Simply the best country in the world. Yeah, some of us do live in the country with kangaroos hopping by. Like me. I do. But the majority of us live in beautiful cities by our beautiful beaches that I know you are all jealous of because our beaches rock.

We have a friendly rivalry with New Zealand. Kiwis, we really do love you. You had our backs in WW, (ANZACs all the way!) and we will always have your backs, so if you think we hate you, you're wrong. We secretly love you. But we still flog ass in rugby :P

But you have better accents than us.

Anyway.

Australians are very laid back, friendly, open people that will basically welcome you into their homes if you just go knocking on their doors. But don't do that, they might freak out. Strangers will smile at you and say hello on the streets, especially in Perth. Strangers will wave to you as they drive past in the country. So if you're not accustomed to amazing hot people that wave and smile at you, then don't come to Australia.
Person 1: Who is that hot awesome sexy talented tanned friendly waving person over there?

Person 2: That's an Australian.

Person 1: And who is that hot awesome sexy talented tanned friendly person with the sick accent over there? They're great. But they suck at rugby.

Person 2: That's a Kiwi.
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Happy, down to earth people, very laid back (Perth especially, Sydney not so much, but still laid back compared to the rest of the world), great health care system, gorgeous beaches, nice cities, cute towns. Though those accents you hear in movies are totally over-the-top (e.g. Crocodile Dundee style accents). The accent varies from the East Coast to the West Coast (East Coast accent is stronger). Has the best junk food (i always thought America did til I actually went their), we have WAY more many flavours of potato chips and chocolate is nicer and more flavours. We love our sports, not all of us, but most for sure.

Ok now for the down-side of Australia....it gets hot in summer! 40C (104F) is not uncommon (even higher sometimes, but most Aussies enjoy summer and go to the beach a lot. Most places don't get snow and the places that do the snow isn't as good as overseas snow, the people that live there will probably disagree. We don't have heaps of international movies and entertainment been made here except for Australian productions and tv. We don't have as many free-to-air TV channels, but we have enough so we're not couch potatoes. We get made out to other countries like we're bush weirdos with bad accents, which annoys just about every Aussie I know. No other country can do our accent right, do you how many times me and my family & friends crack up laughing in 'Lost' when people do fake accents (they sound awful!!!), Emily (because she is an Aussie) is the only one who really sounds like us. People also think we're just beach and bush....so not true...we do have big cities with good shopping.

Overall though the upside definetely outweighs the lows. I love it here and would never live anywhere else, though I do love other countries, but Australia is definetely my fave and my home.
Best holiday city: Gold Coast (great shopping, theme parks and nice beaches, quite crowded though)

Best old style city: Melbourne (well no other city looks as old style, good night life there)

Best sightseeing city: Sydney (Sydney harbour and the SH bridge, Opera House, great shopping also)

Best city to live: Perth (Has the best beaches in Australia (though Gold Coasters will claim this), good shopping, prettiest city, good nightlife and relaxed atmosphere)

Best city to see natural beauty: Darwin (though the city is not so nice looking the places surrounding the city are gorgeous, such as springs and tropical settings) Beware of the lakes with crocodiles...

Best city to be bored in: Canberra (well I haven't been there so maybe I shouldn't mock it, but everyone I know who's lived there and moved says how boring it is....but hey my mum liked it)...the Capital of Australia

Best city if you want a city not too big but big enough: Adelaide, a nice city, reasonable size, good shopping.

Ok now that leaves me with just Brisbane and Hobart...
well Hobart let's see....

I can't really say what to give both of them as I've only drivin through Brisbane and I've never been to Hobart....but I'm sure they're both nice

by JeJay November 23, 2005

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Australia...Well First Off, Our Koalas Aren't Bears!! They're Called Koalas, Not Koala Bears!! Kangaroos Do NOT Hop Down All The Streets!! We DO Go To Normal Schools. And For Gods Sake, We Aren't All Steve Irwin, We Don't Wrestle Crocs All Day. We Barely Even Talk Like He Does.
I Come From A Land Down Under. A.K.A. Australia.
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Australia. A place I love and adore. And miss a great deal after having been away from my great country for almost 3 years. I live in Seattle, USA, and can see the contrast between this country and my own: Australians are the most relaxed, laid back people in the world. Nothing phases an Australian and there are times I wish Americans would take a deep breath and relax, and perhaps realize being friendly will get you so much more in life than being selfish. Granted, Johnnie Howard seems to play the game of "Bush Says" a little too often, but there's not the sense of paranoia that exists here. Having grown up in Australia too, I live for the beach and summer. Give me 40C days, I'm in heaven. And of course... Vegemite toast, my favourite food.
Australia: sunshine, the beach, my home.
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the greatest country in the world. kick ass in sport, hot guys and girls, great shopping, life is laid back and basically quite peacefull. kinda like america without all the driveby shootings, cheerleaders, abercrombie and dunkin donuts. home to the hottest people in the world as we r the most multicultural nation with every race on the planet. so basically alot of people r mixed up and therefore very exotic looking. also thanks to the sun, everyones skin goes 1 to 2 shades darker and their hair goes 1 to 2 shades lighter.
no we do not catch kangaroos to work and school, koalas and wallabys r not in our backyards either. just like u dont see bald eagles on ure front porch. home to hot mixed people, and kickass sports! australia rox!
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A mostly great and beautiful land of generally intelligent people who are not racist. As has already been stated, Australians have a friendly rivalry going with New Zealand. However, despite the sheep jokes the "fish and chips" bit there is a fondness for New Zealand behind it all. Despite Australia's image being "tarnished" recently, Australia will be able to hold her head high when little Johnny retires. The problem is, however, there is no alternative government to vote for.

Despite sentiments to the contrary, Australian society as a whole is not that racist. Hell, there are so many cultures living in Australia aren't there, you are bound to have a few tensions from time to time. I think it is important that people realise only a minority of Australians are racist thugs. The rest, are great people.
Australia is not perfect but then, where is?
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A kickass country/continent in the south pacific. Population of about twenty million. Has been lived on for many thousands of years. First by aboriginal people until the British arrived in the late 1700's and used the land for convict settlement BUT is now one of the most satisfied countries on earth and many many people come from all over the world to see its well known monuments, culture and people.
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Australia one of the best bloody temperate coltrolled countryies in the world. For those who dont know We do accually have the best military in the world. Especially compared to america and thier massive loss of over 2000 men during the Iraq war 2002.
AUSTRALIA RULES!!!!!!!!!!

I live there
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