3/17/2006

Kangaroo-Country Austria

Until a few years ago: when being abroad and people heard where I came from, almost everybody confused Austria with Australia and said something like: Oh, you're from kangaroo-country .....which got a bit unnerving at times.

In the last few years Austria seems to have achieved a much better name recognition, what with Arnold Schwarzenegger and similar important personalities ;-). Now I usually keep quiet about my origins, respectively consider telling people I'm from Australia.

This is not as far fetched as it may seem: Some days ago a kangaroo (or, actually a wallaby) run away from a vet in Carinthia/Austria and had to be caught in the masses of snow. Luckily, it worked.

1 comment:

sycamore said...

i had that misconception too till i was a little kid but now i know that austria is a beautifull nature loving country in europe

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