It is roughly a 6 hour journey to Varadero from Trinidad. This is the most touristy part of Cuba and is full of 5* all inclusive hotels. However we wanted to have a livelier New Year considering how quiet our Christmas was! We stayed in a 3* hotel for 3 nights but then found a Casa for 3 nights. Casa's are illiegal in Varadero but if you ask the right questions it is possible to find one. They are half the price of hotels.
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After going to the wrong bus station we had to take a 20 minute cab ride to the correct terminal. Apart from that travelling around Cuba by bus is very easy. We arrived at about 2pm and were met by Mirian whose Casa (house) we were staying at for 6 days. We had a section of her house to ourselves and the other part was occupied by her family.
Oh my god it´s hot out here!Flew into Alice Springs which is literally in the middle of nowhere. Got a taxi into town which is basically a high street! We stayed at the Alice Motor Inn which was fine for the one night. In town there are a few bars, restaurants and a load of souvenir shops. For a night out would recommend Town and Country pub or Bojangles (www.boslivesaloon.com.au) for a more traditional saloon feel. Wayne tried camel for the first time and ...
Cairns= ledge from Wayne! It was full of fun and frolics! Horse riding, drinking, quad biking, drinking, helicopter riding, drinking, sky diving and drinking! This is the place to be if you live on the edge. Every day should be spent on route to the airport because that´s where the action is! If not, be at P.J.´s or Gilligan´s. If you don´t like any of the above then- don´t bother! Wayne thought the sky dive was "better than l...
We stayed at Long Island Resort who seemed to be glad that we were there, especially the Entertainments guy. Later that night we realised that he expected everyone to sing karaoke! After a while though people seemed to warm to the idea and we ended up doing 4 songs between us! We went on a sailing trip around the Whitsundays, on "Camira". The highlight was Whitehaven beach(see picture), white sands and turquoise waters. We spent an hour on shore, and ...