Learning to speak Australian 101.... September 24th 2008 For two commonwealth countries, it's freakishly weird how different Australia and Canada are in the language department. We are speaking the same language aren't we???
Straight off the plane I was immersed into an entirely new vocabulary. A simple no, becomes nawah. Eighteen becomes ahdeen. Then there are all the little Aussie-isms....heaps, I reckon, cheers, nawah worries, good on ya, bewd ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
This Canadian girl's passion for travel comes from two very adventurous parents...my brother and I spent most of our youth traveling all over North America in the family campervan, airplane & boat - going as far north as Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Sea...and as far south as Mexico and beyond - doing lots of adventurey stuff...canoeing, surfing, fishing, camping, hiking, skiing, exploring, jellyfish poking...it was the best childhood ever!
Nowadays, most of my vacay-time is spent in and around "Los Cabos" on the tip of beautiful Baja California Sur, Mexico. A sandy wasteland of scrubby cact... full info