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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City July 10th 2014

Hello everyone! We have now been a little more than 2 weeks in Australia and are currently in Richmond, Queensland visiting Jamie and Gayle. We spent the first week in Cairns which offered heaps of sun and loads of nostalgia for us. We started the week by getting ourselves some Australian phone numbers and opening Australian bank accounts. After all that was done we stayed two days in Cairns to get rid of the jet lag and to just take it easy for a little bit. Unfortunately the communal pool (lagoon) was closed for renovation during the total period of our stay so we had to enjoy the sun without cooling of in the water. The first two days contained of walking around in the city and visit familiar places such as "woollies" and "the wool-shed" ... read more
Cape Tribulation
Cape Tribulation
Cape Tribulation

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City July 2nd 2014

Our first day in Cairns after landing :)... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City May 25th 2014

Me voila donc arrivee a Cairns. Les deux premiers jours je n'ai pas fait grand chose. Je me suis promenée dans la ville. Il n'y a pas beaucoup d'attractions mise à part le lagon. Comme Cairns n'a pas de plage ils ont aménagé un grande piscine publique avec vue sur l'océan. J'ai passé du temps là bas à rien faire à part lire et bronzer! Lors de ma promenade dans la ville je suis tombé sur un arbre où il y avait des centaines de chauves souris. J'étais surprise de voir autant de chauves souris en plein jour. Elles faisaient énormément de bruit! Elles se reposaient avant de repartir voler le soir. J'ai d'ailleurs assister au moment où elles s'envolent toutes à la tombée de la nuit, c'était assez impressionnant à voir. J'étais venu à Cairns ... read more
Snorkeling Cairns 28.05.14 (27)
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Snorkeling Cairns 28.05.14 (39)

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City May 10th 2014

We had to get up really early at 6am the next morning for our bus to Cairns. A quick look out the window showed us that it was chucking it down outside, not ideal when we had a 15 minute walk to the bus station. I didn't feel too bad as I hadn't drank loads the night before but Freeman was rotten as he had stayed out later than me until 4am. We packed, went to hand our keys in at reception to get our $20 deposits back but reception was closed so I posted my room key and had to miss out on my $20, wounded! Luckily it just stopped raining as we left the hostel so the walk to the bus wasn't too bad. We saw Penny and Charlotte at the bus station and ... read more
Sky Divers Coming In
Skydive coming in to land on the beach
Sky Dive landing on Mission Beach

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City April 22nd 2014

We headed off to Cairns to see my Dads family over Easter and now that the kids are a bit older to hopefully see more of the Great Barrier Reef. A small flaw in the plan was my Dad actually died about 8 weeks ago and id been over for the funeral etc, but with the trip all paid for 6 months ago we were still keen to come and see Dads wife and my step sister and catch up with everyone and make sure they are ok. And it has been a really good trip. It has been great to see everyone and we've caught up nearly everyday which is great and really good for the kids to remember everyone as we are all family even if Dad isnt here any more. So... We caught ... read more
The little miss at the lagoon
Sunset from the plane near ayers rock
Easter bunny trail

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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City January 11th 2014

June 2012 Team JuMa headed back to Cairns, fifteen years after first taking a trip there. Cairns was much busier than we remembered. This time we skipped doing the reef, instead heading north to the Daintree and Port Douglas. Recommend Cairns area for a fantastic holiday.... read more
Port Douglas
Tallulah in Port Douglas
QLD Crocs

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City January 4th 2014

As I think back to when I last wrote a blog, I can't actually believe all I have done in the past month. It has been incredible. I won't attempt to mention everything, I'm sure a lot of you have already heard about some of the events - such as the Christmas party and general other alcohol related stories - that I really don't need to go into details on here! First things first though - the conference. Well that was an experience and a half! I know how amazingly lucky I am to have been able to go and it really was brilliant. Obviously things good a bit stressful the week before with the whole workshop organisation but it was definitely worth it. The workshop went really well and I think everyone was really pleased ... read more
Lake Wanaka
In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle..
Christmas Eve

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City December 21st 2013

We started our Christmas adventure with a very early start to drive to the airport, before arriving in cairns around 9am, meaning we had a couple of hours to explore before picking up our Jucy campervan. We explored a Market on the esplanade and a couple of tourist information centres before grabbing breakfast and heading to collect the van. The first thing we did after collecting the van was to head to a shopping centre north of town for food and alcohol supplies. Unfortunately tiredness induced delirium had set in by this point, and we didn't end up planning the meal shopping very well, ending up with a random food selection and not many possible meals! We decided to head to a beach not far away to relax and try to catch up on sleep, to ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City November 21st 2013

I woke up early in the morning I started to look around everybody was sleeping, so I went down to the restaurant to eat breakfast. When I was finished I went upstairs to see what the other were doing, still everyone was sleeping. I open the curtains and grab their pillow and blanket and said go up put some clothes and go down stairs and eat some breakfast. After they finished eating we went out for a walk we were heeding to the beach. When we arrived something really funny happened to Matin, he saw a girl that was lovely so he started to follow her. After some steps he began to speak with her. But when she turns around her voice change it sounded darker, when she was completely reversible we saw that she was ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City November 21st 2013

We were going to depart from Arlanda and the destination was Cairns Australia. It was expected to be a long flight and we knew we wanted to benefit from the trip. We downloaded a large amount of movies to keep ourselves entertained and that getting bored was not an option during our forty hour flight. We bought as many sweets as we could carry to keep us awake at least the first half of the flight. There were not any toddlers aboard the plane and no one was disturbing or making noise therefore we were extremely grateful for our safe and quiet flight. I watched four movies before I fell asleep however my friends were still awake. After a period of time I was woken by a little noise and noticed that the flight attendant was ... read more




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