Sunday, 6 March 2016
Notes on Australia
First, it doesn't matter where you go around the country....you feel like you are in the 1950s of America. Buildings are updated or modern....they all have that brick look and feel like some small town atmosphere.
It has a sense of appeal....a place where you'd like to arrive....open up a coffee shop, and get a feel of home-town real quick.
In the US, most of these places have been torn down and turned into some cheap looking aluminum buildings.
Then you come to this second observation....about humor.
This was a newspaper piece that I saw one day....a missing poster for Tazmania.
You see....if you go and look at most general maps of the country (not the fancy atlas type), they all miss the little island to the far right bottom of Australia.
Folks in Tazmania.....talk about this a bit. They realize they get no respect and hardly anyone in Australia regards them as part of the country.
So, they turn this into a bit of humor.....noting that they are missing.
Then I come to my third topic.....Krespy Kreme Donuts.
You see....in Australia....they love the franchise as much as Americans.
In Sydney, you can't go more than two blocks without seeing operation.
This one that I took the picture of? It's just inside the airport terminal.
It didn't matter where I went....Brisbane, Melbourne, etc....they had them everywhere.
Pricing? Well....it's almost the same as the American shops. And the quality is about the same.