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How to Spend Your Last Day in Cairns

Originally published in August 2013. Updated April 2020. It’s our last day in Cairns, and it’s time for breakfast! We found a place near the Esplanade with a buffet that reminded me of Ireland’s breakfast because it included baked beans! Also on the buffet were stewed tomatoes with Italian herbs (so it tasted like spaghetti sauce),… Continue reading How to Spend Your Last Day in Cairns

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How to Enjoy the Great Barrier Reef (when you’re a little afraid of the ocean)

Originally published on 13 August 2013. Updated April 2020. Cairns (pronounced “cans”), here we come! Cairns is in the northern-most part of Australia in the state of Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State! As soon as we walked off the plane, we felt a wonderfully warm temperature: 26 degrees (79 degrees F)! We had decided to check our… Continue reading How to Enjoy the Great Barrier Reef (when you’re a little afraid of the ocean)