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Travelling To Australia

Thu Sep 21, 2000 12:31 am

I've always wanted to go to Australia, but it's been cost prohibitive.   Anyhow, I'll just have to become an airline pilot and fly down there!  

Anyhow, I was wonder what life is like "down under." Is it as fast paced as the United States?

How long would one have to spend down there for a "typical" vacation time?

How would one become assimulated (is that how you spell it??) into the Aussie culture?


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RE: Travelling To Australia

Thu Sep 21, 2000 6:02 am

I flew BOS-LAX-SYD-CNS. The plane ride was torture, and it really got me offtrack, the day just seemed to go on forever!

Other than that, its a GREAT country. Although I preffer our's better, Australia is a nation of fine natural beauty that has just begun to be brought up more and more. I would travel down the east coast to Sydney, although I've heard Melbourne and Perth are nice.

RE: Travelling To Australia

Thu Sep 21, 2000 8:43 am

I could go on about beautiful beaches and scenery but the easiest way to describe Australia is that we are completely isolated from the world. You will find, compared to the USA, safe clean cities, very friendly people and a laid back attitude.

One thing that a lot of people seem to miss is the fantastic food that we have, particularly in Sydney. We do have the American style fast food chains all through suburbia, however the quality, freshness, affordability and safey of our fresh produce is the best in the world. Tourists sometimes miss out on this, particularly Americans who think food outside of their country may not be safe, or they stick to tourist traps which are not usually renowned for fantastic eating.

Think of any region in the world and you will be able to find a restraunt or cafe serving that regions food here in Sydney.

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Playing Tourist

Thu Sep 21, 2000 11:52 am

Yeah, every place has it's tourist traps, I agree. Sometimes, I like to play "tourist" in my home city of Boston.

However, it gets old when you travel to a new country. It's nice to see some of the tourist draws, but I'd really like to take the 'off-the-beaten-path' route.

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