My new "office"
is not in an open space,
but is rather an "open sky"!
My new colleagues are not too
loud or intrusive, they spend most
of their time to sleep (koalas!).
The play room is, depending on the day, a beautiful beach, the rainforest or a waterfall,
not too bad!
Some Facts & Numbers...
do you think? is that not better than Google's office?
to my new "office",
the entire State of Queensland,
My new boss? Mother Nature
and in Queensland, nature
Queensland makes up approximately 25% of the continent Australia, spanning 1,852,642 km2.
France fits into Queensland approximately 3 times.
It is Australia's fastest growing state, with 4.6 million people currently
calling it home.
However, the density rate is not high:
only 2.61 inhabitants per km2
vs 97 in France and 52 in my region,
So, I shouldn't be bothered by people up there !!
This is a subtropical state boasting warm summers and mild winters, ranging from 9°C-29°C in Brisbane, the capital city and 17°C-31°C in Cairns, up north.
Called the Sunshine State, with 300 sunny days a year!
I haven't chosen my destination
and my Best Job randomly!
Indeed, fed up with the Parisian grey weather and cold winters, I'm going to enjoy my six month!
In Queensland's Outback. This is where ancient Australian mammal fossil deposits preserved in limestone date back 25 million years to prehistoric times.
Riversleigh Fossil Mammal Site
The largest sand island in the world. Famous for its exceptional beauty, ever-evolving coastal sand dune formations and habitats, mangrove swamps, freshwater lakes and ancient trees over 70 metres tall.
In the Queensland's southern borders. This site is the most extensive remaining area of sub-tropical rainforest and is home to nearly all of the world's Antartic beech rainforest.
Gondwana Rainforest Reserves of Australia
Extended from Cooktown to Townsville. It protects Australia's largest remaining area of wet tropical rainforest with cultural significance for the Aboriginal people who have called this area home for thousands of years.
Australia's Wet Tropics Rainforest
Made completely by living organisms and is the only natural structure visible from outer space! It stretches around 2300km along the Queensland coast and is made up of thousands of reefs and coral cays-that's larger than the UK, Holland and Switzerland combined!
The Great Barrier Reef
is widely regarded as having one of the world's most distinct and rich natural environments.
It has more than
Conservation parks, 99
It also home to 5 of Australia's 16 World Heritage Listed areas.