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How to Plan a Vacation in Australia

Australia is the smallest continent in the world located far away from the United States and Europe. However, each year many North Americans as well as Europeans decide to travel to this exotic location. Before you decide to visit Australia, keep in mind a few things:

-Summers and winters are different in Australia. Whenever it is summer in the United States, it is winter in Australia. Whenever it is winter in the United States, it is summer in Australia. You will need to get used to celebrating Christmas in the middle of the summer if you decide to spend some time in Australia.
-Australia is an exotic destination. You will come across animals that are exclusive to this continent only. Beware of traveling in Australia on your own. You might encounter dangerous places where traveling is not recommended.

-Even though Australia is such an exotic destination, people living there are not that much different from North Americans or Europeans. The official language is English. The Australian population consists mainly of British descendants with some people coming from nearby South-East Asian countries.

-Be prepared for a long trip to Australia. It might take you even up to 20 hours to travel to this part of the world. If you plan a 14-day vacation in Australia, traveling there and coming back might take you even up to four days. Remember also about the time change.

Visiting World War II Historical Locations

If you enjoy learning about history, you will probably enjoy traveling to some of the most popular historical locations where the events of the World War II took place. Below is the list of some of the most popular destinations related to World War II:

-Pearl Harbor. It is the location of probably one of the most famous World War II events. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked the American naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This event resulted in the United States being involved in the events of World War II.

-Auschwitz. This is where the Holocaust took place. Millions of Jews were murder at the order of Hitler. A visit to Auschwitz is an interesting but sad history lesson.

-Stalingrad. The battle of Stalingrad was one of the major battles during World War II. The German armies together with their allies fought the Soviet Union for the control of Stalingrad. This was the bloodiest battle in the history of warfare. Two million people lost their lives near Stalingrad between July 17, 1942 and February 2, 1943. The casualties included civilian casualties as well.

-Many places in the UK, France, Poland, and Germany witnessed some of the events from World War II. The locations are many, and they would take a long time to visit.

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