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Australia by Mind Map: Australia

1. Lodging

1.1. AirB&Bs

1.2. Hotels

2. Purpose

2.1. Vacation

3. Timing

3.1. Spring (September-November)

3.2. Weather is similar to Florida's springs

3.3. Common pollen and dust

3.3.1. Dengue fever (rare)

4. Before I Go

4.1. Acquire a Passport

4.2. Acquire an ETA Tourist Visa

4.2.1. Ability to stay in country for up to 3 months

4.3. Travel Insurance: in my best interest to purchase

5. Transportation

5.1. Plane Ride ~20 hour trip

5.2. Rental Cars while in the country

6. Medical Requirements

6.1. Routine Vaccines

6.2. Refill medicine before departure

7. UNESCO Sites

7.1. Great Barrier Reef

7.2. Shark Bay

8. Food/Drink

8.1. Kombucha

8.2. Yogurt

8.3. Kefir

8.4. Beer

9. Relation to Microbiology

9.1. Nancy Millis

9.1.1. taught 1st microbio course in Australia

9.2. June Lacelles

9.2.1. Pioneer work in microbial photosynthesis

10. Languages

10.1. English

10.2. Adult Literacy Rate stable at 99%

11. Compared to Home

11.1. similar land mass

11.2. massive coastlines

11.3. similar birth/death rates

11.4. IMR: slightly lower

11.5. GDP about 18 Trillion LOWER

11.6. Similar life expectancies

12. Budget

12.1. Exchange Rate: 1 AUD = 0.72 USD

12.2. Plane Ticket: ~$2K

12.3. Car Rental: ~$600

12.4. Air B&Bs: $2K - $3K (private house)

12.5. Spending Money: TBD