I just wanted to jot down a few of the things I learned about Australia before I forgot.......
1-There are a few things they say that are different:
No Worries.......They say this all the time. In place of your welcome, or where we would probably say No problem, or that's ok.
Righty O..... for ok, or alright.
How you goin? ......For How are you?
Mate......for man, or dude.
I know there are more but they have slipped my mind at the moment :)
2- They LOVE roundabouts! They are everywhere!
3-They don't tip here.
4- Things are very expensive! It was pretty normal for us to spend $100 feeding our family of 5.
5- They don't have fast food restaurants everywhere you look. In fact, it was pretty hard to find one. They do have McDonalds, KFC, Subway, and Hungry Jacks (which is Burger King to us) but they aren't on every exit like in Utah.
6- I think the most popular thing to eat here is Fish and Chips. I don't think I went to one restaurant where that wasn't served and you see signs for it everywhere!
7-You can't use your U.S. hairdryer with just an adapter, you have to use a transformer. WHOOPS! I now have an Australian hairdryer that I will be having to use with an adapter at home, lol.
8-Driving is the least convenient way to get around the city. The tram, train, or walking is the way to go. One....it's just too busy and scary, two.....there is little to no parking, and three....the parking that they do have is ridiculously expensive.
9-There is still ridiculous amounts of laundry to do, even when you are on the opposite side of the world.
10- Keeping a two bedroom apartment clean is much easier than keeping my house clean!
11-I am one lucky girl! I have an amazing and hardworking husband that made it possible for us to have the experience of a lifetime. And I have amazing parents that will follow us across the world and help with our kids! I could NOT have done it without them.