Journ-e: Cairns Daintree and Kuranda

Shalom pilgrims, Did you know I went snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef? I'm just so proud. Queensland is also home to another UNESCO World Heritage Site: The Daintree Rainforest. The day after snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, we set out on a guided tour of the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. As much as I love to go off the beaten path, sometimes the coordinated tours are the best route. A van picked us up from our hostel and we had a fun tour guide who was very informative about the region. Our tour-guide tells us about the cassowary. A native bird that has the most human deaths by species. It's high body count is due to it's talons which are used to disembowel. At this poi

Journ-e: Cairns Great Barrier Reef

Welcome back pilgrims, This journ-e is about my recent trip along the east coast of Australia. We've already been to the Great Ocean Road. Next Stop: Queensland. So due to time constraints we flew the rest of the destinations. We flew in to Cairns. Cairns depending on who you ask is pronounced a bunch of different ways. I've heard 'Kerns', 'Cans', 'Carns' (I think the most popular pronunciation is 'cans' (which is slightly confusing as I initially thought they were talking about Cannes). Funny enough, no matter how I said it-- I was never understood. Cairns is considered 'The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef'. The GBR is 1,400 miles (2,300 km) long so it's actually accessible from many plac

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