Fancy a visit to a beach that has everything. Well if an excellent view of Sydney cbd across the harbour, plus alfresco dining at the famous Doyles restaurant is your desire, then Watsons Bay is the place to go. Only 20 minutes on the ferry from Circular Quay, together with the nearby Gap and South Head, this is a must for visitors and residents alike. While I took advantage of the nearby takeaway fish and chips and hence kept to my budget (both financial and dietry) the quality was good. Just look out for the seagulls that will swoop and take the fish from your hand if you are not careful.
There are no kangaroos in Austria. We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in! Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth. The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party. This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality. The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself! Text by Steve Smith.