Italian tourist living on the Gold Coast reveals three surprising Aussie habits she just doesn’t understand
A young traveler has shared the three things that shocked her about everyday life for Australians after moving overseas.
Sofia Saccone took to TikTok earlier this month to reveal how common habits – including early morning exercise, vaping and going barefoot – were so different from her hometown of Lerici, in Italy.
Captioned ‘Australian things that would send an Italian into a coma’, Ms Saccone said the first thing she noticed after moving to Queensland’s Gold Coast was how quickly locals were waking up.
“Because of my job, I would go out in the morning at 5 a.m.,” she said.
“As I was walking and eating my cookie, I swear I saw a lot of people walking their dogs.”
Sofia Saccone (pictured) said common Australian habits, including early morning exercise, vaping and going barefoot, startled her so much she nearly ‘went into a coma’
Those who jogged early in the morning weren’t just old people either, she added.
“Like, 20-somethings (running), and not alone!”
“They run in groups, which means you have to organize these things, you know, with your friends – ‘Guys, what are we going to do tomorrow? Wake up, let’s wake up at 4 and go for a run,’ she exclaimed.
‘Why at 4am? Why not do it at night like normal people?
The Italian tourist then added that tobacco use also differs in Australia compared to overseas, with many resorting to vapes rather than cigarettes.
“Cigarettes are very expensive in Australia,” she added.
“We all know you’re a millionaire or you can’t afford (cigarettes).
“So when they come here, people start vaping like what happened to me.”
The young traveler currently lives on the Gold Coast (pictured, stock) and her video has been viewed over 53.4 thousand times
Brandishing a dark blue vape, Ms Saccone said e-cigarettes would “send anyone into a coma”.
‘They are good. I love it…at least it will be a really, really sweet coma,” she joked.
The last thing the young traveler noticed was Australians’ tendency to go barefoot in public.
“Everyone really likes to go out without their shoes on,” she said.
“You don’t know why, I don’t know why – they just do that.
‘They want to go shopping (shopping), you’re going to find a lot of people without their shoes. On the bus, without shoes,” recalls Ms. Saccone.
“And they’re not crazy – they’re like regular people like me.
“It’s just normal for them.”
His video, shared as By Sacconji, has been viewed over 53.4 thousand times.