Travelettes » » The Australian Bushfire and the current mood in Sydney and Melbourne
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Images of charred wildlife, apocalyptic smoke-filled red skies and flames roaring through forests have been plastered all over media channels recently, summing up the devastation caused by months of bushfires tearing through Australia.
Despite the fires shocking the world, it’s hard to truly grasp the scale and effects of this disaster, let alone capture the feelings across the nation.
In an attempt to fill in readers beyond Australia, two Travelettes, Alice based in Sydney and Tamara in Melbourne, reveal all they know about the fires and attempt to sum up the atmosphere in their respective home cities.
Tamara: First of all, I think it’s important to establish that bushfires in Australia have been occurring for centuries, way before modern day records began. The hot and dry conditions during the warmer months are simply ideal conditions for fires to start.
Once a fire has been ignited, be it by a lightning strike, human accident – whatever, the dry,…
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