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Old 12-13-2018, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I saw an older Australian guy talking on the phone in the Chicago suburbs a few months ago. Other than that, yeah, it almost never happens.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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I live in the Twin Cities and I've met a handful of Australians over the years. Just had an Uber driver a couple of weeks ago who was Australian, actually.

Oddly, there's a group of Aussies who regularly go rock climbing at Barn Bluff in Red Wing during the summers. Some of my friends and I will occasionally climb there and we run into them frequently.
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:42 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I've seen a few in Santa Monica.
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:49 AM
 
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Once in awhile here in LA, but you run into more Brits still.
I've been to Aus several times, it's long haul travel.
I always giggle to myself when Aussies say "No"
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Old 12-14-2018, 12:33 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I met one in NYC at Brooklyn Tabernacle and I met a girl in high school in NC who's parents are both Britt and Aussie and move to the NC outer banks but she had an American accent tho. It's pretty rare to find those people since those two countries are pretty well established unless you're in the coastal cities but even then (speaking from a NY perspective since I never been to LA) but even then you'll find far more people who are from non-english speaking countries.
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Old 12-14-2018, 12:42 PM
 
Location: The City
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not uncommon at all, though it seems I run into more Europeans than Aussies on the EC; seem a little more common on the WC but not uncommon here.


in NYC its not uncommon to meet people from everywhere so not sure you can use that as any barometer
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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I've noticed that Canadian cities seem to have a lot more Australians compared to America cities.
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Old 12-15-2018, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I've only met about 5 Australians in over 5 decades of living in the US so that's about 1 per decade. California is much closer to Australia than Boston, so I don't think too many make it up here.
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Old 12-15-2018, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Well, I work part-time in the tourism industry, so meeting people from Australia is not at all unusual for me.
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:55 AM
 
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I've met two or three in Seattle. (PS a lot of people in the US seem to go to university there, possibly for a semester.)

Some countries are built for long vacations and Australia is certainly one. Also gap years, walkabouts, or whatever. Walking around Sydney it seemed like "Backpacker" (aka youth hostel) was the most common sign.
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