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Cairns' Lagoon (our local chillout spot)

We landed in ozzy land to be greated by yet more heat!! Once we'd worked out how to make a phone call we were picked up by our hostel - Dreamtime. We settled into our three bed room - a luxury in the world of hostels!! - and then explored our surroundings. Cairns is a bit of a change from the streets of Asia. It is very modern and set out in blocks which means we can actually navigate around the place with a bit more ease than some of the other cities we've been to. The hostel is located right next to the main shopping mall and so we lavished ourselves in a bit of window shopping which made us feel like we were back home. We spent most of the 5 days we were there lying by the lagoon which is on the seafront. Unfortunately for us it is 'stinger season' along the east coast and the jelly fish are deadly which means you can't go in the sea unless u wear an attractive suit!! Luckily for us the lagoon enabled us to have a cool down and swim without venturing into the sea. We also discovered the delights of tacky ozzy pubs/clubs and found ourselves to be out of place if not wearing a bum high denim skirt like allllll the gap year girls are not dared seen without.

So Cairns for us meant destressing and relaxing all day with a tiny dose of alcohol to calm our nerves in the evenings. The hostel was alsmost as good as Sleepy Sams - although Luke thinks it was better. Also we managed to escape in time to miss the horrendous weather brought by Cyclone Ingrid. A pretty good start to oz although we are all having Asia withdrawal symptoms :-( ..................


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