What do you think of Australians?

@Krisss (1231)
Australia
December 3, 2007 5:57pm CST
I just read an interesting thread asking what people of the world thought of Americans. And it got me thinking. What does the rest of the world think of Australia and Australians? Make sure you tell me what country you are from too!
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8 responses
• Australia
4 Dec 07
I'm an Aussie living in Queensland so I have to be biased & say that we are a great bunch of people with a lot of different cultures.
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
Well of course you are biased lol. You are right about us having a varied culture, I bet your life in Queensland is very different to mine in Melbourne. But then people in New York live a very different lifestyle to people in Alabama, it may as well be a different country!
• Australia
4 Dec 07
yeah, here in Mackay, we are pretty laid back...no hustle & bustle to get to work, our version of a traffic jam is like Brisbane city of a weekend!!!! Up here we only dress for summer most of the time & don't have to account for having 4 seasons in 1 day like in Melbourne
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
I loooove Melbourne weather. I have lived in Rocky, Adelaide, Perth and Newcastle but Melbourne is by far my favorite weather.
@Anakata2007 (1789)
• Canada
4 Dec 07
I'm from Canada. I love Australians accent. I think it's sexy and makes me like them immediately. I know that biased but it's true. I can't say anything negative about australians. They seem to travel a lot in Canada though. I meet a lot of them.
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
Well thats a relief! lol. I used to work with exchange students and the one big feedback we always got was that Australians swear much more than any other nationality.
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@AmbiePam (45808)
• United States
4 Dec 07
I am born and reared in America, and I have been to Australia before. I found Australians extremely friendly and easy going. I was such a tourist! I would ask random shop people that I bought from if I could take their picture. And I met the nicest older ladies on the train. Is that what they call it, train? Anyway, I would love to go again. Two whole months after I returned to my home I still kept saying 'no worries.'
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
That is really nice to hear that people were friendly to you while you were visiting Australia. I had the same experience when I have travelled in America, people are generally very friendly and nice.
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@AmbiePam (45808)
• United States
4 Dec 07
There are bad apples in every bunch, but next time you come, come to see me. Oklahoma is known for being friendly. : )
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
Last time we were entering USA we witnessed an ugly incident that we believe was racially motivated. We decided as we left San Fran that this was our last trip to your shores. From now on we travel towards Europe, but thank you for the kind words and invitation
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@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
i am a aussie also and i think we are a great bunch of people generally,we have a beautiful country.i live on the central coast of n.s.w ,beautiful beaches and coastline and country side,about a hour from sydney.we are pretty laid back,so if you ever come down under give us a call.cheers sue
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
Oh you are biased :) I think NSW has spectacular beaches, in many ways much nicer than Qld.
@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
i actually would love to live in queensland lol
@mcjeannie (705)
• Philippines
4 Dec 07
Hi Krisss.I am not an Aussie but I have mingled with a lot in my workplace.I am a nurse and had worked overseas with my headnurse an AUSTRALIAN.With my dealing, Australians are friendly, helpful and genuine people.With regards to swearing a lot, my headnurse I observed she is doing it but in a joking way.So, I don't feel offended about it.I haven't been to your country, but seen in photos.I think your country is beautiful and your people are kind and loving.Like the way you take care of your environment and have respect to all living things especially the animals. One thing I can't forget about your people where I worked with them and shared fun, they are one of the most sport loving person in the world and one of the best DIVERS in SEA! I wish to visit your country one day!
• Australia
4 Dec 07
I'm from Hong Kong but I've lived in Australia for a few years now and I think Australians are great! Most are very friendly and have a positive attitude to life.
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
Thats great that you are having a good experience here, do you intend to stay? I have been to Hong Kong and I loved how clean it all was but I would get very claustraphobic if I lived there all the time. I need more space than Hong Kong has to offer.
@Ann2407 (306)
• China
4 Dec 07
i am from China,i have never been to Australia.In my mind,Australia is a beautiful country with attractive beachs and sunshine,also there are sheeps and pasures everywhere,when i was small,i read a book named Australia the country ride on the sheep,very interesting name,right?And I love the kangaroo and koala there,they are so cute,just like chinese panda.Do you know my avatar?I think you must know it,it is Australia' red rock,it looks like a body lies on the earth silently.i am looking forward to visiting Australia someday.
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
Yes I know the big red rock, Ive climbed it! It is Ayers rock or as its now known Uluru. Its in the centre of Australia in the middle of the outback. There used to be a saying in the 1960's, that Australia rides on the sheeps back. Meaning that our economy was based on the wool industry. We do have glorious beaches and lots of sunshine, but we also have mountain, and snowfields. It is a very diverse country.
@eseomame (1146)
• United States
11 May 08
I'm from Nigeria and I love Australia. I haven't really come across any Australian one on one, but I have a cousin who resides there and from what I've heard, I think it's a fun place to be in. If I'm thinking of anywhere else to settle down in, it will definitely be Australia.