Crocodiles and Cairns

Adventures can be had anywhere in Australia and when you make it up to Queensland it is the best place to exhibit your curiosity for crocs.  In fact, Cairns has also been referred to as the croc capital. You don’t want to see them at the beach, but it certainly is possible, so be very careful if you plan to swim at the beaches here.

To understand the life of the crocodile we chose the safest place, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, where it was easy to view and take pictures of salt water crocodiles and fresh water ones.  The experience was incredibly intimate as we got on a boat and cruised through the lagoon filled with crocodiles.  You can spend a full day at this adventure park as there is a full days worth of wildlife and scheduled shows to see and learn from.  If you only have a half day, that is still enough time to get a fulfilled experience too.

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A salt water crocodile is the largest crocodile species, which can be found in Northern Australia and throughout South east Asia.

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The fresh water crocodiles have a narrow more elongated snout.

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The boat tour is scheduled for every hour and lasts about 20 minutes.
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The koala bears sleep about 16 hours a day. They are adorable even while they are resting!  We learned that they only eat eucalyptus leaves and because they have toxins and are highly fibrous it takes a long time to digest the leaves, therefore requiring more sleep. 

 

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This Kangaroo had her baby in her pouch. 

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Entertain Your Soul Through Travel

Take a vacation that is good for your soul.  If you want to rest and allow your mind and body to be in peace, check out the all inclusive trips in the Caribbean and Mexico.  I reckon spiritual and yoga trips as well, although I have yet to experience this sort of trip.  Most of my adventures in the past two years have totally been to entertain my soul in cities by discovering authentic foods, hidden vibrant streets, cafes, art galleries and having conversation with locals.  Sometimes your soul needs to connect with other people or maybe even with animals around the world.  It always feels good to connect with nature and God’s beautiful creatures.  I took this photo while hanging out with these adorable koalas in Cairns, Australia.  Staring at an animal sounds boring and I typically don’t agree with visiting zoos.  I justified this experience because I didn’t know any other way to see these cute and cuddly animals in their native land.

Fun Fact: Did you know that koalas sleep for 16 hours a day? They need more time to digest the leaves they eat.

Entertain your soul to feel more alive in this journey we call life.

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