Australians drive on the left hand side of the road.
The kids are getting a kick out of it because it is so different. When crossing the street, you look right first rather than left, but the funniest thing we have noticed is how foot traffic follows the same pattern as car traffic.
Riley and I first noticed it while walking up the busy streets of downtown Sydney. We were walking up the right hand side of the street as we normally do. We were constantly dodging people and doing that awkward dance while trying to pass them. We felt like fish swimming upstream until we realized that traffic on Australian sidewalks works like it does on the roads. Walk on the left side. Once we figured this out, we were able to fall in step with the Australians.
Now we are in Bali, and guess what? They are lefties, too!
The level of difficulty is higher, though. Small streets and alleyways are full of motorcycles, scooters, and cars, keeping us as alert as if we were in an intense game of dodgeball.
Meaning that in Bali, while walking on the left side is preferred, we are just happy to get to our destination from either side! But, oh, how beautiful it is here!