Australia Day 5: Goodbye Cairns, Goodnight Sydney!

Hi Love Bugs,

I was so sad to leave Cairns (pronounced Cans). We had such an amazing time! The water was absolutely beautiful, the people were incredibly nice, and the scenery was just breathtaking. I know I will visit this majestic place again in the future. We stayed at the Hilton Cairns, and it was wonderful. It was very clean, and the staff was overwhelmingly helpful and friendly. I can’t stress enough how absolutely wonderful Australians are.

Before finally leaving Carins, we decided to walk around the small beachy town one last time. We tried Australian candy (TimTams) and a savory Meat Pie. In Australia, pies are not sweet, they are more so savory in taste. Biscuits are also called cookies. If you know me personally, you know how much I LOVE BISCUITS! I quickly figured out that I need to ask for a scone in order to get a buttery, delicious, fluffy, ball of biscuty heaven…yum my favorite!

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This savory Meat Pie tastes like Shepherds Pie.

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Australia Day 1: We made it!!!

Hi Love Bugs,

What a whirlwind the last 35 hours has been. I am happy to announce that I am safely back on land, but I must admit the 16 hour flight from Dallas to Brisbane was no where near as horrible as I thought it would be. International economy beats the crap out of US economy. While on the flight, I watched a bunch of premiere movies: The Book Thief, Twelve Years a Slave, and Delivery Man. I was impressed that the airline was able to broadcast such new movies. The food however, was subpar at best–needless to say, I starved. After exiting the terminal, I was so excited to get to Cairns, and let me tell you, this quaint little beach town does not disappoint! Here are some pictures of our day:

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You must try the Bundaberg Ginger Beer while in Australia. Seriously heaven in your mouth!! As a forewarning, you must like ginger….a lot.

 

Our balcony view from the beautiful Hilton Cairns Hotel.
Our balcony view from the beautiful Hilton Cairns Hotel.

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