A Canadian who frequently travels to Australia has issued a warning to those wanting to travel Down Under.
Chris Zou said Australians have a cheeky habit of ‘trolling’ tourists with lies about the country.
The traveller said an Aussie friend successfully convinced him that koalas were poisonous during a previous trip and warned other tourists not to fall for other tricks.
‘For any of you planning to visit Australia in the future, let me heed you a warning,’ Chris said in a video.
‘Take what Australians say with a grain of salt because for some reason one of their favourite pastimes is trolling tourists.’
Chris Zou has travelled from Canada to Australia several times this year and issues a warning to other visiting. He said Australians love to ‘troll’ tourists and he’s fallen for their tricks
The Canadian said he is about to visit Australia for the third time this year and is determined not to fall for any local tricks.
‘You know how in basically every 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 to so that they like to just play along with the misinformation.’
The first time Chris and his partner came to Australia they wanted to see if the rumour of the toilet flushing the opposite way to the northern hemisphere was true.
‘The water spins the exact same f***ing way that it spins here and we stared at each other wondering why would any one make this up?’ he recalled.
The last time Chris came to Australia an Aussie friend told him a lie that he later shared with his 304,800 TikTok followers.
‘I was chatting with an Australian friend of mine, or someone who I thought was a friend, and he just casually threw out you can’t eat a koala because they’re poisonous,’ he explained.
A friend of Chris’s convinced him Koalas couldn’t be eaten because they are poisonous. Chris shared the ‘fact’ on TikTok sending thousands into hysterics (stock image)
The TikToker shared his newfound information online leaving hundreds of Aussies in stitches.
‘The comment section was full of Australians being like, ‘There go our people again, just tricking the tourist, we’re so funny’,’ he said.
‘I’m like why the f*** would my friend lie about this? 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’ manner specifically those who say ‘Yeah, nah’ or ‘Nah, yeah’.
‘The conversation keeps going 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 Aussie followers if the recent news Melbourne Univeristy will be hosting a ‘Swiftposium’ academic conference to discuss Taylor Swift’s impact on culture and the economy.
Australian viewers thought Chris’s experiences were hysterical and others shared their own Aussie ‘facts’.
‘I laughed so hard at this. We totally love going all in on these ideas. ‘My Australian friend said this, is it true?’. Other Aussies: ‘Sure’,’ one user said.
‘Sarcasm is our unofficial language. We also get overexcited by tourists because they have so far to travel here,’ a second explained.
‘The money in Australia is called dollarydoos,’ joked a third.
‘All true. Sorry. But do be careful of the drop bears when you go to Melbourne,’ a fourth added.
Others cleared up the confusion over the way Australians speak.
‘The ‘yeah’ part is to acknowledge what you’re saying or your point of view. The ‘nah’ is the answer or response. Works the same opposite,’ one view said.
”Yeah nah’ means no. ‘Nah yeah’ means yes,’ another agreed.