Cairns New Chalon
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... for 30 or more years in a truly Nomadic lifestyle. While incredibly interesting... Not for me. I like having a home. It's just important to get away from it every now and then. - Stress is a hell of thing. Without it (or at least with a lot less) health is better, mood is better, thoughts are clearer, everything's just more positive and easier. While stress seems unavoidable, especially in North American lifestyles, I guess I have a new goal in challenging that. ...
... its presence, at least for a little while. So like the typical tourist I rushed to the lagoon to get 'a tan'. Once i'd gotten off the plane and checked into my hostel, I met a girl who was checking in at the same time, and also on her own. Immediately I befriended her, Claire, 27, from Ireland and my new best friend in Cairns, my only friend in Cairns. We went for breakfast, it was actually like second breakfast because we'd been up so early and i'd already eaten a croissant at ...
... is a 7.5k Gondola ride across vast gorges and the rain forest canopy. There are two stops on the route to get off and view the scenery up close. We joined a tour with a park ranger who spent some time extolling the virtues of our favourite bird in these parts the Cassowary. The main take away from this was that they eat their own droppings! Apparently twice through the digestive tract improves the chances for the seeds to germinate.
... they call the snapping turtles Tom.
From there we went to see the Curtain fig tree that has aerial roots that drop 15 m to the ground – this is a strangling fig and as its name suggests it strangles any tree it is on. A seed is dropped onto a tree, it sprouts and sends a root to the ground and then it develops aerial roots that slowly encircle the host tree, eventually strangling ...
... at all there was to see.
I must, however, apologize for the lack of pictures - I forgot to change the brightness setting on my phone and could not see the screen. I have pictures on my camera and vow to do better tomorrow. (Note: the pictures in this entry were added as soon as my camera was accessed.)
I must admit to one adventure, for awhile on the ride back ...