There’s hot, and there’s hot. Apparently, even the most expensive pair of flip-flops wouldn’t stand the Australian heat, so buying some fancy Gucci flops instead of simple Haviannas won’t work here. Why crank up the heat on the stove inside your house when it’s already so hot? Australia can become so hot in summer (December-February) that you can fry eggs on the pavement or literally melt your flip-flops on it.
Basically, any cheap rubber thing you own can be melted and reshaped into something new. If you’re going to roast in the sun for most of the year, you better make the most of it. Always look on the bright side of life.
Oz is known for numerous things. Beautiful landscapes, breathtaking views, fascinating animals, and holding the Guinness world record for Christmas lights display. Yes, one of the few places on earth that celebrate Christmas in summer holds this record. Over 500K lights were used for this display in 2013.
Now, we have two questions. The first question is, when did this dude start putting the lights up to be ready for the holiday? And the second question is about the house. How big is this house? Don't rich people have something better to spend their money on other than Christmas lights?
Markering, Marketing, Marketing
Walking along the road on a hot summer's day can sometimes be unpleasant. Walking down the road on an Australian hot summer's day can send you right into the local pub. No matter how early it is, and no matter if you're behind the wheel later on in the day (unadvisable, but what are you going to do), when it's as hot as this sign says it is, beer will come first.
It’s either beer or actually become the classic shriveled-up shrimp on the Barbie. The marketing team who works for this pub surely did their homework, as no one, and we mean no one, can resist this.
I Came, I Ate, I Left
Following different depictions in various American films and TV shows, Chinese restaurateurs have built a reputation for being rigorous and in-your-face kind of hosts. If they have something to say, they will just say it. No hinting, no assuming, and no, can I buy a vowel. This buffet festive owner was probably sick and tired of customers helping themselves throughout all hours of the day and decided to put an end to it.
You come in, take a seat, enjoy your lunch (or not, but no one is interested in that), and leave. Tough talk and straight shooting are the Aussie way, aren’t they? Looks like the owners of this restaurant aren’t only surviving but thriving down under.
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.