Having just returned from Australia, this (in the Guardian’s travel section*) caught my eye:

Australia is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world but its beaches, rainforests and deserts can take a deadly toll on tourists. According to official statistics, 2,433 overseas visitors, including 25 children, have died in the last seven years. Causes of death include drowning, heat stroke and even a jellyfish sting….

[L]ast weekend hundreds of swimmers on three of Perth’s most popular beaches were warned to leave the water after a two-metre-long shark was spotted near the shore.

*Maybe Thomas Friedman is right after all!

[To the tune of The Blue Nile, “She Saw The World,” from the album “High“.]

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