Three Words that Best Describe Australia

Three Words that Best Describe Australia

Goodbye Australia…..

The three words that best describe Australia to me are:

  1. DIVERSE: In so many ways – the country is an enticing mix of many different ethnicities; many different geologic landforms; a mix between wonderfully modern, cultured cities and remote rural locales, etc.
  2. VAST: Australia is not the biggest country in the world. But it is huge in a way that I have not seen elsewhere, with incomprehensible vast open spaces in the center of the continent that are virtually unpopulated.
  3. EXPENSIVE: I may have been influenced by all the time I spent in Sydney, which is the 21st most expensive city in the world, but overall I found Australia to be quite expensive.

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26 Comments on “Three Words that Best Describe Australia

  1. I was having trouble with a worksheet for Australia and I found this and thought “Meh whatever this won’t help at all” but then I saw the answers and was like “HOLY CRAP THIS IS WHAT I NEED!!” Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see what my grade is. Again thank you!

  2. i’m currently doing an essay on different texts that represent australia and i was struggling to find the vocabulary to describe our amazing country, thank you!

  3. Thanks for availing us with information about your beautiful country. I had loved to travel there soon..

  4. I’m glad you enjoyed your time in our beautiful country – you’re right, Australia can be pretty pricey, but thats often how it is in first world countries. Do you enjoy Melbourne? One of the best cities in the world to live, I rekon!

    If you’re interested, I’d love you to see our travel tips site. It’s great so share all you know with other travelers.

    • Hi Bradley:
      Sadly, I did not make it to Melbourne. I would love to come back someday and do the Great Ocean Road. And I’d love to see Perth and the northwest as well – so many places to see in this world and so little time – but Australia is one of the most beautiful.

  5. I completely agree on your words to describe Australia – I actually just got back from a trip to Sydney. It was very short (I was only there for 5 days) but had such a great time! Even in Sydney I felt like it was diverse and vast. I went on a whim, there was a travel company (Down Under Answers) that was offering some great deals on trips, but next time I go back, I’ll have to plan earlier and see more!!

  6. Australia can be expensive but it is such a great country. There are at least some options for cheaper accommodation. You can find great deals, even for a cheap hotel in Sydney.

    Like you say VAST, that may not be a big enough word to describe it!!

    Great to hear your views. Happy Travels.

  7. Barb! Holy S___! I just looked at your blog for the first time this minute and once again I am blown away by your incredible energy and spirit. Just like when you drove 10 hours to hear me and Mike perform… speaking of which, due once again to some kind of karmic sp? connectioin we have, your Australia category drew me right to it. On June 23, the date you posted this entry, we attented a concert by the best acoustic guitar player in the world, Tommy Emmanuel, who just happens to be Australian. I recently bought a Maton guitar model EBG808 TE (guess what the TE stands for), handmade in Australia of Queensland Maple and have used it at every gig for over a year now and can no longer imagine life without it. He even signed it for me. Robin & I would love to take you to one of his concerts. You’ll never forget it! So put the Chesapeake Bay on your agenda for late June next summer. Or maybe we can lure you here even sooner!

    Like I said, I just landed in this here donut hole so I’m looking forward to digesting it all, especially the incredible PHOTOS! Another common interest we’ve always shared.

    Have fun and come home safe!
    Dave, Robin & Ted
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