- The Great Barrier Reef
- Sydney and its Opera House
- koala bears and
- bush fires
Anyhow, I wanted to write a few things about Australia as I got inspired by Raszka, who is this blog's follower and who is currently in Australia :)
Australia is in many ways similar to other countries in the world... After all we all live in one big village, but on the other hand it is so unique and one of a kind that makes it unequaled.
Most Australians live in big cities like Sydney and this is the city that many people consider Australian's capital, while it's Canberra. Still Sydney is the largest city of all. Also, few people realize that Australia's monarch is Queen Elizabeth II! Besides, if you asked many Poles on whether or not Australia's population is bigger than Poland's, many would probably say Australia's... Nothing more erroneous! Australia's population is over 22 million while Poland's is over 38 million!
I forgot to write that Aboriginal people were the first to settle in Australia... When? Over 40,000 years ago! Why are Aborigines so interesting? They have strong artistic traditions and therefore their art is popular around the world.
The official language in Australia is English. Why? Well... British settlers first came to Australia some 200 years ago and brought English with them :) It doesn't mean that Australia is homogenous though... In the last 50 years many people have come into Australia from other parts of the world, especially from Europe and Asia. Italians, for this matter, came to Australia after WWII. Australia is also quite poplar with people from New Zealand, China, Vietnam, India, the Philippines and Greece. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Poland comes 19th on the list of countries whose citizens had decided to immigrate to Australia.
My question to you:
Have you been to Australia? What is your experience of the country? Why would you recommend living there?