ILQ Globetrotter: Exploring the Land Down Under with Mama Baba Ganoush!

By Kim Wyatt

Video edited by Darren Martinez

It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and frequently tops the list of best countries to live in – Australia!

It may be home to some of the most poisonous creepy-crawlies in the world, but the world’s largest island has so much to offer! From desert landscapes to lush tropical rainforests, the Land Down Under is full of stark contrasts served up with a big dose of Aussie warmth and humour.

I was born in Sydney, one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities on the planet. After a long time away, I returned to Australia to catch up with friends and family.  But 10 years has flown by so quickly (where did that time go?) and, surprisingly, I felt like a tourist exploring the country I used to call home (hashtag #ExpatLife!). A lot has changed in the past 10 years, but that undeniable Aussie love for the outdoor life, beaches, and BBQs is still firmly intact!

Australia is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations for people from this region. Offering mild winter temperatures during Doha’s blistering summer climate, it’s the perfect place to beat the heat. My Aussie tour took me to some of the best spots on the east coast of Australia – from sophisticated Sydney, through to the laid-back Gold Coast and urban Brisbane. Here’s a little snippet of my vay-cay to my homeland! It really is a beautiful country. I hope you like it, and please don’t forget to comment, like, and share!

Getting There

Qatar Airways offers direct flights to Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, and Melbourne.

Visit their website for more details!

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