"Isn't it underwater right now?"
And the answer is "Well, sorta...."
Brisbane is terribly flooded. It really is quite bad. :-(
(Also these pictures. I am especially fond of picture number 22).
Fortunately for me, Perth is quite far away from Brisbane. On the other hand, Perth is quite far away from EVERYTHING.
|Major Cities in Australia, with state borders|
The distance from Perth to Sydney is roughly the same distance from Albuquerque to New York City. With essentially nothing at all inbetween. And if your plane crashes on the way there? No nice midwestern cornfields to soften your landing. The Outback'll kill you soon as look atcha.
Speaking of the Outback and killing people, the third most popular response to me leaving is:
"Australia? You know that everything in Australia wants to eat and/or poison you, right?
....... Which is kind of a fair assessment, actually. >_<;;;
Australia's Top Ten Dangerous Animals
Oh dear. At least these lil' guys are adorable! :D