Flight of Fancy podcast: The things that shock first-time visitors to Australia

If you ever saw a venomous snake in one of Australia's major cities, it would scare the life out of you. Because the thing is, we don't actually have that many snakes in Australia. Well, we do, but you don't see them. Definitely not in urban areas. Definitely not in big cities.

And this is probably one of the things that shocks foreigners when they first come to Australia: there are a lot of dangerous things here, but you'll probably never encounter them in real life. That, and Australians have a very sarcastic sense of humour. And we don't actually drink Fosters. But we do eat a lot of Thai food. And this place is enormous, and diverse, and it's impossible to cover in a single holiday.

On this episode of Flight of Fancy, UK expat writers Sue Williams and Rob McFarland join me to take a look not at the world, but rather at how the world looks at us. The trio are talking about this "weird mob", as Australians are known, and the country we inhabit. They're covering all of the quirks and eccentricities, all of the surprises that are in store for people who think the place is just like Crocodile Dundee.

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