Cairns Christmas Holiday πŸŽ‰

My story will continue where I stopped. Christmas time!!!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰Jingle bells jingle bells πŸŽΌπŸ””πŸ””πŸ””So after Brisbane we drove to Cairns. To visit our new friends we met last time. Czech family. Couldnt wait to eat Checho-Slovak food!!! We started our drive late evening and I had very good sleep at the back seat. Early morning we were in Rockhampton after 8 hours on the road. Jozef eyes were so tiny I couldnt even see them. So I was full of enthusiasm to get on the road and continue the drive! πŸš—… my advice to everyone was : be aware and dont step on the road while Im driving πŸš·πŸ˜‚… more dangerous than roos ( kangaroos ) 🐱 – I dont have kangaroo emoticon!!! Very sad. You will not believe but I drove for about 10 hours !!! πŸ™‹ It was so much fun due to lack of cars on the road πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ. Jozef had some sleep and wanted to switch few times but I WAS THE BOSS THIS TIME πŸ‘‘πŸ‘Έ. I must admit I was really tired in the end while coming to Cairns but didnt want to give up!!! Fighting spirit all the way πŸ˜‚ luckily we arrived safe and I was really proud of myself. Two kids at home is not easy task I must say (especially the younger one Nicol ) – so much energy in this georgeous little girl. You are never ever bored with her. So competitive she wants to beat you in any game πŸ‘ Our christmas holiday wasnt really holiday as I though it would be 😭 Its called active holiday!!! Day trips everyday to explore beautiful spots around Cairns. Really spectacular and I reccommend to anyone! So I will write about few trips we did! First one was Kuranda National Park. Drive up there is not the pleasant one but you can get skyrail ( or train )and have nice views of Cairns. Here are some pics from Kuranda : ( this little fella didnt want to leave Jozef alone, we tried to escape, he found the way to get on Jozefs shoulder again! πŸ˜‚ people thought he is working there and were taking pictures πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

I found this nice black gentleman with red tail (cockatoo)

Kuranda Railway station!!! Wow! Retro! Back in time πŸ€£πŸ˜ŽπŸ€“

Kuranda Gorge! Not much water that time but I have pic from now as well… 

A bit different  … dont you think? πŸ™„πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚

Next day we drove to Lake Eachem. First I wasn’t keen to get in but I was the last one to go out at the end πŸ™‚

Dont let the clouds fool you πŸ™„ it was still around 33 Celsius and very humid πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜¨

I love Australian trees! Impressive for me…look at this size!!! Can you spot Jozef? πŸ˜‚πŸ₯

We couldn’t stop exploring this area I swear πŸ˜‚πŸ˜¬πŸ˜­ Drove to Port Douglas to visit few places. This one was the first one : Port Douglas centre ( I find it very picturesque. Nice to have a lunch there.

Then – Crocodiles!!!!😱😱😱🐊 in a river! With our OWN boat! And captian was Dominik – 14 years old young man. I must say I had some doubts while entering this boat. But he did great job and we survived! Thats the most important thing after all !!!

After 5 minutes cruising he switched with his sister Nicole!!!! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ 7 years old !!!!

Very brave! She did great job as well!!! πŸ™‚ I had to try it – of course!!!! 

We heard there are no crocodiles seen that day but we found one!!! Because of professional secret place of Dominik πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜‹ My heart was bumping too fast…
Next – nice views at the top of the mountain 

Another spot – Mossman Gorge! Very very beautiful place and they say if you wash yourself in the water you will look 10 years younger so thats why I entered that cold feezing river πŸ˜±πŸ™„πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ It was such a nice nature around… this is a MUST if you are in this area…

And we found very friendly butterfly!!!! ❀️

A bit shaky bridge but I walked accros!

Aboriginals run this place and it was very cheap entry fee and you get free bus ride  πŸ‘
We had some fun in the car as well… 

We didnt do just trips …we played tennis almost every night!!! And Nicol was beating everyone! Such a bright prospect ❀️

Another day , another adventure…. forgot the name of the creek but will let you know when I remember ! Road was so bumpy for about 30 minutes and I lost nearly 5 kgs!!!! I guess they should use it as a weightloss program for peopleπŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ and its free! πŸ€‘


Never boring with Nicole πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡


One night we had bowling night – I won one game!!! Kristina won another one but I didnt take a picture πŸ™„πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ I took one photo – of my winning of course hahaha

Got beautiful earrings from Kaoru – talented jeweller! And thing around my ankle ! Im in love ❀️ 

Lovely evening by the beach with nice drink and sunset πŸ‘

My Christmas day was all about swimming pool and food πŸ˜‹πŸ˜œπŸ˜‡

Santa arrived to our home as well ! I guess we were very nice all year πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ˜‚

I couldnt really believe it happened !!!! Jozef got the gift – Jenga game! He loves it πŸ‘πŸ˜œ I got Rubik’s Cube! If anyone knows how to do it I would appreciate your help !!! My childhood memory is very bad because I was able to do it but I can’t anymore!πŸ˜±πŸ˜•πŸ˜ͺ

When you are travelling the world your expensess are so big ( flights, accommodation, fuel , tennis stuff ) so the only small chance to save some money is expenses of the food! All 10 years we limited this to possible minimum ( definitely this is not the right way to be professional athlete, but we had no other option ). 2 weeks in Cairns was a breakthru because of Kristina . We had amazing food everyday . My life problem is I dont like to eat that much and eat the whole portion but here I ate EVERYTHING on the plate ❀️❀️❀️ negative thing after this homestay was we missed the food too much but on the other side we learnt something – so we started to do our own homemade lunch and dinner everywhere we go. 

We had unreal 2 weeks in this family and Im so thankful I could bake and cook and learn a bit! Kristina is top chef!

In my next blog I will post only photos of all food Kristina made for us. Unluckily I didnt take picture of every single meal but I will not make this mistake again in future πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜

Your ZZZ 😘😘😘


7 thoughts on “Cairns Christmas Holiday πŸŽ‰

  1. Thank you for sharing, such a beautiful place in the world. You take some really good photos, I really like the one you took through your sunglasses, very clever πŸ™‚


  2. You are looking fit, healthy and happy Zuzana, which is showing in your good results lately on the court. An excellent blog with interesting stories and cool photographs.


    1. Thank you Petr! Im very happy and enjoying my life! Every minute of it πŸŽ‰πŸ˜ I will continue to write so you can read about my stories! I have another posts ready , will post it soon πŸ™‚


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