What you need to know about Australia

  1. Australia is known as Oz. Why? because they like to abbreviate everything, and the abbreviation for Australia is AUS, which sounds like "OZ". Sometimes they also refer to it as 'Down under' as they are considered banished to the south of all other countries.

  2. Australians call themselves 'aussies

  3. Is Australia a continent or an island? Geographically it is an island - the largest in the world - belonging to the continent of Oceania. But the Australian continent is often spoken of.

  4. Some of the most dangerous animals in the world live in Australia.

  5.  Camberra is the capital.

  6. The Australian aborigines is the oldest living civilization and it only represents 3% of the total population in the country. 

  7. In the Australian desert you will not only see snakes, kangaroos and spiders but also wild camels. This is the largest community in the world! I was lucky to see them all and get out alive.

  8. In Australia it also snows! During the Australian winter in the southern mountains and in Tasmania you can go skiing.

  9. It has more than 10,000 beaches. They say that if you visit 1 a day it will take you 27 years to see them all.

  10. 'Aussie slang' is so funny 'mate'.

  11. The Koalas are very cute but many of them have chlamydia!

  12. You have to try Vegemite, which you will either love or hate, but it will not leave you indifferent.    P.s. Tip that an aussie gave me to taste it better: spread it on bread with butter and a beer. Yummy!

  13. Australia is located just below the macro hole in the ozone layer.  Get a lot of sunscreen!

  14. Fun fact about aussies. When they greet you, they ask how are you? As a good newcomer, you say hello, say you're okay and ask them back how they are doing. Then, they look at you nervously and remain silent. This is because they never wait for an answer, it is a kind of greeting.

  15. Locals call Outback the most deserted and uninhabited area of ​​Australia. This remote and semi-arid interior that covers 75% of its territory. The Stuart Highway crosses it from north to south. 

  16. Australia was populated by prisoners sent from Britain.

  17. Tasmania has the purest air in the world.

  18. Burger King is called Hungry Jacks and Mcdonalds is Macca's.

  19. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on the planet.

  20. In Queensland lives the most dangerous jellyfish in the world, la Box Jellyfish.

  21. In the tropical north of Australia you will find the largest saltwater crocodile in the world with more than 6 meters in length.

  22. 25% of Australians were born in another country. 

  23. They consume wine in a bag! Alcoholic beverage preferred by tourists and young people in Australia that will give you the worst hangover ever.

  24. Alcoholic drinks are quite expensive.

  25. Melbourne always comes in at the top ranking of best cities to live in the world.

  26. Uluru, That looks like a huge rock is the largest monolith in the world.

  27. As is the case in all British colonization countries, in Australia people drive on the left side of the road, therefore the steering wheel is on the right.

  28. After the first espresso machine found its Australian home in Melbourne, coffee is a religion. If you want to sound like a local, ask for a flat white (espresso with boiled milk and some foam, similar to latte), a long black (one or two measures of espresso thrown in hot water, similar to an American), or a short black (one measure of espresso).

  29. The Australian lifestyle is multicultural and gives the right to all citizens to express and share the traditions, beliefs and cultural habits of their roots.

  30. In theory in Australia almost everything can kill you, but in practice you don't have to worry too much.

 

 

Enjoy Australia!