Cairns Plaza Hotel
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... she was sitting in my lap. She did not raise her seat until the last hour of our flight. Needless to say 10 hours into the 13 hour flight I was beginning to feel closed in. I was sleepy, tired and grumpy. I persevered without incident. We were served breakfast and got ready for landing. The skies were clear so we were able to get our first look at the continent. It is absolutely beautiful!!!! It was hard to believe we ...
We passed a tiny town whose main bragging rights were centered around the historic pub with no beer. Today we went to Kuranda, the tourist trap with nothing to see. It is billed in every travel guide as a must see. But there is truly nothing to see. There is a market that is like our worst flea market at home. You can pet a sad ...
... colours, we saw lots of giant sea clams which the guide dived down and tickled so they shut their 'mouths'. We saw a blue coloured ray gently swim past us, close to the bottom, and lots of fake Nemo fish. We had these floaty 'noodles' to swim with which helped us keep afloat, if we needed to sort our mask or something, meaning we didn't get too tired as we were out in the water for an hour and a half. Joe gave me his noodle when he wanted to dive down to get a close up ...
Got the free shuttle bus to the greyhound stop. Wasn't a long journey to Cairns, only 2 hours.
When we got to Cairns I had to ring the hostel to see if there was a pick-u, but there wasn't. Was told it was only a 7 minute walk. It was hot and we had to much stuff so got a taxi!
Checked into the room. We got a Double bunk bed. It had a double on the bottom and a single on the top.
Loads of signs saying don't keep food in the room, but ...
... that you couldn't actually swim in the sea at all in Cairns, it's full of salt water crocs, unpredictable currents as well as being fairly grim so we headed down to the 'lagoon'. We imagined this to be some kind of natural pool with a waterfall, in fact it was just a man made, outdoor swimming pool in the centre of the city but it was actually a really nice place to chill out with loads of free bbq areas and free wifi! We sunbathed, tested out our ...