Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kuranda Train & Skyrail

We went on a train ride to a rain forest town, Kuranda. We got to hold a koala & feed the kangaroos. I can't believe how much koalas sleep-up to 19 hours a day. Someday I want to be a koala. :)

This lady makes art with recycled copper out of old microwave ovens. I bought a turtle to put on our Christmas tree.

Rick made friends with an anorexic red head...

while I chatted with a miner.

Skyrail from Kuranda to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

We learned about the Tjapukai Aborigini culture. They taught us how to dance, throw bumerangs & spears & prepare food, play the didgeridoo.

Rick was really good with the bumerang & spears.

It was interesting because on the train ride, we learned all about the sacrifices the settlers and families made for their families in the rainforest. While at the Aboriginal Park, we learned how they, the white people, led to the destruction of the Tjapukai culture. We left with something to think about.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

What an amazing place! Makes me want to pack my bags - and since I just got home last night that is saying a lot.