I can't put my finger on the difference between Australia tourism and India tourism without resorting to a bunch of backpacker cliches ("it's more real, man"), but heck, the trip is different in so many ways. First, instead of traveling with nobody or with friends, I'm traveling with my family. Second, we're staying in hotels and stuff. Third, we have a rental car and domestic airline tickets.
It's all different, and I'm enjoying it now. Yesterday we went to a rainforesty tourist town, but hey, we got to feed kangaroos and hug koalas. And today we went to the Great Barrier Reef and snorkeled. Life's good!
On the way out to the reef
Our boat docked with this platform, and we swam from there.
The only downside is that it's hard to get internet at a reasonable price. You know, in this backwards part of the world. I just got to post a bunch of things about Singapore though, so read about three posts down.