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24 Things French People Have To Know Before They Travel To Australia

Don't worry, you'll just love it.

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1. Australians love French people.

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France is Paris, and Paris is the most romantic city in the world. There you go.

2. Taxi drivers are nice.

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They actually want to know about your day and have a chat. How confusing?

3. They do make croissants...

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...just don't expect too much.

4. Window shutters aren't really a thing.

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So be ready to start the day when the sun rises. 5am is a great time to hit the ground running.

5. They eat Vegemite.

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You should definitely try it. Life is for weird experiences.

6. People smile at you in the street.

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This is so not like home.

7. Their unofficial national motto is "no worries, mate".

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This is more or less the Lion King's wisdom transcribed for grown-ups. How cool?

8. They have no clue how to pronounce wine names properly.

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They call Sauvignon Blanc "sav blank" or worse, "saviblank"!

9. If you want tap water at a restaurant, be prepared to ask for it.

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It won't just be waiting for you on the table like in France.

10. You can find crocodile snacks.

Oh no, no, no, no.
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Oh no, no, no, no.

11. They use annoying keyboards.

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Why would anyone create a keyboard different to the French one? Unsolved mystery.

12. This country is huge AF.

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And it's humbling to realize how small we are.

13. And urban Australia looks a lot like the US.

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Skyscrapers, Coca-Cola ads, and yellow cabs.

14. Australians don't really speak English...

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Sorry to break the news but Australians speak Australian. A weird English-like language full of delicacies to the ear.

15. ... And they curse ALL THE TIME...but it sounds nice.

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But they rarely curse to insult people, which is pretty impressive.

16. They drive on the left side of the road.

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Why? No idea, just remember it.

17. It's warm and sunny all year round.

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In most places, the winter months are still warm, especially compared to France!

18. They can switch off their plugs.

God bless Australia.
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God bless Australia.

19. They have thong vending machines.

In case you forget to wear shoes at some point.
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In case you forget to wear shoes at some point.

20. You'll often see them hanging around naked, but it's fine.

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Ok, maybe not completely naked. But with no shoes on... or shirt.

21. People really don’t smoke as much in Australia.

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In France, mostly everyone you know smokes, right? Here, it’s not all that common.

22. Boxed wine is pretty popular here.

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Goon is a very cheap wine that comes in a box and makes backpackers very happy. What's inside is still a mystery.

23. But they also have real wine.

Organic and delicious!
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Organic and delicious!

24. And finally, be prepared to see kangaroos, they really are everywhere.

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And they are super cute.