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13 Aussies You Can’t Escape Whilst Travelling

You can take the Aussie out of Australia, but you can't take... Anyway, you know how it goes. Brought to you by 5 Seeds Cider.

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This bloke's been smuggling Australian budgies abroad since 1987. Christmas ski trip with the mates? Mountain climbing in NZ? Camel riding in Egypt? Doesn't matter where you are, there's always at least one guy that wants to get his clothes off and flaunt his modest swimwear. Good for him, we say.

3. The Extreme Patriot

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Extreme patriots usually travel in packs, so when you see those Aussie flags draped around shoulders, you know it's best to keep a safe distance lest you get caught up in some kind of Aussie/Oi chanting situation.

4. The Bloke with a Guitar

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Seriously though. It doesn't matter where in the world you are, this guy will always be there in the background, softly strumming "Khe Sanh" and "Hotel California."

6. The Walking Pharmacy

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So you drank some dodgy tap water and feel like you might be sleeping in the bathroom tonight? This prepared traveller's got your back. They've got every over-the-counter pharmaceutical and first aid item you might need for your trip, so really, you're glad you ran into them. Safety first.

7. The Homesick One

Enter the hostel common room, and we find the homesick Aussie, spreading Vegemite on toast like it's a precious commodity (and, to be fair, it is) and tearfully reminiscing about life back home, even though they've only been gone a week.

9. The Frequent Flyer

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Shout out to the Frequent Flyer, who has been more places than you. She's done Asia, and Europe, and most of Africa. She was an exchange student three times. She's just travelling on her points right now. Don't feel bad about it though.

10. The Thrill Seeker

This guy has probably spent some time in the Australian bush and is totally wild. If there's an adventure to be had, or a good photo opportunity, he'll show up. Just wait.

12. The Young Honeymooners

Oh gaaaaaawd. When you see the couple on a honeymoon, you pray to the gods of cider they're not staying in the hotel room next to yours. And if they are, you pray those hotel walls are soundproof.

13. The One That's Had Enough

They're at the tail end of their round-the-world gap year trip, and this tired traveller has just had enough. They've seen it all. They're ready to pack it up and go home. Don't try and hang out with them because it won't be fun at all.