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Machu Picchu’s fascinating story

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:46+00:00 May 18th, 2015|History, International, Sights|

Machu Picchu means 'Old Peak' or 'Old Mountain' in the Quechua Indian language. It lies high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, more than 2,100 metres above sea level. There are over 150 buildings ranging from bath houses to temples. It covers an area of 32,500 hectares. It is one of the world's great tourist [...]

Five great tourist towns of regional Australia

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:47+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Australia, History, Regional Australia, Sights|

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA We talk a lot about what there is to do and see in the main tourist destinations in Australia, such as Sydney, Melbourne and the Great Barrier Reef. If you have time to spare there's plenty of things to do in regional Australia, and here's some you may have never come across. BALLARAT [...]

Myths about Australia: 10 stories – true or false?

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:47+00:00 September 12th, 2014|Australia, Australian wildlife, Food, History, Melbourne, Sights, Sydney|

Image: cryptidz.wikia.com It's probably time to dispel a few myths about Australia, so that you are all prepared when you arrive here. 1. Drop bears don't exist. They are merely a joke at the expense tourists, especially Americans. 2. If you're American, don't be offended by the above. Australians only like to play a [...]

Hollywood Downunder – Australian Film Making

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:47+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Australia, Gold Coast, History, Melbourne, Sydney|

Australia has produced some of your most loved films Did you know that the first feature length film ever was made in Australia? It was called The Story of the Kelly Gang and it was made in 1906, telling the story of the famous Australian bushranger, Ned Kelly. Australia has a rich history [...]

Soccer fever? Here’s what gets Aussies all fired up – Australian football

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:47+00:00 July 7th, 2014|Australia, History, Sport|

AFL team the Sydney Swans in action With World Cup soccer fever in full swing, perhaps it's time to talk about football in Australia, Post war immigration from Europe brought with it the start of a national interest in soccer. It is now one of the country's major sports, and Australia competes at [...]

Winter in Australia

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:53+00:00 May 6th, 2014|Australia, History, Sights, Sydney|

Photos courtesy Points of Difference Events Summer is over in Australia, and we are almost through Autumn (which is Australian for Fall!). So what's there to do in Australia in Winter? After all, most of the tourism images we see about Australia show "summery" things. But there is another side. Actually there's a [...]

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