24 May 6 random things I have noticed about Australia

Kangaroos in Australia

Here are some of the random things I have noticed about the Land Down Under:

1. They are obsessed with meat pies. Everywhere you go they have meat pies on the menu. We have pies in England, but we don’t eat nearly as much pie as they do.

2. Their other big food is Schnitzel. I got it confused with Strudel for a long time, so I thought people were ordering an apple pastry, but schnitzel is like breaded chicken, and they have it in sandwiches, as main courses, in fact generally with everything. Who knows where they discovered their love for schnitzel, I think it’s a rather random trend to follow myself.

3. Everywhere you go you can only get SPF 30 sunscreen. Thank god I’d taken some of my factor 8 with me. Having said that their sunscreen is the cheapest thing on Earth; they even sell it in value squirty litre bottles.

4. Their drinking laws are odd; they drink more than any other nation on the planet, yet you aren’t allowed to drink on the street. What’s more, ordering a shot in a bar is just not done.

5. In no other country apart from Australia would you hear adverts for erectile disfunction during the day.

6. Their news is never really news because nothing ever happens- “local lady moves house” is probably the most controversial thing that happens.

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Victoria Brewood

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

  • Lape
    Posted at 10:18h, 30 March Reply

    Funnily enough, number 6 sounds like a good reason to live in Australia to me 😉

  • at9
    Posted at 08:55h, 13 May Reply

    Sunscreen is legally only able to be label SPf30+ even if it is really higher hence the plus.

  • Natalie
    Posted at 10:37h, 06 December Reply

    Schnitzels are of German origin so there are a lot sold in South Australia where a lot of Germans settled. A good snitzy is a sign of a good pub!

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