Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Have You Seen Cam?

So our new captive is doing well so far. The Tourism Australia blogger from Canada has been having a bloody good time, so Sage tells me. The boys from Consortium have been showing this lad the best time of his life (Melbourne you have nothing on us!). The journey started up a little place called Castle Hill, which being a good Canadian guy loved every minute of. Next stop Billabong Sanctuary feeding our local pet crocs, Reef HQ to meet some crippled turtles than out to the floating rock Magnetic island where some scenes where made with the local transport- a Moke completely decked out in Hello Kitty colours? Then Cam made it back just in time to have a gourmet spread put on by the Watermark. The boys didn’t stop there and headed out for Townsville’s legendary cheap chewy at Consortium to finish the night. Rumour has it he did go somewhere else in the wee hours which had a lot of poles involve, not too sure where that was though? Maybe Sage can explain that to me?. Considering the days events I’m wondering how Cam made the early morning 3hour ferry trip to Yongala Reef for his diving adventure. Hmmm burly anyone?
Kicko and Cam in the Kitty Automobile
Cam enjoying some of the treats on offer at the Watermark

Ok so in keeping with our touristy theme I found a great educational map of the Americas and also a compare and contrast map of Australia including helpfully and insightful questions and answers for any intrepid tourist thinking of visiting our lovely shores.

Enjoy Bazel

These were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials

Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia ? I have never seen it rain on TV, how do the plants grow? ( UK ).

A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die.

Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? ( USA )

A:Depends how much you've been drinking.

Q:I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad tracks? ( Sweden )

A: Sure, it's only three thousand miles, take lots of water.

Q: Are there any ATMs (cash machines) in Australia? Can you send me a list of them in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Hervey Bay ? ( UK )

A: What did your last slave die of?

Q:Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Australia ? ( USA )

A: A-Fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe.
Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the Pacific which does not
... Oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Kings Cross. Come naked.

Q:Which direction is North in Australia ? (USA )

A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions.

Q: Can I bring cutlery into Australia ? ( UK )
A:Why? Just use your fingers like we do...

Q:Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? ( USA )

A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is
Oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.

Q: Can I wear high heels in Australia ? ( UK )
A: You are a British politician, right?

Q:Are there supermarkets in Sydney and is milk available all year round? ( Germany )

A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of vegan hunter/gatherers.
Milk is illegal.