AUSTRALIA – A Land with a Big Story
Back again across the blue Pacific to Cairns and Green Island then
north to Dundee country, Darwin. The flight was made sleep comfortable in Qantas’ s Premium Economy with fluffy blankets and strong pillows and a courteous staff offering dinner with a great wine list, snacks and plenty of water. Arriving early at LAX, was delighted that the Qantas Brisbane flight departed from American Airline’s Terminal. The Admiral’s Club was near the Qantas gate, which made waiting for a midnight flight a little easier.
December 3 – 4, 2011 – Cairns
Overnight at the historic Pacific International Hotel, Cairns, with its walls decorated with photos of era past. From WWII to gala occasions with movie stars. With the Pacific International GM we enjoyed a Brazilian inspired Australia style BBQ at the hote’s Bushfire Flame Grill. The final was a favored cinnamon pineapple and Churros.
Visited the popular Cairns Night Market: Aboriginal prints, beachwear, even massages for $15 AUD. Today the Sunday Market offers the same wares but has the fruit and vegetable stalls that bring the locals.
This afternoon will be crossing over the turquoise sea from Cairns to Green Island.