Getting in at 10 am. There is no public transportation from the airport to the CBD (downtown)….what’s up with that? Via shuttle…($20 for a round trip) dropped off at the Corona Backpackers at 11:30. Not too shabby. Check in, get my room. 4 dorm room, grab the top bunk..I hate listening to people shuffle around in their bed above me.
Lazy day, trying to find some people to hang out with, found a girl from Scotland and a guy from Australia. Shopping at Wolly’s (Woolworth’s…a Safeway) and free dinner aka a mushy tasteless spaghetti. Night market aka….a Japanese tourist trap.
Cairns has a different vibe than any other city in Australia that I have been to. A lot more laid back and more like a lazy/party Mexican town. Which is a nice change from the big city of Sydney.
cheers and happy traveling.