What do foreign people associate with Australia

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11. Posted by Del007 (Budding Member 38 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Crocadile Dundee ... Paul Haggis, and Subaruu "out back" cars. Then the animals, and of course Sydney

12. Posted by Ed83 (Budding Member 29 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Drinking poncey small beers

13. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5418 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Endless swarms of massively annoying flies during the summer.
Flocks of lorikeets swooping down and making a deafening (and awesome!) noise around sunset.
Sulfur-crested cockatoos majestically flying about.
No worries.
Way too many eucalyptus trees.

I think that's about it. I have a lot more things I associate with lots of different places and/or regions of Australia, but these are the only ones which remain in my mind as being more or less country-wide.

14. Posted by Fun Bobby (Budding Member 115 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Kylie Minogue
Danni Minogue
Nicole Kidman
Holly Valance
Natalie Imbruglia
Olivia Newton John

Hot women basically. And my tickets are booked. Oh yeah!!

15. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3549 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

For me if you say Australia - l think Kangaroos, transportation of convicts, aboriginal people, Uluru, Great Barrier Reef, Boags Beer, VB, Barbeques, huntsmen spiders, great coffee in Melbourne, my friend Gillian who lives in Melbourne (), friendly people, cricket, INXS, Kylie, Steve Irwin, Quantas, oh and visiting again in Feb 08!


16. Posted by anglosurma (Full Member 106 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

My earliest memory of oz was Neighbours ! sad i know
steve erwin
cow boy hats

17. Posted by kir19 (Inactive 55 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i studied abroad at monash university in melbourne, and the first thing i think of is beer! sad, i know!

here are the other things to immediately pop into my head when i think of australia...

aussie rules football, ayers rock, the pubs in melbourne, the barrier reef, beaches, the hot hot hot outback, the wet season in darwin, tasmanian devils, cute surfers :)

18. Posted by G-trotter (Budding Member 50 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

un touched nature
no food culture
stupide dresscode rools
boring citys (optical)
A sad story how europens wiped out a admirable culure!

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20. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

[quote=business]I wonder why that is to thay think that thay are better but we are all the same?

Living in Australia I do not think that we think we are better than others in most aspects of general life, but maybe a lot of people think Australia is better at a lot of sports than the rest of the world. The truth is Australia is better than most the world (at least the countries that aren't drug cheats in sport like America). In things like Cricket, Hockey, Rugby, Swimming (mens isn't that strong at the moment) and many other sports we are the best or close to the best in the world. You wouldn't ever find an Australian person who thinks Australia is better than anyone else in Soccer/Football as we all know in Australia that we aren't but we were robbed by that cheat playing for Italy in the World Cup.

As for business things, I reckon Australian government do truly believe that for the most part places in America, China and a few other countries are better at business than a lot of Australian people. Truth is that if Australia gave out a business visa to every person who wanted one without any difficult to fulfil requirements, well the country would end up being swamped by millions and millions of overseas people who'd love to live in Australia due to some of the aspects people have mentioned in this post like the beautiful women, nice weather etc. A chunk of America, a large chunk of the UK, a big chunk of China, a chunk of India etc would all come to Australia to live and work meaning we'd have a huge population boom which would quadruple or more the population meaning the economy would turn in to a complete disaster as even larger chunks would be going to those foreign countries than is already the case.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 2, 2007, at 1:49 PM by aharrold45 ]