This is coming from a land down under! (Men at Work, song of my trip so far!!)
Hello all from rainy Australia. Arrived here yesterday (Monday) at 930am after being on the move from Bali on Sunday nite at 930pm. Didnt get any sleep through the nite so was flippn recked when i arrived! My room wasnt ready either so i had to wait about, i wasnt happy! Finally got my room bout midday and crashed strait away. Was sleepn till bout 7pm and woke and met my roommates. Tom from New Zealand but living here and 2 english girls but they wer leaving this morning. Jus went for a dander last nite then back to bed. Too reckt to see Carins yet.
So, today (Tuesday). Cloudy and raining again today, how exciting! I went and rented a car today, a lovely bright yellow Getz, was only like 80$ for the day which i think is about 25quid. I drove round Cairns first of all to get used to the car and had a few errands to run also then jus started driving out of the city. Didnt really have a map to speak of but im not to good with them anyway! Ended up driving south for about 2 hours or more and found this really beautiful park called Paronella Park. Ita a park built years ago by a Spanaird who moved to Australia and was bought by this ozzy couple about 14 years ago who have restored it and it is sooo gorgeous. Really idealic and magical settings. I wandered round it for while and then decided to go on the night tour also. The guide, the guy who bought the place is so passionate about the park that he really makes a wonderful guide, really made you realise how speial the park was and stuff. really loved it and would def go back and reccomend people to go ther. Was heading back to cairns after this as it was dark now but of course i went the total rong direction and was driving for like 45min before i realised! i only noticed cuz id reached mission beach which i new was further south and a place i wanted to go anyway! i just tuned back as it was dark so coudnt see anyway then got meself home safe and sound after a few hours driving. Had a really fun day and think il get the car again 2moro and head west to the go kart tracks.......o and forgot to tell yas aswell i got a freakn parking ticket....hopefully this wont be another Malia! (Guys u no wat i mean?!?!?!?)
Hello yal! Its now Wednesday the 11th i think and have had a good wee day today. Got another car today and went off exploring, this time with a map! I initially headed out for the go kart track but when i got ther it was full of kids and not as big a track as i first thot so i give it a miss. Jus started driving North of Cairns and ended up at Hartleys Crocodile Farm, was soooooooooooo cool!! Went and saw all the baby crocs, went on a boat tour of the wetlands and saw all the crocs in the swamps and saw them being fed. Some of them are huge!! Also watched a croc attack show, not as good as Steve Irwin though but was good enough. Also went on a croc walk through the park and also saw the koalas. Aww sooooooo cute they were. Also got my picture takn with a baby crocodile, il try and post the pic for yal to see! After here i drove to Port Douglas. The drive was ok, the road was really windy tho going along the coastal roads, the roads are well maintained but the cars drive right up ur flippn ass i was gettn soo annoyed cuz obvioulsy i didnt no the road so couldnt go really fast but i was doin the speed limt and they still tail me!! grrrrrrrrrrrr.
An in all a very good day, jus back at the hostel now, getna bit bored as havnt met anyone to go out drinkin with so if i dont il have to wait til friday til michelle gets here, ot long to go anyway!! Hopefully get this campervan idea sorted out asap then we can hit the road after we get the diving and stuff out of the way....dont wanna spend all my time in cairns, i want to see more of Australia!! love and hugs xxx
Hello, How ya gawan? Every single australian says this!!!! Well everyone, to be honest iv had a pretty crappy few days. My mate arived on Friday so we went out on the town and i got my bag stolen!!!! I was seriously distressed over this as u can imagine having been trying to get people to help me but most people have been useless. The police wernt that helpful, STA havnt been helpful at all and wen i foned the insurers to make a claim they wer closed for the weekend! Not the response you want wen ur on the other end of the phone, half way round the world from home and balling ur eyes out!!!!! Well that was a few days ago and slowly but surley getn things sorted. Had booked a dive trip for today (Monday) for the Great barrier Reef before the theft so i went out on that anyway to take my mind off everything. Had the best time ever! The diving was hard to get used to at first but really proud of myself for gettin used to it quickey cuz the first tiem i went under i thot i was going to drown! ha!! got myself a professional photo down under the water aswell but unfortunatlye have no other pics as my camera got stolen so will have to wait until i get a replacement before ul see anymore pics! Done some snorkelling aswell, this was all done at Oyster Reef and Upolu Cay, all part of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, awesome dude!!!!! xoxox
Hey yal!!! Well the past week has been fairly quiet. Still waiting on my new bank card arriving from home so everything has been lo key. Had a few wee nites on the town and met some brilliant people so far. Tried to upload some photos ther but it done about 4 and the rest have disappeared!!! Il try again with the others 2moro, hope yal are well, love and hugs! xoxox
Hello me lovelys!!!Well today has been freakn brilliant, i actually havnt done anything of nite but my new bank card arrived at last!!!! Went and found out about our campervan so hopefully getn that picked u 2moro and hittn the road!!! Ozzie road trip woohoo!!! Also went and had a chat with a tattooist about a tattoo that i want so i could well come home with some sort of thing somewer on me but who nos, mayb il chickn out on that one but maybe not! Had a bit of a hangover today, went out las nite with al the ones from the hostel, a sort of farewell as most of us are leaving tomoro for other adventures, was a great wee night! Ther are really cool people, hope i meet more ppl like them! Yesterday (Wednesday) was Anzac day here in Oz, a memorial day for those that fought in the war. Thers was tonnes of sailors out everywhere, it was a good sight ha! Well, this is just a quick update so hopefully have some more tales to tell soon......til next time :) xo