Top 10 things we learned “Down Under”

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top-ten-gold.jpgWell, we are finally back in the states. It’s always nice to get away, but somehow nicer to get home. Having visited Sydney once before, I think it’s safe to say it’s a place where we could easily live, if it weren’t for those pesky immigration laws… Auckland on the other hand, would require another visit to be sure.

Coming back from Sydney via Auckland is a fifteen hour plus journey, and it afforded me plenty of time to reflect on our trip. Below is a list of the more interesting tidbits we learned over the course of our stay…

  1. Pedestrians seem to have no rights in Sydney, and Auckland fewer still.
  2. There are so many Thai restaurants in Sydney, it’s clear they are running out of names… some of them include: Thainatown, Thainesia, Thaifoon, Spice I Am, Bad Thai Kitchen… I could go on.
  3. Aussies and NZ love their football, err I mean rugby, err is there a difference? And after catching a few games on the tele, it’s easy to understand why.
  4. Weather men (and women) are just a clueless as they are back home. Maybe more so.
  5. And on the odd chance they did get it right, the showers were never scattered, they were simply “odd”.
  6. No one has an iPhone. No… really.
  7. Choose your lodging carefully – internet access can be a bitch.
  8. A decent brekki will run you $20 minimum.
  9. The hosts on the NZ morning shows are a surly lot.
  10. Unfortunately the Kylie Minogue Museum is in Melbourne, not Sydney

Well, that is all. I hoped you enjoyed the posts and pictures during our trip. Now it’s back to business as usual.

Hillary… why are you still in the race? 🙂

Post by ILO on 05/23/08 at 11:07 am