Huzzah for ‘multicultural’ Australia

29 July, 2006 at 14:02 (Uncategorized)

Meeting people from all over the world, it make you appreciate Australia’s diversity all the more.  Compared to the Europeans or Americans, we seem to know much more about different cultures and cuisines etc.  Actually, on this topic, alot of people here are surprised when I tell them a large majority of the non anglo-saxon Australians are bi-lingual.  One person was saying that this is not the case in the US, where you are expected to just speak english (except for the latinos i guess). 

Returning to cuisine, everyone in Australia (well, most people I know :P) knows their way around a Chinese, Italian or Indian menu.  Apart from this, Thai, Vietnamese, Greek, Lebanese, Turkish, a huge variety of foods, it’s available in Melbourne and is usually fairly authentic.

In HK, despite being multicultural to a degree, it still feels like all the foreign cuisine has been heavily localised. 

Anyway, the point of this post I guess is that in todays “globalised” world, I think Australia is a pretty good place to grow up (well, Melbourne at least, I can’t speak for the other cities).


1 Comment

  1. Mona said,

    Hey Tristan,
    Am loving the Blog…..
    great pics……
    Just a small note to say hi and you are missed…..
    Take care of yourself as always

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