Saturday, January 12, 2008

DATELINE: Sydney, Australia                                                    

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Author: Nick

What I Learned:

1. Outback Steak House is better than the real thing.

2. Nescafe sucks. Real Australian coffee is just cappuccino.

3. Australians are sorry.

4. VB = GB (Victoria Bitter = good beer)

5. If there's grass on the wicket let's play some cricket!

6. The best thing about Cricket is the free WiFi!

7. Check over your rental car before you leave the lot.

8. Canberra = Trenton

9. Australians are very sorry.

10. Tell your credit card companies you are going on vacation BEFORE using your card on "Kangaroo Island"

11. "Waltzing Matilda" is NOT the Australian National Anthem. It is a song about a man who steals a sheep (whiskey in the Tom Waits version)

12. "Advance Australia Fair" IS the Australian National Anthem

13. When crashing a New Years party, bring pretty girls to guarantee admitance.

14. Best national park attraction name: "blow hole thunder cave"

15. The Great Wall of China was built to keep the rabbits out (or maybe it was the 4 "Great Australian Rabbit Fence" which, by the way, di not work.)

16. Dead Koalas are still cute. Just not cuddly.

17. Australians are very, very sorry.

18. There is only one free on-street parking spot in Melbourne, and it comes with free wi-fi

19. "Twisties" are Cheetos. Don't believe the hype.

20. one hectare = four bushels

21. The British started the Australian colony as a place to send convicts right after their old prison/colony stopped accepting inmates on July 4, 1776.

22. There's a reason Australia doesn't export kangaroo meat. It's the same reason the US doesn't export squirrel meat.

23. You see more dead animals than live ones during the day. The opposite holds true at night.

24. When climbing Uluru: "If you get hurt, or die, your mother, father and family will really cry and we will be really sad too." (Barbara Tjikatu, Traditional Owner)

25. Best National Holiday: Sorry Day!

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