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Fascinating Facts and Quirks You Didn't Know About Aussies

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Australia is a huge country and it’s a no wonder that there a lot of interesting facts about people who
live there.
As a prime tourist destination, it also allows outsiders to easily dip their toes in the Australian way of living and find out that the stories are true.
Personally, I sought to add some sunshine to my life and I got more than I
bargained for. I captured a piece of the spirit of this beautiful land and now carry it with me wherever I go. So, I will merely scratch the surface and 
leave it to you dive in and see it for yourself the first chance you get.


Living with style


The Australian lifestyle is famously laid-back. However, that doesn’t mean that things get stale and boring. Far
from it: festivals and carnivals seem to take place constantly. I couldn’t keep track of what we were celebrating
each time, but I sure did have a whale of a time. If you want to witness something truly special, visit the Sydney
Festival, where 150,000 people take part in music, dance, arts, theatre, cabaret, etc.
Aussies really love their culture and entrainment and this is visible at almost every corner. I had a blast in
Melbourne, which is not only dotted with bars, restaurants, clubs, and other venues, but also considered the
most livable city on the face of the Earth. It’s the sporting capital of Australia as well with more access to top-
level sports than any other metropolis.

What about spirits?


Interestingly enough, Australians also spend more money on gambling than any other nation. Therefore, their
country is home to 20% of all poker machines in the world. Beer goes naturally with gambling, so Aussies are
known for consuming 96 liters of it per year. Wine is a huge deal back there and I would deeply encourage you
to visit some of the 60 designated wine regions across the country. My favorite place is Hunter Valley, where
you can experience wining and dining at its finest. Somebody there boasted about Australians inventing the
wine cask, which is, as I confirmed online, indeed true.

The eternal summer


As the rest of the world faces freezing temperatures and harsh winds, Australia enters blissful summer.
One thing to note, though, is that the scorching sun shows no mercy in the land down under. Women go to
great lengths in order to preserve the health of their skin and its natural beauty. Just putting on sunscreen
doesn’t cut it. That is why there is a rising popularity in professional pigmentation removal treatments that
keep blemishes and sun damage at bay. Organic skincare products and cosmetics are a big trend as well. And
once you are protected from sunrays, you can dive into the immense world of Australian beaches. More than
85% Australians live within 50km of the coast, so beach life is a national institution. Spellbinding coasts could
also be the reason that every week 70 tourists overstay their visas. And who can blame them: after all, it would
take you almost 30 years to visit every beach in Australia, going one beach per day. The iconic Bondi Beach lives
up to its reputation, although there are many well-kept secrets and hidden gems to discover.
Just be careful not to venture too far. Australian Prime Minister Holt once went swimming and was never found
again.

The great outdoors


If you want to live like a local for a day, you throw a barbeque at the beach. You can easily burn calories later by
swimming or breaking the waves. And do not worry; Australians are relaxed and you can expose your body
whether you have sculpted, godlike muscles or excess fat deposits. Furthermore, embark on outdoor
escapades and activities that Aussies cherish. Surfing is not the only game in town. To my utmost surprise,
I found that in some parts of Australia you can even ride a camel at the beach. Oh, they also love Frisbee and
have three national teams in this sport. Immerse in a heartwarming communal experience and remember that
having a good sense of humor is essential to bonding with Australians. I mean, these people, when asked to
send the platypus to England back in the day, sewed the bill of the duck onto a rat. This should give you a taste
of what brings laughs to them.

Sea change


Australia is a land of the extraordinary, bizarre, surprising, and all the shades in between. The more you
discover about it, the more you are enthralled and consumed by its vividness and richness. Whoever you are
and whatever your expectations are, this huge country finds a way not to disappoint you. If you approach it
with an open mind, it will embrace you and take you for a thrilling ride. This would surely be an adventure that
would soothe your soul, test your sense of humor, expand your horizons, and make your body tanned. Don’t
just take my word for it: see it for yourself!
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves
writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is
a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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