Community Post: 32 Things You Learn When You Move To Australia

1. In summer, the golden-skinned Aussies come out en-masse to your closest beach.

Laura Hampson

2. Everyone is good looking.

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3. You learn to re-define the appropriate length of shorts.

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If there’s no butt showing, they’re too long.

4. Australia Day is basically just a drinking holiday.

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5. You avoid Bondi Beach at all costs, and head to Bronte instead.

Laura Hampson

6. You won’t find coffee this good anywhere.

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7. And no-one does brunch like Australians.

Laura Hampson

8. Their accents and slang words are a little strange at first …

9. But you soon learn to embrace it.

10. Your accent will become this weird Aussie hybrid.

11. Weekends are all about the beach and getting outdoors.

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12. You’ll only see a snake if you’re out in the country.

NOPE.

13. Speaking of the country, it’s so tranquil and beautiful that you’ll never want to leave.

Laura Hampson

This is just asking to be frolicked through.

14. The wild life is next-level.

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15. The locals consider kangaroos a pest!

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BUT THEY’RE SO MAJESTIC.

16. You’ll have to learn to live in harmony with cockroaches and spiders.

Ugh.

18. My Kitchen Rules, Big Brother, The Block and The Bachelor are big conversation-starters.

Channel Ten / Via mamamia.com.au

This guy’s not exactly liked right now …

19. ‘Cold’ weather to them is 20 degrees (Celsius).

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Anything below that is hella freezing.

20. For most of the summer it feels like you’re walking around in a sauna.

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That ‘summer glow’? Yep, that’s sweat.

21. The inner-city public transport is amazing.

(Most of the time).

22. But country link is the worst thing ever.

Dat smell.

23. Mother nature can be scary.

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25. Avocados are ridiculously expensive.

26. Health trends are a huge thing.

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27. The NRL is like a religion.

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People actually loose their shit.

28. They have an amazing health care system (or did … #budget14).

29. You learn have a love/hate relationship with Australian politicians.

No comment.

30. But Australians are among the friendliest people in the world.

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Yep, even the whales.

31. Everywhere you go there is another beautiful place to see and explore.

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