20 Things I’ve Learned Living Down Under

20 Things I’ve Learned Living Down Under

1)The sound of an Aussie accent, and hearing the word ‘mate’ will forever put a smile on my face.

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2) I am fully aware of what heaven looks, tastes, and feels like after spending a sunny afternoon at the Sydney Opera Bar.

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3)Care for life’s details, and embrace the ride; it’s usually just as rewarding as the destination.

4) Aussies are the most hospitable humans on the planet.

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5) Always ‘pay it forward’ to whoever needs it, whether it is a friend, loved one, or most importantly, a complete stranger.

6) $5 bottles of wine (preferably Gossips Brand) are the best way to survive the exorbitant Aussie alcohol prices.

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7) Growing up is a trap; we’re all just big kids anyways.

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8) Life is messy everywhere, even with an accent.

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9) Good, solid, ‘stay with you forever’ friends are rare. So squeeze them, kiss them, lick them, & cherish your time spent with them.

10) To be human is to be imperfect, even in paradise.

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11) ‘Getting amongst it’ is always a good idea, always.

12) There isn’t one way, one plan, one right path to follow; life is transient and ever changing.

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13) Embracing strangers is a necessity in a new place when you know nothing or no one.

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14) The sea, sunshine, and cider can fix almost any problem.

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15) There didn’t seem to be THAT many things that could actually kill you…

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16) Face-timing family and friends from home can add light to your entire day or week.

17) Sunrise is best spent watching the waves of a fresh, new day roll in.

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18) ‘Home’ is no longer one place, or structure. It is a feeling comprised of all of the little moments, people, and places where you let your heart linger.

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19) Timing is everything, this world is way too small, and things usually work themselves out.

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20) There is no perfect place, but Australia is pretty damn close.

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