Wow, I have totally been slacking on this. I hate writing. I feel like a picture album on facebook can tell you more than me writing. But I guess I'm going to do it anyway, haha.
Last week we went on spring break! We had all started getting really excited for it 2 weeks before and of course, I had started packing 2 weeks before. That was little difficult, however, because the clothes I needed to pack were still the clothes I was wearing because the weather is the same. Which is also weird, that we were going from Sydney's warm weather to another place with warm weather. But itd still be awesome. Anyway. I was real excited for skydiving, and rainforests, and sailing and finding nemo, and skydiving!
We arrive in Cairns (pronounced like CANS), which is in northern Australia, the Cancun of spring breaks. I always love the feeling when you step out of the airport into a new city. So we arrive at our hostel and we're 3 hours early for check-in so we roam around. First off, our hostel was the most amazing hostel ever. Bar, outside bar next to the pool, pool with crazy waterfall thingy and beergarden. Definitely nicer than some hotels I've stayed at. So we walk around the city and down the Esplanade, and then we end up where we always do. The casino. On our last trip to Melbourne, I discovered I had a new found love for casinos. Especially slots since I won $500 on a 2cents machine! I had actually never even been to the casino in the States since I turned 21 and now I love them. No bueno.... Anyway, lost some money, and then went back to check-in our hostel. The first thing we did was lay out next to the pool. With drinks, of course. I thought I found me some Brazilians but they were Italian/Swiss. O yea, I also have a new found love for Brazilians (the men, not the wax), but I'll leave that for another time =].
That night, I had a great time. I had a huge dance party with EVERONE (the people in my head... you'll meet them someday...). Aparently I was having a blast and Jess and Alex were having a blast just watching me. Wish I could tell you how the night really went, but you know me, I don't remember a damn thing when I'm drunk. So the next day, we wake up at 7am for skydiving! We were so scared as we were getting ready but so excited at the same time. Well, I was at least. Alex was effing petrified for her life. We're running late, which seemed to be the reoccuring theme for the trip, and well, always, so when we get downstairs, the bus man guy is already there with his skydive van. He says "Skydiving is canceled" and I'm like "haha you're not funny" but he was serious, due to the weather. So here we are at 7am with nothing to do. We tried to do other things like bungy jumping and whitewater rafting but it was all booked. I was so bummed! We spent the rest of the day exploring the city. And by that I mean shopping and getting our nails done.
This night was also crazy. We met these two hot french guys and the shit show began. We spend all night trying to figure out what they're trying to say and they spend all night imitating what ever we say. We teach them how to play fuck the dealer and we get them wasted. haha. And then we hit the bars. Good times. The next morning we were doing the Cape Tribulation tour. Rainforests and waterfalls and crap. Wow, what a morning. Long story short, the bus driver did not want to wait for 2 of us that were getting food and drove off, while me and Alex were on the bus and the other 2 had to chase the bus down. Needless to say, it was a bad start to the day. It did not help that it was terrential downpouring all day. And my camera broke! GRR.
The second half of the trip, we went sailing for 3 days in the Whitsunday Islands. 7 hours south of Cairns but still at the Great Barrier Reef. Everything was so beautiful and amazing! I chose to do 3 scuba dives and each time was effing awesome. There is just so much coral and fish! I felt extremely lucky just to be able to say that I went scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. I felt lucky just being on the boat. Sometimes, I'd have to stop myself and take a deep breath and be like, 'I'm sitting in a hottub, on a boat, in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef'. Absolutely amazing.
The girls we met on the boat made the trip what it was. They were crazy and we're crazy, so together = lots of fun. It was probably the best sober fun ever. I guess we bonded more because we all slept in the kitchen/common room/dining area/our bedroom. Fun times. Refer to pictures. http://northeastern.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2092715&l=2cc7e&id=1800964
Off the boat, and back to Airlie Beach. Cute lil town, reminds me of Newport. Not so cute at night when you get kicked out of the bar for being 'stumbly' and then banned from all the other ones because they all radio eachother to not let "a drunk asian girl with a cowboy hat" in. Assholes.
So, that was Spring Break 07!
P.S. I got a new piercing =]