Beat The Heat In Australia!

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Adam, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Adam

    Adam New Member

    “Fine beaches, perfect weather, good people, and a more secure traveling experienceâ€

    If you are looking for all these conveniences and excitement, let Australia handle that for you. Perk up your traveling experience in the sixth largest country in the world, twice as large 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 the Kangaroo.

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

    Language Discrepancies

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

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

    The word “root†may have evolved to mean “***†in Australia so it 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.

    Weather

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

    Keep in mind that Australia’s climate is just the exact opposite with that of the Northern Hemisphere

    Southern Australia was recorded to having the harshest climate during the summer season and keeping it out of your itinerary is advisable.

    Depending on where you are headed, there are must-haves and clothing you will need to prepare to make sure you will not be caught off-guard for any circumstances that are expected along the way.

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

    Transportation


    Public vehicles such taxis are commonplace in Australia. Most taxis charge “flagfall†and a surcharge for distant travels.

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

    Tipping

    Just the exact opposite of the west. Tipping may not be a no-no but 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 and the good thing is, you can add more to rev up your rewarding traveling experience. Traveling to a distant place poses a lot of challenges but surely it is satisfying and worth the pennies! So enjoy and don’t forget to have a cold one with a cobber!
     
  2. everyann

    everyann Guest

    Great Tips! Thanks for the detailed info Adam.

    Any tips on some of the "treasures" of Australia that tourists don't know about yet?
     
  3. TonyW

    TonyW New Member

    re Language discrepancies.
    Just remember that Australia has a different language. It's not better or worse, just different. Be wary of "useful aussie phrases" you are told in drinking estalishments particularly if they relate to drop bears or hoop snakes. We have a dry sense of humour (Sydney excepted)
    Have fun and she'll be right mate!
    tony
     
  4. travellerboats

    travellerboats New Member

    “Fine beaches, perfect weather, good people, and a more secure traveling experienceâ€. Absolutely right... To view Australia by traveling through its water land is a real fun. For such experience all you need a luxurious boat and rest is the pleasure.

    By the way hey, everyann what are you trying to extract? I think you are trying to be a millionaire!!! Just joking... Anyways good tips by Adam...
     
  5. jfit

    jfit New Member

    Alot of toursits only go to the places like sydney or the great barrier reef, they miss out on all th other great things I have seen her like lightning ridge, kangaroo valley is amazing, the blur mountains are gorgeous but not necassarily the places they take tourists its the local places that are the most amazing like mini haha falls, and jelly bean lake. Well I guess Im biased because I live there, but there are other things other than sydney and giant rocks here. Oh an dont call your bm bag a fanny pack here lol
     
  6. garrys

    garrys New Member

    I don't like disagree with people but i'm going to have to with this post. Cobber hasn't been used in a very long time. It is still in the travel guides but trust me, you are going to look like a 'bloody tourist' if you say it. Mate tends to be a better word for buddy however mate is used in a lot of other countries as well. And make sure not to over use any of the words. Actually if you are a tourist I wouldn't use the words at all just know what they mean. I also wouldn't say that rag up is commonly used although it is used sometimes.
     

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