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|Australia Travel Tips
BEAT THE HEAT IN AUSTRALIA!
"Fine beaches, perfect weather, good people, and a more secure
If you are looking for all these conveniences and excitement,
let Australia handle that for you. Perk up your traveling
experience in the sixth largest country in the world, twice as
large as Europe but less crowded.
Make a choice from a wide variety 7000 fantastic beaches and
enjoy the luscious greens of flora of approximately 25000
species and diverse but unique fauna as evidenced by the
Australians are fun-loving people and are very sociable. You can
learn so much about their culture because of their very
straightforward attitude towards guests and strangers.
English maybe the widely spoken language in Australia but there
are utterances which makes them unique to the rest of the
English-speaking world and terminologies better left unsaid.
Some of the most common are Cobber = Buddy, Fairdinkum = Really
and Cold One = Beer. Phrases such as righto = okay/alright and
rag up = dress warmly are also common.
The word "root" may have evolved to mean "sex" in Australia so
it is better to keep from saying that word as long as you could.
Same thing applies to "fanny" which came to mean a female's
Among the 7 continents, Australia probably has the weirdest
climate. Unlike the US, the months of December to February are
the hottest and most humid dates of the year.
Keep in mind that Australia's climate is just the exact opposite
with that of the Northern Hemisphere
Southern Australia was recorded to having the harshest
during the summer season and keeping it out of your itinerary is
Depending on where you are headed, there are must-haves and
clothing you will need to prepare to make sure you will not be
caught off-guard for any circumstances that are expected along
Sunglasses and sunscreens and light clothing are important in
Australia due to hot climate in some regions, but keeping a
jacket during the cold night is a must especially in the
southern temperate region. Nice pair of boots in the bushes is
Public vehicles such taxis are commonplace in Australia. Most
taxis charge "flagfall" and a surcharge for distant travels.
"Keep left" is the rule of driving here. It can be quite
confusing at times but being careful will surely keeps you away
Just the exact opposite of the west. Tipping may not be a no-no
but it is not generally practice here but you can do so in some
There are simply 1001 ways to enjoy the beauty of Australia and
the good thing is, you can add more to rev up your rewarding
traveling experience. Traveling to a distant place poses a lot
of challenges but surely it is satisfying and worth the pennies!
So enjoy and don't forget to have a cold one with a cobber!
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