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Desert Turrets

From the series “Top 11 Most Unusual Deserts on the Planet”
Australia is also famous for its variety of desert landscapes. One of the most unusual deserts of the continent is in the Nambung National Park. Here, in addition to traditional sand dunes you can see incredibly beautiful natural limestone sculptures that are heading in the sky for several meters. Desert Turrets attract tourists with these unusual formations. Researchers have found that the age of these limestone formations is more than 25 000 years.

Once there was a sea on the place where the boundless desert stretches today. High turrets are nothing but a fossilized colony of sea shells. For thousands of years, the wind has been turning limestone deposits into bizarrely shaped towers. Formation of the landscape is still going on. The amazing desert became known to general public after … Read all

Uluru Rock

From the series “10 Natural Wonders of the World”
Australia also has natural attractions that deserve an attention of the most experienced and demanding tourists. Among them there is the legendary Uluru rock that has gained a worldwide recognition thanks to its bright orange color and an unusual oval shape. The rock was formed about 680 million years ago. It is located in the vast desert of Central Australia. It consists of red sandstone that has the ability to change color depending on the time of day. If you look at the rock at the sunrise, it has a light orange color. By noon, it becomes purple and red.

The English explorer William Gosse is considered to be the pathfinder of the amazing cliff. The scientist first described the formation during a trip to the desert in 1873. For local residents, Uluru rock has been the object of … Read all
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The Demand for Travel with Bikes May Spike in Switzerland This Summer

Last summer, approximately 80,000 Bike Day Passes were sold in July, reaching an increase of 45% compared to 2019. For 2021, additional 15,000 bikes were brought to such popular routes as Bern to Brig and Zurich to Chur. The strong demand in 2021 is higher than supply which is still quite low. Moreover, bicycle traveling is a sustainable and eco-friendly way of exploring Switzerland, and this fact has brought the Swizz Transport and Environment Association together with Pro Velo on board. Read this

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Traditions and festivals in Australia

Sydney
To enumerate all the festivals and celebrations held in Sydney will take a long time, as far as this city has become the home for a large number of holidays, festivals shows or sporting events. The brightest and most memorable local summer holiday is the Sydney Festival, which lasts for three weeks of January (remember that the Australian summer lasts from December to February) and includes more than a hundred different events, such as concerts of classical and modern music, theatrical and … Read more
Melbourne
The concentration of interesting events taking place in Melbourne is unbelievable - locals know how to enjoy life and celebrate any events, whether public or traditional, forgetting about troubles and everything else. Stand-up comedy is particularly popular in Australia, as evidenced by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival widely celebrated in the capital of Victoria. Thanks to this event, Melbourne is considered the “comedy capital” of Australia. The Comedy Theater hosts great shows … Read more
Brisbane
Besides recreation in nature, a huge number of interesting festivals is annually held in Brisby (as it is affectionately called by the locals). The most famous, perhaps, can be called Brisbane Festival taking place throughout the month of September. The event is dedicated to art and considered one of the leading festivals of this kind. The program includes music concerts, theater productions, dance and circus performances. Another interesting event is the Woodford Folk Festival that takes place … Read more
Adelaide
The cultural life of Australia is very diverse and unique. If you are planning a trip to Adelaide at the end of February - be sure to visit the Beautiful Birth Festival. This holiday carries an important value for every local family, as far as celebrates the miracle of the birth, motherhood, and upbringing. Here you will be able to share your personal experience and gain a new one. During the event, you will also learn what kind of problems every mother can face and how to overcome them … Read more
Canberra
Enlighten Festival remains one of the most popular events in the festival calendar of Canberra. It is a two-week-long event that starts at the beginning of March. As it is not hard to guess by the name, Enlighten Festival is all about light and illumination. Central streets of the city get a new, upgraded look, and numerous restaurants and cafes join the celebration, offering a special festive menu. For travelers, it is an excellent opportunity to see performances of musicians, both local and … Read more
Tasmania
Tasmania is famous not only due to its beautiful nature and interesting sites, but also because of its unique culture. Like many hundreds of years ago, there are still thriving craft traditions. Hobart is considered the crafts center of the island. There is the large-scale arts center called Salamanca in the city; former is a nonprofit organization situated in the old warehouse. Its seven buildings house more than 70 organizations associated with the craftsmanship in one way or another. … Read more

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