Discussion in 'Social Place' started by Kchoo, Dec 8, 2017.
I know some of you are from the great Down Under.
What is a day in the life like there for you?
I wanna know too, i love reptiles lol.
I suspect it is much like life in the US, but way less political, and way less dangerous.
Most of our cities have rough areas, but there are only a very few places you would be better to not visit.
Country Aussies are very friendly, and mostly very layed back.
Sadly we are not all like crocodile Dundee, however the scene in the Pub with his mate donk.
Lol, that is a hell of a lot like a lot of pubs I have been too out the bush.
Country blokes often drink a lot but are mostly harmless.
Interestingly when you head out traveling, you see almost more tourists than locals.
So tourism is big here. The Grey Army could take over Australians roads just by sheer numbers
I don't much like the culture in our cities. I am a little biased, but we tend to have a lot of people that are yuppies.
The biggest change I have seen over recent years, decades has in some ways for me been changes for the worse.
We have lots of folks from the city looking for a tree change. They don't like the hustle and bustle of city life so they shift out country. But can often bring the unfriendliness of the city with them.
As an example.
When I was growing up, if you saw a neighbors cows or sheep out. You would grab a couple of family members, heard them back in, and fix the break in the fence.Then probably in a week or two you would see the owner and say something like, "Hey we put some sheep back in the south paddock there the other week"
Now you often have a situation where if my dog gets out of the yard. The neighbor 2 doors up will ring the ranger, the dog will be caught and you get a $200 fine to get it out.
So things are changing a bit. But mostly Aussies are a pretty friendly lot.
One thing though if you ever come here. have thick skin, because we do an awful lot of hanging shit on each other.
In fact it is literally a sign of affection here. If an Aussie is taking the piss out of you, it is most likely because he likes you.
You are far more likely to be ignored if an Aussie doesn't think much of you,
For example, years ago I went to a family gathering for a wedding. It was in WA and I hadn't seen my cousins in 20 years. I walked through the door and my older cousin Danny yelled from the other side of the room.
Ray ya fat bastard, you've, been in a bloody good paddock haven't ya.
to which I replied.
Jesus Danny you ugly prick, you haven't gotten any better looking either ya grey haired old bastard.
Then we shook hands, laughed and got pissed.
Here is where I live. Keep in mind I am now separated and rent the end of a shed to it is not exactly the Ta j-mahal
This is very typical of rural Victoria. It is very very different out in the Northern territory, and WA.
And if August posts photos your going to cry, if there is the garden of Eden on earth, it is in Augusts neck of the woods. It is absolutely jaw droppingly beautiful in Tasmania.
Looking back behind me from the back of my car.
Looking out the back way now.
This is Cradle Lake Tasmania.
Wineglass Bay .
Ancient fog shrouded forests.
What is a Grey Army?
Wow! Very Pretty, August....
Now, what is a day in the life for August like?
Do you travel much?
What is your favorite thing to fpdo?
And whatever else you would like to tell us?
Do you guys have any ancient sites that are thousands of years old?
Lots of places where no one rarely goes. Southwest Wilderness.
Yes we do Aboriginal sites 40,000 years old .
Kutikina Cave "spirit" (Frazer Cave)
These places are highly protected no one goes there and there no photos showing where these areas actually are.
Well I don't do a lot really , my day is tending to my animals and garden , shopping , going for a drive in the bush, lots of wild animals to see here. Yes I travel , do you mean overseas or around where I live ? My favourite thing to do is breathe the fresh air we have down here and enjoy the cool changes brought here by the Antarctic winds on really hot summer days. What else would you like to know I don't talk about me much really I am more interested in finding out about other people. I like caves there are a lot up the valley near where I live I have quite a few bits and pieces from caves I have found in the local creeks washed out when we have heavy rains.
Do they have legends of star people? I remember you posted something on the aborigines while on AU. I anagrammed the name and came up with Base Origin. Some ET race used their DNA for some project and left a hidden message in their name.
The Internet Anagram Server : Anagrams for: aborigines
We only have a population of 500,000 in the entire state where I live there are 5,000 people. Well not exactly where I live I meant in town I live a ways out of it up the valley.
There are the Wandjina .
Wandjina - Wikipedia
Lol, must be an Australian term
Retiree's traveling endlessly in caravans. They have stickers on the back of their caravans like...
Spending the kids Inheritance, and
Jan and Bob UHF 32
Well, they have big eyes like Grays with fat bodies.
yes they are rather odd as Aboriginals usually drew what they saw.
What do you do for a living?
Yes, by travel, I meant abroad, but local travel is just as interesting, if not better...
These things from caves... what are they?
Where are you Merle?
Our old friend Dingo can tell a tale or two. Closest thing we have to a female crocodile Dundee.
Dingo is as Aussie as it gets
Hobart our capitol seen from the top of Mt Wellington.
Just studying here you either earn or learn so that's what I do. The cave items are stalagtites and stalagmites and pieces of cave crystal. I been the UK , Fiji, Singapore, Germany, Middle East. I been to most places here nothing is very far away by road we have no trains so if you do not have a car then a bus is all you have .
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