1. “You’re from New Zealand? That’s cool. Actually I’ve always wanted to visit Australia.”
Good to know. Basically, this is the equivalent of saying “You’re from England? I’ve always wanted to visit Russia.” London to Moscow is the same distance as Melbourne to Auckland. Granted, there are more similarities between us than Britain and Russia, but my point is we are not the same country and despite what some people seem to think, we are not a stone’s throw away off the coast of Australia. I believe you’re thinking of Tasmania.