A Canadian who frequently travels to Australia has issued a warning to those wishing to travel to the West Indies.
Chris Zou says Australians have a brazen habit of “trolling” tourists with lies about the country.
The traveler said an Australian friend managed to convince him that koalas were venomous on a previous trip and warned other tourists not to fall for any more tricks.
“For any of you thinking of visiting Australia in the future, let me warn you,” Chris said in a message. video.
“Take what Australians say with a grain of salt because for some reason one of their favorite pastimes is trolling tourists.”
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Chris Zou has traveled from Canada to Australia several times this year and is issuing a warning to other visitors. He said Australians loved to “troll” tourists and he fell for their tricks.
The Canadian said he was about to travel to Australia for the third time this year and was determined not to get caught in the local pitfalls.
“You know how in virtually any other country, if someone says something incorrect about that country, everyone in that country will correct that misinformation? ” He asked.
“For some reason Australians don’t really like that, so they just like to play with misinformation.”
The first time Chris and his partner came to Australia, they wanted to see if the rumor that the toilet flushed in the opposite direction to that in the northern hemisphere was true.
“The water spins the exact same fucking way it spins here and we looked at each other wondering why would anyone make that up?” he remembers.
The last time Chris was in Australia, an Australian friend told him a lie which he then shared with his 304,800 followers on TikTok.
“I was chatting with an Australian friend of mine, or someone I thought was a friend, and he just casually said you can’t eat a koala because it’s venomous,” he said. explain.
A friend of Chris’s convinced him that koalas couldn’t be eaten because they are venomous. Chris shared the ‘fact’ on TikTok, sending thousands into hysterics (stock image)
The TikToker shared his new information online, leaving hundreds of Australians in suspense.
“The comments section was full of Australians saying, ‘Here’s our people again, they’re just fooling the tourist, we’re so funny,'” he said.
“I wonder why my friend would lie about that?” Why would he be okay with me making a fool of myself in front of hundreds of thousands of people?
Chris also complained about how Australians speak in a “confusing” way, especially those who say “Yeah, no” or “No, yeah”.
“The conversation goes on and then I’m sitting there like a fucking idiot wondering, wait, did he mean yes or did he mean no?” he said.
He finished by asking his Australian supporters if the University of Melbourne would host a “Swiftposium” academic conference to discuss Taylor Swift’s impact on culture and economics.
Australian viewers thought Chris’s experiences were hysterical and others shared their own Australian “facts”.
“I laughed so hard at that. We really like to jump into these ideas. “My Australian friend said that, is it true? Other Australians: “Of course,” said one user.
“Sarcasm is our unofficial language. We are also excited about the tourists because they have a long way to go here,” said a second.
“Money in Australia is called dollarydoos,” joked a third.
” Absolutely right. Sorry. But watch out for falls when you go to Melbourne,” added a fourth.
Others cleared up confusion about how Australians speak.
“The ‘yeah’ part is acknowledging what you’re saying or your point of view. “No” is the answer or answer. It works the same way,” one view said.
“Yeah, no” means no. “Nah yeah” means yes,” another agreed.