- 9 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015
I just wanted to pop in and let you know that the correct pronunciation of Cairns is CANS, yep, just like a can of coke. A lot of people get confused by that. Not that it really matters, we’ll know what you mean anyway.
Please look up the distance between places before you decide to drive. A lot of people don’t realise that it’s about a days drive from Sydney to Brisbane (non stop), Australia is BIG. I know we look small, but we really aren’t.
Although I love Brisbane (I live here) there isn’t that much to see and do here except perhaps Australia Zoo home of the crocodile hunter (Steve Irwin) but even that isn’t technically in Brisbane.
Also, (and I’m really sorry if you know this already, I don’t mean in anyway to be patronising, it’s just that a lot of tourists get into trouble with this) when you go to the beaches make sure to go to ones that are patrolled by life savers and to swim only between the red and yellow flags. These are areas in which it is safer to swim and they will rescue you if you are in trouble. Outside the flags they have no responsibility to do so.
I’m sorry if I sound like a downer, it’s just that I don’t have much advice to offer as to which places are the best to visit, I have safety tips instead! I am really glad that you are coming to Australia for your honeymoon! Even if it doesn’t really sound like it, haha!