Two weeks, five tours, 1,000,032 flies, 100+ weak drinks (equivalent to approximately 20 US cocktails), over 40 hours in flight, and more than 2500 photos later our New Years celebration in Australia has come to an end. So, what have we learned in the second half of our adventure?
Lesson #1: Pre-buy all alcohol at duty free before arrival to Australia
Lesson #2: Australians have very different thoughts on child rearing
Lesson #3: Flies. Millions of them. Everywhere.
Lesson #4: Melbourne has a serious inferiority complex. Don't even think of mentioning that some other city does (or has) something better. You will be beat.
Lesson #5: Better bars (and hotter men) in Melbourne
Lesson #6: Free tourist shuttles are free for a reason
Lesson #7: 7up = Lemonade in Australia
Lesson #8: Eric could never live down under...buying video games alone would empty his bank account
Lesson #9: Vegemite is an ACQUIRED taste...and one that is thankfully only in Australia
Lesson #10: Australia is full of fascinating animals
Lesson #11: Australia LOVES UGGS
Lesson #12: Australia is FANTASTIC and we can't wait to go back!