20-Dec-2017 Day 1 in Cairns, QLD, AU

I woke up at 4:00am, and quickly had breakfast (soy milk, banana and oats). I didn’t wash face lol coz I washed it really clean 5 hours ago. Just one school bag and a small pocket bag. 5 suits of summer clothes and my lunch box, and other stuff such as charger, ipad, iphone, wallet, toothbrush, fruit and nuts.

I walked so fast on the road. Stars were still shining. Only saw several people. 15min walking to the bus stop. Got sweaty soon. My friend Jing got up the same bus at Eastlakes station. We then walked another 30 min to Domestic Airport in Mascot. Totally sweaty on my back and bag. I could wet my hands when I touch the back of my T shirt.

Finally reached the boarding gate. Now it was the beautiful sunrise.

At Domestic Airport Terminal, Sydney.

Luckily only both of us sat in three seats. I like sitting by the window of plane to watch and enjoy the scenary outside.

From Sydney to Cairns, the sky and sunshine was so amazing all the way. Look at the ordered cloud.

On Air

阳光洒向大地,湖泊河流反射着金色的阳光,照进我渴望的眼睛,照进我幽暗干涸的心。它们如同仙女的眼泪,如同佩戴的钻石和项链,点缀在地球的皮肤上。

3个小时的飞行,离Cairns越来越近,广袤的大海展开容颜,平静细腻,尽享阳光。

绣锦河山,

山河锦绣。

这世界,在清新的清晨舒展开来,抚慰着我愁皱了的眉头和心头。

Cairns, 我来了。

下了飞机,三十多摄氏度的天气和直接的日光,很快让我们干渴、皮肤火辣辣的,后背也全是汗。对于穷留学生,打车会很贵,我们选择从机场走路去hotel. 烈日下我们走了1个多小时。前半段路没有步行道,我们小心翼翼的沿着机场公路,踏着草木和土石,一路走去。周围起伏的青山,充满着热带雨林的气息。

然后进入城镇,沿着温柔的海岸线走着。这里的海滩与悉尼完全不同,它修长纤细,小海浪们轻柔的拂过,连风都是小心翼翼的。海鸟们成队的憩息,三三两两的捕食,或立足于浅滩,与人们一起望向对面无边的海天之际。

Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, AU
宁静的海边之城

We booked hotel together with flight tickets on Jestar. Not expensive. We should book standard twin room instead of double room, so now we have one queensize bed only. Anyway, sometimes I just don’t wanna face a person when sleeping.

Hotel大厅精美的墙饰,五光十色的海底精灵们,吸引着我们悸动的脚步和心。

由于下午1点才能check in,我们到的太早(10:00am左右),先把行李寄存,背个小包,沿着路数百米就是city shopping center,在coles里买吃的,仿佛在悉尼的感觉,然后朋友在kmart买了太阳帽,休闲鞋等,吃饱喝足,我们又径直去了那纤长的海滩。这条海滩集休闲娱乐健身BBQ公园游泳池和船舶码头一体,与night market相邻,随处可见肌肉男和散步的人们。

走在木板路上,一边是广袤的大海山峦,一边是枝繁叶茂的绿茵,偶尔还有街头艺人的歌手和演奏。我的焦虑,才慢慢有些许平息。

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

The Esplanade Lagoon是一处人造沙滩游泳池,上午没有开放,下午我们check in后,飞快的冲了个澡,换上swimwear,我俩就跳进泳池,感觉奔走燥热的身体一下子舒展放松了。32℃的高温是这里每天很平常的温度,阳光毫不吝啬,我们和原住民的孩子们,和浪漫的情侣们,在此地共度时光。

傍晚我们决定去night market,我不怎么饿,里面是几家餐厅和小商品市场,中国人群集的地方。

每次从hotel到海滩都会经过同一条路,和这一棵极具魅力的花树。艳丽的花朵,肆意的绿叶,独特线条的虬枝,如同神幻境界里的景色。

这里植物种类繁多,我是个医学学霸但是动植物盲,几乎都不知道名字。除了frangipanis。

Frangipanis

We went back to hotel for rest early. Booked the trip in rainforest next day. It was a good night. I fell asleep by 10:30pm and woke up by 6:00am automatically. Unbelivable, it seems my sleepcycle becomes normal with no effort~

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