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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Passion around the kangaroo
Despite high-profile protests by wildlife advocates, the Australian government raised the quota for kangaroo shooting this year, setting it at 6.9 million animals. The Australian kangaroo meat and leather industry…

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Visiting God: the tallest skyscrapers in the world
To see distant horizons from a height and look down upon clouds and birds - for some reason this attracts many. Maybe that's why the legend of the Tower of…

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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

Paradise for two (part 2)

It takes a long time to get here – but it’s worth it. Firstly, no one will find you here. Secondly, together you can see what you will not see anywhere else. And as you know, joint experiences bring together. Perhaps in many, many years you will tell your grandchildren that their grandfather made you an offer on the other side of the Earth – and they will envy.

Cradle Mountain and Ku-Ring-Gai Nature Reserves
Rosa Kamenev, owner of the concept store Cara & Co
There are such rare places in life and people so dear to your heart who need to be connected at all costs. For me, this place has become a wildlife reserve in southern Australia, Cradle Mountain. Continue reading

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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Fifth continent
In no one of the prosperous countries of the world can you find such a combination of prosperity with untouched nature and limitless open spaces ... Today, Aeroflot refused to…

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Diving for dummies
If you have already visited all corners of the globe, it's time to go down under the water. Diving will open new unfamiliar worlds and give a lot of unusual…

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Aboriginal meat
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…

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