FUN FACT: Turns out you need a VISA to visit Australia, and when I say ‘visit’ I mean ‘your scheduled flight has a layover there on the way home’. Lesson learned.
FUN FACT: It only takes two minutes to obtain a visa at the Virgin Australia Desk an hour before your flight, making this the most efficient place/time to get a visa, anyway. Score. Lesson learned.
FUN FACT: Airport bartenders are vulnerable to sentiment and will give you a refill on your glass of wine if you mention that it’s your honeymoon. Offering to ‘check out their band’s website’ may also be required.
FUN FACT: Swear words aren’t allowed on in-flight movies, but instead of recording alternate lines, someone just SHOUTS a less offensive word over the actual word. Shit is exchanged for… spit, whenever possible.
FUN FACT: Your small hair gel container that is approved for travel around the fear-mongering US is actually too big to get into Australia.
FUN FACT: The Sydney terminal sells FLIGHT ENERGY DRINK CONCENTRATES in 100ml bottles. If you chug the horrible stuff you can then replace it with hair gel.
FUN FACT: Standing at security for ten minutes pumping a hair gel into an energy drink bottle is embarrassing, but you will feel proud and resourceful when you triumph.