Australia Diary 19 December 2001

I did a few things today to try and get myself settled in the country. I registered for the health service, got myself a tax number and a bank account.

Banks are a big shock here. You pay for everything. Want to take money out of a cash point - pay for it. Want to pay for something in a shop using your cash card - pay for it. Want to go and see a cashier at the bank, you guessed it, you pay for it. Bizarre!

To tomorrow

Created by Dan Leigh 21/12/01