’11 OZ PHOTO SERIES PT1
HOME – SINGAPORE – PERTH – CAIRNS – PORT DOUGLAS
LEAVING FOR MY SECOND SOLO ADVENTURE!
After waiting just 2.5 years my second solo trip was upon me, I was super excited! I didn’t have so much of a plan but I would stay in Singapore for a few days and start in Perth.
PERTH DIDN’T DO ANYTHING FOR ME…. THIS TIME!
In Singapore I stayed at The Inncrowd Backpackers, which was socially an epic place to stay. The hostel was in Little India so I was keen to get out and have some chicken tikka masala. Little did I know, what I had come to expect of Indian food was a complete con and out came a chicken drumstick covered in I don’t know what!
WHERE IS SINGAPORE?
Leaving for my second solo adventure
Perth wasn’t so much a mistake but rather the wrong hostel and the wrong time. I arrived late and checked into a hostel which turned out to be some sort of foreign language hostel and I immediately made plans to fly over to the east coast. The flight cost me $400 but it was a small price to pay and I wouldn’t have changed much from that moment on. Staying there would have meant not getting to meet the people I did on the east coast!
CAIRNS, THE REAL BEGINNING
Arriving into Cairns I checked into Bounce Hostel and immediately got friendly with a few others who were there; Roy, Annabel, Sol and a few others.
PORT DOUGLAS & CAPE TRIBULATION
Harm who I had met in the hostel in Singapore was also here and we decided to book a trip up to Cape Tribulation, a place recommended by a friend! It was hard to see how I had never heard of it before, from its desolate beaches, lush forests and incredible lagoons, I put it as a must do while in Cairns.
- PEOPLE – 7.5/10
- BACKPACKING – 8/10
- WEATHER – 7/10
- THINGS TO DO – 8/10
- VALUE – 7/10
- HIGHLIGHT – Hostel in Singapore
- LOWLIGHT – Perth and getting our McDonald’s order stolen in Cairns
- MVP – Harm
- VISIT AGAIN – Yes, but there are other places I would prefer to return to
- RATING – 7.5/10
After a few stops on the way it was great to finally find my feet and begin my trip down the east coast of Australia.
Myself and Harm sign up to a live aboard to do our Open Water Scuba Diving cert on nothing less than the Great Barrier Reef. Click to read!
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
This is episode 1 of The Oz Photo Series, click to see more.
- Have you ever been to Singapore or Perth?
- Did you enjoy Perth?
- What is your favourite coast in Australia?
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