“Time flies by when you’re having fun”. Isn’t that how it goes? That quote fits perfectly for Australia. It’s been amazing, I don’t even know where the time went. All of a sudden it’s time for me to leave. Yet again, I leave a piece of my heart in yet another place. Little pieces of me is scattered all around the world, and it’s such a pleasant feeling. One of the best things about Australia, was to visit my high school friend, Tonje. She lived (just moved back to Norway this week) in The Gold Coast, if you didn’t know by now, now you know. Tonje took us to these incredible places you can’t even imagine exists. In the 10 days we spent in GC, we went to different food markets. My favorite was Eat Street, which is why I wrote an entire article about it. I mean hello, Unicorn ice-cream? What’s not to love? We visited the relaxed hippie town of Byron Bay, the gorgeous Fingal Head with it’s clear blue water and powdery white sand, Killan Falls, Brisbane. Last weekend we went camping in Stradis, or glamping as I like to call it. Stradis was stunning, very relaxed and beautiful. As I wrote in an earlier post, it’s been over 10 years since last time I went camping, and it was the perfect ending before Cairns. We ate crackers and cheese, drank plenty of wine while sharing stories. We even saw Kangaroos and a koala bear, in the wild!! The cutest little rascals, literally in someone’s backyard, while the koala was chilling in the tree. Thanks to Tonje’s good eyes, I would’ve never seen them. Thank you for that.

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Me and Tonje did a TB to Cuba and went skinny dipping under the stars while camping. Skinny dipping is one of my favorite things to do. It’s such a freeing feeling, like your doing something your not supposed to. You feel so alive! Whenever those kind of feelings arise, you should do more of that. It’s exactly what I try to do everyday, to live in the moment. It’s easy to get caught up in everyday life, but it’s important to remember to seize the moment and enjoy the small stuff. The moments that sets your soul on fire. Australia went by too fast, but that’s what’s so good about traveling. You can always come back. The last leg of this trip, and the highlight here in Australia was without a doubt skydiving. No words can describe this euphoric feeling of being free. I felt so alive! You can read about that here. And of course I did a little dive in the Great Barrier Reef. Can’t travel all the way to Australia without a dip in the infamous reef. Now I can finally cross those two items off the list.

In one hour I’m flying out to Papua New Guinea. I have no idea what to expect, I will most likely be without internet for the next 2-3 weeks to come. I’ll check in whenever possible, crossing fingers for whatever good stories I will come back with. I am so excited for the unknown! So many have asked why we’re going to PNG, it’s a very dangerous destination. It’s also unchartered and no one really knows anything, beside what they’ve read online or through an article. That’s why I’m so excited to be able to give you my first hand experience of this unknown country. With PNG being so off everyone’s radar, it’s exactly why I want to go there. Wish us good luck and let’s debunk this whole cannibal thing, once and for all!

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Until’ next time,

Chris.

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