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Zoe Rabinowitz

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Down Under, Australia

Down Under, Australia

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." Maya Angelou
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Since : 20/05/2014

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I have decided to visit Australia for my Gap year

I have decided to visit Australia for my Gap year

About two years ago a friend of mine and I had decided that after HighSchool we would take a year off to go visit a different country. After saving up with jobs and a lot of research we decided to go visit Australia, we knew so little about it ! Australia is a whole different country, it diverse in so many ways, it has different cultures, a differe
Brief History of Australia

Brief History of Australia

Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40 000 years before the first Europeans began the exploration in the 17th century. In 1770 Captain James Cook took possession of Australia in the name of Great Britain. The first European settlement in Australia was in 1788. It was originally established as penal colony, by the
An Amazing Experience

An Amazing Experience

I had planned to leave with a friend when I went to Australia for a gap year before going to college. We had been saving up for two years so that we would be able to live there for a whole year. This trip helped us both become responsible adults. We had decided to go around Australia and not always stay in the same place, we wanted to go camping in
Australia.. A Big Country

Australia.. A Big Country

Australia is one of the largest country on Earth, it is the only country in the world that covers a whole continent. But even though it is very big and has a lot of natural resources, more than a third of Australia is just dessert. Australia's famous outback contains the country's largest deserts, where the temperatures are very high and there is l
The Dreaming and The Dreamtime

The Dreaming and The Dreamtime

I have to admit, when I first hear of the Dreaming and the Dreamtime I thought it had something to do with sleeping, I was completely wrong ! For Aborigines it is a sort of art. The Dreaming is a term used by Aborigines to describe the links and balance between the spiritual, natural and moral elements of the world. The Dreaming also relates to a p
Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal Art

The Aborigines people have making visual art for thousands of years. Their art takes many forms like wood and rock sculptures, body paintings, painting on rocks and leaves and wood, engravings. Aboriginal body art is a very old tradition. Body art among the aborigines have different meanings and significance and forms according to the tribes and th
Why I Wrote This Blog ?

Why I Wrote This Blog ?

When I came back from Australia I was happy to come back home and see everybody that I had led, but I was very sad to have left such a beautiful and wonderful country and to say goodbye to all these people who had helped me and who were so nice and interesting. I have fallen completely in love with this country. It isn't just another country, it is