While staying in Melbourne we were often discussing where to go next and what to do in BIG Australia. Cairns was our final decision. Going to the tropical north sounded just great after a few cooler days in Melbourne. Luckily, we found a cheap flight to Cairns and started the next morning. For the first days we stayed in a small, very charming little house in a leisure park. Again we really enjoyed cooking by ourselves and exploring the city. It was lovely being surrounded by houndreds of bats and other interesting wildlife. But the best part was the heat! Everybody who knows us, knows that we love hot weather, but what's going on in Cairns is also for us a little bit sweaty. Not uncommon to see the thermometer rising up to 40 degrees. But the best thing is because of the nasty humidity it feels like 45 degrees! We thought we were used to the heat since Indonesia, where it was incredibly hot, but that's another level of hotness! However, we do definitively not complain.
Cairns is a very lovely town with lots of nice places to grab a meal or go out for some drinks. There is a cool area next to the ocean with a huge swimming pool (for free) and a nice promenade along the sea. For us the town was too packed with backpackers and travel agencies, but we started to realize the people in the north are much more easy going than in the south. So we felt quite comfortable. Since the famous Great Barrier Reef is very close to Cairns we went for a one day suba diving trip with three dives. After our diving course these were the first professional dives for us. We really enjoyed this day and were very happy about our under water discoveries. We saw a stingray and the even more important a whitetip reef SHARK!! Our first shark so far...
After a few relaxing days we started to organise our upcoming weeks in Australia. We decided to go for a camper and travel from Cairns to Sydney in 19 days. 19 days is probably a bit short, but we want to be in Adelaide by the end of February to visit a vineyard and get into wine stuff!!! Yeah!!!! :-)
Nananananananana BATMAN... BATMAN... BATMAN!!!
Nadia got bitten in the ass by a small shark. :-)