Well I have just returned from Europe! It got me thinking about how I love Europe so much, with my buddies in France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Italy and Spain and the lifestyle, fashion, music, food and fun. I can understand how people can love the life there. So I thought to myself, why do I live in Cairns, Australia? Well… I was born here, so that’s a major start… but I keep coming back again and again, so what is it?
Well, I think i have put it down to the lifestyle. We are not stressed, the sun shines bright everyday (at this time of year at least) and the air is fresh and clean! Nature is at our doorstep from every angle. You can eat fresh food from the tablelands, fresh fish from the oceans and life is clean, away from the cities and pollution of major urban areas. We still have pristine waterfalls and untouched ancient rain forests that are so green and lush.. and, of course, the biggest prize of all – one of the great wonders of the world, The Great Barrier Reef, in all her glory.
You won’t find plastic bottles floating around in the water, or bottle caps and plastic bags …… we look after our environment…. I get told this everyday from travelers from all over the world who tell me they are so amazed at how clean our beaches, parks, streets and gardens are compared to other parts of the world.
I guess travel keeps your eyes open and makes you appreciate the simple things in life …. like diving 🙂