Category Archives: Queensland

One day in New Zealand I started googling for new adventures. A few months later I started working as a tour leader in Europe. Through this job I’ve had so many cool opportunities that brought me to different places, from Peru to Morocco. Just over a year ago I was in Australia for an apprenticeship at the office. As part of my time there I got to go on a trip to Queensland. We spent 3 days onboard the Boomerang for some sailing through the Whitsundays. We weren’t very lucky. From the moment we entered the boat it started raining. Throughout the 3 days we received a mix of sunshine, showers and winds. But this wouldn’t stop me from having a good time on my first real sailing experience. It turns out sailing is all about doing nothing. At least as a passenger. I’m not very good at doing nothing…

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On Christmas Eve I flew to Brisbane for my overland trip from Brisbane to Cairns. I arrived in a very quiet city, but luckily my hostel had a Christmas dinner going on. On Christmas day I decided to go out to Mount Coot-Tha, just outside of the city, since everything in the city was closed anyway. As it turned out I wasn’t the only person who thought this was a great idea. Although the public bus going up the mountain wasn’t too busy, many people went to the lookout for a view over the city or a lunch in the restaurant. From this point there really was an amazing view towards the city and the surroundings. After a snack and staring out towards the city I found my way to one of the walking trails. The trails are really good, mostly good for walking as well as biking, really wide…

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A new year with new travels. 2019 started on the road for me. This time I was one of the travellers instead of the tour leader. As part of my apprenticeship I got to experience a trip in Australia. My first day of 2019 was actually spent on a train to Cairns. Everyone was pretty tired and I passed the time with some movies. But on the 2nd of January… Cairns had something great in store for me. Australia’s cyclone season seems to have started early and even on the way to Cairns we saw flooded plains from the train. Cairns had been rainy and stormy for days and in the 3 days before we arrived, the boats couldn’t go out to sea or found out the sea was too rough to enter for snorkeling. When we finally got off the train it was humid, but sunny. Dark clouds delivered…

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