Eastern Hemisphere, Travel

Oz vs. Kiwi

Now that I’ve visited two or more cities in both Australia and New Zealand, I feel fully qualified to make sweeping generalizations about the differences and similarities between the people and cultures. Follow along as I make a complete fool of myself…

Aussies… Kiwis…
love high speed electric hand driers love electric heated towel racks
drive on the left drive on the left
ignore their own speed limits set their own speed limits so high only a madman would exceed them
have Tim Tam and Cherry Ripe wish they had Tim Tam and Cherry Ripe
lots of people lots of sheep
Mad Max Frodo Baggins
still coming to grips with taking the natives' land away still coming to grips with taking the natives' land away
Hungry Jack Burger King
flag carrier airline has attractive flight attendants who actually seem to enjoy their jobs flag carrier airline has attractive flight attendants who actually seem to enjoy their jobs
have an irrational fear of drop bears have an irrational fear of flying

Illustration of drop bear by Yamavu, used by permission

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