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Tourists

The questions below about Australia, are from potential visitors. They
were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and the answers are the
actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a sense of
humour.

Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on TV,
how do the plants grow? (UK).
A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching
them die.

Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? (USA)
A: Depends how much you've been drinking.

Q: I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad
tracks? (Sweden)
A: Sure, it's only three thousand miles, take lots of water.

Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Australia? (Sweden)
A: So it's true what they say about Swedes.

Q: Are there any ATMs (cash machines) in Australia? Can you send me a
list of them in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Harvey Bay? (UK)
A: What did your last slave die of?

Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Australia?
(USA)
A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe.
Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the Pacific which does
not ... oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in
Kings Cross. Come naked.

Q: Which direction is North in Australia? (USA)
A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here
and we'll send the rest of the directions.

Q: Can I bring cutlery into Australia? (UK)
A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? (USA)
A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which
is...oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night
in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races.

Q: Can I wear high heels in Australia? ( UK)
A: You are a British politician, right?

Q: Are there supermarkets in Sydney and is milk available all year
round? (Germany)
A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of vegan hunter/gatherers. Milk is
illegal.

Q: Please send a list of all doctors in Australia who can dispense
rattlesnake serum. (USA)
A: Rattlesnakes live in A-meri-ca which is where YOU come from. All
Australian snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and make
good pets.

Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Australia, but I forget
its name. It's a kind of bear and lives in trees. (USA)

A: It's called a Drop Bear. They are so called because they drop out of
Gum trees and eat the brains of anyone walking underneath them. You can
scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out
walking.

Q: Do you have perfume in Australia? (France)
A: No, WE don't stink.

Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you
tell me where I can sell it in Australia? (USA)
A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

Q: Can you tell me the regions in Tasmania where the female population
is smaller than the male population? (Italy)
A: Yes, gay nightclubs.

Q: Do you celebrate Christmas in Australia? (France)
A: Only at Christmas..

Q: I was in Australia in 1969 on R+R, and I want to contact the girl I
dated while I was staying in Kings Cross. Can you help? (USA)
A: Yes, and you will still have to pay her by the hour.

Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA)
A: Yes, but you'll have to learn it first

Comments

( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
starsandabove
Jul. 10th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
I really like this. . .it's so funny!
burnstr2
Jul. 10th, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
Thanks! I like the Vienna Boys' Choir one the best lol =)
shannon_head
Jul. 10th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
"that big island in the middle of the Pacific which does
not ... oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in
Kings Cross. Come naked."

lmfao.
oh how i love Australia
imajika
Jul. 10th, 2006 05:40 am (UTC)
haha gotta love the last one! so fucken true.
petal1983
Jul. 10th, 2006 11:23 am (UTC)
Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA)
A: Yes, but you'll have to learn it first


::dies::
soramame_kun
Jul. 11th, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
that was sooooo funny. I nearly died laughing in my cubicle.
innisathome
Jul. 11th, 2006 12:00 pm (UTC)
hahaha, nice. is there any point in me defending myself and other australians in saying "we are SO not like that" or has our rep already gone :P
burnstr2
Jul. 11th, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)
lol I don't think so, as I'm a kiwi and we know exactly what you lot are like ;-)
innisathome
Jul. 11th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
at least we have more people than sheep...*mumbles*

there is absolutely nothing wrong with making fun of people and not helping =D
burnstr2
Jul. 11th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
and no I wont say "fish n chips" for you lol
sweet__mistakes
Jul. 13th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
haha
this made me laugh so hard because I just got back from australia =]
burnstr2
Jul. 13th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)
I hope you came to New Zealand too?
sweet__mistakes
Jul. 14th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
yes I did =D went to both islands and had a wonderful time. it snowed while I was on the south island
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