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 Amsterdam or Cairo (some Moscow travel agencies offer such flight options), then not a day is enough to reach Australian land. But having stood the test of many hours of flight, the tourist will undoubtedly be rewarded. Australia is, without any exaggeration, a unique country, with a completely unique wildlife, but at the same time very rich, extremely well-maintained and completely calm.
The most popular among foreigners is the state of Queensland, which is in the north-east of the country. It is best known for its Golden 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. Continue reading
In the last century, Australia was called the “country of convicts” – dangerous criminals were sent here from England. Later the continent began to be settled by immigrants from other countries, bringing their customs, lifestyle and culinary traditions. Talking about local cuisine is not easy: like the country itself, it is still very young and is in its infancy. Here, with equal success, they prepare not only exotic Aboriginal dishes, but also food traditional for the Old World. Australian restaurants include kangaroo tail soup, crocodile beef steak or ostrich egg omelettes. Actually, this is exotic only for us – the indigenous people of Australia are simply used to cooking from what they have “at hand”, as in the whole world. Aborigines also often eat ostrich meat. According to some gourmets, it is very similar to rabbit meat. By the way, all kinds of dishes from the rabbit, considered in Australia as the number one enemy for farmers, are also very common and popular here. Continue reading
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 is completely wrong.
Australia is a unique island country spanning an entire continent. It separated from land, including Africa, South America and Australia itself, about 50 million years ago. Over the next 50 million years, this Green Continent, being completely isolated from other parts of the globe, remained in prehistoric prosperity. Charles Darwin, who visited the shores of Australia in 1836 on the Beagle, was extremely amazed to see there the oldest representatives of mammals, living witnesses to the evolution of species – marsupials and ovipositors. Continue reading