Saturday, May 17, 2008

Hello from Down Under

Well, I am here in Australia living it up.  Not exactly living it up, but working.  I have been here a few days, and although the Aussies speak a form of the English language, it is tough to understand sometimes.  Also, it is very expensive here.  I bought a couple of bottled teas from the 7 11 on the corner.  $3.60 each.  For all you BUTT suckers it is $13 for a pack of smokes.  There is joke between my colleagues and I that is you leave the hotel it will cost you $20.  It is close to the truth.

Today is my getting out and about day, and I plan on visiting the local attractions.  I am excited about the opportunity, however, it will probably rain all day.  Never fear, the hotel will provide me with an umbrella.  

Things are different here.  For one thing, this part of Australia likes AFL football.  Its not soccer or Rugby, but similar.  The games are very exciting and fast paced, but the rules are a little hard to follow.  I did watch a match the other night, and found it entertaining.  Which is good, considering the hotel offers 5 sports channels, not much else.

Take care and come back for more exciting adventures

1 comment:

Leigh said...

Hard to understand accents and high prices aside, I hope you enjoyed your time here in Melbourne. It's the friendly visitors like yourself that make my job... more interesting :). Good luck on your travels!
- Leigh from Cafe Ella