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Australian Myths

Foreigners will inevitably get the wrong impression of another country. Real cultures are a mixture of diverse elements, especially if they are multicultural. They can never be reduced to a single pattern. Some foreigners have the impression of Australia: We all live on the beach. While 80% of Australians are within an hour’s travel of […]

Flight Advice

A few flight attendants, pilots, and those who fly frequently offer some experience based advice to out airport shuttle drivers. It’s best not to take shoes, off, or at least walk around the plane barefoot. You don’t know what other travellers have been walking through. There are regular cleanings conducted on planes, but the other […]

Jet Lag

Most of us are in the habit of sleeping for a set number of hours during the night. This habit is determined by several interconnected factors including daylight, temperature and mealtimes. When travelling we may change time zones, and find that our sleeping habit is not in line with local day and night hours. We […]

Avoiding Illness

It is lousy to be sick when traveling. A vacation is the time where we want to be free from concerns. But being exposed to a crowd of people will leave us exposed to several possible illnesses, and when we are in a foreign land there will be illnesses we have yet to form any […]

Air Travel Myths

Flying is Expensive The price of air travel has steadily come down over the years. Efficiency and safety have constantly improved. A generation ago it took three weeks wages to fly to Europe; now it is less than the average weekly wage. Aircraft Air is Unclean Actually the air in aircraft is put through high […]