I was very grateful to have a break from working long days at two jobs to sneak up to Cairns for my friend Sarah’s birthday. Had such a blast, hopping from reefs to rainforests, we snorkelled off Sarah’s boat and swam with Giant Trevally at Michaelmas Cay, we went on rainforest walks to swim in amazing waterfalls, we visited the butterfly sanctuary at Kuranda, we sang our lungs out at a empty karaoke bar and most of all, we sweated our bums off. Honestly, the heat and humidity took it out of me. I’ve never been great with dealing with heat, I’ve always struggled staying in the sun too long and I was sweating like there was no tomorrow… I’m talking about leaving a full sweat mark on restaurant chairs. SO BAD. I love North Queensland so much, as I’m all about the snorkelling and the waterfalls, but I’ve learnt that I will definitely will not head up north in peak summer heat again! Here are some photos from my trip.