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The Tourist Trail

December 2nd 2008
We arrived in Cairns to find the heat and humidity about the same as Darwin- let the melting continue. We checked into our friendliest backpackers to date and set about meeting the local dog 'Chilli' and the rest of the hostel guests. Just like us, everyone here is setting off down the coast headed to Sydney for Christmas. We headed into town the first evening for a free meal. Needless to say it w ... read more
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Australian Flag Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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