Any Americans ever been to Australia?

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  1. Bryan

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    I'm going next month, looking for lessons learned kinda pointers.

    I have a real good idea of what I'm gonna do and see, and I had a great guide given to me as a Crimmus gift, but I'm looking for the little stuff that would really help to know ahead of time. Stuff like having to have a YHA membership to stay at hostels, or that nobody takes AMEX...stuff like that.

    Any solid pointers?
     
  2. Boardwise

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    I'm not American, but my advice would be to walk around saying 'G'Day' 'Strewth' and 'Throw another shrimp on the barbie'
    Also comment on how the TV shows Neighbours and Home and Away are lame imitators of Days of Our Lives or other US daytime TV soaps.
     
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    And drink Fosters. Constantly, if possible.
     
  4. Bryan

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    I'm strangely comfortable with that.
     
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    I've been told (by an Aussie lass) that it's almost a mirror to the situation here. Australian women are crazy for American men. Alas, I've never been able to go.
     
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    Nope. But planning on going next couple years.
     
  9. Bryan

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    It just occurred to me to say--I'm asking Americans specifically because I'm not so much concerned about specific trip suggestions as I am about general Australia sociocultural and travel guidance. The little things that you just don't even think about here that might be totally different over there.

    Asking an Englishman would be like asking an Italian-speaking Spaniard to translate Italian into English for me, when I have an Italian-speaking American available to do the same. It's not nationalism, just practicality.
     
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    Well, sorry, I don't know anything about aus-traileeela. :) 

    When ya get back though, could ya let us know how it is?
     
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    watch out for drop bears!
     
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    Try and meet up with some Aussie TFWers. I'd like to meet some of the awesome Aussies down there.

    Oh god, I have to go to Australia!
     
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    why go to australia? the place is full of dangerous animals. like koalas,those eucalyptus eating bastards. and those marsupial sons of bitches. damn you kangaroos!
     
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    australia is one of the few places i'd actually be excited to go to

    heh

    have fun!
     
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    Hey.

    We only have Neighbours because England loves it so much.

    Besides, isn't 'lame imitators of US daytime soaps' a bit of a tautology?

    Besides, we get your lame ass soaps during the day anyway.
    Oh Fosters. You're so gross.

    I've never met an Australian who likes Fosters...
    Really?

    From my experience, Australian women go crazy for Irish men. At least, Irish accents. When they can understand them.

    Which is one of the many reasons I'm resentful of my dad; despite him coming from Northern Ireland, I somehow ended up with an English accent. It's freaking bizarre.


    My advice?
    Just stay in Sydney and pretend you're in America.
     
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  18. Spoon

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    Didn't I read somewhere that you live in Perth?

    Who'd wanna go to Perth?

    ;) 
     
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    In Australia it is considered a mark of respect to refer to Biker gangs as "Fairies". Greet them as such, as loudly and as often as possible.

    Also, be sure to catch a koala and milk its fangs for the anti-venom.
     
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    And if you can, find wherever the Nomads-Hells Angels are hanging out, and introduce yourself as a member of the Comancheros.

    Apparently, they have mad parties.
     

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