1. Expectation: You'll ride a kangaroo to work every day!
Reality: How boring... Australia has a public transport system too. But you can't really complain when it looks like this:
2. Expectation: All the animals want to kill you and you will probably die a very slow and painful death.
Reality: OK, so there are some dangerous animals in Australia. But they're not all bad. Just look at this little baby wombat for a minute, would you?
3. Expectation: You'll sun bake every day and become gloriously tanned.
Reality: After one summer and some unfortunate tan lines, you'll remember you like having skin and also the ability to make facial expressions without feeling pain.
Plus, in a lot of the big cities, it's not actually hot year-round.