If you want to keep visitors out, just be honest with them. This sign basically says, we don’t want you here, ruining our natural environment and littering, so go back to where you came from! It’s not yours; it’s ours, and if you do decide to enter, you will probably die. Think we’re lying? This is Australia. Try us, won’t you?
If Aussies say you will probably die, you’d better believe it’s highly likely! Everything is so politically correct these days that the truth cannot be said out loud and in the open. Ridiculous excuses of cliffs and rocks are made up just to keep us out.
Are We There Yet?
Traveling with kids, especially for long distances, can be a great challenge. Food and drinks, card games, Simone says, I spy with my eye, and Are we there yet are the most common things that keep parents and children occupied throughout the road trip. The same road games have never gone out of fashion.
After a while, it is us, the parents, who start wondering when on earth we are going to reach our destination; as Simone has said enough, this journey seems neverending. Luckily enough, there are road signs like this along the way, making sure the drivers know that they are still in child entertainment territory.
Last Call for Alcohol
No matter how much the Ozzies try, they will never be able to get rid of their British origins, and these days, Australia is still part of the Commonwealth. The Brits have left enough landmarks to assure everyone, locals and visitors, that the roots of Australia are in the kingdom of fish, chips, and beer.
Going on a drive into the wild deserts with no pub on the way for fueling up can be as dangerous as not drinking at all. God save the queen. Luckily, though, the Aussies have come up with ingenious ways to salvage a long road trip into the unforgiving outback – the infamous “goon sack” or wine in a pouch.
Lizards. Really Big Lizards
We have taken a moment to dedicate a page to lizards. Enormous lizards. The kind of lizards you can find only down under. Australia is home to five species of these giant lizards, but funnily enough, they have no fear of humans, so they are literally everywhere. Suddenly, that neighborhood raccoon or skunk doesn’t seem like too much to handle!
So, forget about snakes, and forget about cockroaches; lizards are the thing in Australia. Next time you come across one of these monsters across the street, walk on by. It’s not uncommon to find these mini dinosaurs nonchalantly basking in the sun on your way to work.
How many names for the restroom are you familiar with? In Australia, there are several. All English-speaking country visitors have a different way of defining the sacred room, and the Ozzies have decided to adopt them all. We assume this saves them from answering all day long where the ladies, Sheilas', restrooms, and Loos are.
Judging by their state, it might be best to go in a bush! “Blokes” is self-explanatory. Sheila is Australian slang for woman, but not a very kind one from what we gather. We are familiar with most terms here, but can anyone tell me who Dunny is and how he (or she or it) ended up on this list?