February 18th, 2010 8:44 PM -05

It’s been six weeks since the hubs and I returned from our Australian honeymoon, so my “What I Learned Down Under” report is long overdue.

Here’s my Top Ten Things to Know About Australia:

  1. Adding an “ie” or “y” to the end of most words is fundamental.  It increases the chipper factor.  For example, breakfast is essential; brekky is adorable.
  2. Burger King – creepy mascot = Hungry Jacks.  They sell Whoppies.  Okay, they don’t, but they should.
  3. Melatonin and Ambien have nothing on koalas.  Their eucalyptus-induced narcolepsy is contagious.
  4. Said lovable, huggable koalas are highly guarded in zoo settings, making it ridiculously difficult to swipe rescue one.
  5. Dingos eat carrots not babies.  I know, we were shocked, too!
  6. Wallabies will let you touch them for a sugar cone.  Wallabies are the whores of Australian wildlife.
  7. The Blue Mountains are breathtaking. Literally, if you’re phobic about plummeting to your death.
  8. You pay more at their Payless.
  9. Aussies love the Buble.  Almost as much as he loves himself.
  10. It takes a hell of a long time to get there, but it’s worth it.  Just make sure you do so on an A380.  It’s p’yimp.

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