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21 Things That Will Make Every Italian Visiting Australia Say "That's So True"

Gym rats, don't take my parmigiana.

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1. Struggling to understand why everyone in Australia is on a health kick.

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You just want to get your Nonna to come and feed some carbonara to all those poor kids munching on plain lettuce like a bunch of sheep. Also... where are you guys running to?

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7. Coming to Australia thinking Italy definitely has the best beaches...

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I mean, look at this beauty.

8. ...only to find out Australia is actually a huge contender.

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Yeah, the Whitsundays are pretty dope too.

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14. Even though you dread the moment she finds out you haven't been eating pasta every day.

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"STAI SCIUPATO!" ("You look thin!"), she'll say. Then proceed to feed you baked pasta, and meatballs, and zucchini fritters, and cheese, and lasagna, and focaccia, and taralli, and... you get the point.

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18. Wondering why people are weirded out by you using WhatsApp audio messages.

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Australians are weirded out, GUYS. They only call and send text messages. But us Italians know audio is the only way to really get that tone across.

20. Feeling extremely patriotic when you're so far away from home...

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Always keeping an eye out for Italians on the street, maybe stalking them just to have a conversation in your beautiful language. ❤️

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