It's insanely clean for a major city, and very environmentally friendly. There are recycling bins next to garbage cans in some public places, and, as we now know, the toilets have two buttons to conserve water. Flowers and trees are everywhere in the city.
Food is expensive, but clothes are cheap.
The mullet is a popular hairstyle ((cringe)) and men are very fashion conscious. "Metrosexual" is definitely the prevailing style for men, and men and women alike are often dressed up.
Views of Americans are mixed. A guy we met in the Australian Army told us that the Australian Army is indebted to the U.S. Army and that they view our country very highly. 'We've also heard our share of "typical American"comments, though thankfully not directed at us.
American music is always playing in stores and restaurants. The live music we've heard so far has almost all been covers of American songs, although we did hear a few Australian tunes.
There are very few obese people here, perhaps related to the portion sizes being much smaller?? We joke that any obese people we see are probably American tourists.
You can get an espresso, latte, cappuccino, or a mocha but not plain coffee.
Hungry Jack's (Burger King in Australia) sells soft serve ice-cream for 40 cents. Bad for the figure but not the wallet.
People are very friendly for the most part.
Drinking is a huge part of the culture here. Wine is often cheaper than beer.
We've hardly seen any homeless here, which Jenny learned is due to their excellent "welfare"system. The people that are homeless are generally mentally ill.
That's all I can think of at the moment, but will report back with more.