So you saw some girl with a tank top, cargo jeans, and cargo boots an energetic personality and natural zest for the outdoors and you thought you’d get you an Aussie girl. There’s an obvious thrill for an Americans and Australians to know what the other’s all about given that they live on opposite sides of the planet. But do you have to make the 22 hour flight in order to find out? Not quite.
You see, while we here in the US always make our eyes wide and pat a person on the back for making the effort to backpack after graduating college—for an Aussie backpacking is religion. Exploring usually Europe or Asia is a right of passage and it’s very unlikely you’ll make it far hopping from hostel to hostel without coming across a single Australian or New Zealander girl. Something akin to the Hobbits travelling across Middle Earth to destroy the Ring (not calling Aussies Hobbits just making a cute comparison because of New Zealand, relax.) It might feel strange to be in Madrid ready to meet a Spanish girl at of the many, many clubs they have in the city and end up getting lost in a conversation or a drink filled extravaganza with an Australian female instead, but if you think about it this was much less of a trip than the one to her home country so you made out pretty well.
I for the life of me can’t tell the difference between an Australian and a New Zealander and you probably won’t be able to tell either. They both travel an extreme amount. From what I’ve seen the Aussie girl is more a partier generally, while the New Zealander is more conservative but I don’t enough of a sample size to confirm.
So wait can’t I just wait them to visit the States if I live in a major city? Not quite…every time I asked whether they were planning to visit the States they would like at me uncomfortably and say “well…you know” I would keep their gaze and make them keep talking despite them obviously looking for an easy out. They would continue “so yeah…there’s just so many places in Europe I want to see!” I’m not sure why our glorious nation doesn’t appeal as much, but it’s likely if you want to be meeting more Australian girls you’ll have to have at a little backpacking.
But that’s the beauty of an Aussie girl. She’s like an American girl, but more worldly. Being that they themselves are backpacking they’re generally very willing and interested in getting to know you and who knows you might just get that love story of one of the two you moving to live with the other after many long e-mails. Or, at least you’ll both have one hell of a night in a beautiful country that both of you have never experienced before.