I have ventured into the fray and emerged victorious!
Well, technically it wasn’t so much a fray, more of a mall. And it wasn’t so much victorious.. perhaps a better description would be ‘sweaty and laden with groceries’
But still! I overcame my fear of busses and I’m sure that counts for something.
There were a great many curious things to be seen but firstly, I would just like to ask..
Seriously! Pretty much all women’s fashion stores carry these ridiculously short dresses, miniskirts (more wide belts) and hot pants. It’s either that or long soupy dresses. And shoe stores have mostly ridiculously high heels. Not at all suited for the large amount of walking you have to do here.
Bt that is just the beginning of the wonder en mystery that is Australian shopping. Why, for instance, did the Ozzies import these :
To be fair, Grolsh is very good beer, but Oranjeboom?? Why?? And I won’t even speak of the unspeakable fish product.
Thankfully, there are also good things, like whiskey. This one is named after my University:
So, the shopping trip was an education. In summary: malls can always be bigger, skirts can always be shorter, and I will never understand why people eat fish that comes in jars..