Crocodile lunch among eucalyptus trees
From Russia to Australia fly eighteen hours, with two transfers. This is if you choose a shortened route - through Tokyo. And if you get to the fifth continent via…

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Australia in which dreams come true
..And don’t 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 true. Behind…

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Australia. La Perouse
Not far from Sydney on the coast, in the area of ​​Botany Bay, stands a high stone stele. It was erected in honor of the great French navigator Jean Francois…

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Automatic instead of the border guard

According to the forecasts of Australian statisticians, in the summer of 2000, during the Olympic Games in Sydney, the flow of foreign tourists to Australia will increase approximately threefold. Moreover, all this mass of people will fly and sail into the country almost simultaneously. Which can lead to queues at passport and customs control at international airports and seaports. In search of a solution to this problem, Australian experts have developed a fundamentally new passport verification system.

A technical novelty is a joint brainchild of employees of the Organization of scientific and industrial research of the Australian community and CPS. The system works as follows. The passport is placed in a special electronic scanner. At the same time, a digital camera photographs the person undergoing passport control. The computer instantly compares two images, establishing their identity. Continue reading

What and how in Australia
So, you flew to Australia. You do not need to take products, seeds, plants with you - they will not let you through. It is better to present a can…

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This deadly Australia
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Sydney in full swing Olympic price race
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