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Kakadu National Park

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

All our hard work is finally paying off and some days we are nicely surprised when we find that our pages are ranking very highly in the search engines. This morning I did a Google search for “Kakadu National Park” and our Spanish site about Kakadu, came up in number three out of 289.000 websites worldwide. The only ones that beat us were the Kakadu National Park official website and the Government one. Something to be very proud of!!!

As you can see, we cover all the destinations in Australia not only Cairns, Port Douglas and Tropical North Queensland.

Lots of things happening

Friday, August 28th, 2009

I know we don’t write as often as we should, but we’re in the process of inventing a day with 48 hours instead of 24. Then, maybe, we will have time to do all the things that we want to do everyday. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to yet.

Eddie and Julie stayed with us for a week. We managed to take some time off to do a few things with them, such as a visit to Cape Tribulation and Cooktown through the Blooomfield Track, a visit to Lake Morris for lunch or, my favourite, a visit to Ochre Restaurant, in Cairns. This restaurant is a must for everyone, as least once in their lifetime. We went, again, for the Australian Platter, and tasted the best crocodile, emu and kangaroo ever amongst other delicacies, such as king fish with beetroot sauce or damper to be dipped in delicious native dukkha and oil.

The Bloomfield Track was amazing, beautiful scenery and not another soul. We even saw a crocodile sunbathing on a log when we were crossing the Bloomfield river. At the beginning we thought it was a fake croc that the locals had put there to impress tourists. But we managed to get a bit closer and as soon as we were too close the croc jumped into the water. Lucky for us, I guess.

Our underwater camera rental business is getting bigger and bigger. Now that we have a second model of camera to rent, the Canon Powershot G10, we’re busy designing new posters, flyers, etc. And making sure all the hostels and hotels in Cairns know about this new product we’re offering. We predict a huge success.

But what’s really really exciting in our lives right now is the fantastic news we have a few weeks ago and it’s that in mid February we’re going to have a baby. Yes, a real one!!! We still don’t know whether it’s a boy or a girl, but whatever comes will be more than welcome. I cannot wait, mostly because the nausea hasn’t stopped after the three month period, as everyone said it would. I’m trying to put up with it as best as I can, but putting up with the nausea and tiredness as well as with Steve is getting a bit too much some days, haha.

The best job in the world

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Hamilton Island - in the beautiful Whitsundays - is in need of a ‘caretaker’. But this is no ordinary caretaker’s position. The successful applicant will fulfill a six month contract, working approximately twelve hours per month, for a salary of $150,000.

Even with the low Aussie dollar, that’s not a bad hourly rate. Oh, and (of course) they will stay rent free on Hamilton Island, in a three bedroom villa with panoramic views and a fridge full of Tooheys Extra Dry.

Okay, I lied about the Tooheys. 

It’s being billed as THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD. Do you think there will be many applicants?