Thursday, June 7, 2012

A tour of Australia via my iPhone

Survival guide


Good morning Cairns

Kangaroo friends

Koala friends. Lots of marsupial friends.

Good afternoon, Australia from 300 ft in the sky

The 12 Apostles. Fun fact, there aren't actually 12 of them.

Surprise surprise, I found a Mexican joint in Melbourne.

This giraffe has arguably the best views in all of Sydney

NBD, just hiked a mountain, saw a lighthouse and took pictures at the top

Then we had beer at lunch and more wine when we got home and then this happened. Accidentally drunk at 6:30pm.

Bondi --> Bronte

More Bondi --> Bronte. dying to go back.

Sydney Harbour Bridge at dusk from the ferry in the middle of the harbour.


And a few fun facts I learned each day:

5/5/2012 - The Great Barrier Reef is the only living organism that you can see from the moon.

5/6/2012 - Beef jerky is not permitted entry into Australia, unless accompanied by an import permit. Unpopped popcorn (eg. microwave popcorn) is not permitted entry into Australia and must be destroyed.

5/7/2012 - There are more kangaroos than people in Australia. (Thank you crazy lady who owns a kangaroo skin shop)

5/8/2012 - Crocodiles and Pythons are cannibalistic.

5/9/2012 - "Bogan" is the slang Australian word for "Red Necks"

5/10/2012 - Koalas can only be held for 30 minutes a day, and only 180 minutes a week.
5/11/2012 - Although they are called the 12 Apostles, there are many more than 12 of them (and they were originally called the Sow and her Piglets but I guess that sounded too lame for the Aussies)

5/12/2012 - In Australia, instead of saying "You're welcome" the appropriate response is "No worries." My goal is to speak like a native by the time we leave, Amanda's goal is probably to disown me. She's not loving my Aussie lingo.

5/13/2012 - Mother's Day is the same in Australia as it is in the US... today!

5/14/2012 - The Tasmanian devil is the only carnivorous marsupial.

5/15/2012 - Only ~35% of Australia's beaches are accessible by car.

5/16/2012 - Kings Cross (the red light district in Sydney) is home to the largest Coca-Cola sign in the Southern Hemisphere.

5/17/2012 - Australians are some of the most politically incorrect people I have ever spoken to. Particularly after a few beers.

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