Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Back from Down Under
Well, I'm back from the Land Down Under and Aussie hospitality and the amazing Cairns/Queensland scenery really made it a special, albeit too short, of a trip. In the time our group of journalists was there, we took a historic train into the Kuranda hills, stopped at a wildlife zoo to have lunch with the largest African lion pride in captivity, took a Skyrail over the rain forest, visited The Tanks for some wonderful Aboriginal dances and Torres islander music, went on a hot air balloon ride, saw the regions largest saltwater crocodile at Hartley's, attended the Cairns Festival for fireworks and a parade, spent a day snorkeling and diving the Great Barrier Reef, spent the night in trendy Palm Cove north of Cairns, had a progressive dinner with food from the Barbie, had breakfast with the birds at Port Douglas, explored the special Daintree Rain Forest and had dinner at Angsana Resort. And that was just the first day! Just kidding. But we did squeeze this into roughly 4 days. And there was still lots more to do. Sleep was not a consideration!
Great little trip with many thanks to the folks at Continental Airlines and Tropical North Queensland. Here's a few shots above. More to come in the next few days.