Goodbye Australia…..as I leave, I’m thinking about the three best words to describe Australia. I’ve decided upon the following:

DIVERSE: Australia offers an enticing array of cultures, ethnic groups, geologic land forms, world-class cities, and remote rural locales.

Uluru, located in the Red Center of the continent, is a quintessential image associated with

Uluru, located in the Red Center of the continent, is a quintessential image associated with Australia

Millaa Millaa Falls in the Atherton Highlands in NE Australia

Millaa Millaa Falls in the Atherton Highlands in NE Australia

VAST: Australia is not the biggest country in the world. But it’s huge in a way that I have not seen elsewhere, with incomprehensible open spaces that are virtually unpopulated.

Vast stretches of beach in Byron Bay, Austalia, are famous for their white snads and stunning sunsets

Vast stretches of beach in Byron Bay, Australia, are famous for their white sands and stunning sunsets

Another gorgeous sunset at Byron Bay

Another gorgeous sunset at Byron Bay

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.

Moonrise oer the Sydney Opera House, the most iconic symbol toe describe Austalia

Moonrise oer the Sydney Opera House, the most iconic symbol to describe Australia

Of course, it’s hard to choose just three words to describe Australia, and I realize that every traveler has a unique experience. If you’ve visited Australia, I’d love to hear your ideas. Leave a comment below, telling me your thoughts about how to describe Australia.

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