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Monday, 26 December 2016

FESTIVE SEASON IN CAIRNS




LIFE IN THE TROPICS THIS TIME OF YEAR

Ever wonder what we get up to in the tropics of Queensland in the great land Down Under during festive season?

If you are from the Northern Hemisphere... this is probz you right now...
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Winter.... is here.

Not for us in Cairns!!! We couldn't be feeling more different right now!
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So how do we celebrate? What do we do in such heat?!?

At Christmas, everything is closed and we spend time with family and friends. We usually have a Christmas lunch. In Cairns there are FREE BBQ's by the lagoon and beaches for a Xmas Aussie barbie. 

You can cool off in the large swimming lagoon.

How about a picnic in the rainforest by a fresh water swimming hole?

We try and buy all our food locally for the festive season from local growers, the nearby Tablelands and Rusty's Markets.


You can find some interesting produce here in the tropics!


WOW! Giant mango!

We stuff ourselves silly with loads of seafood....

Hey!!! Where did all the oysters go?!

...And liters of alcohol is consumed when it's this hot!
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We love a good pool party christmas!


We dress our trees in the sun amongst palm trees...

All the families get together in their cars one night before Christmas and play follow the leader looking at everyone's house Christmas lights displays...



And when the aftermath of Christmas hits... we sit in the air-con to stay cool, vegetate and watch cricket on TV.
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In a week's time we all come together for New Years Eve. We have fireworks by Trinity Bay at 9pm (for all of the families.. grab your camp chairs!) and midnight (for the revelers). It's so warm we don't need a jacket, hat or scarf to watch them!

Afterwards...we either party in an air-conditioned bar until the early morning hours as we are trapped inside due to lock out laws!

OR... we have a house party.

Most of us work in Tourism or Hospitality so being the hard core Aussie's that we are, we usually have to work after partying all night long!
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Made you jealous yet??? (Maybe not about being hung over on New Years Day!). Yearning to come visit??? Why don't you book at trip down under for next festive season and see what it's all about for yourself!!! Come see us in Cairns! 


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