19 Things You Discover When You Road Trip In Australia For The First Time
Seeing a Macca's in the distance is honestly like finding water in the desert.
1. Seeing a road sign say it's 200km to your next destination becomes totally normal to you.
2. Which means No-Doz and energy drinks become your best friends.
3. You quickly figure out that reception is pretty much non-existent once you leave the city.
4. Coming across a heap of wildlife every time you drive becomes the standard.
5. And you get very, very used to seeing all types of animal caution signs.
6. You notice that every country town you go through has a Chinese restaurant called "Chinese restaurant".
7. Seeing a Macca's sign in the distance after driving for ages turns into the Aussie version of an oasis in the desert.
8. And you find out the hard way that things that AREN'T perishable is definitely the way to travel.
9. You realise maps are pointless because most roads are just straight stretches with nowhere else to really go.
10. Which means you end up stopping a whole lot to check out any views that come your way.
11. And you realise that's probably why there are a whole lot of random big things dotted around the country.
12. Having a fire playlist set up before you even get on the road is essential.
13. And you find that once you're far enough from the city, the radio just stops finding stations altogether.
14. After driving for so long, overtaking lane and road widening signs become the greatest thing in the world.
15. But if you're in a campervan, road ending and gravel starting signs are the absolute worst.
16. Plus, whenever you go back to driving a normal car after driving a camper, you feel like a giant for at least a week.
17. You find out that there so many more train tracks in the country than there are in the city.
18. Seeing how quickly weather changes while you're driving teaches you to never trust the forecast.
19. But above all, you realise that Australia has some of the best views in the world.
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