1. Befriend more Germans, Brits, and Canadians than Australians
One of the hazards of living and working with mostly foreigners is that you know hardly any Australians. You may celebrate Canada Day and be able to say key phrases in German, but never discussed Tony Abbott’s many embarrassing statements with an actual Aussie. Locals don’t hang out at most of the places working holidaymakers do, and tend to work more long-term jobs, not the casual hospitality jobs that attract backpackers. They’re also not out to explore their own countries like visitors are.