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23 Little Things You're Guaranteed To Miss When You Leave Your Country Hometown

How's the serenity?

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1. The quiet.

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No traffic for miles. No party in the apartment below you. No neighbour's TV blasting Real Housewives.

Just quiet.

2. Farmer's markets with actual farmers.

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Selling things that aren't a $15 ~raw brownie~ inside a mason jar.

3. Having a backyard for activities.

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Or, you know, to just hang your washing in.

4. Being able to own pets because you have a yard for them to play in.

And don't have a landlord that'll laugh in your face if you ask if their place is pet friendly.
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And don't have a landlord that'll laugh in your face if you ask if their place is pet friendly.

5. The fact that if you lose your friends on a night out, you always know you'll run into someone else you can hang with.

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Friends!

Friends, everywhere!

6. How easy it is to go grocery shopping.

Because it's so simple once you eliminate the car parks, crowed aisles and ridiculously long checkout lines.
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Because it's so simple once you eliminate the car parks, crowed aisles and ridiculously long checkout lines.

7. Always being able to find a park out the front of any shop you want to go into.

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And if you can't, a quick drive around the block should be enough time to allow one to free up.

8. Parking that isn't all reverse parallel.

That you don't have to pay the big bucks for. Remember that?!
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That you don't have to pay the big bucks for. Remember that?!

9. The high availability of Chinese food.

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Sure, it might not have been the most authentic, but hey, who's going to argue with a $7.50 lunch special?

10. The high availability of FRESH AIR.

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The saddest thing is that you took it for granted all that time, not even able to tell the difference between city and country breaths.

11. Knowing what kind of car all your friends drive.

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And the way you could identify every single P Plater when you first got your license.

12. How easy it was to plan a camping trip or impromptu bush adventure.

Get in car. Go to bush. Walk. Be home in time for dinner.
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Get in car. Go to bush. Walk.

Be home in time for dinner.

13. Cheap cinema tickets.

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Because nobody in their right mind could surely think $20 is an acceptable price to pay, right?

14. Your local fish and chips place.

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Again, offering something under $20 for you to enjoy.

15. After a session of pre-drinking, being able to walk to the pub.

Also generally known as: the best part of the night.
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Also generally known as: the best part of the night.

16. Being able to order a round of drinks at the bar, without transferring money from your savings account first.

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And the relief of actually being able to pronounce everything on the wine list.

17. Every taxi home from the pub being an affordable one.

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And that's only if your parents don't come to pick you up.

18. The copious amounts of house parties.

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And never having to travel more than 15 minutes to make it there.

19. Stars.

Oh, glorious stars.
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Oh, glorious stars.

20. Spotting kangaroos on the outskirts of town.

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Something you never imagined would actually be a thrill.

21. Having a friend with a ute and begging them to help you move...

...into your actually affordable home.
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...into your actually affordable home.

22. Always being able to get a seat at a bar.

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All without a reservation!

23. And the friendly, country people.

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Because they're a stereotype for a bloody good reason.