Ballarat Local Customs

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    Weather bashing, Melbourne Vs Ballarat

    by Kate-Me Written Apr 28, 2007

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    In Melbourne, you might hear a lot of talk about how Ballarat's weather is Freeezing and always raining compared to Melbourne....but especially with the drought these days, it's just not true. Poster is from a recent Ballarat expo which was held in Federation Square recently - indicating that we have the same winter temperature as Nice, France.
    Some people scoffed as they walked past the huge banner, but there are figures to back it up.....

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    Friendly people...

    by Ronald_T Updated May 28, 2003

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    By only one day visiting Ballarat, I just can say that the people are very friendly (as Australians in general), but what counts more; they are very proud on their city. The people are proud that they saved their old buildings. Something what is not to say of the Melbourne centre. I guess that they have the same feelings about their place as the citizens from Brugge in Belgium.

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    Tipping not required

    by Kate-Me Written Feb 12, 2003

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    In Australia, it really isn't expected that you tip at restaurants, though it's becoming more common in cities to leave $2 or some small amount at the end of a particularly enjoyable meal.

    Australians are generally very friendly, and like to have a joke. Don't worry if you don't understand some of the language - they may be increasing its usage to confuse you, just for fun.
    Local customs include gathering together with family and friends and having BBQ's in the summer, or sitting on cafe terraces.
    Meals are not generally as long as they are in Europe, and working lunch hours are only 1 hour.

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