Sunday, March 6, 2011

More Culture

Some random culture things about Australia:

As everyone knows, they drive on the left side of the road. No biggie. It makes crossing the street difficult, but really its not that bad because I don't drive here. However, walking seems to be different. You'd think drive on the left, walk on the left, keep left on the stairs, right? (its funny because....) But seriously, it seems like all the city is just clueless which side of the sidewalk/hallway to walk on. I try to keep left, and do a good job of it, but there is always someone coming straight at me. 

Just want to bust the myth that toilets flush the opposite direction. Sorry.

"How are you finding it?" - this essentially means either "How are you?" or "How was/is ______?" depending on the context of the situation. This expression always throws me for a loop.

Tonight, I went to a pub called Doncaster's with some people from church. It was awesome because it was cook your own steaks for $12. You tell them what cut of meat you want, and they give it to you. Then there is a big grill that you get to cook it on, however you'd like. It was a lot of fun.

"As we see, he had a strange and peculiar way of judging things. I suspect that he acquired it from the Gospel." -Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

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