| Thursday, September 25, 2003
| more on australia and UK
|Gold Coast, Australia
I first came across the Gold Coast when I was watching The Amazing Race 4. Gold Coast was one of their pit stops.
Anyway, details about Gold Coast.
Gold Coast is located around 75 km south of Brisbane. It is renowned for its remarkable beaches and rainforests.
The Gold Coast is also home to the best theme parks and attractions Australia has to offer. You can go to Seaworld, a marine zoological park, where you get to see amazing dolphin and sea lion shows. You can go to Movieworld, where you can see real movies being made, watch stunt shows and experience virtual reality. Go to Dreamworld, where you can view the Bengal tigers, take a drop from the Tower of Terror. Enter the Wet'n'Wild Water Park, where you can enjoy a giant wave pool and a seven-story speed slide. There's also the Currumbin Sanctuary and the Fleays Wildlife Park for the nature and animal lovers.
Brisbane, the "City of Sun Days", is Australia's only sub-tropical capital city. It enjoys great weather, a relaxed pace of life and a cosmopolitan bustle of a major urban city.
Moreton Bay offers plenty of water activities. It's protected waters are home to about 155 islands, (More than our One Hundred Islands of Pangasinan!) where you can escape to for a holiday.
If you're a lover of the arts and culture, you can head down to the South Bank, home of the Queensland Museum and Queensland Art Gallery, where you can view a magnicificent collection of artworks and artifacts. You can also catch performances from international theater companies and performing artist with Australian performers at the Performing Arts
If you love sports, you can go to the stadium and watch the local rugby league champions, the Brisbane Broncos, in action.
Melbourne is the capital of Western Australia and is home to the Melbourne Cup horserace. It is the second largest metropolis in Australia and is known as the Arts and Culture capital of Australia. It is home to the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Open Tennis and the Australian Grand Prix.
One of the best ways to learn more about the city is by taking a cruise down Yarra River.
* Royal Botanic Gardens - located at South Yarra, it is home to a vast collection of exotic and Australian native plants.
* Victorian Arts Centre - the premiere performing arts centre in Melbourne and is the focal point of the city's social and cultural scene.
* National Gallery of Victoria - home to world class collections of Australian, Aboriginal, Asian, European and Pre-Columbian art.
Information from australia.com.
Several catalogs for UK universities and schools have arrived and now another application process is about to begin.
These schools include:
* London Film School
* Goldsmith's college
* Bournemouth University
* Leeds Metropolitan University
* National Film and Television School
Wish me luck, guys!
I added a new section called authors featuring, who else but, my favorite authors. If you're looking for new books to read, I suggest you read books by Nick Hornby and Richard Russo. Very good.
Have you heard about the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books from 1990 - 2000?
There is. And the list includes A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle, and Blubber & Are You There God? It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume. Can you believe that? I can't imagine why.
|posted by Jax @ 11:03:00 PM