Recently I spent a few weeks in northern Queensland in Australia. Four friends from Singapore accompanied me. It was good to revisit places where I had lived during my late teens and early 20s. I spoke once in a public venue, once at James Cook University, and at gathering in the homes of several Sri Lankan families. I also met up with Chittapala who was a monk in Sri Lanka for many years and now lives on the idyllic Magnetic Island just off Townsville. But the highlight of the trip was several visits to the magical rainforests north of Cairns, in the Atherton Tablelands and around Ingham. If these wonderful forests were in Sri Lanka a monk could build a little hut for himself and live there. Alas in Australia that would be impossible because of planning regulations, building codes, health and safety regulations, environmental laws, state and federal government forestry restrictions, etc.