Australian lifestyle


By Sarah Barreiros Written on 07/07/2018 (last modified 06/07/2018)

Similar and different from many western countries, Australia is endowed with an architectural perfection and atypical taste that make it one of the most unique destinations on the planet.




Adelaide City Overview.  Photo by Sarah Barreiros.

Adelaide City Overview. Photo by Sarah Barreiros.

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Despite Australia’s image as a largely empty continent with far more sheep than people, its major cities are cosmopolitan and sophisticated (Melbourne for example, you will be surprised to learn that it is historically the second largest city in the world after London and contains more people than in Calcutta or Bombay). For curious historical reasons, Australia has been a kind of empty notebook, with few customs and traditional holidays. Visitors from Europe and North and South America are often surprised by the low adherence to traditions such as Christmas and Easter, or Thanksgiving and Halloween. As a result, this country has been extremely hospitable to the immigrant community who have come since World War II. More and more parts of Australian cities are home to Hindu and Buddhist temples, gurdwaras and mosques, as well as Christian churches from the younger immigrant communities. Today, over 80% of Australians live in cities or towns.


Australian life

Traditionally, Australian culture has required a moderate work week to provide ample time for family, sports and other hobbies. Indeed, there is a healthy balance between work and leisure, which is associated with a very high standard of living, an essential part of the Australian lifestyle. Australians are also sports fanatics! Cricket, Australian rules, football and rugby league are popular team sports. However, competition in individual competitions in international sports competitions, especially swimming and diving, is at a very high level in Australia, as evidenced by the counting of Australia medals at the Summer Olympics and the Commonwealth Games.

There is always an opportunity in this country for anyone with talent and interest. Therefore, the arts are highly developed in Australia. World-renowned authors, composers, filmmakers, actors and musicians have earned an extraordinary reputation, completely out of proportion to Australia’s small population. Authors such as Tom Keneally, David Malouf and Patrick White have been Booker Prize and Nobel Prize winners, and India’s recent Booker Prize winner Aravind Adiga grew up and was educated in Sydney. In terms of their culinary culture, Australians like to eat meat, especially beef, poultry and sheep. When Europeans from other countries started coming to Australia, they brought with them their food habits. Today all over the country you can find Italian, Greek and other restaurants. Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage, but many Australians also enjoy wine that grows in the south and south-east of the continent. Today’s wines express the diversity of people that shape and the unique regional characteristics of their origin.


Wine and coffee culture

Australia is home to some of the world’s oldest vines dating back to the 1850s. Their wine regions produce over 100 different grape varieties. The first vines arrived in Australia in 1788. They brought with them vines from Brazil and the Cape of Good Hope. Hunter Valley was the first wine-trading region with the Wyndham Estate in 1828. By 1850 commercial vineyards were established and were productive in most Australian states. From the Hunter Valley in northern Sydney to the Barossa Valley in South Australia and the sea slopes of the Mornington Peninsula, early winemakers embraced Australia’s vast landscape conditions. In 1854 the first wine export to the UK, of 6291 liters, was officially registered.

Today, Australia produces 4% of the world’s wine, but is the fourth largest exporter by volume after the traditional wine giants of Italy, France and Spain. In the year ended December 2010, Australia exported 781 million liters of wine and vines to just under 160,000 hectares, and more than 2,000 growers used 1.6 million tonnes of grapes for wine production. From the cozy ambiance of a family living room to magnificent architectural landmarks, Australia offers a wide range of exceptional summer experiences to suit all tastes. There are now over 100 different varieties grown in Australia, the most important of which are: Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon, Muscat, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir, Sauvignon blanc, Pinot gris and Merlot.

When it comes to coffee, Australians are so obsessed with coffee that it is hard to remember that Australia was once a nation of dedicated tea drinkers. Immigration is the most likely cause of this trend, especially the one that occurred after World War II, when migrants from Southern Europe, from strong coffee crops arrived in Australia in large numbers. There are many claims as to where exactly the first espresso machine was set up in Australia, but the best estimate is around the mid-1950s. The small Italian espresso bars in Sydney and Melbourne, for example, at that time, occupied the imagination of the population general. and set the standard for coffee drinking in Australia today. Some of these cafes opened after the 1950s, some even quite recently, but no matter when they first started serving, these iconic Australian cafes illuminate the possibilities of coffee culture and create what, for coffee lovers, , is spectacular.


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Sarah B


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