AUS ‘09 – DAY 18 – HONG KONG

The PeakWe seem to have found ourselves a great hotel here in Hong Kong, well I say “we” but the credit should go to Trailfinders if I am honest. Not only is it well positioned with a great room overlooking the harbour, it also has free wifi, breakfast included and a HK$100 allowance for the mini bar.… Read the rest

AUS ‘09 – DAY 17 – MELBOURNE TO HONG KONG

Grant & Sharons HouseSo our final day in Melbourne and Australia was spent packing up all our stuff and making Grant and Sharon’s house look respectable before we left the country. We have had a great couple of weeks, seen some fantastic things and caught up with our best friends who we now won’t see again (other than on Skype) for a year.… Read the rest

AUS ‘09 – DAY 16 – CAIRNS TO MELBOURNE

Cairns from the Esplanade

Another day of travelling (the first of a few coming up) this time making the return journey from Cairns to Melbourne. We left Grant & Sharon and the girls, who we have been with for the last couple of weeks, in Cairns to continue their holiday while we make our way back (to their) home.… Read the rest

AUS ‘09 – DAY 14 – SKYRAIL & KURANDA RAILWAY

Skyrail & Kuranda RailwayOur first full day in Cairns was spent amongst the rainforest bordering the city. This involved a trip on Skyrail which is a cable car system that runs above the canopy of the forest. Once over the peak of the first hill you could no longer see Cairns and ahead was nothing but green forest and some spectacular views.… Read the rest

AUS ‘09 – DAY 13 – CAIRNS

P1020464 Today was a day spent travelling, so not much to report.

It is easy to forget just how big Australia is. To get from Melbourne to Cairns it took us 3 1/2 hours flying time – I could cover a good part of Europe in that time.… Read the rest