Australia

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Australia 5

Here is another beautiful land. Australia is naturally gifted with birds, rare animals,rivers and their aligators, dingos, and good rain forests. Australia is one of the best places to find tall sky scrapers, and the opera houses are just the beauty. Australia also played a very important role internationally, and it's most admired film actors like Geoffry Rush, Eric Bana "the best actor above all with Geoffry Rush", Heath Ledger, and I also count Mel Gibson to be an Aussie, because he grew up there, as according to the wikipedia. It's also a good choice to visit, and live in Australia. Best friends also.

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Marianne3476
08/24/2008

Australia 3

one day visit

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Michael853
08/08/2008

Australia 5

Home of Wolfmother. RIP Wolfies

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trebon1038
07/27/2008

Australia 4

I would love to go to Australia...have friends that have spent some time there and they loved it. Probably a little like the US in that there is a variety of landscape and people.

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Brenden
07/24/2008

Australia 5

Austrailian accents are amazing.

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GenghisTheHun
01/15/2008

Australia 3

Australia went down several notches in my book when the Aussies banned shotguns and voted against the republic.

Also the fact dingoes are allowed to run freely tells against this state. 

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rateroo
01/18/2006

Australia 5

A naturally beautiful country with freindly people with very similar attitudes to Brits and Canadians. Countless unbelieveable beaches and many sunny days means a good place to holiday, and some very beautiful, modern cities with surprisingly big skylines (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns and Perth are the nicest). The only bad things are bitey animals, and long distances to travel between places.

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samjung23
11/03/2005

Australia 3

Australia in the media and Australia in person are two very different things. Watching TV, you're made to believe Australia is full of adventurers who follow their own rules and never have a dull moment. You'd also think everyone has that cocky Steve Irwin accent, which is far from the truth. The country is very English and very quiet and boring. It's homogenously white, a culture shock to most foreigners. It's rare to see minorities, especially aborigines. The food is honestly lousy, and I'm not picky. Your lowest expectations in America will be lowered, guaranteed! All the whiners who complain about McDonald's and other food here should come to Australia. Their slogan on the Qantas tourism ads should be: "Australia-We Actually Managed To Screw Up Potato Chips". Ever had Hamburger Rings and Chicken flavored chips? You will now, and they taste nothing like it! Don't even bother ordering pizza here. I didn't get a decent hamburger here the whole time; I got dirty looks for asking for American cheese. Talk about faux pas. Australian cities have no history and no reason for being there. It's a waste of money to come here unless you're going to spend it in the Outback. Wanna get away from it all? Do it there. It's so peaceful out there and very scenic. Phil Jackson and Ricky Williams love it out here, and it's not hard to understand why. You gotta take a trip on a ranch or a farm and go looking for kangaroo herds. They jump together in hundreds, an awesome sight to see. The guy also took care of goats, and out there, the hawks were trying to pick off little joeys from the herd, which was sick but nature at its coolest...one of them got one too. I don't recommend paying the money to travel to Australia at all unless you have a lot. I didn't have to pay for my ticket due to my dad's work, so I was lucky. It's a great place to retire though. The food really needs to improve though. The Japanese and Asian establishments on Surfer's Paradise were the only decent places in my entire trip there.

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Djahuti
11/03/2005

Australia 3

I met a young lady form there while camping.She was wonderful.and made me want to go there someday.I have to say,though,that the way they treat the Natives is abominable.Of course,America is just as guilty of genocide to it's Natives.

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sfalconer
10/12/2005

Australia 4

Australia looks like a nice place to visit and I have heard some great things about the people. Not bad for a place that was originally made up of the scum of the U.K. One of the countries to stand with the U.S. against terrorisim.

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JMJ
10/12/2005

Australia 5

Australia,a great nation built on mateship rather than patriotism.It boasts of every terrain in the world,and offers a wide diversity of wildlife and attractions of natural splendor.Not only does she give more aid than she receives,Australia demonstrates a high level of ethnic tolerance which should educate other nations of their ignorance and arrogance.Her defence force is at a numerical disadvantage but,very professional,she has flourished in all departments,fields and sectors of sport,buisness,and arts.Unlike some,she did not have to fight a war to win her independence.I feel as an outsider looking in this nation concentrates more on caring for it's people rather then becoming great in the eyes of the world.5 stars for a young nation that has achieved so much in so little time.

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maersk
07/06/2005

Australia 2

ill give it a 2 cause the people you run into there are either great or total douchebags, no middle ground. its also very friggin hot and dry. (at least in the interior)

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tritty
06/26/2005

Australia 5

i am an australian and live in the state of queensland. yes, i am bias, but hey, the reason i STILL live in australia is because i love it. by the way, if you haven't been here, don't judge it!!!! the country varies in landscapes, we have great surfing off of the coast, we have snow down south in victoria, we have the dry desert in northern teritory, we have beautiful rainforests in northern queensland and my favourite....the great barrier reef, the worlds largest reef and it's off of the coast of queensland. sydney is gorgeous, go to darling harbour and circular quay, great cafes and restaurants. melbourne is awesome too, very modern in the main part of the city but still cultural in little italy and china town. there is also a levi's jeans wholesale store in melbourne, i got a pair of levi's for $40au...about $28 US. also, all of our states capital cities are situated on rivers so we make an effort to keep our country beautiful and attractive to visitors, after all, tourism is a huge industry for us.

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Miss_Perverse
06/21/2005

Australia 5

I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. All the stories you hear about sharks and crocodiles - forget it! It RARELY happens. And I stress rarely. I've heard of about 2 crocodile stories in the last 8 years. And one was a German tourist who went swimming in an area with a sign DO NOT SWIM - CROCODILE WATERS. She was even advised not to go swimming. It is the safest country on earth, and the most diverse. And fortunately, we don't have to worry about firearms anymore.

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lcrox
12/09/2004

Australia 1

terrible

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Mr.Political
11/06/2004

Australia 4

I'm proud of them for being a true friend to this country and have been there a couple of times and can honestly say it's a great place to be.

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jasonissacsuck s
09/24/2004

Australia 5

i love perth but new york is better

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CapAnson
09/08/2004

Australia 5

The only thing that keeps Australia from being a perfect country is that they're too environmentally conscious. I especially love The Australian accents... mmm shielas...

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Chewstick
08/05/2004

Australia 2

It was OK nothing to brag about. Good croc fighters

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Ms Skinner
07/24/2004

Australia 5

To me, the best country in the world. I couldnt live in a much better place, i was born and raised here all my life. Natural heart stopping beauty, friendly people, a strong economy, great cities lots of wildlife and so much more i cant describe. I love this country.

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devotional101
06/22/2004

Australia 1

sharks! hate them.

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louiethe20th
05/29/2004

Australia 5

I have never been, but hear it is a wonderful place. Austraila is a good friend to the U.S. Hey! They got the Croc Hunter what else needs to be said?

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DaRick
04/13/2004

Australia 5

Australia is undoubtedly one of the world's best countries. I'd say this, considering I am Australian, but let's face it, we're sports-talented for a country our size, there are barely any slums, we have a strong economy, we have an illustrious war heritage, we dominate the Commonwealth Games, we did well in the Sydney Olympic Games, our beer is incredible and the new and old blend does wonders for the skyline. Enough said.

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scarletfeather
04/11/2004

Australia 4

This is one of the countries I am considering moving to if George W. Bush is re-elected. It'll be tough being away from my family and friends, but oh, well, you do what you have to do. At least I'll be able to speak the language, and Australia has a lot of novel animals like koala bears and kangaroos. I don't know much about the people there but they seem to be a lot like Americans, but with quirky accents.

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Plummo
09/03/2003

Australia 5

Absolutely and unequivocally the very best country in the world. And the reasons why.. 1. As a european colony it's only two hundred years old. We haven't totally depleted our natural resources, nor do we have cities with 300 year old slum areas. 2. We have 20 million people in a land the size of the United States or Western Europe. In the centre there are cattle stations the size of Belgium with only 10 or so people working or living on the station. In short, Australia is not crowded. At all. 3. We are the worlds most successful multicultural society. This makes for interesting food, interesting nightlife, and a fantastic fusion of influences from all over (although predominately Mediterranean/South East Asian). 4. We have a fantastic climate- Sydney is the worlds most temperate city (for all you American speakers- that is where the temperature range is extremely small). 5. We have a very active sporting culture. Although the US influence (McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Taco Bell) has made our kids fatter than ever, most kids (and adults) in Australia play some kind of sport. We have the weather for it 6. Underlying all this, we have a stable British backbone in our system of law and government. We are forced to vote, which means that lobby groups have no power in Australia, because every Australian has a say in the State & Federal Elections. 7. Our crime rate is low, our economy is stable, and underwritten by our massive natural resources. Basically, we are not old and shabby like Europe. We are not totally screwed up, violent, self-destructing, fat turkeys like the United States. We don't barb wire our white townships like South Africa. We are surrounded by ocean, have no borders, and no worries. The very best country in the world. I don't know why some of us ever leave it.

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StanUzbeck
08/28/2003

Australia 4

Great country, but the people are way too cocky, and they need to invest in a good sunscreen.

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beermonstor
08/25/2003

Australia 1

Cold heartless women.

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DizzyC
07/08/2003

Australia 3

It's overall a nice place to tan and swim, but once you see the shark poachers down there....God! It's so disturbing. I don't even want to go into how they allow morons like Vic Hislop to poach endangered great white sharks!

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Jaws
05/27/2003

Australia 5

Brothers of the U.S. The outback, AC/DC, INXS, John Howard. Need I say more?

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President -X-D
05/22/2003

Australia 4

Any country who provided humanity with AC/DC and The Crocodile Hunter is ok in my book.

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animalss
05/22/2003

Australia 1

pali aglosaxones malakes psifisan kai edo

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snow-buhny
04/26/2003

Australia 1

why do all the guys have long blonde hair and gay accents with all surfing?? THEYRE GAY and of course cant play hockey i dont know what they play probably SOCCER. stupid desert crocodile little island. whys everyone still talking about this country????

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kaleb777
03/15/2003

Australia 3

A fantastic place to live, even with the PC socialist media (Murdoch et al) brainwashing the people into believing anything Christian, western or based on European culture is something to be shunned embarrassed about. Pretty strange for a country that has been discribed to me as More like the US than Canada, and in many ways more free. The socialist Green party is slowly raising it's head, which means more and more anti-human legislation, except of course if you're Aboriginal. These believers in the strange notion that CO2 is pollution are spreading like a cancer, which will inevitably force industry off shore, something to remember if contemplating emmigrating. Flora and fauna are fabulous, cities are clean and safe, but be careful of locales with high Muslim populations, especially in Sydney and especially if you're female. There has been a number of pretty nasty gang rapes by Lebanese men on non-Muslim women, although the politically correct cappucino slurpers will never talk about such problems. great country, even if it's residents are wandering around in a PC cloud of illogic looking at everything non-capitalist as some kind of utopia while enjoying one of the best capitalist built societies on the planet.

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ofofofof
02/24/2003

Australia 5

a great country!

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trishbn5
02/06/2003

Australia 3

Uncouth dystopia, alchohloic thugs and fagots. The Women sleep around more than the men. I especialy hate the socialist-gay media, the education system, the unions, the Australian Labor party and the Civil liberties council - all of which have brainwashed much of the public to be anti-american calling them capitalist-imperialists, loud (Australians are louder) and stupid. See my Political explination under John Howard (International Polititions). One of only three countries were the men rate beer above women. Over 10% of the men are gay. Roys/Nerd/Geeks are dissed here. The animal and plant life is diffrent and worth taking a look at. American based culture (music, movies, architecture, fasion, cars, etc.), less free-speech and free-trade, high crime but safer than Holland, the US and Canada. Less racism and gang warfare than the States. Multicultural accepting colored people. Aussies (Australians) like Sport (esp. Cricket, Rugby, Ausie Rules Football, Surfing, etc.) and many are quite good at it. Like to Gamble esp. on the horses. Say they are not superstitious but over 40% belive in Astrology, Saunces, etc. Cuisine: Breakfast-conflakes/cocopops/coffee/OJ/toast Lunch-pies/pasties/hotdogs/soup Dinner-stake &salid/pizza/pasta/Beer No Supper, Fish & Chips on Friday, BBQ or Roast on Sundays. They especially like Pizza and Beer. Medical servis are usely free (Medicare) but the AMA is corupt and pharmacy is 15 years behind the States. Good at music. Major problems: drought, bushfires, unemployment & to many fundamentalist islamics migrating in. I live there. more to follow...

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Amy55Rose
01/08/2003

Australia 4

I have always wanted to visit Australia. The Australians sound really friendly and the beaches are beautiful.

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CharmingPrince
12/07/2002

Australia 2

Australians are much like the English. That's to be expected as links with England are very close, people migrating from England having done so in the last 150 years. Aussies think they have a wonderful sense of humour, but in fact it's a cutting, caustic hurtful humour.

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The_blue_dinos aur
08/20/2002

Australia 5

The Best country to live on earth. It's fully multicultural and has beautiful beaches. I think people who say it's crap are jealous because where they live they musn't have much freedom. And one more thing....about the racist thing. You get that in every country. Also not all aussies are like that.

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Rusty
01/27/2002

Australia 1

Dingoes, sheep, didgeridoos, brush fires, and no one speaks real AMERICAN English. Australian rules football is kinda cool, but pales in comparison to AMERICAN football! You know, if you look at a map of Australia on its side, it looks like a profile of Adolf Hitler or Charlie Chaplin, with Arnhem Land the nose, and Cape York Peninsula the lower jaw and lip. Whoa. Too laid -back. "No worries," they say. Yeah right. They've gotta be more aggressive 'cuz it's a hard-bitten world out there. AMERICA, BAY-BEE!!!!

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ellajedlicka21
10/24/2001

Australia 4

The natural wildlife there is amazing. It is the continent with the most variety of animals in the world.

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Brunkub
07/07/2001

Australia 1

Love to say they're opened to all cultures but we all know they're not so opened for Africans... Racists, looking for Europeans to fill the vast desert.

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sharkie
06/08/2001

Australia 3

Another overrated country. Prefer New Zealand still.

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sterry
05/31/2001

Australia 5

So much to do and see.

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Crabby
05/09/2001

Australia 4

I would like to Congratulate Australia on 100 years of Federation.I have lived here for only 37 of those 100 years, I am interested in the past and admire how far this Nation has come,however the treatment of the Aborigines is something that has bothered me and still does today as i know little about why they have been singled out as a race.We can learn so much from their past and yet when i went to school i can't remember learning much if anything about them.There are so many people in this country that want to see this past treatment put to rest so would i.However upon watching the celebrations yesterday on the TV the Prime Minister of Australia John Howard did not mention the rightful owners of this land which came as no surprise to me as he doesn't believe this to be an issue.I can only hope he doesen't get re-elected.Good luck Australia on the next 100 years.

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Wiggum
09/14/2000

Australia 5

I've only been to Sydney and Melbourne, so I can't comment on the vast majority of the country, but I have nothing but great things to say about Australia. Melbourne wasn't quite as impressive to me as Sydney, but both cities have great attractions and friendly people. While I was in Sydney, the weather was perfect, and I was able to easily get around to lots of interesting places by hopping on a tourist bus line that runs in a loop and lets you get on and off anywhere. I can't wait to get back there and explore places like Alice Springs and the Great Barrier Reef.

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marm8236it
07/07/2000

Australia 5

this is the most fantastic place I have ever been!

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ErictheFederal ist
11/30/1999

Australia 5

Architecture. Nature. Animals. Beaches. Australia is great! :o)

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enya1456om
11/22/1999

Australia 5

I'm dreaming to go there!

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dvis1381du
11/20/1999

Australia 5

Australia is very beautiful and has great attractions.

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hurr899om
11/06/1999

Australia 5

I have always wanted to go to Australia because it has the best dive spots in the world

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