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Top 10 things I learned about living in Australia

10. As an American it’s expensive here.  For example, a BLT Sandwich averages around $10-$13. Tipping is not expected, and servers make between $18-$25 an hour.

9.  Driving on the opposite side of the road doesn’t take long to get used to about a week.  It takes 2 weeks to get used to the area and drive on the opposite side of the road.  Everyone drives slow and relaxed just like…

8. ….No Worries, really means something to Australians.  They care about spending lots of time with their friends and families.

7.  People are extremely friendly, but they’re usually thrown off by American accents, so add a little twang to your vernacular.

6.  Internet here is expensive and slow.  There are no unlimited services.

5.  The food is very good when you find the right place.  Bookings aka Reservations are essential…I say essential because if you show up randomly they look at you funny. My favorite meal is kangaroo steak.

4.  People love the outdoors, bush walks, and camping are huge activities!

3.  Drinking local wine is extremely popular and their wine selection is incredible!

2.  Movies don’t come out here like in the States, they’re anywhere from a week behind to 3 months behind (obviously depends on the movie, ie. The Dark Knight…Heath Ledger…)

1.  The El Camino is coming back!  You watch!