to ourselves and the monkeys! as it was really hard to get to we had to clamber over rocks to get to it lol still in malaysia we decided to go on a bike ride around the island pangkor, we met some really nice kids all in their traditional uniform, and when goinmg through the jungle we both swear we heard a grrrrr!!! so went so fast out the other end!!
we left malaysia and got a bus to singapore overnight! was such a bad night sleep! got there eventually was a really nice hostel we got free cake every morning! lovely and there were so many cats! in singapore we went to chinatown during their new year very cool like christmas! and went to little india where rachel got some henna tatooing done turned out very nice! we also went on the singapore flyer and had the whole booth to ourselves, and the zoo-we had to go! was very good fun! in singapore airport we had to wait 10hours for our flight so we cheacked in early and went around all the 3 terminals on the skytrain and found a catus garden! we also found a free foot massager!!! after the 10 hours we got on our flight to australia!
once in australia and going through the customs which took ages! we were so glad to hear english speaking people!! and fresh dairy! the hostle we stayed at had the most amazing shower! so hot was really nice as we had had luke warm or cold showers for 3 months! darwin was ok not the best, we went for a walk and saw some black cockatoos in the trees and flying foxes and parrots everywhere! very cool and that was just walking through a park! we went to ayres rock of course! but it took a 21hour couch to do so! we got there and it was amazing but the heat was almost unbearable it was 45degrees!!!! so hot so we had to buy some really 'lovely' hats! and the flies were everywhere so anoying but was worth it seeing ayres rock at sunset!
we flew from ayres rock to cairns on the east coast on the smallest plane ever! so so scary but good fun! had a great meal also! once in cairns (only took 2hours to fly) we got to a really great place out of town a bit but was the cheapest and had free dinner every evening! in our dorn was dave and kate and jemma and carly all english! we had a great laugh! we went for our free meals with carly asnd gemma as they are same age ish but was so much fun have not laughed so much! there was not much to do in cairns except watch the bats every evening fly over the city! we booked a snorkling trip to the great barrier reef! it was AMAZING! we hired an underwater camera so got lots of great shots! we saw a turtle too but only from a distance as there were lots of people but was well worth it and so hot too we had great weather!
back onto the greyhound bus to the whitsundays where the best beach in the whole world is made out of 98% quarts!!! so is crystal white! we went on a sailing trip over 2 days sleeping on the ex-racing boat! we didnt have much sun but that made it more fun because it was windy and the boat was so fast! it tipped so far at one point a quarter of the boat was in the water and we were all sitting at a 45degree angle!!! so fun holding on for dear life!!! and the views were beautiful!!! tonight we are off out with the crew for some free beer! and tomorrow we are off the fraser island and rainbow beach-going to be amazing!!!!
hope the spelling isnt too bad we have rushed this as internet and everything else in aus is sooooo expensive!!! lol
:) lots love very happy and tired sammy and rachel :) xxxxxxx