So how would we describe this fabulous country? The first word that comes to our mind is a melting pot of cultural fusion. The diversity in Australia will surprise and amaze you. From the city skylines to the suburban villas the adventures continue. Here smiles and greetings with such warmth is as common as auto-rickshaws in Mumbai. People are more laid back, and don’t be surprised to see shops closed with signs saying out surfing when the whether is great, coz that’s how the Aussies roll!
The culture of Australia is a mostly Western culture, derived primarily from Britain but also influenced by the unique geography of Australia, the diverse input of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other Oceanian people makes it a beautiful mix. The Australian values include: respect for the equal worth, dignity and freedom of the individual.
A common assumption often made is that most Australians live a rural lifestyle, called the Outback. Warm Australian climate is favorable to an outdoor lifestyle, many Australians will spend large amounts of time either at the beach or in outdoor sport activities.
Australians have a different way of speaking English, sometimes the people who grew up in an English speaking country too can get confused while talking to Australians. They do have some canny lingo that may get you boggled like brekki for breakfast or Broli or umbrella but fear not you can always look them up and get accustomed to using them.
The rumor’s are true, Australia sees four seasons in a day in most part of the country, so always carry your umbrella and dress in layers.
With an influx of the diverse cultures, food is never a problem as you will find an Indian restaurant just as easily as an Asian or Italian. Cappuccino and lattes are a must try not just for the coffee enthusiasts but also for the newbies.
Shopping hours in Australia are limited from 9am to 5pm, even in city areas. Some areas may have late-night shopping, where shops may stay open until 9 pm or later on Thursday or Friday nights. However, supermarkets and department stores, often stay open late each night and some even operate 24 hours a day.
We are already on our Kangaroo rides to explore this vast land in Pacific ocean, are you up for a ride with us?
Special thanks to Miss.Tanvi Uchil for helping us in drafting this article.