Pom­mies just go­ing with the flow

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NAME: HAN­NAH FLINT AND SEAN RYAN

AGE: 23, 24

HOME: ENG­LAND

THERE aren’t too many places in the world that boast the beau­ti­ful sunny weather of the Whit­sun­days.

This is one of the many things that has drawn back­pack­ers from far and wide to see the best of what Air­lie Beach and the broader re­gion have to offer.

English tourists Han­nah and Sean have seen this for them­selves, em­bark­ing on a trip along the east coast of Aus­tralia af­ter hear­ing all about it from their friends.

And when they re­turn home, they will be sure to pass on the mes­sage about this beau­ti­ful trop­i­cal paradise.

How long have you been in Air­lie Beach?

Han­nah: We got here on Fri­day. We are here for about a week.

What do you like most about the Whit­sun­days?

Sean: It is re­ally chilled out and nice.

Han­nah: We love the weather, it is chill and ev­ery­one is nice.

What is your favourite at­trac­tion?

Han­nah: The la­goon, it is nice in there. We will also be go­ing over to the is­lands on the boat on Tues­day. We will be do­ing the whole lot over three days and two nights.

What are your plans while you are in Aus­tralia?

Han­nah: We were work­ing and liv­ing in Syd­ney and we have been liv­ing in Aus­tralia for al­most six months now. Now we are do­ing an east coast trip all the way up to Cairns. Al­to­gether we will be in Aus­tralia for six months.

What would be your top travel tip for peo­ple vis­it­ing the Whit­sun­days?

Sean: Don’t plan much, just do what­ever you want.

Han­nah: Yes, just go with the flow. It is easy to just get a camper and drive.

What is the weird­est thing you have found about Aus­tralia?

Sean: It would have to be drink­ing shots at the bar.

Han­nah: Yeah, you are not al­lowed to take your shots away, you have to drink them at the bar.

What are some sim­i­lar­i­ties and dif­fer­ences be­tween Aus­tralia and Eng­land?

Sean: Just the weather, Eng­land is re­ally cold.

Would you rec­om­mend to your friends to come and visit?

Han­nah: A lot of them are al­ready here any­way, a few friends have trav­elled here and done it and are still here. They made us do it. So I would rec­om­mend it.

PHOTO: JA­COB WIL­SON

EX­PLOR­ING: Bri­tish back­pack­ers Han­nah Flint and Sean Ryan soak up the sun in the Whit­sun­days.

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