You make us laugh with all your silly thoughts about what us Aussies are like and how we do things. Especially when it comes to what we do in summer.
Let me tell you something – all those stereotypes about life in the land of golden sand, perfect waves and blue sky are a little off. In fact, everything is WAY better.
So I’m going to clear up a few myths.
(Warning: You may be feel a sudden urge of jealousy that you aren’t here with us. That’s okay. It’s completely natural).
Myth 1: Surfing is a requirement for citizenship.
You’ll be grateful to know that we won’t deny you a visa if you can’t surf. Most Aussies, like myself, have at least given it a go. But most of us probably ended up spending more time snorting salt water than actually standing on the board.
Knowing how to swim, however, is a requirement. Between the beaches and pools, if you don’t know how to swim… well… you will pretty much have nothing to do in summer.
Myth 2: Between the jellyfish that can kill you, the crocodiles that live in salt water and the sharks that are just hanging out on every beach… you can’t swim.
Don’t worry… those animals are trained to only focus on tourists. Kidding. Really, I’m kidding.
Sure, there are salt water crocs in parts of Australia, and for a couple of months those damn jellyfish take over the beaches in the north. But other than that, the water is fairly safe.
Yes, there are sharks, but you are more likely to be injured trying to capture that perfect envy-inducing selfie than be bitten by a shark. Plus, our hot Chris Hemsworth lifeguards are pretty good at spotting them when they are in the area and warning swimmers.
Myth 3: All our life guards (and men in general) look like Chris Hemsworth.
But don’t worry, we have plenty of hot men that don’t look like Chris, but have equally sexy accents.