To the Gold Coast
On the eve of departure from Sydney, we finally went to Taronga Zoo, the zoo there (an additional entertainment is to go there through the bay to the “ferry”: you…

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Australia: top view
Australia is a paradoxical place, full of strange and unlike things. To begin with, one of its youngest countries is located on one of the oldest existing continents in the…

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Australia: top view
Australia is a paradoxical place, full of strange and unlike things. To begin with, one of its youngest countries is located on one of the oldest existing continents in the…

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Death in Venice – Life in Australia

Unconventional sexual orientation today has ceased to be a cause for criminal prosecution. But it is still annoying the broad masses of people who are not familiar with Thomas Mann’s short story “Death in Venice” and who do not believe in Tchaikovsky’s homosexuality. For the most part, people, if they do not blame homosexuals aloud, at least show an unhealthy curiosity about them. It is easy to imagine, for example, the reaction of a sunbathing layman who saw young men kissing on the beach. Or hugging young ladies. At best, giggles.

Representatives of sexual minorities are quite annoyed by this attitude. And they are forced to think of places for recreation more or less underpopulated, so that, having arrived at the resort with a loved one, they will Continue reading

Crocodile lunch among eucalyptus trees

The most popular with foreigners is the state of Queensland, in the north-east of the country. It is famous primarily for its Gold Coast and Great Barrier Reef. Every second tourist arriving in Australia comes there. On the Gold Coast, the traveler offers entertainment for every taste: a casino, scuba diving, horseback riding and light airplane walks over the ocean. And, of course, here is a real paradise for fans of surfing. But an entertainment enthusiast will also not be bored easier. Here, let’s say, the town of Cairns, where almost all tourists drop by. It is famous for its bars, discos and noisy theatrical performances.

However, it’s worth a little bit to move away from the places inhabited by people, as everything around is changing. Skyscrapers and six-lane highways give way to the rainforest, which, according to scientists, has Continue reading

Fifth continent

In no prosperous country in the world can you find such a combination of welfare with untouched nature and limitless open spaces …

Today, Aeroflot refused to fly to Australia, citing economic reasons. However, the KLM Boeing 747 crammed full of passengers (including from Russia) suggests that the “economic reasons” for canceling flights are associated only with inept management at our airline.

The Amsterdam – Sydney route is the longest for KLM and the execution of it is entrusted to the best crews. We landed at Sydney International Airport in the afternoon and two hours later I flew on, to Continue reading

Australia in which dreams come true
... And do not tell me that this is a stamp that is indecent to use in a decent magazine. Because in Australia, my most important, most childhood dream came…

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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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What to try in Australia?
Australia for many inhabitants of the planet is still one of the most mysterious places with such a number of prejudices that the inhabitants of the green continent themselves actively…

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AUSTRALIA IS FAMOUS AND NOT VERY
A few hundred years ago, civilized humanity had never heard that somewhere far away in the southern hemisphere of the Earth, on the border of the Indian and Pacific Ocean,…

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