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Australia at Its Best

Updated on April 21, 2013
There's nothing like an Outback sunset.
There's nothing like an Outback sunset. | Source

A country’s pride lies within its borders. Not only do the people living in it say a lot about the country but the natural surroundings it is graced with as well. With all the countries around the world, how does one find the best place to live in? There is really no fast rule as to the criteria but it is basically just what one gets when he resides there, i.e. crime rate is low so safety is not an issue, beaches and mountains for adventures, or a friendly neighborhood all over the place. And what difference would choosing it as a residence rather than just visit the place?

LAND AREA AND LIFESTYLE

One good country to start with is Australia or the country down under. Being the world’s sixth largest country by total area (Wikipedia.com), there’s plenty of land for everyone in the family that there’d be no issue of who gets what from where. It is highly developed in terms of economy (12th largest economy) and has the world’s 6th highest per capita income. As stated in Wikipedia, Australia ranks highly in many international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political life. The country is also open to diversity when it comes to its citizens. It is one of the most multi-cultural races in the world making it safe for all those who look for a better life without the risk of discrimination. In fact, they celebrate a certain day called “Harmony Day” every 21st of March each year. It is a day where all Australians celebrate cultural diversity and is also the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Australia.com). Also, the Aboriginal people (original settlers in Australia), unlike in any other countries, are well respected and given a place in the society. That’s just one of the perks of living in Australia.

SCENERIES AND FOODS

The country is mightily blessed on its natural sceneries as well. The outback shouts Australia all over the world. There is nothing like it anywhere. The wide expanse of brown land majestically meets the horizon. And it’s not exclusive on just one area too. A little of the outback is seen on every area of the country. There are beaches as well as mountain ranges too. Over 10,000 natural, unspoilt or in sheltered coves beaches exist in Australia (ytravelblog.com). Because the country comprises smaller islands, the sea foods abundantly grace the plates of Australians. Prawns, oysters, crabs, among many others attract tourists and visitors to come visit the country again and again.

The most sought after dessert in Australia - the Pavlova.
The most sought after dessert in Australia - the Pavlova. | Source

ANIMALS AND SPORTS

Exotic animals roam the wild parks of Australia. There is nothing like the free koala, kangaroo, wombat, etc. A lot of wildlife species thrive in the northern area of Australia, such as rainforest marsupials, kangaroos, possums and monotremes. On the southern desert part, there is that cute little thing called bilby, the two-meter monitor lizard, the most unusual looking thorny devil and the bearded dragon among many other animals on the desert Australia. Australians are the outdoor types too. A lot of outdoor sports are well patronized like motor racing, horse racing, baseball, football, rugby league, motocross, yachting, etc. There are land, water and air sports to choose from.

Australia's wombat koala takes a pose for tourists.
Australia's wombat koala takes a pose for tourists.

With that said (and still more unsaid), it pays more to live in a country like Australia than just visit. As visitors are, you don’t get to enjoy fully the amenities, perks and benefits of the land than the citizens do.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      Australia is on my list! Everything about it fascinates me. I saw the beautiful movie about the country a few years ago (I think it was just called 'Australia') and it sparked my curiosity even further. Thanks for writing this!

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      Shiela Mae Parreno 4 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

      Hi Marcy, yes there's just so much fun things to do in Australia. I haven't heard of the movie though. I'll check that out.

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      Diana L Pierce 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      One of my Facebook friends are from Australia. She has so many interesting things to talk about. It is so large no wonder it is unique to things you won't find elsewhere. This hub is full of information. Voted up.

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      Shiela Mae Parreno 4 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

      Thanks Diana..I appreciate it..yes some time in the future I hope to experience those first-hand.. =)

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      A brilliant hub; loved it and voted up.

      Eddy.

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      Shiela Mae Parreno 3 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

      Thanks Eddy! =)

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