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1. Posted by craigwalsh (Budding Member 35 posts) 11y

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Hello Fellow Travellers

Taken me a long time to get logged back on, been enjoying my travels to much!
Anyway 3 things :
1. Have to say a big THANK YOU to anyone who got in touch to lend advice or impart their wisdom, without your help this trip would not of been as stress free as it has

2. If your travelling alone anywhere in the world, post your info in the travelling companions thread as i am now touring Oz with a girl called Melanie (she is the one with 2 cow coloured pull along suitcases travelling the east coast of Oz, just incase you happen to bump into us in a hostel somewhere please come and say hello) we met through the forum and met up in Scotland as we lived 20 mins apart and flew over together and decided to keep on going!

3. If you are in Cairns at the moment or are on your way there please get in touch, me and Melanie (see 2.) are going to be here for 3 months as we have both got ourselves jobs, hurray!!! Especially if you want hostel advice, we have been to 3 already! plus make sure you book your hostel asap as it took us ages to get into a good one.

Anyway Chaps and Chapesses
Take it Easy
Craig

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

You sound like you're having a great time Craig! You're making me jealous!

Good luck with the news jobs!

E

3. Posted by craigwalsh (Budding Member 35 posts) 11y

Just to make you all a little more envious you can check out my trip so far at

www.craigwalsh.co.uk

tell me what you think and if you have a cool site i might even put a link up.

Craig

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5811 posts) 11y

Quoting craigwalsh

tell me what you think and if you have a cool site i might even put a link up.

Hey Craig, how about TP ? Glad to see your trip is going so well! Will you two make it down to Melbourne??

5. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 11y

hey craig,

sounds like your having a great time and like the others i am extremely jealous. cairns is probably my most favourite place in australia i've been to so far so enjoy yourself!!

and its good to hear that you met your travelling companion on TP!!

good luck to both of you,
cheers,

6. Posted by ChL (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Hello,

I will be in Cairns at the end of august for about 2 weeks. Since I dont have exact plans I havent (and was not going to) booked any hostels (will only book the flight this week, anyone remember a link for searching flights in Oz?).
Your comment worried me a bit as I thought that this time period I could well book hostels on site.

Harry

7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Quoting craigwalsh

Hello Fellow Travellers
2. If your travelling alone anywhere in the world, post your info in the travelling companions thread as i am now touring Oz with a girl called Melanie (she is the one with 2 cow coloured pull along suitcases travelling the east coast of Oz, just incase you happen to bump into us in a hostel somewhere please come and say hello) we met through the forum and met up in Scotland as we lived 20 mins apart and flew over together and decided to keep on going!

Hey, that's a cool story :) Glad to hear it!! Tell us more about meeting up!

Harry, august is one of the busiest times in Cairns (winter there) as most stay well away from it from December through to March (jellyfish, rain, warmth and all....) and even the months around those.... You probably will be able to find a hostel, but the good ones sell out well in advance (like Sydney currently nearly being sold out for Christmas/New Years!!!). There's a pretty good list here on TP to give you an idea of price. Craig, what hostel are you staying at? I stayed at Calypso years ago.... what a party :)