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This week has been a bit busy. From work point of view and also..personal stuff. That’s why I haven’t really posted anything anymore. I do have some new pictures, but now I am on my way to the airport. What do you mean what airport?! I already mentioned I will be going to the Whitsunday Islands this weekend. And from the Airlie Beach off for a 2 day cruise around these islands.
So..camera – check, passport – check, swimwear – check, hat – check, maps – check, tooth paste and brush – check, shower gel – check, towel – check, sun lotion – check, books – check..
Did I leave anything out? Wallet and cellphone – check.
Ok, so I guess I am ready to go.

I’ll see you guys one paradise later!

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Excruciating pain

No, no, everything is ok.
There isn’t actually much to say. On Sunday I was lazy as hell. Even Wii fit couldn’t stir things up.
Monday and Tuesday..a bit of work, reading, preparing the presentation I am about to give here, etc. I also tried to book a nice boat trip around the Whitsunday Islands. I was very excited about it, because they take you from the harbor and for 2-3 days they are sailing around these islands..mostly nearby nice beaches and coral reef. There is a very nice beach I will hopefully see. It’s called..well…I shouldn’t say anything right now. Better later, after everything will be in the past, because this way you will be able to understand my enthusiasm.
I wanted to say that my excitement was a bit killed when I came across a website with information about all the dangerous species you can find in these tropical waters. And which words do you think were common in all descriptions of the symptoms one experiences when getting stung, touched, etc..by a poisonous animal?? I will tell you: EXCRUCIATING PAIN. No kidding! If you are in the mood, just take a look on wikipedia (I am too lazy to look for that link, maybe tomorrow) about box jellyfish, irukandji jellyfish, blue-ring octopus, lion fish, etc. Especially the jellyfish is tiny. The irukandji is at most 1 cm long, the body I mean, while the tentacles can reach 1 m. that is bloody not fair!
Luckily this on the boat there will be some sort of protection costumes, which, however, don’t cover the face area – and I saw a documentary on Discovery, where a guy died because he got stung by an irukandji on his cheek. 😀
So..just wish me luck!

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