Monday, December 26, 2005

Australia Travel Tips

Australia Travel Tips
Author: Jay Bauder


"Fine beaches, perfect weather, good people, and a more securetraveling experience"

If you are looking for all these conveniences and excitement,let Australia handle that for you. Perk up your travelingexperience in the sixth largest country in the world, twice aslarge as Europe but less crowded.

Make a choice from a wide variety 7000 fantastic beaches and enjoy the luscious greens of flora of approximately 25000 species and diverse but unique fauna as evidenced by theKangaroo.

Australians are fun-loving people and are very sociable. You canlearn so much about their culture because of their verystraightforward attitude towards guests and strangers.

Language Discrepancies

English maybe the widely spoken language in Australia but thereare utterances which makes them unique to the rest of theEnglish-speaking world and terminologies better left unsaid.

Some of the most common are Cobber = Buddy, Fairdinkum = Reallyand Cold One = Beer. Phrases such as righto = okay/alright andrag up = dress warmly are also common.

The word "root" may have evolved to mean "sex" in Australia soit is better to keep from saying that word as long as you could. Same thing applies to "fanny" which came to mean a female's private part.


Among the 7 continents, Australia probably has the weirdestclimate. Unlike the US, the months of December to February arethe hottest and most humid dates of the year.

Keep in mind that Australia's climate is just the exact oppositewith that of the Northern Hemisphere.

Southern Australia was recorded to having the harshest climateduring the summer season and keeping it out of your itinerary isadvisable.

Depending on where you are headed, there are must-haves andclothing you will need to prepare to make sure you will not becaught off-guard for any circumstances that are expected alongthe way.

Sunglasses and sunscreens and light clothing are important inAustralia due to hot climate in some regions, but keeping ajacket during the cold night is a must especially in thesouthern temperate region. Nice pair of boots in the bushes ispractically essential.


Public vehicles such taxis are commonplace in Australia. Mosttaxis charge "flagfall" and a surcharge for distant travels.

"Keep left" is the rule of driving here. It can be quiteconfusing at times but being careful will surely keeps you away from trouble.


Just the exact opposite of the west. Tipping may not be a no-nobut it is not generally practice here but you can do so in some special occasions.

There are simply 1001 ways to enjoy the beauty of Australia andthe good thing is, you can add more to rev up your rewarding traveling experience. Traveling to a distant place poses a lotof challenges but surely it is satisfying and worth the pennies! So enjoy and don't forget to have a cold one with a cobber!

About the author:
Jay is the web owner of Lowest Price Airline
, a website that provides information and resources
on vacations, airfare, hotels, and travel. You can visit his
website at: Hotel Discounts

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