1. you can go barefoot in supermarkets and well, anywhere.
Ok not ANYWHERE, but its normal (at least on the Gold Coast) for people to go barefoot or shirtless in supermarkets. That wouldn’t fly in America. But here? No shirt, no shoes, no problem.
2. Iced coffee=coffee + Ice cream
Why bother adding cream and sugar when you can get both of those ingredients in ice cream?? Genius.
Tanned models in gold clad bikinis who fill up your meter so you don’t get a parking ticket. Welcome to Surfer’s Paradise.
4. Chocolate waffle cones
Thanks McDonalds (aka “Maccas”)
5. Really beautiful money
And they feature women on their money too. Silly America
Boxed/bagged wine that’s cheaper than Franzia, the American version of the same volatility. If you’re interested in learning more about goon in Australian drinking culture, click here. And here. Goon is a lifestyle.
7. Tim Tams
Australia’s oreo and signature cookie ( aka “biscuit”)
A Tim Tam Slam is God’s greatest gift to mankind.
Basically, you bite off diagonal corners of the tim tam, and drink hot coffee, chocolate, or tea through the tim tam like a straw. It makes the chocolate all melty and gooey and THIS is the food I’ll miss most when I leave Australia. For more detailed instructions, click here.
8. Koalas, kangaroos, dingoes, blue-ring octopus, etc. etc. etc.
80% of the wildlife in Australia exists nowhere else on Earth. Here are some of the creatures I’ve met since I’ve been here: