When I was 18 years old, I embarked on my first solo journey. Circumstance brought me to Australia – the perfect place for a newbie backpacker. With chilled-out locals, stunning sights, and a common culture and language, the main difference between my homeland of Canada and Oz was the blistering temperatures. Coming from Alberta’s freezing winter, I was not complaining.
Whether you’re a first-time traveler or a seasoned vet, these 10 tips will help make your Aussie adventure one to remember.
1. Save your skin from the sun
When I arrived in Sydney, I was beyond keen to begin exploring. I had heard that Australia had a depleting ozone layer, but I didn’t take the warnings of skin cancer too seriously. I had never burned before, but after one day walking around the harbour, my cheeks fried the colour of a boiled lobster.
Save yourself the trouble and follow Oz’s motto: slip on a shirt, slop
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