A lot of people really who plan on travelling end up not doing it for a variety of reasons. One particular reason is misinformation.
Take Australia for example.
Ask anybody who has spent some time on the Internet about what they think about travelling to Australia and they will automatically tell you that going to Australia is suicide.
Is Australia Really Dangerous?
If you do a quick search online about Australia, you will see that majority of the stuff you will see there are about how dangerous the place is.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that it is 100% safe to go to Australia. As a matter of fact, there’s really no safe place in the world if you think about it.
The thing is that most of the information shared on the Internet about Australia are oftentimes misleading or overblown.
If you blindly search for stuff about Australia online, here are some of the things you might encounter.
- Sharks are everywhere. If you go to the beaches in Australia then a shark is bound to eat you.
- If a shark doesn’t get you, a Box Jellyfish will. The Box Jellyfish is considered one of the animals with the most potent poison.
- Afraid of the ocean? Why not go to the rivers? Well, the rivers aren’t safe either. Saltwater crocodiles call it their home.
- Avoiding water in all forms won’t mean you are safe when you are in Australia. More than 70% of the worlds poisonous/venomous animals in the world are found in Australia. Cute spider? More like, potent killer.
- In Australia, poison might be the number one choice for killers here but not everybody uses them. Larger animals such as Kangaroos can knock you unconscious anytime if you make the mistake of calling them cute in front of their faces.
- If the animals won’t kill you then the dust storms probably will. Yep, you have nowhere to hide when in Australia.
Are all these things true? Partly. Are they misleading? Pretty much.
Australia and its Safety
Note that here is Coosbay, we always urge our readers to always be careful anywhere they go. Same is true with Australia. Although you will be beset with a number of dangers, they are not unavoidable.
Read up on various tips and tricks on how to “survive” Australia. If you like to go the beach, check out the best times when there are minimal dangers. If you would like to go hiking, there are areas where there are close to zero dangerous animals.
Bottomline, it’s all about doing your own research and not relying on what you found on a meme online. Australia is a great place. Visit it. Have fun.