by Brad Listi
In 1995 my friends Chris and Judd and I were in Australia on a semester abroad. We arrived in Sydney in July and then ventured up to Brisbane where we studied at the University of Queensland. During one stretch of the semester we flew up to Cairns to scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef and when that was done we wound up staying at a youth hostel in the jungle in the Daintree National Rainforest. Daintree is the only rainforest in the world that directly abuts an ocean. There are saltwater crocodiles living in abundance, and they swim around in estuaries and rivers and wander through the jungle and can even be seen on the beach from time to time.