FRIHOST • FORUMS • SEARCH • FAQ • TOS • BLOGS • COMPETITIONS
You are invited to Log in or Register a free Frihost Account!


Ever been to Australia?





erlendhg
Now, have you ever been to Austalia.
This is my second time here, actually celebrating Christmas with the Australian family of my eldest brother's girlfriend (the first time I was here, my familiy came to visit him while studying here).

Today, I have been to an animals sanctuary with lots of more or less dangerous animals, birds, and reptiles (and snakes such as the tiger snake - the most dangerous snake in the world) Smile

I also saw a joey (kangaroo baby) beeing treated for diarea in an animals hospital Razz

I you have ever been here, what is your thoughts of the country and it's animals?
Linda_B
I managed to scare myself a little too much to go there. We have a SOS survival guide book as loo reading and I accidentally read the page about snakes. Apparently of the 20 most poisonous snakes, the top 10 are from Australia. Now, I shiver at the thought of snakes so it's gonna take some conviction for me to go there and actually... touch ground that isn't plain cement where I can see it all, even the camouflage ones.
Daniel15
Yeah, I've been to Australia, I live here Very Happy
Where did you go in Australia? Did you enjoy it?
HoboPelican
Went there on my honeymoon. The only bad thing about Oz is their restrictive imigration policy Wink I would move there in a minute if I could.

I was in Sydney, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Darwin and Cairns as bases and then visited sites around those cities. Problably my favorite spot was Kangaroo Island (I was afraid it would be all touristy with a name like that, but it was great.) We dove on the Barrier Reef, climbed Uluru (Ayer's Rock), camped in Kakadu, and did a lot of other things. The wildlife was amazing and so was the beer! The people are some of the nicest I ever met and they even speak a language that is close to English! Wink

As to the snakes thing, don't let that worry you. It's grossly exagerated. I think the Aussies might have a little Texan in them Smile Check out this site about the reality of the snakes there.
http://members.iinet.net.au/~bush/myth.html

If you haven't been there, do it! And plan to take as much time as possible.
scotty
HoboPelican wrote:
I was in Sydney, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Darwin and Cairns as bases and then visited sites around those cities.

It's a shame you skipped Melbourne it's easily the best city in Australia! Razz Funny how you have been to more places in Australia than I have and I've lived here all my life except for a short period of living in Germany.
catscratches
Yeah, I've also been in Australia celbrating Christmas once. For some years ago... I was so suprised the Santa Claus didn't come at Christmas Eve as here in Sweden. "Some years ago..."
CyanEyed
i would love to go to australia, i heard the girls are hott :p and aussie TV serials being played everyday on tv doesnt contradict that theory Very Happy

Anyone watch Home and Away? i hated it but the girl who plays Belle Taylor it hott with a capital H
zion
Well, I live in Australia, and in reply to CyanEyed, yes, our girls are banging Very Happy

I'm interested to see what other countries think of us... tell all!
HoboPelican
scotty wrote:

It's a shame you skipped Melbourne it's easily the best city in Australia! ...



Yeah, we had to make some hard decisions to fit in as much as possible. In a few years I hope to go back and take more time so that I can see some of the things I missed the first time.

I guess I never was much of a city lover, so I just looked at them as rest areas in between the real vacations. So what is great about Melbourne? If I get there, what should I see?
Fake
I've been to Australia....like a million times

lol I live in Queensland. Beautiful place!
ikka
One place i always have wanted to visit... I'm going sometime in my life.... I hope..Rolling Eyes
xkobram
I would like to visit that country where people moves head-down and legs-up...
I have to be nice country...

"How do you get to school?"
"By head..."
R2.DETARD
I was born in and lived in Australia for 14 years, leaving it was probably the 2nd worst thing i've ever done in my life. Even if i did live in Wagga Wagga the whole time...

as the scared wierd little guys said:

Come to Australia, where you might accidently get killed.
jongoldsz
I never went to Australia, but I know someone who used to live their and I loved the movie Kangaroo Jack, but thats off topic. I would like to go there. Maybe I can convince my parents to spend next vacation in Australia. Can anyone suggest any amazing places to go/stay?
HalfBloodPrince
Well, I have never been to Australia, but I really hope to visit there one day. It sounds like a beautiful country and my friends have told me its peaceful.

Maybe one day I'll go, maybe I won't; but I sure hope I do Wink
saeleyjnr
Due to the performance's of my countrymen (flintoff & co), I dont think it'd be wise to show my face down under.
Jert14
I never had been in Australia..
darvit
I have never been there yet, but it is definitely on my "Countries to Visit Before I Die" list. Cool
James Yu
After living in this country for up to 9 years, I admit it is the best place in the world.

Nice weather, friendly people(In general, less racist against Asian), cheap food (if you cook by yourself, fresh and good quality), and good medical system.

Something to highlight of this country:
1. Seafood, fresh and taste good.
2. Red meat! best in the world.
3. Weather, always sunshine, most of the east coast cities are great to live

One thing a bit worry about me is Australia is losing water, the drought has been there for up to 3 years and has causing some problems.
swphotography
Hey guys, i live in Australia as well. it's a very nice place and is great during the summer. I live in the capital of Australia, Canberra. Not th emost exciting place in the world but Sydney is a great place Smile
ranjeetsingh
hi....its great to see your gals banging on the net n players banging every team in the cricket field....
Wong
Yep, went there for vacation. Sydney. Was really cool with the opera house, stuff like that. Went to Blue Mountains too, was cool with the caves.
erlendhg
After arriving at Sydney airport, I spent some days in Sydney, feeding birds and stuff Razz Even watched a consert in the opera house!

Then I went to Adelaide and spent some nights on Kangaroo Island. Really fun Wink

Then I went to Melbourne via Apollo Bay, and now I have spent some days here, in Apollo Bay, surfing and stuff, and am heading back to Melbourne again tomorrow.
Billwaa
I went there when I am very young. Its a nice place...
BMB07
It's great to read all these good things said about Australia!

Makes me proud to be an aussie Smile
Aless
Nope, but I'd love to go someday.

I couldn't go around Christmas time, because the whole idea of being sweltering hot & at the BEACH on Christmas is just too bizarre for me to fathom.
David_Pardy
I live in Australia too, about 45 minutes drive north of the northernmost part of Sydney, in a place called the Central Coast.

I have one thing to say:

CITIES SUCK!!!

But I love living in Australia, even if the media is becoming increasingly Americanised.

Apart from the drought, and the parts of Australia where the storms are severe enough to cause a lot of damage (mostly the northern parts of the country), it's a great place to live. Most of us (contrary to popular belief) live on or near the coast (like 90% of Australia's population are in coastal cities).

I've never been to any other country, so it's probably not fair for me to say that I'd probably never want to live anywhere else. But so far, that's true for me Smile.

But I would also have to agree that Aussie beer is awesome (even though I don't really drink) and our girls are beautiful (keep in mind a lot of Australians are of mixed cultural backgrounds).
R2.DETARD
Aussie beer is awesome????!
I hate to break it to you but the only "good" aussie beer is Crown, and even then it isn't that great. All the other ones have a faint taste of embalming fluid.
Don't even mention XXXX
You know why they call it XXXX right?
because you can't write "shit" on a tin.

So in short, come to Australia and BYO (unless you are from England, in which case anything is a step up).
David_Pardy
Exactly which Aussies beer have you tried, besides XXXX and Crownies?

Nobody outside of Queensland likes XXXX by the way, and I'm not sure that many Queenslanders like it much either. VB is horrible stuff as well. Tooheys Extra Dry is my beer of choice when I so happen to decide to have one.
munkey_boy
Try Corona's, a Mexican beer, in Australia. Shocked

Lol you put a slice of lemon in the neck of the bottle when you drink it.
Code:
__________
                    |_______|
                    | Lemon |
                    | Lemon |
                    | Lemon |
             ------             ------
             |                          |
             |                          |
             |        Corona       |
             |         Beer          |
             |                          |
             |                          |
             |                          |
             |                          | 
             |                          |
              ----------------------


Althought I've only ever had a couple of sips of it. Razz

All the edits: I'm trying to fix the bottle. Confused
SUPERKOOL92
I have never been to Australia. I think it would be quite interesting to go there on a vacation, and meet different cultures and learn about the animals and wildlife that live there. Smile
David_Pardy
Feh, Coronas are overrated. My brother finally got over them several months back Wink.
LostOverThere
I live in Brisbane, the Great Southeast of Queensland, where all the fun happens! Beautiful Beaches [Gold Coast], Great Theme Parks, and beautiful scenery, Lots to do.
Loghete
I haven't been to Australia yet, but I have wanted to for a long time. I'm planning to go there in 2008, alone. The furthest I have travelled alone yet is to Sweden, so it's gonna be quite an adventure.

I haven't been on any other continent yet, just in Europe and touched the top of Africa (Egypt) and a little bit of Asia (Turkey)
bonestorm74
I live in Brisbane also. It's a beautiful place and I highly recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting. Wink
erlendhg
Aless wrote:
Nope, but I'd love to go someday.

I couldn't go around Christmas time, because the whole idea of being sweltering hot & at the BEACH on Christmas is just too bizarre for me to fathom.


Yeah, know exactly what you mean. After all, I live in Norway, and in the middle of wintertime, the sun never goes above the horizon...
I know it may sound weird, but it is actually liveable here Razz
hopingtragedy
nope but i'd love too, its seems really cool
ninacax
I'm Brazilian but living in Australia since 2010. It's an amazing place, everywhere you go is beautiful.
Everyone should have this experience
RosenCruz
The dream country that I ve always wanna be a part of. I believe weather is warm, people are lovely and gentle there. And the Koala's. Crying or Very sad
spinout
right now a problem with the heat. On the radio this morning they said 45 celsius is about... poeple die... And fires. It has rained alot, therefore the wegetiation can burn for a long time.
deanhills
I've been to Sydney and Canberra a few years ago. Totally bowled me over. Think one tends to completely underestimate the Ozzies. Probably because they are so laid back. I was amazed at the high standard of education and training, engineering and design. Quite an amazing country. Sydney is beautiful. Next time I visit I'd like to travel up the coast in New South Wales.
nickfyoung
Australia is on fire at the moment. A couple of states are besieged by hundreds of bush fires. There has been hundreds of houses burnt as well as schools etc. When you have seen Australia be sure to check out Tasmania. That is the forgotten state to the south of Melbourne. Being an island it is unique in scenery and well worth a visit. Can get cold in winter being fairly close to Antarctic so you will see a bit of snow. There is lots of history to see there as it was the first settlement for convicts in Australia and you can visit the ruins of the jail and village. Hobart is very pretty with a waterway to rival Sydney. The city sits right on the water with the snow capped mountain right behind. Home of the first casino in Australia it is a modern fun city. Good to visit when the Sydney to Hobart yachts are in dock as the dock is right in the main street and very pretty with the old sandstone ware houses refurbished into trendy restaurants etc. You can even take a romantic trip to Tasmania by overnight boat from Melbourne.
Nick2008
My dream is to immigrate to Australia in the near future, hopefully as a mechanical engineer. Very Happy
Heard about all the crazy weather down under, just the fact that the Bureau of Meteorology had to update their weather maps to change the scale to accommodate the new high temperatures (50-54C) shows the magnitude of the weather event. Hopefully these extremes will diminish this week and not return for many years... I know Australia is used to bushfires but these recent ones definitely seem to be much worse than expected.
playfungames
I am totally interested in going to Australia. I have never been there or even out of my continent (Asia). I could totally use a vacation to Australia and get away from this cold winter for some time. I'd really love to see the wildlife/marine life there and also would love to just relax on the beaches. Must be fun but I am pretty sure that this would never happen.
Sharpeye
I’ve been there once and loved it especially the wild side of Australia. I’ll surely visit there again and this time with my friends to take some awesome fun.
RosenCruz
A beautiful place to live and I hope it stays that way, protects its culture and virginity
codegeek
I have not been to Australia yet but it is on the list of vacations that i want to take in the future. Very Happy
Limbless_One
No has mentioned the west coast of Australia ( PERTH) this state is even more layed back than the eastern states .. it is like another country from the rest of the country , no one in a rush and has the best fishing,surfing,snakes ,sharks and women on offer in the whole country.

Lived in Mandurah for years and the only wildlife issues i had was a Families of roo's camped on me front lawn most morning's not letting me get to me car for work.
Snakes...there more scared of us than we of them ...even the big ones.
zaxacongrejo
Never , mate, but i will some day and new zeland to
Afaceinthematrix
This post is years old but since it was bumped and other people are responding to it, I figured that I'll respond to it.

First things first: I know that this person will probably never see this because David doesn't seem to post here anymore, but in the case that other people read this:

David_Pardy wrote:
Feh, Coronas are overrated. My brother finally got over them several months back ;).


Coronas are absolute Mexican piss water. I would never, ever endorse drinking this awful and barely drinkable beer that floods my home-are of Southern California. Despite that, they are extremely popular. But that is only because most people just drink what is mainstream and not craft beer. Any beer that needs lime (as it is always served with) just to be drinkable isn't worth drinking.

On the note of the original topic, I would absolutely LOVE to go to Australia someday. I love the outdoors and I'm the type that will go on a trekking trip kilometers away from the nearest road, having all of my stuff for a week or two in my backpack, and hike to a different camping spot each day and trust my life to my survival skills.

Australia has so many spots that I have read about that would give me amazing adventuring opportunities. The only thing that it lacks are truly high and dangerous/adrenaline-pumping mountaineering opportunities. Another downside of Australia is that I don't think that it would be even remotely possible for me to travel there and be happy with my vacation unless I had a month off and enough funds to be able to afford a month vacation. I simply do not think that I would do everything that I wanted to do in an Australian vacation without a month to do it in.
zaxacongrejo
lolll


Quote:
Coronas are absolute Mexican piss water. I would never, ever endorse drinking this awful and barely drinkable beer that floods my home-are of Southern California. Despite that, they are extremely popular. But that is only because most people just drink what is mainstream and not craft beer. Any beer that needs lime (as it is always served with) just to be drinkable isn't worth drinking.


agreed corona extra and stuff like that. did you tried Portugueses bears?
Afaceinthematrix
zaxacongrejo wrote:
lagreed corona extra and stuff like that. did you tried Portugueses bears?


I don't usually correct people when their English is incorrect because I find it to be rude as English is not the native language of everybody posting here. However, in your signature, you said, "My goal is not a free domain, but to maintain my host account and improve my english, and the other languages i know..got it ?"

Therefore, I will help you out here. I didn't know that there were any bears in Portugal. This is a bear:



This is a beer:



And no; I have not tried any beer from Portugal. I drink very little imported beer. I mostly drink American craft beer. My favorite beer would be the Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA that is pictured above.
deanhills
Afaceinthematrix wrote:
My favorite beer would be the Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA that is pictured above.
Amazing name for a beer. What does it taste like? Rich, or bitter, or slightly sweet?

Wait a minute .... found a nice review of it. Sounds as though it has an interesting and different kind of taste to it. Wish I could try it over here. Good percentage alcohol in it - great value for money.

twotrophy
I have never been to Australia before but I want to go there one day. I don't usually want to visit deserts or nature because I find it too boring. I prefer visiting cities because it is much more fun. The things that usually attract me to go on a holidayare theme parks and places to shop.
Afaceinthematrix
deanhills wrote:
Amazing name for a beer. What does it taste like? Rich, or bitter, or slightly sweet?


It's an imperial IPA; therefore, it will be extremely hoppy. However, it isn't the type of hoppy that leaves a hoppy aftertaste in your mouth for days. It is extremely smooth. On the box, it says that it is arguably the best IPA in the country. Arguably? I'd like to hear the argument against that statement.

Quote:
Wait a minute .... found a nice review of it. Sounds as though it has an interesting and different kind of taste to it. Wish I could try it over here. Good percentage alcohol in it - great value for money.


It's only a great value for your money if you enjoy the flavor. If you're just interested in the high alcohol content then you're better off with something cheaper. This beer is $11 ($2.75 per beer) for a 4-pack whereas some cheap beer such as Rolling Rock (which is awful) is about $9 for a 12 pack ($0.75 a beer) which works out to 3.6 times cheaper. Yes, Rolling Rock is almost impossible to get drunk on because the alcohol is so low, but you can get Camo Black Ice (which is one of the worst beers on the planet) which is about $1 per beer and it has 10.5% alcohol. All beer that Dogfish Head makes is expensive but that is because it is very good and they use many interesting ingredients. Their Chicory Stout and Midas Point are excellent. I just wish that I could get all of their beer in California - most of it isn't distributed out here.
deanhills
Afaceinthematrix wrote:
deanhills wrote:
Amazing name for a beer. What does it taste like? Rich, or bitter, or slightly sweet?


It's an imperial IPA; therefore, it will be extremely hoppy. However, it isn't the type of hoppy that leaves a hoppy aftertaste in your mouth for days. It is extremely smooth. On the box, it says that it is arguably the best IPA in the country. Arguably? I'd like to hear the argument against that statement.
Laughing

Afaceinthematrix wrote:
All beer that Dogfish Head makes is expensive but that is because it is very good and they use many interesting ingredients. Their Chicory Stout and Midas Point are excellent. I just wish that I could get all of their beer in California - most of it isn't distributed out here.
I did notice that in their Website as well. Makes the beer kind'a exclusive. Whoever named the beer however - Dogfish Head - must have a great sense of humour.
dharmin
Australia is the one place on earth that i really want to see.. I have a collection of pictures of all the amazing natural wonders in australia with their locations...and all of those are making my bucket list.. Very Happy Very Happy
johans
not yet.. but hopefully this year if i get lucky enough for vacation or work.. hmmm.. well see.. Australia is just near here in the Philippines.

I want to watch the desert in Australia and love to taste there natural food.
GuidanceReader
*waves* from Perth, on the West Coast...
Limbless_One
GuidanceReader wrote:
*waves* from Perth, on the West Coast...


Oh how i miss WA , living in Queensland at the moment , it'e like living in a different country over here.
Afaceinthematrix
deanhills wrote:
I did notice that in their Website as well. Makes the beer kind'a exclusive. Whoever named the beer however - Dogfish Head - must have a great sense of humour.


The guy who started Dogfish Head seems like a pretty good guy. They interview him quite a bit in the documentary Beer Wars. If I can ever make it out to Delaware, I will definitely take a tour of the brewery.

Dogfish Head isn't the only brewery in the U.S. that comes up with funny or nice names. There are a couple of thousand microbreweries in the U.S. and plenty of them have awesome names. Flying Dog Brewery has beers such as Raging Bitch and Doggy Style. Stone Brewery has beers such as Arrogant Bastard. Grand Tetons Brewery (which does NOT make good beer) has Bitch Creek. We have breweries that make beers with names such as Donkey's Ass, Lump of Coal, and Santa's Butt (the previous two are Christmas specials). Speakeasy brewery has beers such as Prohibition Ale and Satchmo Stout. Rogue has the Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale.

Americans are finally starting to realize that beer can be good and actually have flavor and so they're starting to move away from the typical BudWater, Coors Piss, etc. and are moving towards the craft brews. If you want to make it in the craft beer market, you generally have to do something out there to make yourself known or memorable because, quite frankly, there are so many different beers to choose from now that the market may soon become over-saturated (although I don't think that it is yet). Every single beer that I mentioned above along with hundreds of others are available at a local liquor store (that is HUGE) called BevMo and so to be noticed, breweries are starting to do the exceptional.
Related topics
Where do you live?
Kylie Minogue thanks fans..
The first LP/KCT/CD you ever bought...
BEST RPG EVER?
File size
England vs Australia. Ashes 2005
Oil price!!!
The worst book you've ever read
Big Brother 6
Historic match b/w Australia and South Africa
Any suggestions to buy a used car in Australia.
Has anyone ever changed a crossmember in a corvette stingray
Australia win the Cricket World Cup...again
Victoria, Australia Bushfires - Worst Ever
Reply to topic    Frihost Forum Index -> General -> General Chat

FRIHOST HOME | FAQ | TOS | ABOUT US | CONTACT US | SITE MAP
© 2005-2011 Frihost, forums powered by phpBB.