Oh ooooh... It's really been a while since I've last written... A lot has been happening in the mean time. The main change is: Renee & I are travelling on seperately... The reason is basically an addition of several factors. In the end I guess it comes down to the fact that we didn't really know eachother well enough before going here together and it turns out that we're too different in a lot of ways.
The decision was made on monday and it made me quite sad and also kind of scared actually... Renee still had Daniel, but I was going to be travelling all by myself now!
On tuesday I luckily had a tour to Cape Tribulation booked which set my mind off it. The bus went to Cape Trib with 2 stops. the first on was for the crocodile-spotting-cruise in Daintree river. We saw 3 crocs and I actually spotted one of them (practise from Kenya, haha!). It was amazing to see these huge creatures on such a little distance from our boat... Besides that we saw a kingfisher (bird), and amesthin python (yep, poisonous), black (!) crabs and a really funny bright green frog. From there we drove to our second stop, the Daintree rainforest, where we had a guided boardwalk. Our driver-guide told us about the plants and trees and how they were/ are used by the aboriginals. After that we all got dropped off at our hostels. Fortunately I was in one hostel with Lidevij (dutch), Jane (american), Christoph (german) and Amen (scottish). Unfortunately it had been raining all day and it was still raining when we arrived, so all we ended up doing was playing games. It had something, playing "shithead" (backpackers' game no.1) in a rainforest with Eric Clapton playing in the background...
The next day I went horseback riding. That was the greatest thing ever!! The weather was better, I had a really sweet horse, and don't even get me started on the landscape... We rode on plains, on the beach, through the rainforest, what more can you wish for? We even went galloping, pretty exciting! There I also met Daisy, a british girl whom I saw again at the Cairns airport yesterday!
Wednesday I did a trip to the Crysal Cascades, really beautiful waterfalls. We were a group of 10 backpackers and all got along really well. The tour wasn't guided (cheaper...) so we practically had to find our own way around, that was fun. After the tour I practically hung out with Cecilia, Hannah (Sweden), Vicki and Fiona (Scotland) all the time. We went partying together and hanging out at the lagoon, I was really sad about having to leave Cairns yesterday. At the airport I met Vide (Australia) however and ended up talking to her for about 3 hours (our plane was delayed), that was really interesting because she knew a lot about the aboriginees as she practically grew up with them because her mother is a teacher at an aboriginal community.
Aah, time's up! talk to you soon, Hugs