American woman says living in Australia has made her a ‘snob’

Daisy Phillipson

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American woman says living in Australia has made her a ‘snob’

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An American woman has opened up about why she thinks living in Australia has made her a 'snob'.

Katie Payne ditched her life in Iowa to go Down Under for four months, where she stayed in the New South Wales city of Newcastle.

She liked the country so much that she's since headed back and is now staying in Melbourne where she keeps her TikTok followers updated on her Australian adventures.

In her latest video, which has been viewed nearly 60,000 times, she explained that her sister asked her what's so great about the city while she was visiting her US home. You can watch the clip below:

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"What's so good about Melbourne? Why is it different than the US? We were having a conversation about that," she said.

"And honestly maybe you can help me compile a list of reasons because there's quite a few."

After having a think about it, Katie said she's narrowed it down to one thing that makes Melbourne so cool: food and drink culture.

The TikToker continued: "Maybe it's because I'm from a really small town where American bar food is all that there is.

"And when I say I can only handle so much potatoes and gravy and fried s**t."

In comparison, she described Melbourne food as 'superb', adding: "Your fruit and vegetables are out of this world.

Katie Payne is loving her life in Melbourne. Credit: @itskpayne_/Instagram
Katie Payne is loving her life in Melbourne. Credit: @itskpayne_/Instagram

"I cannot describe how good your cocktails are either. Like, what the f**k is a Negroni? I shouldn't like that bitter s**t [but] I love it.

"And cafes and restaurants and s**t really take it seriously and, like, everyone in Melbourne loves good coffee."

Katie finished her video by joking that Melbourne has turned her into a 'snob'.

"Actually what I love about it is that you've turned me into a f**king snob. Melbourne turned me into a snob."

Well, you can't knock her honestly.

Alongside the thousands of views, hundreds of people have take to the comments section to share their thoughts, with many agreeing with the traveller's insights.

"I’m Australian, travelled all over the world and Australia and Melbourne is still in my top 5," said one.

Another wrote, "Great nightlife, the support for the arts is really top notch, and it just feels more intimate than most cities."

Many people agreed that Melbourne is a great city. Credit: Unsplash
Many people agreed that Melbourne is a great city. Credit: Unsplash

A third said they love the way Katie pronounces 'Melbourne' while asking her how long she'd been there, to which she replied to say nearly two years.

Amazingly, a tourism site for the city named Visit Melbourne caught wind of her post too and said, "We love you too Katie."

She responded to say, "No way hahaha, I love this." It must be nice to know the feeling is mutual.

Topics: Community, Australia, US News, Travel, TikTok, Food and Drink

Daisy Phillipson
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