I am Australian not Austrian

Apr 1, 2010

I never thought that upon moving to the US, that I would be mistaken for an Austrian. Due to the accent I was anticipating that people would assume I was from England (which happens frequently), or from New Zealand (this has not yet happened) but not Austrian!!

It is surprising how many seemingly well educated people upon meeting me and learning that I am from Australia go on and on about how lovely Vienna is. I just smile politely and nod at those people. Yes I am sure Vienna, Austria is lovely.

Well it seems the good folks in Vienna, Austria also have to "clear up" their fair share of confusion.

T-shirt Big Roo puchased while on a trip to Vienna, Austria (not the same as Australia)