The birth of the Melbourne bath
When guests of Melbourne are interested in the sights of the city, residents primarily call ... local baths. “Of course, these are not the famous Roman baths, where the fate…

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Tourism in Australia
In light of the fact that Australia is perhaps the strangest continent on the planet, it is not difficult to assume that this country is a fertile place for tourism.…

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Lakes of Australia: what to see during the tour
Australia has a lot of unique places and attractions that are associated with nature. A large number of lakes and rivers are intertwined with each other in a huge system…

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At the very edge of the earth

The farther to the north, the more often the special moisture-bearing palms that grow only in Queensland come across. They are a man’s height and have a curly black top – that’s why the first white settlers mistook these trees for Aborigines dumbfounded by surprise and called “black boys”. In our time, such a phrase is politically incorrect, now they say “grass palms.” They grow only one centimeter per year, and by height you can determine how old each tree is – at the same time, three hundred years old is considered very young.

In a fire, these tops burn only the tops. But after a few years two grow on the place of one top. Seeing on a moonlit night a “black boy” with two heads, the British fled in horror. But, getting used to it, they learned how to extract water from the trunks of a grass palm. Continue reading

Australia. Outback. Full Outback
Each state of Australia has its own unofficial name. Queensland, the fourth part of the country, is called "sunny state." A subtropical climate, many kilometers of beaches, the lights of…

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Australia wines
The wine industry is the most dynamic industry in the Australian economy, and has undergone major changes over the past 40 years. If in the 50s the average Australian drank…

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At the very edge of the earth
The farther to the north, the more often the special moisture-bearing palms that grow only in Queensland come across. They are a man’s height and have a curly black top…

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In the country of antipodes
It just so happened that we traditionally imagine Australia as a country of "antipodes." You may not remember what the capital of this state is called, what kind of seas,…

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