Sunday, May 26, 2013

Believe it or not . . .

From some research in the UK -  his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, Get Up & Go contributor David Ellis wonders what mind-pictures some people in the UK must have of us.

 Travel agents there have compiled a list of some of the weirder questions they’ve been asked by people thinking of visiting Australia, amongst them such gems as:


. Can you wear high heels in Australia?

. Are there supermarkets in Sydney?

. Will fresh milk be available year round in Sydney for my baby?

. I want to walk from Perth to Sydney – is there a railway line I can follow?

. Which direction is north in Australia?

. I am visiting Australia and I have large breasts; as it is on the underneath side of the

  world, will I need a special bra?

. Do you have a map of where I can find ATMs in Sydney?

. Do they have ATMs in Sydney’s suburbs as well as in the city?

. Are the instructions on ATMs in Australia in English?

. Does the sun come up in the morning in Australia, or is it later because it is on the

  other side of the world?

. Can I do a day coach trip (from Sydney) to Ayer’s Rock?

. And of course someone had to ask their agent this: Do they have fish and chip shops

  in Australia?
Sad but true . . . .