Cairns, Australia at night
Trip Start Sep 25, 2009
23Trip End Dec 01, 2009
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It truly was gorgeous traveling weather, though, and pulling into Cairns, Queensland, Australia at 5 PM showed off the beauty of the port in the "Golden Hour" of the day.
I managed to jump ship around 6 PM and ran around the harbor area to capture the essence of the port city at twilight. Not knowing where to go, I could have done a little better probably, but I still really enjoyed this lovely city.
The people welcomed us warmly and the city felt extremely safe, actually other than the tourists I think everyone else was home it was that quiet
The Night Markets area stays open daily from 4:30-11 PM, great place for food, fun, souvenirs, and local flavour (notice the spelling of the word - flavour, colour, etc. are spelled different over here).
I enjoyed a homemade crepe with fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream wrapped up into a ice cream cone shape .... mmmmmmm delicious!
I found a few trinkets that called out my name, as a rule I don't collect a lot of stuff in my travels, but these items were bargains for local wares.
I thoroughly enjoyed this town by night and look forward to getting out for a bit tomorrow during the day.