Australia vs. USA McDonald’s

Hey Fam! As a traveler, chef and food lover, trying and comparing products in different countries has been a really fun and eye-opening experience. It takes me back to when I first realized the vast difference between Coca-Cola in Mexico and the United States. Team Mexico because team cane sugar! 

It was well over a decade since I last stepped foot into a McDonald’s living in the United States, but I’ve been around plenty of people who ate it around me, and it… was pretty offsetting to me. No offense to those of you who love it. Hey, I really love stuffed crust pizza from Pizza Hut so… I get you. 

I gave McDonald’s, also known as Macca’s here in Australia, a try and… it’s pretty good stuff in my opinion. Is it the most amazing burger ever? Nah… but I’m really impressed with the quality of ingredients used in their products here in Australia compared to the United States. 

Under no circumstances am I advocating that any fast food place to be healthy, and I call bullshit toward lobbyists who fund the research toward these corporations who claim otherwise. Fast food should be eaten in moderation as an occasional treat. *pinches tummy* 

I really appreciate Australia for having stricter regulations regarding their food quality and wish the United States was on board with it. I’ll get into that more in the future. For now, let’s try yummy truffle burgers and chips together! Truffle as in yes, truffle, not truffle oil, which was engineered by people who make perfume. >=O Gross stuff! 

Enjoy the video guys and thank you so much for the support on my YouTube channel. I have also been sharing my videos on Vidme and appreciate the tips and support. It encourages me to continue to put out the best content I can. 

 

McDonald’s Nutritional Information Australia – Here

McDonald’s Nutritional Information United States – Here

Amby 

 

This blog post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. 

Visiting Cat Cuddle Cafe in Brisbane Australia

Hey Everyone! My family and I had such a wonderful afternoon Visiting Cat Cuddle Cafe in Brisbane Australia recently and wanted to share the experience with you guys. Cat Cuddle Cafe is more than just a cat lady’s paradise filled with kitty merchandise, vegan snacks like cupcakes, savory pies and slices, there are craft workshops and all proceeds go toward caring for these adorable kitties in order to provide them with a new home. Yes! You can adopt a cat at Cat Cuddle Cafe! Unfortunately, my renting agreement doesn’t allow pets, but the next place we move it is mandatory that cats are allowed, since Ben and I want at least 4 kitties. It’s always a good idea to adopt a cat in need instead of going to a fancy breeder, because these pets deserve a chance at a happy life and the people who volunteer their time tending to their emotional well-being deserve to see these cuties off to good homes. 

Visiting Cat Cuddle Cafe in Brisbane Australia

The Area where the kitties hang out in is closed off for their protection, but they do have an outdoor area where they can relax on comfy furniture and are protected from the wild. The room is huge, full of toys, treats, comfy couches with fluffy blankets, kitty books, a table for guests to relax (or blog at), and is 100% cat friendly. They even have a built in cat shelf and tunnel around the room up high for kitties to roam free and feel like they are on top of the world, and above all of us pesky humans. 

Visiting Cat Cuddle Cafe in Brisbane Australia

The staff does an amazing and professional job at introducing us to each kitty, encouraging us to cuddle, pet and hold the kitties and to wash our hands prior to enjoying their company. The environment is very warm and cozy. The place does NOT smell like pets. It is bright with an abundance of fresh air since the outdoor area is open at all times. These kitties have their own kitchen too! It was so cool! 

Be sure to check out my video to see inside the Cat Cuddle Cafe in Brisbane! ^_^

Visiting Cat Cuddle Cafe in Brisbane Australia

The cafe portion of the Cat Cuddle Cafe is a cat lovers dream come true. The shelves are filled with cute cat ear headbands adorned with crystals and pearls, kitty shaped hand bags, delicate figurines, stickers, games and books. It all made me happy and I wanted to buy everything in sight! 

Visiting Cat Cuddle Cafe in Brisbane Australia

There is nothing quite like being cuddly and cozy with a cute and friendly cat. I wish I could adopt all of these guys but at least I can put the word out there that there are really awesome places like the Cat Cuddle Cafe who help kitties find good homes. 

 

I Visited a Koala Sanctuary!

Hey Guys! I had a really nice time yesterday at a local Koala Sanctuary here in the Brisbane area. I thought I’d share some of the cute animals I saw. This was the first animal sanctuary I have visited, but it inspired me to visit more in the future. I’m not a big fan of zoos, or anything that confines animals for the sake of entertainment. The animals at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary had a lot of room to roam freely, and I was fortunate enough to hang out with some of them! 

I Visited a Koala Sanctuary!

I honestly thought emus were a bit… aggressive? Well, they can be… don’t be an idiot and try to jump or ride one please. I know people who are dumb enough to do this. It was really nice to be a few feet away to actually petting, holding and feeding some of Australia’s most famously native animals. I felt really inspired and connected during my visit. My only complaint would be the food. The small cafe located somewhere near the enter of the action was a huge letdown. There was a tiny selection of very overpriced, cheap quality food so I was a bit bummed out about it. I kind of wish touristy locations would have a bit more integrity when it comes to their selling strategies, but, hey… nobody is forcing me to sell my soul for a stale cheese sandwich, right? 

I Visited a Koala Sanctuary!

koala or drop bear? 

I loved walking around and seeing little koalas hanging out and munching on their yummy eucalyptus plants next to me. They’re so cute!!! Overall, I would recommend anyone to visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary if they’re in the Brisbane area. You’ll get to hug koalas, feed kangaroos and hang out with emus. I recommend eating beforehand so you don’t feel compelled to sell your first born for a stale muffin though. 

Here is a short video of my visit. It was really hard trying to film, photograph and actually enjoy all of the amazing scenery! I hope you enjoy! 

Love,

Amby