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Who Has Been to Australia?

Discussion in 'Travel' started by Deeje, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Deeje

    Deeje Avid Bible Student
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    Any idea how big it is?

    Click on the link below.....

    School Mum

    Its really big enough to fit all those countries inside it.....:eek:

    or this also gives you some idea....

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    World's biggest island. :)
     
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    I've been there!!
     
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  4. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    I have driven around and across it a few times :D

    Regards Tony
     
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  5. Deeje

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    It can be a loooong drive. :p
     
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    I've been. it was a wonderful experience.
     
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    Never been, though I was once invited to visit a crocodile petting zoo.
     
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    I have visited OZ, and I really liked it a lot. Great people, interesting landscape, very strange critters, I hope I get to go back, someday.
     
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    My daughter (and family) live there. :D Love visiting! Need to do a little more sight seeing.
     
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  10. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    16,000 km on a short rounder :cool:

    Regards Tony
     
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    It doesn't exist.
    Just look at all those claims about it.....
    - The unbelievable animals
    - The goofy accent
    - The way too remote location
     
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    This map might also give an idea of size comparison:

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    I've never been to Spain, but I've been to Oklahoma.
     
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    Was the invitation from a friend? :eek:

    Steve Irwin seemed to think they were friendly, sort of like short stratured horses or something.....:p
     
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    Funny that people think our critters are strange.....we have grown up with them. They are just part of who we are. We have some of the world's most venomous creatures but when they are part of the landscape (especially in country areas) you just learn to live with them.

    Aussies for the most part, are very down to earth people, who tell it like it is, so we are not big on formalities and meaningless niceties.....which is sometimes seen as rudeness, but it just means that we don't just nibble around the edges of matters but we like to cut to the chase and get to the point.

    Talking to people in other countries on forums like this is interesting from this perspective. Political correctness is not high on our list of concerns and seeing people take offence at what is said is often puzzling. Our response here would be a stern "get over yourself"....so please keep this in mind when discussing things with Aussies. :D We don't mean to imitate our critters. Like crocs, we just don't tip-toe very well.
     
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    You mean there are 25 million people floating in the ocean down under in some kind of mass delusion??!! :eek:
     
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    You must! But you need lots of time to get around it all...a couple of years maybe? :p
     
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    For some people outback, that is the length of their driveway! :confused:
     
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    I didn't find ozzies to be simple or blunt at all. I found them to have a keen sense of humor that tends toward poking fun at the stodgy, self-righteous, and humorless. And rightly so, in my opinion.
     
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    I didn't say we were simple or blunt exactly, but our sense of humour is legendary and for the most part we don't suffer fools gladly....so "down to earth" is probably a more apt description. We are a very secular country as opposed to the US which is much more oriented towards their own brand of "Christianity".

    An Aussie's response to someone with a problem would be a commiseration....but a typical American response I have noticed is, "I am praying for you". That would be weird to the average Aussie.
     
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    It is 500km for me to Mt Isa and 700km to Cairns, the nearest cities. Between each small town or fuel stop, around 150 to 200km. :D Great thing now though, all this can now be done on bitumen, even if only one lane of it at times.

    Regards Tony
     
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