What do Australian missed the most when they are away?
Here are just some of the things
1. Those perfect, white crests, salty, deep, blue ocean and soft, golden sand that squeaks under your feet. Our beaches are DESIGNER
2.Weather that permits you to wear shorts all year round.
3. The FULL METAL RACKET that is the Aussie bush (and the fact that it’s usually just a short walk away.)
4. Living amongst the most stylish birds on the planet.
5. Water so clean and clear you can drink straight from the tap. Shouldn’t be a luxury, but it is.
6. Living in a multiracial society where patriotism is voluntary, not compulsory.*
7. Funnily enough, great Aussie food is missed when living overseas.
8. Great Aussie Restaurants.
9.Great Aussie pubs.
12. Booze. For some reason it tastes better in Australia.
15. Hitting 120km/hr on those long, country roads …
16. … to reach those lonesome, wide, open spaces that leave you feeling deeply grateful you get all of this, to yourself.
18. Outdoor sports and/or perving on the effortlessly, bronzed bodies that are playing them.
19. Blindingly blue skies.
(Particularly for the Aussies living in Los Angeles, London and Beijing.)
20. The sunlight.
There’s something so pure, white and cleansing about it.
21. So although the sun rises and sets wherever we are in the world, it’s never quite the same.
Those who didn’t grow up with Christmas in the middle of summer find it difficult to comprehend. But when we’re in the middle of a white Christmas, Australians are dreaming of subbies in the back yard around the bbq, sucking prawn guts off our fingers and playing street cricket in the sunshine.
Sure, you can get fish’n’chips pretty much anywhere, but can you get it all greasy and rolled up in paper with Chico rolls and dim sims (fried and steamed) and potato cakes? No my friend, you cannot.
Beef sausages are an iconic part of the traditional Aussie BBQ.
We don’t always put shrimp on the barbie, contrary to Paul Hogan’s oft-remembered tourism pitch. However, barbequed beef sausages are relatively common, especially as food fare for children. Suprisingly, beef sausages are non-existent in many countries, with pork or turkey sausages as the normal option available. These just don’t have the same appeal. Perhaps with time, we’ll aclimatize but whenever we get the chance to indulge in this traditional food back home, we now grab the chance!