L.J.Kentowski has been kind enough to pass on the Kreative Blogger Award my way. Huge thanks L.J. Pop over and read her 7 interesting facts:)
The general rules of this award are:
First off, you need to thank the blogger who so generously nominated you for this fine award and provide a link back to their blog.
Next, list 7 things about yourself that readers may find interesting.
Finally, nominate 7 other bloggers, provide links to their sites and let them know.
I’m going to twist things a bit, and pass on this blog award to all my followers, so please feel free to share this on your blog. Also, rather than share 7 facts about me, I’m going to share 7 things I learned while I was on my trip in the US.
1. Most people in the US only get 2 weeks annual leave per year (there are exceptions). In Australia, we get 4 weeks per year.
2. When shopping at Macy’s, by telling them you’re an international visitor (and showing a passport), you get 10% off everything. Woohoo.
3. Entrees are not appetizers, as they called in Australia, but actually main meals.
4. Kept forgetting tax is not included in prices, so I never knew how much things really cost. I kept getting caught out, since I tried to pay with exact change. Ended up with a huge amount of pennies.
5. Television ads for pharmaceutical items were freaky – I’m referring to the severe side effects they would always mention – one said something about partial blindness. Why would anyone take these drugs?
6. There are USA flags everywhere.
7. Chocolate tastes differently. In the USA, it is sickly sweet, though I still liked it. Australia uses cane sugar, while the US use corn sugar.
And somebody actually asked me if there are kangaroos all over the roads in Australia…hehe made me giggle.
Can you think of any other differences you’ve heard or experienced?