I recently got back from a fabulous trip to Australia. We definitely saw all that there was to see, and I single-handedly propped up the Australian retail market through the vast amount of clothing and accessories that I "acquired".
In this three part series on my thoughts and observations on Australia and my 2 part series on Dubai, I will let you know what I saw, how I saw it, what was great, what was bad, and Ill throw in a little bit of local slang to keep it interesting!
So let's get on with it:
General Information on Australia:
- Language: English
- Visas required for South Africans? Check.
- Currency: Aussy Dollar
- Exchange rate: R6.67 = $1 AUD
- Shopping: Superb
- Time difference: Perth is 6 hours ahead of SA, Sydney = 8 hours ahead of SA
- West Coast to East Coast = 5 hours plane ride
- Common Aussy Slang:
> "Chooks" = chickens
> "Thongs" = sandals and NOT the underwear variety
> "Bathers" = swimming costume
> "Ute" = bakkie
Part 2: Shopping and Sight-Seeing in Perth
Part 3: Shopping and Sight-Seeing in Sydney