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World Islands Dubai


The World Islands of Dubai is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands constructed in the shape of a world map and located 4 kilometres off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Like the Palm Islands, also in Dubai, they are built mainly using sand dredged from the sea. All the artificial island projects are … Continue reading

Palm Islands Dubai


The Palm Islands, also referred to as The Palm Dubai and The Palms, are the world’s three largest man-made islands, which are being built on the coast of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The project is being handled by Al Nakheel Properties (Nakheel Corporation), which will increase Dubai’s shoreline by … Continue reading

Seattle Space Needle


The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World’s Fair, yet even today, it is still the number tourist attraction in all Seattle. The old fairgrounds surrounding the Space Needle house numerous attractions that in themselves attract a lot of tourists. The Space Needle “complex” where the old fairground was (now called the Seattle Centre) … Continue reading

Goulburn Waterworks Museum


Goulburn Waterworks became operational in January 1886, to provide a reticulated water supply to the growing City of Goulburn. Before 1886 the residents of Goulburn would have collected water in tanks or wells, or purchased supplies from a carter. The demand of the growing city resulted in the Rivers and Harbours Board installing a waterworks … Continue reading

Goulburn Overview


Goulburn today is a world renowned fine wool area, symbolised in the city by a three story high concrete castrated sheep, but it also has a secret in it’s grand old buildings and magnificent cathedrals, which look like they were transported stone by stone from Britain. But Goulburn also holds the secrets of the settling … Continue reading

City Of Goulburn


Welcome to the first article on the Travel Australia website. This is a collection of stories about the history and sites the great country Australia. First up is my home town, the City of Goulburn, Australia’s First Inland City. Goulburn is rich in history, and has many sites to see. For the photographer and artist, … Continue reading

Java Indonesia Pawon Temple


The Pawon is one of three exactly aligned Buddhist Temples, located in Central Java, and each a mile apart. The exact religious relationship between the three is known to exist, but is a long-forgotten mystery. The Pawon is located exactly central between the Borobudur, one mile north-east, and the Mendut, one mile south-west. There is … Continue reading

Java Indonesia Mendut Temple


The Mendut is one of three exactly aligned Buddhist Temples, located in Central Java, and each a mile apart. The exact religious relationship between the three is known to exist, but is a long-forgotten mystery. Mendut is a ninth century Buddhist temple, located in Mendut village. It is located about two miles northeast from Borobudur. … Continue reading

Waikiki Hawaii USA Honolulu Tavern Karaoke


It was just about a year ago, we were sitting at my favourite bar in the whole wide world, the Honolulu Tavern, in Waikiki. Since there’s karaoke there every night, we decided to have a YouTube party, and this is the result (with apologies to Creedence Clearwater). It was October 16th 2007, to be exact. … Continue reading

Oahu Hawaii Swimming With Dolphins


Sometimes, there isn’t need to write a lot, so I’ll just post a video of myself and my friends at Sea Life Park in Honolulu. Here, we went swimming with dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, sharks, turtles and lots and lots of fishes. Other Feature Articles about Hawaii: Honolulu USA – Pearl Harbor Diamond Head Hawaii … Continue reading

Canberra Australia Parliamentary Triangle


The Canberra Parliamentary Triangle is formed by Commonwealth, Kings and Constitution Avenues. The buildings within the triangle are deliberately located for visual effect. Many are of national importance, and these are popular tourist attractions. The apices (extremes) of the almost perfect equilateral triangle represent the three most important aspects of Canberra. They are: Parliament House … Continue reading

Fucking Austria


British tourists have left the residents of one charming Austrian village effing and blinding by constantly stealing the signs for their oddly named village. While British visitors are finding it hilarious, the residents of Fucking are failing to see the funny side. Only one kind of criminal ever stalks the sleepy 32 house village near … Continue reading

Shanghai China Nights


While there is much to see in Shanghai, these night time shots of the city’s lights, including from helicopter, rooftops and restricted locations, are particularly spectacular. Shanghai has grown from a small fishing and textiles town, to become one of the largest cities on Earth, with a population of over 20 million people. This important … Continue reading

Rockhampton, Queensland Australia


Rockhampton is the unofficial capital of Central Queensland, and proudly declares itself the ‘Beef Cattle Capital of Australia’. Yet it is also a proudly independent city, and, since the 1860’s, has had a strong secessionist movement thriving in the city. It is located 638 km north of Brisbane, 8 metres above sea-level and just a … Continue reading

Honolulu USA Pearl Harbor


Of all the places I’ve ever been, few are as inspiring as Pearl Harbor, on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. We all know the story, and we’ve seen the movie, but it is not until one visits the place that the enormity of what happened there really sinks in. What happened in this place changed … Continue reading

Goulburn Australia


Goulburn today is a world renowned fine wool area, symbolised in the city by a three story high concrete castrated sheep, but it also has a secret in it’s grand old buildings and magnificent cathedrals, which look like they were transported stone by stone from Britain. But Goulburn also holds the secrets of the settling … Continue reading

Airport Security Assists Thieves


There have been reports in the Australian media recently of the perils to travellers at Australian airports. This particular peril doesn’t come from terrorists or the like; it comes from thieves at security check in points, unwittingly assisted by airport security personnel. Video footage has been released of thieves waiting at the other end of … Continue reading

Bangkok Thailand


Bangkok is the political, social and economic centre of not only Thailand, but much of South East Asia and Indochina as well. Bangkok is generally regarded as a truly global city, and is the world’s top tourist destination. It has a unique mixture of cultures – Thai, Chinese, Indian, Buddhist, Muslim and Western – which, … Continue reading

Sydney Australia Circular Quay


Whenever I visit the city of Sydney, the first thing I do is walk from Central station down to Circular Quay, and around the city’s CBD. The area around Circular Quay is my favourite. Sydney was the site of Australia’s first established European settlement, in 1788, when the First Fleet. This consisted of soldiers and … Continue reading

Seattle USA Underground City


Seattle is best known for the Space Needle, which offers breath-taking views of the city. However, beneath the sidewalks and city of Seattle, another world exists – a city which was burnt down, then rebuilt on top of itself. It is the world of the pioneers, the original settlers of Seattle. The subterranean passageways under … Continue reading

Huai’an China A Bad Time


Not all travel adventures are pleasant experiences. On my first trip to China, I met with some young Australians having horrendous experiences. These young people had gone to China, on their first overseas trip, to teach English, and instead, were virtually kept captive by unscrupulous Australian school managers. Caroline was already in Huai’an (pronounced Why-an) … Continue reading

Airlie Beach Queensland Australia


Australia is home to some of the best holiday spots and beaches in the world. Amongst the top spots, few surpass Airlie Beach, in the Whitsunday Islands. I was fortunate enough to live there for three months in the summer of 2002, and enjoyed the warmth of the water, and the warmth of the people. … Continue reading

Java Indonesia Borobudur Temple


My first overseas travel was to Indonesia, in 1977. The most memorable events of the trip was seeing the Borobudur. I was only 16, and it was also the first time I hadn’t travelled with my family, or to visit other family members. I got to travel on my own, with just a group of … Continue reading

Brisbane, Queensland Australia


A few of my fellow travellers and myself were discussing what is Australia’s best city. Without hesitation, I chose Brisbane. I guess what came out of it was that each city and each town means something different to each person. Each city and town has it’s own culture and personality, that suits the personalities of … Continue reading

Hawaii USA Sea Life Park


My most recent trip overseas was to Hawaii. It was there that I got to swim with the dolphins I have had wondrous experiences in all the places I have wandered to, and all have had an impact of some sort on my life. Honolulu was more full of such experiences than anywhere else I … Continue reading

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