Posts Tagged“australia”

The Australian dollar over the past couple of years has been very strong, this is basically due to demand from Asia for what’s in the ground. So with a booming economy and traditional expensive destinations like Europe in an economic downturn, what does it actually mean to the average Aussie punter who may be considering a range of personal loans to fund their latest travels? Asia has gotten cheaper Let’s face it most of Asia has been cheap forever… well Japan, Hong Kong and more recently Singapore aside. It’s not just the seasoned travelers who are going over by flocks…

Australia is massive, and sparsely populated: in size, it rivals the USA, yet its population is just under 22 million. It is an ancient land, and often looks it: much of central and western Australia – the bulk of the country – is overwhelmingly arid and flat. In contrast, its cities, most founded as recently as the mid-nineteenth century, express a vibrant, youthful energy. The most memorable scenery is in the Outback, the vast desert in the interior of the country west of the Great Dividing Range. Here, vivid blue skies, cinnamon-red earth, deserted gorges and other striking geological features…