35 Reasons to Avoid Australia

Australia is the planet’s sixth largest country. It’s home to kangaroos, cuddly koala bears and Wolverine. What’s not to love?

Well, as it turns out there are 35 flamin’ good reasons to avoid this country at all costs. Here they are:

They have a weird nickname for themselves

Any country whose nickname is “down under” cannot take itself seriously, can it? Surely that phrase should only be used in the confines of a medical exam room.

XiXinXing / Shutterstock.com

XiXinXing / Shutterstock.com

They may claim to speak English but really, they don’t

Ever heard the phrase “fair dinkum” (fair play)? What about “flat out like a lizard drinking” (really busy)? Us either! Definitely not English.

Antonio Guillem / Shutterstock.com

Antonio Guillem / Shutterstock.com

Their choices of clothing are questionable

Fashion also seems to have gotten away from Australia. Since when did everyday fashion involve hanging corks from your hat?

Leah-Anne Thompson / Shutterstock.com

Leah-Anne Thompson / Shutterstock.com

PAGE 1 OF 12
SHARE ON

Advertisement

14 Ways to Screw Up an International Trip

There are countless things that could go wrong on an international trip, and many of them are out of your control. However, there’s possibly an equal number of ways to screw up your trip, and unfortunately no one to blame but yourself.

Love Holidays from Around the World

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it’s tempting to rail against the North American traditions that lead us to stress about dinner reservations and spend all our money on chocolates every February 14th. However, we’re not the only ones with elaborate holidays that celebrate love.

Around the World in Valentine’s Day Desserts

As we get closer to Valentine’s Day, it’s time to move away from thinking about presents to thinking about what’s really important — food! Forget buying fancy jewelry or elaborate gifts, making your partner a really delicious homemade dessert will show your devotion more than any present could.