Monday, July 28, 2014

If you’ve studied in Australia, then you understand

So, you want to study in Australia? Get ready for the time of your life! Those who are currently at an Australian university, and those who are headed there, know there are many Aussie stereotypes—yep, we’ve heard it all:
  • Put another shrimp on the barbie (except Aussies don’t say “shrimp.” They’re called “prawns!”)
  • Fair dinkum!
  • She’ll be right, mate!
  • Chuck a sickie
  • Grinning like a shot fox
  • Kangaroos loose in the top paddock…
But what do we really like? Great photos! If you’ve studied in Australia, then the following photos should be almost identical to yours!

1. You definitely took a photo like this:

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OzTREKK Director Beth with koala friend

2. There are signs like this everywhere you want to have fun:

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Enjoy your swim!

3. This is what people do in the mornings…

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Morning surf on Bells Beach, Victoria

4. You think you’re living in the jungles of Africa, with really loud monkeys:

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Not a monkey… a very loud kookaburra!

5. When you’re from Canada, you must take a thousand photos of palm trees:

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Palm trees! They’re so pretty!

6. You have at least 47 shots of the Sydney Opera House like this:

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Sydney Opera House, again. (So worth it!)

7. …and like this!

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I am crushing you! (A little Kids in the Hall nod there. Did you catch it?)

8. Your experience driving on the left-hand side of the road caused small, repeated heart attacks

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Look right, left, right!

9. Food brands in Australia were just plain weird:

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I’ll have some Ol’ Bitey, please!

10. Aussie humour is everywhere—even on road signs!

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Don’t run over the cassowary!

11. You definitely got a picture like this!

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If you didn’t snorkel in Australia, we feel for you

12. This is where everyone goes to relax:

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Australian playground, Bondi Beach

13. You learned that kangaroos are hard as rocks:

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Soft and cuddly? Not so much. More like solid muscle!

14. You learned that Australia has a lot of weird plants and trees:

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Imagine the scary bugs hiding in this beauty!

15. After exams, you did this:

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Finished dreaded uni exams? Time for fiesta!

So, for all of our OzTREKKers currently in Australia, and to all those who are heading there soon, please take lots of photos! This is an incredibly exciting time in your life and the more photos you take, the more memories you’ll be able to trigger after you’ve returned home.


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