1. Huge spiders
Lucky for me, I'm not in the Outback. There must be a huge net cast over the city to keep us safe from harm because I've yet to see these buggers. Cockroaches do run rampant in my apartment, however. #citylife
2. Slow internet
(Is it telling that I had to search the above image to get the full version because I thought it just wasn't loading for me? Tricky, Becca) Apparently this is the case in much of the world outside of the USA, but I'm still waiting on Google fiber. I can't imagine downgrading at this point.
THE STRUGGLE IS SO REAL. Blogging has become few and far between due to this which makes my heart so sad. Don't worry, if there's a will there's a way! Also very few free WiFi joints here.
I 've been dying to get that cliche koala pic since day one. Discovered it was recently made illegal to hold a koala in New South Wales (the state Sydney is located). Making a trip up to the zoo in Queensland very soon to make this dream a reality. ps. Fun Fact: Why do koalas sleep 22 hours/day? They get high off the eucalyptus leaves!
Australians drive on the left side of the road. This may not be terrifying to you, but I have a hard enough time driving on the right side.
I would die too. Heck, I missed 24 out of a possible 25 you could miss to fail your drivers test at the ripe 'ol age of 16. I consider it a blessing in disguise that I don't have a car here. I've almost gotten taken out by buses crossing the street in oncoming traffic.
They're everywhere. And they sort of have a lot of teeth. If I lived in Australia, I'd have a fenced in yard. But don't worry, giant pythons will hunt them down for you.
Everything in Australia is more expensive. Call me stingy, but I hate the idea of spending more money on Taco Bell.
By far the most sobering reality. Get ready to spend $100 on a sleeveless blouse, $50 on a tiny bottle of liqour, and $700 a week on rent. McD's has no dollar menu, or $2 for that matter. Ps. Australia has no Taco Bell...or Chipotle...or really Mexican for that matter. Mad Mex is about the extent of it. Hold me while I cry.
7. Flying foxes
This is the stuff of nightmares. And every reason to lock yourself in a cage where these things can't get to you. Oh, but wait. Actually, they're kind of cute.
Have not yet come across these, thank goodness. But surely will on my grad camping trip next month!
8. No SephoraYES THIS IS THE MOST TERRIFYING.
No Forever 21, no Francesca's. They do have Target but it is an entirely different company.
What do you guys think, can I survive in Australia for a year? Maybe longer?