A couple of days ago i just got back from my first overseas trip. Where did i choose to go for this trip of mine? No other place than the fabled USA.
As the first Paul to go there since Paul Hogan with Crocodile Dundee it was important to observe the environment around me to bring back to Australia my finding from thousands of miles away.
Overall i was pleasantly surprised. Rather then seeing the stereotypical idea that we see on the TV, i instead discovered that the general american is very, very different from the stereotype indeed. Though... some things arent.
So, what i learnt from America.
- Walmart is freaking huge!! There is enough space for a McDonalds in it :P
- Highways are hugs as well. Here in Oz we conider 3 lanes big. In the US 6 lanes seems like the big ones
- Everything in McDonalds is bigger
- There is A LOT of unsecured wireless.. someone needs to secure that stuff
- People like guns.
- Politics is not something to talk about. It's a touchy subject
- So is healthcare
- Socialism is a very very very bad thing
- Healthcare is very expensive. And i heard, the number one way people are put into bankruptcy
- Everything is cheaper
- The associate australians with odd things sometime
- Just a tip for americans. Australians hardly ever say "You beauty mate" unless you're in the outback
- Vegas is crazy :)
But in the end my holiday was not only insightful but great fun. I was glad to find the stereotype of Americans was wrong :)
And now i can actually post here again :) I'm not relying on McDonalds free wifi to contact people.
So, what do you guys think. Did i get anything wrong? :P