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 Africa86 votes
76.11%
 South America3 votes
2.65%
 Europe3 votes
2.65%
 Eastern Asia5 votes
4.42%
 Carribean9 votes
7.96%
 Safeway5 votes
4.42%
 Australia2 votes
1.77%
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"Follow your desire as long as you live...for the wasting of time is an abomination of the spirit." -- Ptahhotpe, 2350 B.C.

335--Australia: Images from Oz
@ CherieSpotting     Jan 01 2006 - 18:56 PST
cherie writes: Follow the yellow brick road of your imagination to the oldest continent in the world--Australia. The land of OZ may be geographically old, but politically, it's a young country. Australia became a member of the Commonwealth of in 1901.

In the land of Oz, gambling and brothels are legal. Many Aussies can trace their roots back to the days when the British used to send their criminals to Australia. In other words, every Aussie has a little bit of convict in him.

One more quick fact: the two animals on the Australian emblem are the Emu and the Kangaroo. Why? Because neither animal ever takes a step back!

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Cherie cuddles a Koala Bear in Cairns, Australia.

Cherie cuddles a Koala Bear in Cairns, Australia.

Hilda climbs a tree to get a better view.

Hilda climbs a tree to get a better view.

Diane on a hike near Tasmania's Cradle Mountain.

Diane on a hike near Tasmania's Cradle Mountain.

Diane and Hilda lost in a hedge maze.

Diane and Hilda lost in a hedge maze.

Cherie, Diane and Hilda.

Cherie, Diane and Hilda.

Unstable cliffs!

Unstable cliffs!

Fields of tulips in Stanely, Tasmania.

Fields of tulips in Stanely, Tasmania.

The twins walking up "the Nut" in Stanley.

The twins walking up "the Nut" in Stanley.

Marjo skipping down the trail!

Marjo skipping down the trail!

Welcome to the Nut Rock Cafe.

Welcome to the Nut Rock Cafe.

Now that's a big bug!  You need a vat of butter to dip that lobster in.

Now that's a big bug! You need a vat of butter to dip that lobster in.

The "Nut" in Stanley, Tasmania.

The "Nut" in Stanley, Tasmania.

The twins, Hilda and Diane.

The twins, Hilda and Diane.

Those long stretches of highway get you every time.  Hilda got stopped for "speeding".  Although the officer let us off with just a warning, we didn't let him get away without a photo.

Those long stretches of highway get you every time. Hilda got stopped for "speeding". Although the officer let us off with just a warning, we didn't let him get away without a photo.

Cherie, Hilda and Diane at Cradle Mountain.

Cherie, Hilda and Diane at Cradle Mountain.

We survived the treacherous hike!

We survived the treacherous hike!

Always choose the road less traveled.  (Unless there are deadly snakes obstructing your path.)

Always choose the road less traveled. (Unless there are deadly snakes obstructing your path.)

If the sign says: Steep, rough trail....believe it.

If the sign says: Steep, rough trail....believe it.

Funky spikey red flowers in bloom.

Funky spikey red flowers in bloom.

Mirror, mirror on the wall...after hiking all day, who is the faintest of them all.

Mirror, mirror on the wall...after hiking all day, who is the faintest of them all.

The platypus.  Weird animal, weird name.

The platypus. Weird animal, weird name.

That platypus is swimming right at me!

That platypus is swimming right at me!

Marjo becomes a member of a rock group.

Marjo becomes a member of a rock group.

Cherie and Hilda on a bridge in the Gorge in Launceston, Tasmania.

Cherie and Hilda on a bridge in the Gorge in Launceston, Tasmania.

The koala bear is just as soft and huggable as he looks.

The koala bear is just as soft and huggable as he looks.

Follow that rainbow!

Follow that rainbow!

Here's the deal.  I won't bite you, if you don't bite me.

Here's the deal. I won't bite you, if you don't bite me.

An Echidna.  Try saying that 10 times fast.  (Try saying that once!)

An Echidna. Try saying that 10 times fast. (Try saying that once!)

Furr and spikes.  Perhaps the Echidna is into animal bondage?

Furr and spikes. Perhaps the Echidna is into animal bondage?

When you are taking a photo of one reptile...don't let another one sneak up on you.

When you are taking a photo of one reptile...don't let another one sneak up on you.

The twins show off their maps of Tassie.

The twins show off their maps of Tassie.

In Sydney, the Hero of Waterloo is still a popular watering hole.  (There's a dungeon downstairs that they used to drop drunks into and ship them off to sea!)

In Sydney, the Hero of Waterloo is still a popular watering hole. (There's a dungeon downstairs that they used to drop drunks into and ship them off to sea!)

The weather can't cloud the beauty of Bondai Beach.

The weather can't cloud the beauty of Bondai Beach.

Try a dip in Bondai Beach's salt water pool!

Try a dip in Bondai Beach's salt water pool!

Liam with the lifeguards in Geelong.

Liam with the lifeguards in Geelong.

These lifeguards work 24/7.

These lifeguards work 24/7.

Cherie by Bell's Beach.

Cherie by Bell's Beach.

Janett and Liam in the convertible.  (There's no better way to see the Great Ocean Road than with your top down!)

Janett and Liam in the convertible. (There's no better way to see the Great Ocean Road than with your top down!)

The Great Ocean Road.

The Great Ocean Road.

Along the Great Ocean Road.

Along the Great Ocean Road.

Kilometers of Great Ocean along the Great Ocean Road.

Kilometers of Great Ocean along the Great Ocean Road.

Funky architecture.

Funky architecture.

A colorful beach.

A colorful beach.

Colorful houses.

Colorful houses.

The train station in Melbourne.

The train station in Melbourne.

Funky Melbourne art.

Funky Melbourne art.

Did someone in Melbourne lose a giant Rubic's Cube?

Did someone in Melbourne lose a giant Rubic's Cube?

Aussie's love their football.  (Even if no one can explain the rules.)

Aussie's love their football. (Even if no one can explain the rules.)

Matt on a Melbourne bench.

Matt on a Melbourne bench.

The carvings on this tree are rumored to be the work of fairies.

The carvings on this tree are rumored to be the work of fairies.

A little lamb in Oz.

A little lamb in Oz.