June 02, 2013

Struth! Weird questions to Australian travel agents


IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis wonders what mind-pictures some people in the UK must have of us.


Travel agents there have compiled a list of some of the weirder questions they've been asked by people thinking of visiting Australia, amongst them such gems as:


. Can you wear high heels in Australia?

. Are there supermarkets in Sydney?

. Will fresh milk be available year round in Sydney for my baby?

. I want to walk from Perth to Sydney – is there a railway line I can follow?

. Which direction is north in Australia?

. I am visiting Australia and I have large breasts; as it is on the underneath side of the world, will I need a special bra?

. Do you have a map of where I can find ATMs in Sydney?

. Do they have ATMs in Sydney's suburbs as well as in the city?

. Are the instructions on ATMs in Australia in English?

. Does the sun come up in the morning in Australia, or is it later because it is on the other side of the world?

. Can I do a day coach trip (from Sydney) to Ayer's Rock?

. And of course someone had to ask their agent this: Do they have fish and chips shops in Australia?


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