It’s been a week since I have updated you all on what I have been doing! Been extremely busy but now that means I have so much to write! Seriously need to up my game with this don’t I!!
So I was last writing on the 17th October in the day….
After I had finished writing the last post me, Beth and Christy decided that we would book a car to go to cape tribulation the next day which we booked online for a day’s rental – $35. We left the lagoon and went back to mine where I grabbed my outfit for the evening and then walked back to Beth and Christy’s where we were supposed to start planning our day at cape tribulation and what we were going to do for the next few weeks. Surprisingly enough that didn’t happen! We got back made some food including our pasta salad to take for our packed lunch the next day!
TIP – WHEN IN AUSTRALIA – DO NOT GET THE CHEAP MAYO!! IT TASTES AND LOOKS LIKE CRAP!!!
We then started drinking our cheap box of goon on the balcony and ended up playing a lot of drinking games, it then got to about 11pm and we all walked down to Gilligan’s where I had to run upstairs to drop my stuff of and change out of my walking shoes and then joined them all back downstairs in the bar at Gilligan’s.
For us is was a surprisingly tame night! We did bump into the Aussie footballers and spent a little time with them dancing. I decided I Mayas well stay out to the end of the night as there’s no chance I can get to sleep in the room anyway as the music is so loud from the club and directly beneath my room. So I stayed out until 5am and then went up to bed where I set my alarm for 2 hours later to drive up to cape tribulation! – Hmmmm…..yeah I think you can guess that didn’t happen
I rolled over and picked my phone up and looked at the time, it was 9:30am. SHIT!!! I was supposed to get up at 7am! And we were supposed to pick the car up at 8am. Oh well I guess that’s not going to happen then! I was messaging Beth and Christy and we decided to catch the bus to a beach nearby. I was so tired I didn’t get out of bed until the last minute and had to run for the bus where I just missed it and had another hour to wait for the next bus, so I went back to the hostel had some food and then walked down to catch the next bus to go and meet the girls.
We spent a few hours at the beach chatting and having a laugh and where I filled them in on more stories about my ridiculous life! It then started raining so we decided to leave and walk to the bus, we were about 30mins early for the bus so we thought we would walk to the next bus stop where we ended up getting lost but luckily found the bus just in time before it left.
The girls went back to theirs and I went back to Gilligan’s to get ready. I decided to get all dressed up as it was the last night the aussie footballers would be there and then used my day bus pass to catch the bus back up to castaways. After a lot of goon and a lot of laughs we then walked back into town to go to Gilligan’s where we thought it was a pool party, turns out that because the weather hadn’t been that great they decided to change the pool party for a wet t shirt competition and I entered at the last minute! I gave it my all and ended up winning! – $100, 5 free drinks in the club and a bungee jump (which I don’t want to do so I decided to sell it). Video clip here if you want to see a little bit! But be warned you will see my breast so if you don’t want to look at my glorious minions then DO NOT CLICK BELOW
After the wet t-shirt comp it was great, everyone was coming over and talking to me and asking to have their pictures taken with me! My 15mins of fame had arrived and I was loving every second of it! I met an extremely sexy Aussie man called Brett who asked me out on a date with him. I said I was spending the night with my friends but gave him my number and told him to message me the next day. We then ended up going to the Aussie footballer’s room for a bit of a party but I got tired and went to bed.
We woke up around midday and I went to the bank to sort my money out finally. And Yayyy it worked so I now have access to all my money!! This could also be a very bad thing. I then went to the lagoon for some sunbathing with Beth, It was boiling! I brought my laptop down and tried to make a plan of what I wanted to do as time is getting on now and I really need to think about what I’m doing before I loose my mind, body and soul in cairns! We spoke with Christy who had gone to see her family and decided that we would go to book everything the next day. So we decided to have a pretty chilled one that evening. Bbq at the lagoon as they have all these bbqs placed all over the place in cairns. It’s pretty cool to see everyone sitting around cooking food and having some laughs.
The lad from the night before Brett text me asking me out on a date with him but I said I had already made plans but that he was welcome to join us if he wanted to, which he did. We sat there for a few hours drinking and eating out very questionable sausages – it was $7 for a pack of 24 which is £3.50 so that kind of tells you what kind of quality we were eating! But we are backpackers! We can’t afford the good stuff! After the couple of hours a security guard came over and told us we weren’t allowed to drink alcohol at the lagoon! – (WHO HAS A BBQ WITHOUT BOOZE? I MEAN COME ON!) He seemed ok with us after I offered him some sausages and moved onto the next group. But we decided to leave anyway and head to Gilligan’s for a drink where I went and stashed the rest of the wine in my room.
I went back downstairs and we started playing ‘I have never’ which got interesting fast!! I didn’t think I would ever meet anyone who can up my game on ‘I have never’ until I met Beth!! She beats me hands down every single time. To read about the rest of my night click HERE – (read at your own risk)
I woke up around 10am and had a typical Australian breakfast – vegemite on toast! (Marmite is soooo much nicer!) Then walked over to Beth’s as I was close. It was absolutely pissing it down all day and we chilled on her bed playing on tinder trying to get super likes of which I got none! Boo to me! (Am I ugly in Australia? Haha)
When the rain died down a bit we walked into town and went to greyhound to book all of our things we needed and wanted to do while we are here.
- Greyhound hop on hop off bus pass to Brisbane (although it will let me go a little further down to Byron bay which is good)
- Great barrier reef boat trip and an intro scuba dive for the 23rd
- A sky dive at mission beach on the 2nd November
- Whitsundays boat tour for 2 nights on the 9th November
We stayed in greyhound for ages trying to plan when we would do all of these things and when we would travel down and eventually came up with a plan. We are going to stay in cairns until the 1st November and spend Halloween here, then head down to mission beach where we will do the sky dive, head on down for a few more days to see Townsville, and magnetic island.
Then down to Airlie beach for the Whitsunday’s and then I may or may not do a Fraser island tour after that, and then I will have to leave the girls as they are carrying on down to Sydney! But I want to find my farm work and get it out of the way so I will leave them after the Whitsunday’s somewhere around Brisbane and try to get some farming work done so I know I can do my second year.
After we had got all that planned we then went back to mine and drank the leftover wine, made some dinner and decided to book a car to cape tribulation (second time lucky) for the next day. We then all had an early night. The girl who had said she would buy the bungee jump came and bought it off me for $100 and then I went to bed ready for an early start the next day.
I woke up around 6:30am and got straight in the shower, I had sent a message to the car company the night before asking them to call me as soon as they opened the next day to book the car which they called me around 7:30am saying yes its fine to rent the car for the day.
So I left the hostel went and got a Mackie’s breakfast and met up with Christy where we walked down to the rental place and got the car for 24 hours for $40. It took us around 3hours to get there and even though the car said it was air conditioned it was still absolutely boiling and me and Christy kept having to switch between front and back seat! If you want to read about cape tribulation then click HERE.
When we got back into cairns we then decided that we would go out to another club called the woolshed! They also had a wet t-shirt competition so I decided I would enter that one too. I went back to mine and got a box of goon on the way for me to get drunk enough that I wouldn’t feel nervous about doing the comp. Christy came and met me at mine after a few hours and we had a few drinks in my room, we went out onto the smoking balcony in the common area and almost immediately a security guard came over saying he can smell the wine and wanted to know what room I was in. I didn’t tell him straight away so he started to get quite aggressive and was shouting at me. I then told him I would take him to my room so he followed me and took the wine. Guess we Mayas well go out now then!!
So we did, we went off to meet Beth at the woolshed and I signed up to the wet t-shirt competition where again I won. (Well this is my new thing so of course I would!)
I don’t remember too much between finishing the wet t-shirt comp and leaving but apparently I got rather upset because I didn’t get the same attention here as I got at Gilligan’s. (Am I ugly in Australia?) I ended up leaving and managed to find a boy who bought me a kebab! Such a classy girl I am! He was staying at Gilligan’s too and I walked back with him and sat on his floors common area to eat our extra tasty kebabs! He then started trying to get all touchy with me so I got up and left to go upstairs to bed. As I came out of the lift I walked past the smoking area where I see one of the boys who is staying in my room.
He is passed out on the floor and his phone and wallet are also out which makes him very easy to steal from. So I went out there and woke him up. He seemed really drunk and didn’t seem to recognise me so he got up mumbled something and walked off inside onto the sofa leaving his phone and wallet behind. I get up and walk into the common area to him and try to wake him up!
He doesn’t wake up so I give him a tap on the face. A girl who is on the other side of the room seeming to be arguing with someone sees this and comes over shouting at me to leave him alone. I say he is staying in my room and I’m just trying to help him go to bed and not get all of his stuff stolen, she didn’t like the sound of this and then started shouting at me. I continued to try to wake the lad up to try give him his stuff back, next thing I know I’m being punched in the face and pushed on the floor, my hair is being pulled out! WHAT THE HELL?? – ok so if you’re going to pull my hair I am certainly not going to sit here and not do anything so I start hitting her back! I grab hold of her hair too and then the next thing I know I see the face of the welsh boy from the other night pulling her off me, so I let go and then sit up. The security guard from earlier shows up and is giving me dirty looks. He just has it in for me, came over and asked me what happened and I told him. He then says he doesn’t really believe me and wants to go check the CCTV. I then start speaking to the welsh boys who tell me that girl was in their room and that she is a bitch! And seems to kick off with everyone and for no reason. I then go and chill in the boys room to calm down and then they say I can stay and party with them, I wanted to go get changed first but couldn’t find my room key. So I go downstairs to reception to get another one and the security guards are there.
They look at me and say something cocky to me and that they just want a reason to chuck me out. I then say that I had tried to move out anyway and didn’t like it there because it was so loud in my room which they wouldn’t let me switch either, grab my key and walk back upstairs to the boys room, you can read about my night with them HERE – (read at your own risk)
I was still partying in the welsh lads room and they then get a knock on their door at 11am where a woman walks in and asks If I am me, I say yes and she then asks me to come outside and speak to her. She says that they have moved all my stuff out of my room downstairs as I wanted to move out and they are going to give me a full refund. – I said that I didn’t say I was moving out today and that she couldn’t do this to me. She continued to tell me she had moved all my stuff out and that I had to leave. I said I would come down later and get it and tried to walk back into the lad’s room. She then said to me that meanings I am no longer a guest I am not allowed in the building anymore and had to get out immediately.
GREAT START TO MY DAY!!!
So I go back into the lad’s room and tell them what had happened and that I had to leave, added one of them on Facebook and got his number and then left. I went downstairs to go get my stuff and on the way down I looked at this woman’s face and she was smiling. I said to her do you enjoy this do you? Kicking people out for no reason? I then said she was a super bitch! Which let’s face it! She is!!! When I get downstairs she brings over a big wheelie bin full of my stuff which I have to try and pack in the front reception in front of everyone! I look at her and say she is one of the most horrible people I have ever come into contact with. She then tells me I need to be out of the place within 5minutes! I laugh and say unless you get one of your security guards to physically come and pick me up and throw me out I’m staying here until I have managed to pack my things away, because funnily enough if I was planning on moving out this morning I would have packed all this last night.
She then walked off and left me to it. I packed everything up and she came back over telling me to sign something which I said no. I asked her for my refund and she told me she was going to refund the money onto the card it was booked with which was the card back home. I then started to get upset! Why does shit like this always happen to me??
I asked her if I could leave my stuff in a locker to try and find somewhere else to go and surprise surprise she said no! Luckily Beth messaged me as I was packing all of this away and told me to get a cab up to her! And that there were spaces at hers! So I did exactly that and burst into tears as soon as I got there. I spoke with one of the people who works here and he said he was off work until 4pm but just to come and speak to him then, I then took all my stuff into beths room and got onto the spare bed and passed out for about 3hours.
I went downstairs and booked 2 nights in the hostel and then me and Beth walked to the car rental place to get the deposit back and also down to greyhound to pick our passes up for all the things we had booked. I was still feeling really tired so we did that and then walked back to castaways and went to bed ready for the early start the next day.
Wow it’s so nice staying in a hostel where you can actually sleep! No loud music and not even any bunk beds! So in a way it’s all worked out for the best. And while yes I’m losing out on a weeks’ worth of accommodation money I now feel like I can actually stay at this place and not feel like I have to go out and spend money! It’s good!!
So we woke up at 6am and got ready quickly and walked down to the marina ready for our day at the Great Barrier Reef! It was absolutely incredible. If you want to read about that then please click HERE.
After we got back from the reef we stopped off at Gilligan’s to pick up the confiscated alcohol they had taken from me the other day. Walked back to castaways and then sat on the balcony and had a few drinks. We then got a taxi back into town around 11pm and went to the woolshed, I didn’t really want to go out anyway but I did as it was Christy’s last night with us for a little while so I wanted to say goodbye to her, I stayed out for about 1hour but it was so hot in the club I really wasn’t feeling it and decided to go home and have a relatively early night although It was still 1am by the time I got into bed. But that’s better than 6am or maybe not at all.
Then today I woke up around 10:30am and I have been sitting around on the balcony doing nothing all day, apart from writing posts. I have so much to write! I have been useless with catching everything up.
I think it’s taken me about 2 hours just to write this post! And now I have to write everything else! Time consuming or what! But I’m happy with that, as I don’t want to go and spend any more money so for the next few days I am going to not do anything and just catch up on blog posts, and also start making my videos to put on YouTube.
That’s the plan anyways haha.