IM HOME!!!! Ive put some last pics on the page. See you soon! xxxx
Location: Cairns, Australia
So this is going to be my final entry while im here in Oz, I go home tomorrow, boooo!!! Im so sad to be leaving, it doesnt seem real that im going to be home soon!!
We went to Cape Tribulation the other day, and stayed there for 2 nights. Its really gorgeous there, its just a really small place and there isnt much there, but its where the rainforest meets the beach and its just really pretty. We stayed in a nice quiet hostel that was surrounded by trees and stuff in a really nice setting. We got a tour thing and on the way up we went on a boat over Daintree river and saw lots of crocs! Then we went on a walk through some of the rainforest which was good, but it started pouring down, and then it didnt stop for the rest of the day!!! Luckily though we woke up the next day and it was a beautiful sunny day, and it has been since. So glad for my last few days here the sun has been out. We went on a horse ride the 2nd day which was great! It was so good to have a ride again, and the weather was gorgeous, we went all through the bush and through streams and things, and then onto the beach. It was all morning and one of the best things ive done here! The next day we got picked up by our coach in the afternoon (we spent the day sunbathing by the pool!) and went for an ice cream in an exotic fruit farm. they make ice creams in all sorts of unusual fruit flavours that they grow there. it was yum, we had 4 different flavours but the only one i remember is passionfruit! then we went to a lookout where you could see all the way to Cairns, some great views, and then we went on a walk to Mossman gorge where there was a huge lake and everyone got in the water. We got dropped off in Port Douglas at the end of the day which is a really pretty small town, it reminded me a bit of Noosa, its where the more well off people go! Tom Hanks and Steven Speilburg are staying there at the mo as they are filming nearby! We didnt see them though!!!! We went out for a wander around in the evening and had a mexican meal for our last nice meal together. It was gorgeous and we all stuffed ourselves and felt sick after!!! Then on Friday we went on a boat to the great barrier reef and had a day out there, snorkelling. George did a scubadive but me and Lou didnt have the money to do that so we just snorkelled. It was still amazing though. The fish and coral are really colourful and there is loads. Lucy and George both found Nemo but i didnt!!!! Saw lots of other fish though. Its amazing how clear the water is, crystal clear, its completely different to the mersey!!!! It was a great day and we did lots of sunbathing on the deck too.
Last night we all went out in Cairns with some of our friends and had a good night out, all of us were really drunk after playing drinking games in our room beforehand with goon!
Tomorrow morning were going into Cairns for a last look around the shops and then our flight back to NZ is at 13.30. The journey home begins from there!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh.
I will put some more pics on when I get home. So for now its bye and i will see everyone really soon!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Location: Cairns, Australia
Well were here in Cairns now, spent 2 days in Magnetic Island and Mission Beach, where all we did was chill out and sleep! There wasnt much else to do there really without spending loads of money which we havent got! We went out in Magnetic Island for a few drinks and then we went out in Mission Beach too, but apart from that we have done nothing!!!! We are all catching up with ourselves a bit I think after Airlie Beach! The weather hasnt been good since we left, just cloudy and a bit of rain, but its no good as we wanted to get a bit of sunbathing in! Hopefully it will improve for when we go to Cape tribulation and Port Douglas. Its still really warm though, its quite muggy.
We went into town in Cairns before and had a little look around, its nice, bigger than Airlie Beach where everything is more or less on the one street, but its still quite small which I like. We saw Tony when we were in town who we worked with in Beaches, he is working here now, so were meeting him tonight, and Lucy and Georges mates from home Veech and Gav are coming here tonight so we'll all be out. Think there will be a few people out tonight who we have met along the way too. A few of the girls who we went to Fraser Island are here and we keep seeing people we have already met! The hostel we are in is really nice, its called Calypsos and has a jamiaca theme, loads of trees and a pool in the middle. it only cost us $24 each for 3 nights and we have our own room! Getting things cheap because were from beaches! Also got our own room in Mission Beach free for 2 nights!! haha. Thing was though that I lost 2 of our 3 keys which we had to pay a deposit of $20 each for. How stupid!! I have been loosing everything recently, think my brain is not working!! The hostel there was lovely, with a big pool in the middle and all the rooms were around the pool, loads of trees everywhere and hammocks and stuff.
Anyway im off, were going to the bottle shop to get some goon (cheap and nasty boxed wine) to drink tonight before we go out. Should be good!
Loads of love, Aimo. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Location: Magnetic Island, Australia
Well were finally somewhere new! Arrived here this morning.
Had a good last day yesterday. We went out for breakfast to a nice restaurant called Capers (a treat when your backpacking!) and then spent the day taking pics and wandering round, then we went to the 'Parrothead' party in the 'arvo' on the Esplanade and had a cocktail there.It was held as at the mo there are some boat races going on around Airlie so everyone dressed up, not us tho! then we Went out last night for our last night and had a really great night. Everyone came out. We only had 3 hours sleep and nearly missed our bus this morning as me and Lou slept thru our alarms! Just lucky that one of the cleaners came in and woke us. she is really lovely and bought me and lou a glass angel thing each that i think you hang up in the window and it reflects the sun and makes all different colours. How sweet! But anyway we were all still drunk for most of the day! Funny times!!!!
Our last week was great. We went to another of the Islands last Monday as we had more free tickets. We went to Hamilton Island and chilled out there for the day. Its a big Island with quite a few hotels and people live there too. They dont have cars tho, people get around by driving golf buggys! Funny seeing them parked in their driveways!! its really lovely, apparently Nicole Kidman has a house there. We went to the pool and spent the day sunbating and had a few cocktails.
We hada 5 hour bus journey here, and then got the ferry over. The hostel were in is really nice, its right on the beach. There is a very loud bar tho so we may not get much sleep tonight!! im going to bed in a min as im sooooo tired...... Tomorrow were gonig to spend the day chilling out and sunbathing, making the most of not working!!!
Have had such a great time so far with lots of happy memories, now were going to really enjoy our last 2 weeks before coming home. Were here for 2 nights, then off to Mission Beach for 2 nights, then we are going to Cairns for 3 nights, Cape tribulation for 2 nights, Port Douglas for 1 night, and Cairns for another 3 nights and then the journey home begins....... we booked it all through Beaches so got lots of discounts!! were going horseriding in Cape Tribulation which im really looking forward to, and there are a few people who we know in Cairns to meet up with so should be fun!
Right im off to bed, zzzzzzzzzzzz.... will write soon and put some pics on. Lots of love. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Location: Airlie Beach, Australia
Still in Airlie although its our last week next week, then were travelling for another 2 weeks, then we leave! its going so quick! Im going to miss it here so much..... I think because coming home is gettting nearer and nearer Im really appreciating how amazing it is to be here.
Anyway, me and Lou had a great two days off on Monday and Tuesday. We went for a 8 k bush walk on Monday up Mt Roopa, and to a place called Swamp Bay with George and two other girls that work in Airlie, Hannah and Rachel. It was good to get out and do something with our day off instead of spending it hungover (!) or just sunbathing by the lagoon. The walk was nice and at the top there was a lookout that gave an amazing view of the Whitsunday Islands. Then we walked to Swamp Bay, it was a deserted Beach and it was sooooo peaceful. We all fell asleep on the beach, even though it was all pebbly and uncomfortable! Were not used to peace and quiet esp in Airlie! I nearly stood on a snake too! I was walking in the front really fast as I tend to do (!) and I put my foot down, and a snake was about 2 inches from where I stood! It slithered off really fast, but I was so scared! It was quite small and brown, I think it was a brown snake, and they are venomous! I screamed and ran into Lucy behind me!!! The rest of the walk we were all on edge thinking everything we saw was a spider or a snake!!!
Then on Tuesday me and Lucy went out on the ferry to a place called 'Daydream Island'. Its one of the Whitsunday Islands and it has a resort on it. We got free tickets from one of the girls who we work with which was so good! We had a lovely relaxing day and just sunbathed by the pool, and had a look around. It was so nice. That night we all went out as it was Alex's last night here and had a good night out, and thats it! Im in work now, just come back in, im working a split today so walked to Coles (supermarket) in my break to get some food. Its about a 30 min walk and its really nice because you walk around the marina to get there and get to see all the boats and look out over the sea to the islands, aaaahhhh its so nice!
Anyway, we have next week left in work and then we leave on the 15th we think. Crazy how fast time is going!!.......
See you all soon. Loads of love. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I've added some pics so have a look!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Location: Ailrie Beach, Australia
Woohoo - new mobile number: 0420635350!! Im on a different network though now so if anyone texts and i dont reply its because i have run out of free messages. The other one I had gave me more free. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Location: Airlie Beach, Australia
I know I havent written for a while, but the reason being is that there really is not much to telll! Were still having a great time and loving every minute, but we are all working now, and still in Airlie Beach! Lucy is working in Beaches with me, and George has been working in a cafe, although she wasnt getting enough hours, so is starting in a sandwich shop just over the road from Beaches tomorrow. Were prob going to stay here until 14th Aug as on the 13th an Ozzy group called 'Sneaky sound system' are apparently playing in Magnums (one of the bars here) and we want to try and see them if its not too expensive. They have a song called 'Pictures' that we all love and its coming out in England soon I think, so it would be great to see them play. Then we only have about 2 weeks left! Ahhhh its going so quick now! Cant believe it!
Went out on a 'Moke' on Monday with 3 lads who I work with, its an open top buggy thing with an engine, it was really cool! We went to a few of the sights around here that I dont normally get to see as they arent walking distance. was good to get out of Airlie, we went to a place called Cedar Creek falls. Is a beautiful waterfall. I have some good pics, i'll put them on here soon.
Thats about all the news I have at the mo. We have had quite a few drunken nights out here, its been fun! Although I lost my mobile the last time we were out, Im sooooo annoyed! So if anyone is trying to get in touch that is the reason you cant! I am getting another one so will let you know the number when i do. Lucys mob is: 0410127415 if anyone wants to text just use that for now.
Sun still shining here, woohoo! Cant believe its their winter, lucky people who live here!
Hope that everything is good at home, and Im missing everyone loads. Will write and put some pics on soon. Lots of love. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Location: Airlie Beach, Australia
Still not much to report, Im still working. The weather here has got alot better and has been sunny now for a few days, plus its forcast as good for the next week so hopefully it will stay nice now! I spent the whole day yesterday sunbathing by the lagoon here. Nice! Got a good tan again now, it was starting to go!
I went on a boat day trip on Monday for free through my job (how good is that?!) So it was great because I got to see Whitehaven Beach in the sun!!! There are some pictures that were taken on a website: www.tropix.com.au. Go onto Whitsundays, then photo galleries, then search photos, then put in July 2007 and keyword 'reefjet' then the date was 02/07/07. Our pics are DSC0110-DSC0118. On the pics we're on whitehaven beach. its so beautiful, with white powdery sand and crystal clear water. Even better in the sun! I did some snorkelling again too and saw some amazing fish and reef. I went with Nic and Mel who are two girls I work with in Beaches, and Alex came with us, he works at another hostel Koalas. George came, but she had to pay, and unfortunately Lucy couldnt as she doesnt have the money, but she will be able to do it once she starts working here at beaches (next Wed!) so we'll all go again.
I got my tongue pierced last Monday, its still a bit sore! Its good though because its really not obvious as it is quite far back. I like it!
And thats about all I have to tell at the moment! Lots of love to everyone. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Not really got much to tall after the last time I wrote! Im still in Airlie working and having a great time with all the people I have met here.
Lucy and George came back yesterday and I think Lucy will have a job in Beaches too in a week or so when one of the other lads leaves which is really good. Weather here has been awful the past week, so i have felt pretty homesick a few times!
Had an amazing experience the other day, I was waiting for the coach doing one of the bus runs, eating an apple, and these two birds that look like mini parrots flew down to where I was. They are really colourful, greens, yellows and reds, and they were so tame. I was throwing little chunks of apple on the floor for them, and the next thing they both flew and sat on my hand, and where eating the apple from my hand!! I couldnt believe it, it was sooooo good! Its something i will never forget.
Im now going to have a sleep as I am so hungover!!! The past few times I have been out I have only spent 10 dollors and managed to get so drunk!! I have got drinks bought for me, plus there are huge benefits of being a lightweight when you are so skint!!
I was going to get my tongue pierced today but I am feeling too rough and I think I would faint!! Sorry Mum and Dad, I know you wont like it if i get it done!
Also I am no longer vegetarian! I am ashamed to admit that I caved into a Big Mac and cheeseburger to cure my hangover. Im so dissapointed in myself!!
And thats the update!! Im off to bed. Lots of love to everyone. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Ive put some more photos on now, have a look! xxxxxxxxxx