Leichguardt
By sending Sir Arthur Phillip and the first batch of convicts to explore Australia, the British government had little idea where these people were going. The only reliable information about…

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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 masses who are not familiar with Thomas Mann’s short story “Death…

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How can a Russian citizen in Australia not become a "deprived person"
The Australian newspaper Herald recently reported that over the past six months, 1,869 foreigners studying in Australia have been denied visas and deported from the country. According to the Australian…

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Quisland: from jellyfish to ram lizard

What is Queensland? One of the five states of Australia with a subtropical climate, miles of beaches, the lights of luxury hotels, the noise of the ocean tide and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the brightest exotic.

Do not break corals
The Great Barrier Reef – one of the main wonders on Earth – extends from Papua New Guinea to the South Tropic. A chain of coral reefs stretches for two thousand kilometers, most of which are under water, but some appear on the surface at low tide.

First you need to get to Port Douglas – a pretty place with a spacious pier, where yachts creak with gear and swing on the waves of a boat. Continue reading

Sydney - Walking Upside Down
"A peasant at the Australian embassy is asked: Do you have a criminal record ?, and he answered: And what, do you still need a criminal record to get an…

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Countries with the most spa hotels and resorts
What could be better than a relaxing massage after a long city tour that helps to regain strength and happily watch the next day? Spa hotels and resorts are the…

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In the country of antipodes (part 3)
A curious story of the origin of the name of the kangaroo, possibly mythical. James Cook, who "discovered" Australia a second time, wrote in his diary in 1770 about a…

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Export bans
Tourists often pick up all sorts of interesting objects on land, on the shore and in the sea that you want to bring as a keepsake - but you can’t!…

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