Australia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world!
For me, personally, Australia has a special spirit that just matches my energy. When I first came to Australia, I didn‘t expect that I will fall in love with this country so much!
My attention was dragged to Hawaii, that was my dream country full of magical spirit, love and peacefulness. However, once I entered Australia, I felt that there is some reason why I am here. I would like to share what do I love about Australia.
I have been living in Australia for a few years already. Living in Australia is so different in comparison to the Czech Republic. I love open-mindedness, friendliness, and calm spirit. People are also more confident, and they don’t worry too much as in the Czech Republic.
Australians are happy to help you and they are friendly, they can be curious and want to talk and you feel most welcome. I don‘t say that you cannot find an angry person or someone who just doesn‘t care. There are some, but these type of people are everywhere in the world no matter which nationality they are.
However, it depends which city do you live. People tend to be friendlier in smaller cities like Brisbane, Perth, Cairns or Gold Coast. In Sydney it is a bit different as it is a large city so people might seem very busy and it can be hard to find someone who genuinely cares.
I like how many people are open-minded, willing to learn and to grow. This influence is stronger here than anywhere else.
I feel that there are so many people who are making an influence to change the world for the better. Maybe I am just crazy but I really feel that way! I always feel here just so good! Every day has something special, something exciting that I have never felt back in Czech.
Nature and the Ocean
I love the connection with nature and large unoccupied places to escape. When I feel like disappearing from the rush, crowd and reconnect to myself, I go to the ocean.
There are also some beautiful hike spots with amazing mountains around, valleys, coastal walks, bushes. It is beautiful to just walk or have a picnic with magnificent view.What do I like is that there is an ocean almost everywhere. In major cities, there is always access to the ocean. If you live in a smaller city, you can still drive few hours and not need to travel to another country.
The weather is mild (ok, I am not talking about Melbourne, haha) but it still doesn‘t go below zero or maybe very rarely (in Canberra).
love the style of the cities. When I walk in the street (especially Brisbane) I feel positive vibes. People smile. and seem relaxed (apart from Sydney).It is stronger than in other countries that I have visited. I also feel a feeling of freedom here.
I got this feeling especially in Brisbane and smaller cities. There is a very friendly vibe. Unfortunately, Sydney doesn’t have this feeling but it offers a lot of entertainment instead and also nice dining, cafes and exhibitions. Although each city has a slightly different spirit, I love to visit any of the cities.
However, Brisbane is my „secret lover“. I just cannot describe what attracts me so much in here, but I just feel like this is my home. It feels welcoming and pure.
Apple Pie Martini (one of my favourite)[/caption]
Cafes and clubs
Some Cafes have beautiful decoration and serve truly amazing coffee (if the Baristas are trained well). I also enjoy classy bars with stylish design, having a nice drink, dress well and having an intelligent conversation (if I don’t talk with drunk crazy guys).
Dining in Melbourne is absolutely incredible, with so many options of different cuisines!
Energy in Brisbane is extraordinary, a bit of chill and bit of excitement, networking connection as well. It is a city surrounded by a lot of nature.
Sydney is for me a symbol of Australia with the stunning Harbour Bridge and Opera house. I love the Botanical Garden, coastal walks or to hide in some less populated beaches to enjoy the escape from the crowd.
From cafes in Sydney, there are lot of high quality ones. Bars offers variety of characters from oldstyle whiskey bars, to Japanese exotic decor, Irish pubs, chilled pubs with a garden, Latino bars etc.
Australian English has a lot of slang. When I arrived here, I felt like I don’t understand what they are talking about. 🙂 However, with time I have got used to it. The most common phrase is „No worries“ and the word „mate“ will follow you everywhere. It can get funny in the beginning, however, with the time you might get a bit annoyed of this slang. 🙂
I enjoy the variety of accents from English-speaking countries that is just sexy for me. I love being different as a foreigner, being exotic.I sometimes feel like living in a movie. You know, speaking English, meeting people who look like movie stars (ok, it is not the USA but I still have this feeling.
I feel safe here. Walking up late in the evening is not a problem, there is less crime than anywhere else.
I also like the service. For example, if you order a meal and you just don‘t like it because they made it wrong, you have a right to complain. They usually replace it without a problem.
What do I also like is that there are price matching rules. If you buy anything in a shop and find out the same product cheaper (and prove it) with the competitor (not an online store), you can get it for the same price.
I also noticed that a healthy lifestyle becoming more and more popular in Australia. There are a lot of healthy meal choices for takeaways – healthy salads, rice paper rolls or Acai bowls and smoothies.
I am obsessed with searching for healthy food that I see it everywhere I go. I love get inspired and follow my healthy lifestyle. Lots of people doing sports activities in the parks, exercising yoga or go to a gym. It inspired me to start writing about a healthy lifestyle.
If you are a person who loves exercising and an active lifestyle, people will like it, encourage it and admire it. I remember back in Czech when I was exercising or eating healthy some people used to tell me: „Oh, you are eating a salad, do you want to lose weight?“ or „You are already slim. Why do you exercise?“ or „You need to eat fat, you are too slim.“ And other stupid comments. Haha.
They just didn‘t understand that living a healthy lifestyle is not about short-term losing weight but it is a lifelong commitment in order to feel good and be healthy as long as we can. There are no rules about how we should look like. Everyone has a different body type, the goal is to be the best version of yourself.
The Australian culture has so much variety and you can choose who you want to be surrounded by. Each suburb in each city has a kind of typical groups of nationalities and you might feel like you travel to a different country but you are still in Australia! Amazing! 🙂
Some suburbs are surrounded more by local Aussies, others are more Asians, European, Indian or Middle Eastern. In Sydney for example you can find Americans or Africans too. Isn’t it awesome? Occasionally, you can also meet people from very exotic islands and learn about their culture. I would say these people can be found in smaller cities.
I love that I can see kangaroos in wild nature, cockatoo just flying in the park, kookaburras, dolphins or whales! I have seen a koala in wild nature as well but it is very rare! The animals are just amazing here!
I feel that Australia has changed my life forever. I have connected with true myself, it opened up to me who I want to be and who I am becoming.
Every day here is like a journey to my soul. Even if have sometimes challenges in my life, I am connected to the right energy which causes me that miracles are just happening! Any experience like this always takes me to the next level of awareness.
I always listen to my inner voice, my intuition. I believe that the universe knows what is the best for me.
To sum up, I love Australia for a variety of how to live. I love the ocean, coffee, and vibes. I can write about it for hours and hours what do I love as I feel really excited about it.
However, for now, I will let you absorb my article and I would appreciate hearing your opinion about Australia. I would love to hear from any culture – whether you are Australian or a foreigner, living in a large city or in a small village, island etc. I am curious to hear any opinions.
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