Hunt: Pure Australian killings
Hunting is a weird entertainment. It seems to be cruel, but on the other hand it’s a natural male occupation, the most vital justification. Someone today is hunting for bread,…

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James Cook. Discovery of Australia
On April 29, 1770, the heavy and clumsy ship Endeavor anchored in the waters of a charming bay. Among the team of captain James Cook, who went in search of…

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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…

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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 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 come up with more or less less crowded holiday destinations so that when they arrive at the resort with a loved one, they will not be the target of ridicule and indelicate remarks. Gays and lesbians have long chosen the Hemingway Key West in the States, the island of Mykonos in Greece. Not that heterosexuals were not allowed there, but homosexuals feel freer there. Continue reading

Toilet world map
Any tourist, and not only a tourist, especially in a big city, is familiar with an obscene simple problem, which usually arises almost suddenly and extremely sharply. It is called…

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Eucalyptus picks
Koalas are very similar to cute bears, and the name of the species to which these animals belong may suggest that they are relatives of clubfoot. Although in fact, this…

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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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Wines of Australia
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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